A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.
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The practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, with more than one and a half million copies in print! 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.
- Author : Vicki Iovine
- Publisher : Penguin
- Release Date : 1997
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 272
- ISBN : 0399523308
Describes a new mother's physical and emotional changes
Filled with straight talk from a four-time delivery room veteran, this book sees readers through the most exhilarating and exhausting time of their lives, one day at a time. An entire year's worth of invaluable--often hilarious--advice on everything from stretch marks, morning sickness, and maternity underwear to bladder control, pregnancy insanity, and postpartum dementia is included.
Offers advice on such issues as how to survive a trantrum in public and how to say "no" and act like you mean it
A practical guide for new mothers explains how to get infant supplies without breaking the bank, offering tips on wardrobe for mother and child, stocking the nursery, the best brand name merchandise, and crib and car seat essentials.
- Author : Vicki Iovine
- Publisher : Penguin
- Release Date : 2001
- Genre : Family & Relationships
- Pages : 280
- ISBN : 0399526307
Provides advice for mothers whose children are past the toddler stage and finally have some free time but don't remember what to do with it, with anecdotes from other mothers in similar situations.
- Author : Sophia Burring
- Publisher : Lennex
- Release Date : 2013-03
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 44
- ISBN : 5458894359
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real story when you're pregnant? Your best friends 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 helps you through the next nine months the way only a best friend can. Here is straight talk about those little things that are too embarrassing to ask about, practical tips and hilarious tales on anything pregnant. From learning that you're expecting ('Oh my God, how do I get out of this?') to the day your newborn arrives ('You mean I have to take it home with me?'), Iovine gives you the low-down on- What really happens to your body - from morning sickness and wind to eating everything in sight The many moods of pregnancy - or why you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (well, more than you usually are) Staying Stylish - cautionary style tips from your best friend, who really would tell you if your perky new-mum haircut makes you look like a pinhead whale Pregnancy Is Down to A Science - from in-vitro fertilisation to scheduled C-section, the latest technology provides so many options, alternatives, and tests - it can be downright confusing ..
This accessible diary of a pregnancy aims to be as instructive as it is readable, and is now in spiral bound paperback.
You've survived the battlefields of pregnancy and childbirth, baby-and toddler-hood - now what?
There's no magical formula for new mums, but The Best Friends' Guide to Babies can help you cope - laugh! When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr Spock to your mother-in-law has an armful of advice. But no one is delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery-room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms you fears and cracks you up as only a friend can with straight advice and hilarious observations on: - Baby euphoria: is it a mind-altering drug? - 'Partner? What partner?': taking care of the big baby as well as the little baby - 'I want my old body back!': what you can fix and what you can't - The droning phenomenon: the inability to discuss anything but your baby for more than thirty seconds - Competitive mothering: coping with know-it-alls, finger pointers and others who try to 'Out-Mum' you
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 lovine 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?") to the 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 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 newmom haircut makes you look like a pinheaded whale. When you need a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy.
- Author : Vicki Iovine
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
- Release Date : 2001
- Genre : Motherhood
- Pages : 230
- ISBN : 0747551847
No one understands the difficulties of being a woman better than Vicki Iovine. The author of the hugely successful Best Friends' series, has guided women through most of the milestones in their lives - from being pregnant to surviving the first years of motherhood. Now in her new book, Vicki Iovine tackles the dilemma that plagues every modern woman and mother - how to manage family, work and a personal life all at the same time. With the wit, wisdom and sass that has made her loved, Vicki Iovine takes up all the big issues and breaks them up into manageable sections - ways to stay connected with your spouse, keeping up with the kids, work/home conflicts etc. Funny, pragmatic, and efficient, The Best Friend's Guide to Getting your Groove Back teaches women how to regain control of their lives with attitude - this is an indispensable book for any woman.
- Author : Vicki Iovine
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Release Date : 1999
- Genre : Childbirth
- Pages : 208
- ISBN : 0747536481
Sequel to THE BEST FRIENDS' GUIDE TO PREGNANCY, providing witty advice for new mothers on everything from coping with postpartum mood swings to salvaging their sex lives. Iovine answers questions, calms fears and gives straight advice and hilarious observations. Provides details of what can be changed and what cannot.
This advice on how to deal with toddlers discusses things such as: when to say no and act like you mean it; when to move your little tyke out of the cot and into a bed; which vegetables your toddler will eat and how to disguise the others; and who decides when it is time to potty train.
When your baby is walking - and you're sprinting to keep up - count on The Best Friends' Guide to Toddlers to keep you one step ahead! One moment your little sweetie curls up in your lap and kisses your neck, the next he's running through the local shop screaming 'No, no, no!' Just who is this little being who was formerly your baby? Does it seem l ike your precious infant has been replaced by a very small maniac? Are you alternately enchanted and terrified by your toddler's independence, imagination and inability to sit still for one single minute? Don't panic - the wise, witty and always honest advice of Vicki Iovine is here to help you figure out such things as- How to say 'no' and look like you mean it When to move your little tyke out of the cot and into a bed (and how to keep him there) Which vegetables your toddler will eat - and how to disguise the others Who decides when it's time to potty-train Whether you can ever win an argument with a person whose vocabulary is only a hundred words Iovine tells mothers and fathers what they need to know - straight-from-the-hip survival tips from the ones who've been there. The Best Friends' Guides tell it like it is and give frazzled parents a much needed laugh.