The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy

Vicki Iovine, Author Pocket Books $14 (288p) ISBN 978-0-671-52431-9
For first-time mothers-to-be, this candid, funny and very reassuring guide to pregnancy is just what the doctor ordered--or would if he/she knew about it. Iovine, who has had four babies and who seemingly has girlfriends with many more, believes that women learn the really valuable things about pregnancy from other women. Since too few women in today's mobile society have a close circle of experienced female friends to turn to, Iovine's sharing of her own and her friends' experiences and knowledge fills a genuine need for comforting, straightforward, non-euphemistic woman-talk. Without stepping on any medical toes, and in language that is neither technical nor cutesy, she tackles morning sickness, swollen breasts, exercises, stretch marks, sex during and after pregnancy, delivery and just about everything else, from maternity clothing to bladder behavior. Iovine anticipates every conceivable question, and her responses are warm, wise and witty. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/02/1995
Release date: 10/01/1995
Ebook - 288 pages - 978-1-4165-5187-4
Analog Audio Cassette - 2 pages - 978-0-88646-450-9
Hardcover - 288 pages - 978-0-671-02176-4
Paperback - 264 pages - 978-1-4165-2472-4
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