The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

by Vicki Iovine

During pregnancy, especially our first pregnancy, many of us wish we had that close girlfriend to turn to with the embarrassing questions like, “My boobs feel like they’re going to pop – do they ever stop swelling?”  For those of you who had this close friend, you know just how comforting it can be to talk about the weirdest, most secret of pregnancy problems with someone who has been there.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy gives readers that close confidant – one who is willing to share her deepest pregnancy secrets and best tricks at avoiding some of the more common troubles that plague nearly every pregnancy.  Author Vicki Iovine doesn’t sugar coat her words, but lays out answers to things such as bladder control, sex and stretch marks in such a way that you feel as if she is talking to her best friend – you.On a personal level, many of us won’t have much in common with Vicki, a record producer’s wife and supermodels’ friend, but still she manages to connect on such a personal level that it’s easy to forget she may be worlds apart from our situation.  In pregnancy, there are no elite, and the answers given in this book can help any pregnant woman.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy has a wide range of mixed reviews, with some readers calling it “offensive” and others saying it is “full of all the right information”.  Still, most readers appreciate the humor and information in the book, given that it has 1,175 reviews averaging 3.5 stars.

If you are looking for solid facts and a step-by-step guide, you will be better served elsewhere, but for a light, fun read to pass those long nine months, The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy is an excellent choice.