The Unexpected When You're Expecting: Clear, Comprehensive, Month-by-Month Dread (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Sep 1, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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The laugh-out-loud answer to the guide that has terrified millions!

So the pregnancy test is positive, and the only thing growing faster than your appetite for anything fried is your list of questions: How long until I have to pay through the nose for maternity wear? Is there anything I can do to prevent the scrapbooking instinct from kicking in? Relax. The advice in this book will be as easily digested as the now - forbidden caffeine you used to chug by the vat.

Sure, having your kidneys double as someone's couch sounds like kind of a downer, but that's just all the more reason why every pregnant woman needs this hysterical send-up. Mary K. Moore not only covers the 40 weeks of pregnancy but also tackles the stupor that is baby's first six months, including:

  • Naming baby: fruit or action verb?
  • Birth plans: your dreams, a doctor's comic relief
  • The politics of choosing diapers: landfill landmines or inconvenient napkins?

Spotlighting the absurdity of pregnancy and shaking the sugar-coating off symptoms - get ready for the breasts of a stripper and the bladder of a Shriner - The Unexpected When You're Expecting is a must-have for anyone with a uterus.

PRAISE FOR THE UNEXPECTED WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING

"The advice is useful. But most of all, this book is funny."
Austin-American Statesman

"Hilarious! A witty, laugh-out-loud take on the classic. It's the perfect gift for every woman who has ever felt like throwing What To Expect When You're Expecting across the room (or at her husband). I love this book - it is exactly what a parody should be."
Risa Green, author of Notes from the Underbelly

"The Unexpected When You're Expecting is smart, dry, and divinely anti-guidebook. Mary K. Moore's laugh-out-loud glimpse into pregnancy is the perfect gift for your gloriously hip friends who are currently sporting glamorously elastic waistbands."
Austin Kidbits Blog

  

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
5
Chapter 3
21
Chapter 4
33
Chapter 5
45
Chapter 6
55
Chapter 7
67
Chapter 8
85
Chapter 14
149
Chapter 15
155
Chapter 16
163
Chapter 17
169
Chapter 18
177
Chapter 19
185
Chapter 20
195
Chapter 21
201

Chapter 9
93
Chapter 10
103
Chapter 11
113
Chapter 12
129
Chapter 13
137
Acknowledgments
206
About the Author
207
Back Cover
208
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

For ten years, Mary K. Moore worked as an editor and writer for a variety of New York publications including Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Marie Claire. She's also written for Glamour, Self, Newsweek, and Texas Monthly, among others, with a focus on news features and essays. She's appeared on Inside Edition, New York One, Extra, Access Hollywood, and Good Day New York, speaking on topics ranging from parenting and relationship advice to celebrity news. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, T.J., and their three-year-old daughter, Scarlett, and is secretly in love with motherhood.

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