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What does it REALLY feel like to give birth?
on 3 November 2002
This book is a bit misleading because when you pick it up, you think it's a fictional work. It's actually a warts and all account of what pregnancy and giving birth are like for 5 different women. It covers topics that will interest all first time mums to be, including: what does pregnancy do to your boobs, your tummy and your sex life, and what does it really feel like to go through labour?
It's frank and doesn't mince words; sqeamish readers may wince when they come across such gems as "will I poo myself when the baby comes out?", but, let's be completely honest here - isn't that something you really need to know?!?
The five women narrators are "everywomen" and come across as articulate, accomplished and pleasantly normal. As mentioned in some of the other reviews, there is a sad ending that comes out of the blue and makes the book seem much more poignant than it otherwise would have done.
Overall, an interesting, light and informative read on the subject of pregnancy.