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The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Narrated by: LaQuita James
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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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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Enjoyable, easy listen..but wow the narrator! Might recommend just reading this book instead of the audiobook

Not sure if the written version of this book really says certain words incorrectly, or if no one previewed the narration before publication, but the narrator causes quite a few funny faces when she says things funny or clearly incorrectly. I feel like this leads the book to be less of a credible source for any pregnancy related info. Not that this book claims to fact based, but still sounds a little odd to say pregnancy related words wrong in a pregnancy related book.

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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