Pregnancy books: Up the duff
Viking/ Penguin $50.99 pb
The one, the only brilliant bible on being 'up the duff'. Kaz Cooke gives you the up-to-date lowdown on pregnancy, birth and coping when you get home. No bossy boots rules. Just lots of cartoons and the soundest, sanest, wittiest advice you'll ever get. Up the duff gives you everything you need to know about the scary parts, the funny parts and your private parts.
Week by week: what's happening to you and the baby Hermoine the Modern Girl's funny and useful pregnancy diary
NOT TO MENTION: How to prepare for pregnancy and the baby; crying, eating, weeing and working; blokes, bosoms, busybodies and bunny rugs; nausea and other 'side effects'; choosing an obstetrician and a midwife; tests; what they're like and who they're for; the best services and books on everything; stretchmarks; maternity and baby clothes; childbirth classes, travel, safety, baby names and how to be rude to complete strangers; childbirth and pain relief; what to expect in hospital; breastfeeding; what it's like with a newborn baby.
Next: Ask a midwife by Catharine Parker-Littler
This article was created for Kidspot – New Zealand's parenting resource for during your pregnancy