• The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

  • By: Vicki Iovine
  • Narrated by: LaQuita James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

By: Vicki Iovine
Narrated by: LaQuita James
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Publisher's Summary

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. Four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine talks to you the way only a best friend can - in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. In this revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant.

What really happens to your body - from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight - and what it’s like to go from being a babe to having one.

  • The many moods of pregnancy - why you’re so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least more than usual).
  • Staying stylish - You may be pregnant, but you can still be the fashionista you’ve always been (or at least you don’t have to look like a walking beachball) - wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump.
  • Pregnancy is down to a science - from in vitro fertilization to scheduled c-sections, there are so many options, alternatives, and scientific tests to take that being pregnant can be downright confusing!
  • And much more!

For a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to this straight-talking guide on what to really expect when you’re expecting.

©2007 Vicki Iovine (P)2019 Vicki Iovine

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Good but dated

As long as you remind yourself that this author is not a medical professional or scientist and that everything she says is anecdotal, this is a highly enjoyable and fun read.

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informative

very informative for 1st moms. may not be necessary for women that have been pregnant before.

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Fun read!

First, I have to start off by stating that I got this book free of charge in exchange for a review, but as I always state, this does not in any way impact my review. My reviews are always honest and my own.

Great at any development stage of your pregnancy. Informative. Funny. All around great.

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Vapid and hard to listen to

While an ok run down of things this book is so incredibly vapid. And not in a cute sex in the city way you would expect. It seems needlessly shallow to the point of being annoying.

On top of it the narrator is so hard to listen to because she is constantly mispronouncing, many of them common and not medical. Made it even more annoying to listen to

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Has not aged well

If you want to read about how worried you should be about how fat everyone is going to think you look during and after pregnancy then this book is for you! Very little useful information. Mostly just body shaming and advice about how you shouldn’t dare wear a bikini after becoming a mom.

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Innapropriate IMO

Gave up when we got to the point that she was talking about choosing a doctor to flirt with.

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Terrible book



HATED this one. May be unpopular opinion, but total waste of time. I found the author incredibly patronizing and negative. Everything from “If say you don’t have symptoms, you’re lying, “If your friend said she was basking in the pregnancy experience, she’s lying,” If you were lucky enough to look like a supermodel before, you’ll never get your body back now so, sorry sister, don’t try” “You’ll never be the same, you’re a mom now after all after not a woman”,—- to laughing off and borderline condoning the concept of your partner having an AFFAIR because of your change in appearance. I was a bit disgusted at that point but finished the rest just for ammo for my review. Quite offended and to be honest, she comes across as jealous and uneducated. Again, hated it. Don’t waste your time.

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Horrible Narrator - Excellent Book

The narration was awful. It's important to know how to pronounce words when you are paid to narrate an audiobook. This was so frustrating to listen to. Purchase the physical book, it's an excellent read. Stay away from the audible version.

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Disappointed

I was disappointed by the body shaming in this book. To be completely transparent, I turned it off and didn’t continue after it happened.

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Lots of fun! (A little bit outdated)

I LOVED how honest and blunt this book was, and it’s pretty hilarious in a few parts! However given the rapidly improving nature of medicine, and movement toward empowering mothers to make decisions both during pregnancy, with testing, and in the delivery room, some of the concepts presented are a bit outdated. It’s also a little bit obsessed with how a woman looks, as well as traditional male and female roles, which I think some modern listeners will not relate to given body positivity, health at every size, and other recent movements. All in all a good listen, especially if you don’t already have a bunch of girlfriends who told you all this not-so-fun stuff during their pregnancies LOL!

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  • Selina ryles
  • 05-30-19

A lighthearted change to other pregnancy books

for me this is a very difficult book to review . it is a refreshing change to have a lighthearted book to listen to that is different from the general pregnancy books on the market. it is like having a friend tell you the ins and outs of pregnancy rather than being overloaded with information. my problem is that I couldn't quite relate . it wasnt as down to earth as It could be . overall it is a good distraction and is comical . I was given this book by the author / narrator to listen to in exchange for an unbiased review

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  • Rosey girl
  • 10-18-21

Thankful for my partner

Overall this book was a funny and a straight up way to describe the craziness of pregnancy. As a first time pregnant mum it was a relief to hear all the nitty gritty of things so many won’t talk about. But over all this, this book just made me feel even more blessed for my partner, and that my partner was absolutely nothing like those described in the books. My main issue with this book is how men are talked about as out of touched, un caring and that we should just accept it. Some of the things were shocking for me to hear that some women had put up with from their partners, and as I said, this made me so thankful for my partner and how in touch and caring he has been. I truly do hope this book has over exaggerated the incompetence of some people’s partners…