5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
Why Canadian?, Jan. 19 2008
As I live in Canada & have only been here four years I specifically bought this book because I expected some very Canadian specific information and point of views. What there is along these lines seemed very minimal and as your reading this review online you might be better off visiting Canadian websites for information on health care, rights and benefits, employment issues etc than buying this book.
Don't get me wrong it is not a terrible pregnancy book in the general stuff it covers, it is in fact pretty much like every other pregnancy book- full of advice on caring for yourself, your relationship, your diet, your wardrobe etc. It has a friendly tone, it is a little light on detail, what to expect is a better if drier book for the practicalities & from the hips is better if you really at the hmmm... maybe baby I don't know stage
There is NO real Canadian insights in the information provided and the general information that is provided is okay compared to any of the American books I bought which is why a give it two stars. However if you are Canadian or have lived in Canada for many years the Canadian perspective I sought may not be top of mind for you.