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Pregnancy Instruction Manual The Pregnancy Instruction Manual -- Pregnancy is a time of excitement, joy, and no small amount of anxiety. Fortunately, you don't have to go it alone! The Pregnancy Instruction Manual is a comprehensive yet irreverent guide to everything you need to know, with information and advice on:• Your baby's—and your—growth, trimester by trimester• WPregnancy Instruction Manual The Pregnancy Instruction Manual -- Pregnancy is a time of excitement, joy, and no small amount of anxiety. Fortunately, you don't have to go it alone! The Pregnancy Instruction Manual is a comprehensive yet irreverent guide to everything you need to know, with information and advice on:• Your baby's—and your—growth, trimester by trimester• What to expect from your doctor's visits• The joys of "pregnancy brain" and what to do about it• Separating fact from fiction when it comes to labor and delivery Each chapter is brimming with essential tips for expectant moms and dads and illustrated in the fresh, award-winning visual style that has made our Baby Owner's Manual (more than 350,000 copies sold!) a huge hit with readers everywhere....

Title : The Pregnancy Instruction Manual: Essential Information, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice for Parents-to-Be (Owner's and Instruction Manual)
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ISBN : 9781594742453
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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The Pregnancy Instruction Manual: Essential Information, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice for Parents-to-Be (Owner's and Instruction Manual) Reviews

  • Danielle
    2019-01-09 12:44

    Wish I would have STARTED with this pregnancy book. It contains everything that I've gleaned from about 20 different books and my doctor, all in a nice little package.It's a great introduction that gets into the nasty stuff you don't want to hear about, and you can easily take any follow-up questions and either ask your doctor or get a more in-depth book. What I also found particularly great about this book is that it doesn't seem to take sides on the natural vs. medicated birth topic - it presents both without bias (that I could detect). It also gave the most accurate hospital-based labor walk-through that I've found. (Of course, having not given birth yet, I'm basing this solely upon my hospital tours and my doctor's walk-through on what to expect.) All the other books are either so pro-medication that it's ridiculous, or so anti-medication that it makes you think the entire hospital staff is out to shove meds in you the first chance they get. And of course so many books/websites suggest asking questions like "you won't give my baby any pacifiers if I'm breastfeeding, right?" and "why won't you let the baby room-in with me?" In fact, every hospital I've looked into will easily comply with any requests like this, and rooming-in is now the norm, not the exception. Makes me think all the other books are completely outdated...

  • Lily S
    2019-01-09 13:51

    Glib and sexist. What kind of pregnancy book tells you you should wax?!

  • Kelli Oliver George
    2019-01-04 07:57

    In short, I would classify this as a Fun Read. It is a small, compact book chock full of useful information and is filled with quirky illustrations. The overall structure of the book is similar to that of an instruction manual, even down to the diagrams of various situations (e.g. an emergency delivery, packing the hospital bag, food cravings, and "signs of child delivery initialization".) My favorite diagrams were "Coitus Interruptus" and the hilarious comparison of "Real Baby vs. TV Baby".While this could not be considered the "end all and be all" to one's books on pregnancy (it was certainly light on the breastfeeding information), I definitely recommend this as a fun read for a pregnant mom or dad. In particular, if you know someone who has a tendency to stress out or give in to paranoia, I would suggest this a gift to encourage some light-heartedness. Furthermore, an added benefit to this book is that it is very Dad Friendly and would make an excellent gift for a dad, too.After all, pregnancy should be fun, too. Right? Right.

  • Leah K
    2019-01-01 11:46

    The Pregnancy Instruction Manual: Essential Information, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice for Parents-to-Be by Sarah Jordan★★★★When I found out I was pregnant I went crazy in finding books about pregnancy and delved right in. While many of these books provide a lot of good, in-depth, information, I quickly became overwhelmed. So I finally chose to pick up this little book. I’ve read other books in this series and I’ve always found them informative (although not in-depth) but also funny. Luckily this book was the same way and sometime all an overwhelmed mommy-to-be needs is a little light reading and humor to make her realize pregnancy isn’t quite as immense as she thought. It has good information, fun tidbits, cute little charts, and section for the dads. Maybe not the know-all of everything pregnancy but definitely a great starter book and a fast read (it only took me a few hours to get through this 224 page book).

  • Ashley
    2018-12-21 08:52

    What I liked best about this guide was the many easy-to-follow lists, like what to pack for the hospital and what you need to have purchased before the baby gets here. There are guides and lists for every stage of the pregnancy through when you bring the baby home. What I don't like is that these guides, so far, all seem so sexist. This one had a section on what the father would be feeling that included "revulsion over the pregnant body," "neglect," and "increasing concerns about finances." Who are these men? Where are the successful women? What about stay-at-home dads and career moms, or moms with bigger incomes? For that matter, what about GLBTQ parents, or even single mothers? I certainly hope I won't have to worry about my husband trying to "watch the big game" on the television in the labor and delivery room, but who the hell does have to worry about that?

  • Ilze
    2019-01-01 08:52

    The best book to start with - it has all the important information in a beautifully condensed form that includes tips, lists, and awesomely drawn figures that no proper instruction manual could do without. Whenever I have a question this is the first book that I turn to as I know that I'll find what I need without being overwhelmed and it's a fun read.

  • Sandra
    2018-12-26 12:09

    Gostei imenso deste livro, que está repleto de dicas preciosas e de informações que auxliam bastante nesta fase. A forma como está organizado, bem como as imagens apresentadas, instiga a uma leitura interessada desde a primeira página. Aconselho vivamente!!! :-)

  • Kim
    2019-01-09 14:53

    Leuk, handzaam boek. Lekker nuchtere kijk op de zwangerschap, niet zweverig of vaag. Heeft ook handige en leuke tips voor mannen.

  • Lori
    2018-12-18 14:00

    Not bad, but not great. Very basic information, quick read, and had some good sections for dads...if you could get them to read it!

  • Alexis
    2018-12-24 14:48

    Love the illustrations. Very informative and clever. I am so happy I found this book!

  • Justin
    2019-01-01 13:56

    Cute and to the point. We feel much better. On to the next project.

  • Patricia
    2018-12-27 14:11

    Loved this book! The whole user manual approach the author employed is both hilarious and useful.

  • Ryan
    2019-01-08 14:06

    i totally admit that i bought this book simply because it's cute. it's definitely not the book you want to rely on through a pregnancy but i liked having it by my bedside.

  • Niki
    2018-12-31 14:04

    Absolutely hilarious! I read it in about an hour. Really funny and creative.

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-12 15:00

    What a quick and informative read! I knocked it out in just a few hours but I feel like this book covered most, of not all, the material from the other books I'm reading.

  • Jenn
    2018-12-18 15:55

    I really enjoyed this book. Lots of helpful information without being condescending.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-01-02 14:50

    Recommended by a dear friend, this is one of my favorite books on pregnancy. Concise and full of infographics...this is a great suggestion for parents-to-be.

  • Doula Elle
    2018-12-24 13:00

    Take this with a grain of salt, but dads-to-be tend to like it. Bit of humour, but still informative.