Item description for The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Kate Reading Ann Douglas...
This funny, entertaining (bestselling) guide presents the facts on such perennial hot topics as pain relief during labor, episiotomy, and circumcision, and empowers mothers-to-be to make informed personal choices. It's packed with tools you won't find anywhere else.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5" Height: 1.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 25, 2006
Publisher Health Text Audio / STI
ISBN 1933310081 ISBN13 9781933310084
Reviews - What do customers think about The Mother of All Pregnancy Books?
It really is the mother of all pregrancy books Jun 15, 2008
After reading several other pregnancy books, although reading over the same topics, Ann Douglas provides more helpful information. Her writing style is easy to read, funny at times and not biased. You feel as if you are listening to a friend sometimes. This book covers everything from preconception to delivery. This book provides excellent questions for interviewing doctors/midwives. She provides helpful charts. I would recommend the purchase of this book.
Style Match for Pregnancy May 26, 2008
My wife is in her twelfth week of pregnancy and this book was read but not used as a reference for her pregnancy. We tried to figure this out since it got some outstanding reviews. I concluded the style (breezy) appeals to certain people and the reason for the good reviews. We ended up using The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy as the cover to cover and everyday reference book for her pregnancy. The Mayo was a power pack book of information that was organized exceptionally. If you like a breezy, casual girlfriend chatty type book then the "Mother" book is for you. Otherwise stick to the Mayo.
Very helpful information for pre-conception Apr 23, 2008
I bought this book to figure out what I should be doing prior to getting pregnant. I did not know how to alter my diet, exercise, when the best time was to try to get pregnant, how to best 'interview' my doctor. This book was very helpful in providing answers to those questions. Although I am not pregnant yet, I did go for my "preconception check up" at the doctor's and am taking the steps toward a healthy, planned pregnancy.
just good Mar 19, 2008
I got this based on the reviews, expecting something really awesome. I honestly just found it OK. It seems extremely basic, which can be good for an overview type of book, but I thought it would be much better. I wish I had flipped through it at the bookstore before deciding to purchase it. One of the things I like about it, opposed to many other pregnancy books, is that it has a little section on pre-conception, which is what I was looking for. It talks about some things you can do to prepare before getting pregnant, but it doesn't go into as much detail as I was hoping. I will keep it to have on hand, but would definitely not consider it "the best pregnancy book."
It's not the Mother! Mar 17, 2008
I just bought this book amongst others and it is average, not "the mother". Ironically, the book I was most hesitant to buy "What to expect when your expecting" had more information about DHA, supplements, etc. than this one did.