• The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy

  • A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Beyond
  • By: Dawn Dais
  • Narrated by: Dawn Dais
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-07-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

Regular price: $28.50

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Publisher's Summary

The fourth book in Dawn Dais' popular Sh!t No One Tells You series offers "been there, freaked out about that" advice for expectant parents

The fourth title in Dawn Dais' popular parenting series, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is quite possibly the funniest and most heartfelt yet. After all, pregnancy is not all about scanning Pinterest for baby shower themes and registering for ironic onesies, and sometimes the less flattering aspects of gestation have a way of dimming a bit of that so-called pregnancy glow.

Not to worry! Dawn is here, ready to shepherd you through the experience of one human body taking on the task of growing another human body. (Spoiler alert: It ain't always pretty.)

Dawn covers it all, sharing expert lists, tips, warnings, and even a series of parent-training workouts designed to increase listeners' tolerance to the various indignities of parenthood, like peeing with an audience and surviving an afternoon in Chuck E. Cheese.

The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is a must-have guide for expectant moms (and their partners!) who are looking for some counsel, comedy, and camaraderie during their ultimate countdown to parenthood.

©2017 Dawn Dais (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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shit no one tells you

loved it. I laughed and cried. its rare to find a book so raw about pregnancy

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Not for the natural minded mama

I’m a pretty sarcastic person but couldn’t find the humor in the negativity. Wasn’t funny. Just awkward. I felt myself feeling sorry for the writer. Very uninformative, so many better books out there.

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I wish I hadn't used my credit to purchase this book. The tone is negative and it's filled with unfunny cliches that many first-time mothers are already hearing. If it's a surprise to you that babies are messy and time consuming, then go for it. If you are looking for any additional insight/information, skip it.

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as a lesbian going through ivf

I really appreciate this books tone. this author saw me, saw our struggle, both coming and present. She didn't assume I had a husband, didn't glaze over all the extra bullshit we've had to go through to get this far, but the author rather deliberately acknowledged and made light of our specifically unfun situation- and that meant a lot to me. whereas this book totally did not address several of my "will I poop on the table" type functional type concerns that I had going into this book, I will say that I do feel now, having read it, much less like those concerns are worth my attention.

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  • Camille
  • KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, United States
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got old fast, didnt take away a lot

as a new mom im looking for searched fact based information, this one is funny and entertaining but ultimately didnt give me a lot of practical applications to take away. but a LOT of personal stories from the author and friend if that is what you are seeking. and the tone is trying to be funny and entertaining but it just didnt quite hit my funnybone so it got old fast for me. (maybe because I havent had my baby yet I could not yet relate to the jokes).

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This book is not for "Glass 1/2 full" kind of ppl.

I listened to most of this book. I couldn't finish it. The narrator is very dry which didn't help. I found myself fast forwarding through a lot of it because most of it i thought to myself, ok will if people don't know this already they probably shouldn't be having babies... It was just negativity all around. Lots of emphasis on morning sickness and how miserable pregnancy can be.
I DO NOT recommend this to women who just found out they are pregnant... it will just make you anxious about things that may or may not happen. Unless you've been living under a rock and how NO idea about anything.

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Researching Pregnancy

I preordered this book and listened to it in one full day while on my honeymoon. We are planning to get pregnant and Dawn did a great job keeping me engaged. I throughly enjoyed the humor and appreciated the curse words every now and then. A great read/listen for women and partners.

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Queer Author, Straight Voice

I really want to have a book that was written by a lesbian mom for lesbian moms. this is NOT it. How sad. She also makes this HUGE deal about gender and finding out what kind of genitals your baby has before your baby is born. She is super judgy of anyone who doesn't want to find out. Sorry lady, but freaking out about infant genitalia is super creepy, and incredibly irrelevant to what kind of child you're going to have. 13 years of teaching and child care experience have shown me that a kid with a vagina can be just as difficult as a kid with a penis. The inverse is also true. And while we're at it, for ducks sake, quit color coding your god damn kid so that strangers will be sure to be able to envision what kind of genitals they currently have.
And her voice!!!! Dear Lord, was there not a budget for a voice actor? The jokes might have actually been funny if someone could have delivered them properly.
Two hours left to go, and I'm just done. Can't take another second.

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Not for everyone

I’d recommend this if you’re in a gay relationship and having a baby or you like feeling shitty about being pregnant.

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