Book Reviews: Preggo Edition

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy – only $9.14 on amazon

I loved this book so much.  She told the good and bad, the up and down and unspoken stuff about pregnancy, from a non-doctor, non-professional point of view.  It was a lighthearted read but did give me information that I didn’t know about, and I liked how it told the reader a lot about the emotional aspects of being pregnant.  I also laughed out loud several times during this book.  I loved the writing style!  She went through what happens during the 9 10 months and the birth, and though she had very medicated birth views I still enjoyed reading about it.

Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother!

Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother! – $5.98 on amazon

This book was complete GO VEGAN propaganda.
  This does not annoy me in general because I like reading propaganda and then take away what I want from it.  What did annoy me, is that it doesn’t let the reader know it’s propaganda before they read it.  It would suck to be a pregnant woman, chompin on hot wings readin this book and read about how you’re killing your baby by eating the crap you’re eating.  It’s a really informative and interesting book, but I think it’s a little irresponsible, or perhaps just inconsiderate of the reader.  Especially since pregnant woman go all psycho hormonal (allegedly).

I learned tons about the meat/milk/fish industry and I absolutely LOVED that this book stated sources.  That’s my main problem with propaganda books…they just say their side of an issue without giving facts/sources/studies etc to prove their points.  These skinny bitches do.  Will I go vegan immediately after reading this book? Hell to the no.  Am I going to give my kids milk after reading this book? Hell to the no.  You pick and choose what you take from any book, ya know.  I already told you before that I think I’ll end up vegan one day though… ::shrug::  John’s going to have a cow. (pun intended)

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  • Morgan

    It's so refreshing when someone tells you exactly how it is!

    Visiting from SITS :)

  • Alice

    ironically, these were the first to pregnancy books that i read. i also have read skinny bitch and skinny bitch in the kitchen, both of which inspired me to stop eating meat. i like the girlfriends guide bc it is a tell it like it is book but some of the stuff i had to give the side eye. but you have the right idea, take from it what you need and leave the rest. If you live near a borders you can get some great going out of business deals on pregnancy and parenting books. i hit up my nearest borders (that closed already) in my 2nd trimester and got 13 books for around $80.00. I would recommend the Dr. Sears series, The happiest baby on the block, the Bradley Method book, and of course what to expect when your expecting. is it strange that im super excited for you to get pregnant???

  • Dani @ OK, Dani

    @ morgan – agreed, and welcome! thanks for visiting!

    @alice that's funny that these were the first books you read. oooh 13 books for 80. me likey. what did you get? gimme tha list girl!!

  • Nini

    Thank GOD for the review on Skinny Bitch Bun In the Oven, I saw it the other day at Borders (you know they're going out of business so of course I took my butt over there to see what I could scoop up) and was thinking of buying it but didn't. I figured let me get the baby in the oven first then I'll buy those books. Right now all the books are focused on fertility for me. Glad I didn't spend anything to buy that book. I would have been kicking myslef…cause I was a vegetarian and then went back to eating meat!

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