Pregnancy Sucks for Men: What to Do When Your Miracle Makes You Both Miserable

Joanne Kimes, Author, Jeff Kimes, Author, Jeffrey Kimes, Author
Joanne Kimes, Author, Jeff Kimes, Author, Jeffrey Kimes, Author Adams Media Corporation $12.95 (272p) ISBN 978-1-59337-156-2
Reviewed on: 10/04/2004
Release date: 10/01/2004
This follow-up to Kimes's first book, Pregnancy Sucks, written with Kimes's husband and targeted to men who may bear witness to a sucky pregnancy, features a large, hairy, presumably male tummy on the cover. Those who don't find the image amusing probably won't enjoy the humor in this survival manual. The Kimeses make a valid point--although it isn't socially acceptable to complain about the vagaries of gestation, it can be a difficult process fraught with pain of the physical and emotional kind--but their approach to dealing with these challenges may be a bit off-putting: ""your wife should be treated like any other savage creature ready to attack."" Snarky comments aside, the book does provide useful information. In addition to explaining how a woman's body changes--and the baby grows--with each month, the book includes worksheets (""How Much Does it Cost to Raise a Baby?""), suggestions (""Must-Have Things for the Delivery Room""), a list of pregnancy-related terms and a resources section.
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