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Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide Perfect Paperback – Print, August 16, 2011
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But if you do buy this book, do it at the very start of pregnancy. I bought it towards the end of the first trimester and a lot of the stuff I read was old news to me since I had been reading about pregnancy + plant-based foods for weeks before hand.
It was easy and fun to read; I finished it in an evening. It's encouraging without being preachy; it's friendly and inspiring. I'm on my second vegan pregnancy and I found this book useful and fun!
My big issue with the book is the tone- it's sarcastic where it doesn't need to be, and even condescending here and there; the tone felt immature. I'd rather not be learning about having a baby from my past 16 year old group of friends. I'm all for immaturity in the right setting, I'd just rather live without it from a pregnancy guide book.
Also, I was looking for a bit more substance. The book seems to mention a lot of things, but that's it. A quick mention or reference isn't descriptive or informative. Instead I feel like I got a list of all these things I need to go find other books to explain. Sure you can't go over everything in a book, but at least pick a couple so my time isn't wasted.
The biggest reason why I'm only giving two stars is because I actually learned more about having a healthy vegan pregnancy from mainstream meat-eating-drug-pumping books everyone uses- they generally have a chapter devoted to alternative pregnancies, or sometimes just a page!- and it was still more helpful then this book. Just my two cents- if it works for you, then I'm happy you found a book you can use.
i became a huge fan of sayward several months ago when i discovered her blog, bonzai aphrodite, and i couldn't wait to get this book! i love it as much as i was hoping! i have a 10 month old boy & i was able to take a lot of good things from it even though i'm not pregnant. i look forward to my next pregnancy, because i feel it will be so helpful to have the information she has shared. thank you so much sayward, i will buy this for every pregnant person i can!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is just ok. Nothing super spectacular or informative about it but a good read nonetheless.Published 5 days ago by R. L
Poorly written--was it the work of a tween? Author seems to misunderstand certain basics which makes taking her(him) seriously impossible. keep trying!Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Really like this book. Great condition and good nutritional information for my first vegan pregnancy. Thanks so much!Published 6 months ago by Desirae Jones
Encouraging and insightful, but I wish there was a little more medical related material- especially for a person like me just going into veganism.Published on June 13, 2014 by Chelsea Wolfington