Pregnancy Planner: What You Have to Know, Remember, and Track Each Week of Your Pregnancy

Barbara Chapman Costa, Author, Judith S. Ron, Author William Morrow & Company $8.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-05839-5
Tips on buying baby paraphernalia, choosing a maternity wardrobe, coping with insomnia and evaluating child-care options pepper this feather-light desk diary for pregnant women that covers a full yearnine months of pregnancy plus the early months of postpartum recovery. Each double-page spread spans a single week and includes a weight log, short spaces for jotting down daily happenings and various features on prenatal matters. Although the pregnancy diary idea is a good one, the authors have done a sketchy job. For example, the book offers no reminders of doctors' appointments and no separate checklists for milestones such as the first fetal hertbeat. The spaces allotted for scheduling exercise classes and recording memories of childbirth are the sameone inch. With a little more substance in the text, The Pregnancy Planner could have been a useful companion book for the pregnant working woman. (March)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1986
Release date: 03/01/1986
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