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like having a smug perfect mother's opinions shoved down your throat
on 29 July 2012
I've read this book cover to cover and whilst it does contain some useful tips, I find the author's tone obnoxious and smug and she makes several annoying assumptions: 1) I have a husband - actually, I don't and I don't wish to read about how to please my husband throughout the book 2) my husband is the bread winner and goes back to work after two weeks. In today's world, these stereotypes surely do not apply and this book does not cater for the alternatives. I take particular offense at the line 'you know when you have a perfect pelvic floor when you can make your husband gasp'. The book is about how to cope with the first months of parenthood, not about how to improve your sex life - the last thing on most new mother's mind. If you want a good book on parenting I would suggest reading 'week by week by Dr Caroline Fertleman.