Your doctor gives you medical advice, your mother buys you baby clothes, but who can give you the real skinny when you're pregnant?
Your girlfriends, of course - at least, the ones who've been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Now, four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine talks to you the way that only a best friend can - in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. Here is straight talk about those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask anyone about, practical tips and hilarious takes on everything pregnant. From learning you're expecting ("Oh my god, how do I get out of this?") tot he day your newborn arrives ("You mean I have to take the baby home
with me?"), she gives you the lowdown on:
- What really happens to your body - from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight, what to expect when going from being a babe to having one.
- Common fears and paranoia - from turning into your mother to leaving the baby on the car roof, rest assured your anxieties are perfectly normal.
- The many moods of pregnancy - or why you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least, more than usual).
- The pregnancy yentas - from your mom to his mom, they think they know everything - and they don't hesitate to tell you what you're doing wrong. Girlfriend, take heart: if it's working for you, then you're doing just fine.
- How to have sex during pregnancy, should you so desire - bearing in mind you'll have no interest afterward.
- Looking and feeling your best - cautionary style tips from your best friend, who really would tell you if your perky new-mom haircut makes you look like a pinheaded whale.
When you need a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy