First published in 1999, Kaz Cooke’s best-selling Up the Duff is firmly established as the most loved and trusted book for Australian and New Zealand women on pregnancy. This 20th-anniversary edition has been fully revised and updated. Australia’s most trusted advisor on women’s health delivers the lowdown on pregnancy, birth and how to best prepare for life with a baby. There’s no bossy-boots advice – just lots of cartoons and the soundest, sanest, wittiest advice you’ll ever get. Inside there’s the crucial week-by week info on what’s happening to you and the baby, coupled with the hilarious diary of Hermoine the (even more) Modern Girl, and everything you need to know about preparing for pregnancy and birth- info on conceiving and the latest in IVF; crying, eating, weeing, sleeping, working; partners, bosoms, busybodies and bunny-rugs; nausea, stretch marks and other ‘side effects’ mucking with your ‘glow’; the very latest tests – what they are, what they’re for and when you should have them; healthy foetal growth, development and movements; the best services, websites and books on everything pregnancy; ‘natural childbirth’ vs medical intervention; baby clothes and nappies; travel, safety, and how to be rude to complete strangers; labour, caesareans and pain relief; breastfeeding and what it’s life’s like with a newborn baby. Up the Duff has all you need to know on pregnancy and childbirth- the scary parts, the funny parts, the joyful parts – and your private parts.
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