The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between Paperback – 2003
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If you're looking for the inside scoop on what it's really like to have a baby, you've come to the right place. The Mother of all pregnancy books take on tough topics most pregnancy books shy away from.
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The advice is very practical. I did not at all like the "What to Expect" books because I found every page was laden with worry about things that could go wrong (in what tiny percentage of cases??) or guilt - what pregnant woman really needs to be told to think carefully about how every bite of food you eat affects your baby? Mother of All Pregnancy Books gives you the facts, but does it without scaring the heck out of you.
Another nice thing about this book is that it shows tips and advice from real people. I liked the variety of perspectives. It was also nice to see a thoroughly Canadian perspective, especially when dealing with the health care system.
After going through a few years of infertility and two miscarriages, I thought I had read everything on the subject and that knew pretty much all I needed to know about conception and pregnancy - but I still learned a lot from this book! I even went back and read it a second time when I got pregnant the second time.
The book is extremely detailed and anticipates any question you might have during pregnancy.Read more ›
The book is down to earth, funny, and yet filled with all kinds of valuable information on all the key topics you need to know about when you're having a baby: prenatal testing (what maternal serum screening can -- and can't -- tell you about the health of your baby), cesarean sections (what to expect if you end up having a cesarean section, the pros and cons of attempting a vaginal birth after cesarean or VBAC, how the recovery after a cesarean differs from the recover after a vaginal delivery), the relative merits of pharmacological (epidurals, medications, etc.) and non-pharmacological methods (relaxation breathing, laboring in water, etc.) of pain relief during labour, and much, much more.
Every pregnant woman should own this book.
I read this book from cover to cover in two sittings - there are very few books that capture my attention that well. I would recommend this to anyone who wants good general information.
Most recent customer reviews
wasn't the best book. however as always shipping was quick and easyPublished 9 months ago by alesha
Loved reading this while pregnant. Geared towards Canadian moms-to-be.Published 17 months ago by BAB
I got this book hoping for hard information and tips on Canadian social services available, pregnancy and maternity leave rights and guidelines... Read morePublished 19 months ago by LivAtHome
Loving it! Seems like the only pregnancy book needed. It's matter of fact and educational -no scare tactics. Would highly recommend.Published on June 7 2014 by T
I liked the first few chapters of this book and referred to them when I was trying to get pregnant. But once I was pregnant I didn't think the book was as useful. Read morePublished on May 27 2014 by shereen
Poor analysis of issues
Cheap gimmick ('all canadian')
Anecdotal references not helpful
Will avoid author henceforth
This is a great book for anyone that is unsure what to expect in pregnancy! It covers pretty much any topic there could be, and gives peoples personal stories too. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2012 by Tara
When I first became pregnant, I found this book to be very good - the Canadian content was helpful. However, a few weeks later when I found out we were expecting TWINS I... Read morePublished on July 28 2012 by TwinMom