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

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Adams Media, Nov 1, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Pregnancy Sucks, by Joanne Kimes and Sanford A. Tisherman, M.D., gives you real solutions to all the annoying and somewhat awkward situations that can unexpectedly arise during your pregnancy.

Did you know that:Farm-fresh butter, or petroleum jelly, works just as well for your itchy belly as a fancy and overpriced "pregnancy" product?If you're put on bedrest, walkie-talkies will allow you to yell at your husband-no matter where he is in the house!Surrounding yourself with regular pillows (don't forget to swipe your husband's) is just as good as buying a special large "pregnancy pillow"-and more adaptable to giving support where you personally need it?Doing the hokey pokey, or taking a warm shower, can ease Braxton Hicks contractions?

Full of insight, hilarity, and practical solutions on every page, Pregnancy Sucks shows how, through it all, you can survive with your health, dignity, and sanity intact!

 

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As the title indicates, Kimes wanted a child, but she did not enjoy pregnancy. Using the month-by-month format common to pregnancy books, she emphasizes the discomforts associated with impending ... Read full review

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Contents

The First Month
1
Choosing an OB
2
The NoNo List
5
Sore Boobs
8
Morning Noon and Night Sickness
10
Gas
16
Resentment Toward Your Hubby
17
Tests Tests and More Tests
19
Oops There She Goes
110
Pains in the Tucchus
114
The Seventh Month
117
Swelling Aint Swell
118
Temporary Insanity
120
Sex During the Third Trimester
121
The Pressure Is On
123
ThirdTrimester Bleeding
125

Dreams and Other Nightmares
21
To Tell or Not to Tell
22
Pregnancy Math
25
How to Eat for Two
27
The Second Month
29
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman with Child
30
Your Superhero Nose
32
Pregnancy Junkie
33
Spotting
35
I Need to Lie Down
37
Urine for Fun
39
Miscarriage
40
Sex During the First Trimester
43
The Third Month
45
I Cant Breathe
46
Is My Baby Okay in There
48
Here I Grow Again
49
A New Wardrobe
51
The Name Game
53
Your Newfound Celebrity
56
Drooling
57
My Bloody Nose
58
Beware of Your Nipples
60
The Fourth Month
63
Hyperemesis
64
Sex During the Second Trimester
66
The Ultrasound
68
Im Scared
71
Vaginal Discharge
73
Toilet Troubles
75
Bloody Gums
77
Genetic Testing
78
Boy or Girl
80
The Fifth Month
83
Pains Under Your Uterus
84
Your Cheesy Belly
86
Youre So Vein
88
Who Asked You
90
Third Nipples and Other Gross Things
92
Thats a Hormone of a Different Color
94
Backaches
96
Sciatica
97
The Sixth Month
101
Dark Back Hair and Other Icky Things
102
Leg Cramps
104
Belly Touching
105
An Itchy Stomach
106
Incompetent Cervix
107
What Me Exercise
108
Braxton Hicks
128
Gestational Diabetes
131
Bed Rest
133
The Eighth Month
137
Feeling Hot Hot Hot
138
Yeast Infections
140
Stretched to Extremes
141
Heartburn
143
Urine for Even More Fun
145
A Condition Thats Sure to Piss You Off
146
Numb and Number
149
Stop That Kickingl
150
How the Hell Is This Thing Coming Out
152
Dont Breech to Me
155
The Ninth Month
157
Baby Shower 101
158
Nesting Instinct
164
Lamaze Class
166
Nursing Bras
169
Decorating the Babys Room
171
Taking a Tour of the Hospital
173
Am I in Labor
175
False Labor
177
How to Start Labor
178
Let the Bloody Show Begin
183
Inducing
185
Lookie Loos
188
How to Breathe Through a Contraction
190
Gimme Drugs
193
How to Push with a Passion
196
Let er Rip
199
The C Word
200
Bonding
202
What to Do When Nature Calls
203
Who Knew
207
Got Milk?
208
Home Bittersweet Home
211
Baby Blues
213
How to Deal with Visitors
215
Better Sleep for You and Your Baby
218
Baby Hygiene
219
Sex after the Last Trimester
221
Sleep Deprivation
224
Muscle Soreness
227
Reconcilable Differences
229
Resources List
237
Index
249
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About the author (2003)

Joanne Kimes has written for a number of children's and comedy television shows.

Sanford A. Tisherman, M.D., has been a practicing OB/GYN since 1966. He is the Senior Attending Physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and serves as Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA.

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