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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2005
As soon as we got the news, my husband and I bought a whole library of pregnancy books (OK, we were pretty excited!)But Pregnancy For Dummies gets my top marks. Its just so down to earth and covers way more stuff than the other books -especially with antenatal testing. It even covers my welfare benefits and rights! Really really good.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2007
when my wife recently got pregnant, we debated whether to buy a book or not. we decided not to until we saw this one. most of the other books i've seen are too "spiritual" - and frankly are for people who think they are better then everyone else because they are expecting. this book is practical, well laid out and non-judgemental. i reccomend it to men and women alike - u dont need anything else
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 1999
I'm a great fan of Dummies books--but not this one.
There are too many holes in the book: the authors only give superficial treatment to such important issues as preconception health, work-related issues (e.g. how to tell your boss you're pregnant), the implications of taking various types of drugs during pregnancy, and the role that doulas and midwives can play in prenatal care and labor support. Worst of all, the chapter on pregnancy loss failed to address the important physical and psychological issues involved: how to cope with your grief, the physical aftermath of pregnancy loss, when it's safe to start trying to conceive again, and how to cope with the stress of a subsequent pregnancy.
The tone was also pretty heavy--even a little dry--as compared to your average Dummies book. I was hoping for a book with a bit more personality.
If you're looking for a comprehensive pregnancy book that's strong on content, pick up The Unofficial Guide to Having A Baby by John Sussman and Ann Douglas. If you're looking for a book with lots of style, pick up The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy. Unfortunately, this book doesn't have much to offer in terms of content or style.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 30 June 1999
I found this book to be very realistic and less flowery than "What to Expect" and "Your Pregnancy Week By Week", even though the latter of the two was a very wise purchase. "Pregnancy for Dummies" was much more informative and seemed to give me more honest information on what things will really be like for the duration of my pregnancy. If you're looking for good books for the father-to-be, check out "The Father's Guide to Pregnancy" and "She's Having a Baby-and I'm Having a Meltdown". My husband is in another country right now and has no idea when he'll be back, so this is his way of keeping in touch with my pregnancy. As hard as it is be apart for him, these books ease his mind somewhat.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 18 June 1999
It's nice to see a pregnancy book that doesn't take itself too seriously. These authors aren't afraid to have a little fun along the way. You won't want this to be your only pregnancy book, since it tends to gloss over a lot of important issues, but it makes a good read for expectant parents who aren't too proud to admit that they don't have a clue about what pregnancy is all about. If you buy the Dummies guide to this, that, and the next thing, you'll want to add this book to your collection, too.
My only criticism is that the book isn't likely to score too many points with Dads. They're given their own five page chapter that tends to spoonfeed and condescend to them ("Remember that after you arrive on the labor floor, all attention is focused on Mom, not you."), but other than that they're pretty much ignored.
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on 28 May 1999
This book is a wonderful synopsis of pregnancy. It presents pregnancy in a realistic and upbeat way. It is funny, informative, easy to read, and thorough. The ultrasound pictures are a nice addition as most women have at least one during their pregnancies. As a childbirth educator and lactation consultant, I look forward to recommending this book over some others on the market..... My only wish is that they would write one for mothers expecting multiples and other high risk situations... All in all, a great read.
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on 19 May 2011
I read this book back in 2004 when I was expecting twins - towards the end I couldn't do much other than eat and read! It was extremely informative, and having read just about every book on the subject by then, had I found it first, I might not have bothered with any of the others. If you want just one book, this should probably be the one. Other than that, it is so funny! I laughed so hard I'm seriously considering re-reading it!
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on 3 May 1999
This is by far the best pregnancy book on the market. I would highly recommend this book to expecting parents. It's wonderful how it takes you through each trimester. It is one of the only books the holds me the father's attention. If I was in NYC, I would be knocking at their door at Mt. Sinai to take us through this period in our lives.
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on 22 January 2008
As soon as I knew I was pregnant (my first baby) I decided to look for a book that would guide me. I had a glance through several books and none of them was as clear and fun to read as this one.
It has loads of useful info and tips. Is also an edition for the UK...what could be better then?
I have enjoyed it completely.
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on 19 May 2011
very good book. still trying to conceive at moment. so not read all of book didnt want to put myself of having kids. really imforative and every thing easily explained. like how it has things aimed at everyone you have the more technical information and things you might need to be worried about.
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