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Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy - 07 edition

Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy (ISBN10: 141652472X; ISBN13: 9781416524724)
ISBN13: 978-1416524724
ISBN10: 141652472X

Summary: 1 So, What Makes You Think You're Pregnant? Quite often nature provides us with physical clues that might make us suspect we are pregnant, even before modern science confirms it. Usually when you find out that you are, indeed, pregnant, you say to yourself with a sudden awakening, ''Oh, so that's why my . . .'' (Fill in the symptom: ''boobs hurt''; ''bladder fails''; ''partner drives me crazy.'') Especially in retrospect, you will see that there are usually abundant physical chang
es to inform you in no uncertain terms that you are pregnant. That is why I am always cynical when I read those stories about unsuspecting women giving birth to babies in airplane bathrooms after nine months of not knowing they were pregnant. Come on now! Most eight-month-old fetuses kick and tumble so fiercely that you can watch your abdomen go from round to nearly square. And what about that inevitable weight gain? Who are these women trying to kid? Either they are trying for the Immaculate Conception excuse or they are just not really paying enough attention to themselves. There are plenty of other changes that, when put together, might lead you to suspect that you are pregnant long before you confirm it with a pregnancy test. What follows is a list of the common early-warning signs. Breasts One of the most common changes in the pregnant woman's body is in her breasts. The newly pregnant woman often gets the same puffy breasts that she gets premenstrually, but the consensus among the Girlfriends is that these breasts are a lot moresensitive. In fact, taking a shower can be agonizing if you face the stream of water, sleeping on your stomach becomes unbearable, and if your partner should happen to touch your breasts, you will feel completely justified in hitting him with the bedside lamp. Not only are they sensitive and sore, but they are getting bigger and bigger every day. The good news, especially for those of us who have always secretly longed to be big, busty gals, is that they will con
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Summary: 1 So, What Makes You Think You're Pregnant? Quite often nature provides us with physical clues that might make us suspect we are pregnant, even before modern science confirms it. Usually when you find out that you are, indeed, pregnant, you say to yourself with a sudden awakening, ''Oh, so that's why my . . .'' (Fill in the symptom: ''boobs hurt''; ''bladder fails''; ''partner drives me crazy.'') Especially in retrospect, you will see that there are usually abundant physical changes to inform you in no uncertain terms that you are pregnant. That is why I am always cynical when I read those stories about unsuspecting women giving birth to babies in airplane bathrooms after nine months of not knowing they were pregnant. Come on now! Most eight-month-old fetuses kick and tumble so fiercely that you can watch your abdomen go from round to nearly square. And what about that inevitable weight gain? Who are these women trying to kid? Either they are trying for the Immaculate Conception excuse or they are just not really paying enough attention to themselves. There are plenty of other changes that, when put together, might lead you to suspect that you are pregnant long before you confirm it with a pregnancy test. What follows is a list of the common early-warning signs. Breasts One of the most common changes in the pregnant woman's body is in her breasts. The newly pregnant woman often gets the same puffy breasts that she gets premenstrually, but the consensus among the Girlfriends is that these breasts are a lot moresensitive. In fact, taking a shower can be agonizing if you face the stream of water, sleeping on your stomach becomes unbearable, and if your partner should happen to touch your breasts, you will feel completely justified in hitting him with the bedside lamp. Not only are they sensitive and sore, but they are getting bigger and bigger every day. The good news, especially for those of us who have always secretly longed to be big, busty gals, is that they will con ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket Books, Inc.
Year Published: 2007
International: No



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