Cheepskater's review of: Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy
I was skeptical at first when I was given this book during my first pregnancy. However, having only one other mom I knew that had gone through pregnancy (the same one who gave me the book), it really did give you a perspective on pregnancy that other advice books didn't cover. For e.g. the author writes about what happens to your body during and after your pregnancy - not from a biological viewpoint, but a cosmetic viewpoint. I'm not a vain person, but I did care about how my figure would be alterred, and it was refreshing to read from someone who was just as honest and unapologetic. It's exactly like the title suggests - reading it is like having a conversation with your girlfriend about being pregnant. It brings laughter to pregnancy during a time when you sometimes feel like a walking science project. I would highly recommend this to someone going through their first pregnancy - especially if you are the first pregnancy among your circle of girlfriends. It really helps to be able to have your answers questioned in a lighthearted but truthful manner by someone who has been there.