Shelves: non-fiction , , parenting , australian-women-writers My sister passed this book onto me when I was back home in Australia at the beginning of the year; it was the only book, she said, that really helped her. Cooke wrote this book after her own experience with first pregnancy and being unable to find a decent book - and one My sister passed this book onto me when I was back home in Australia at the beginning of the year; it was the only book, she said, that really helped her. Cooke wrote this book after her own experience with first pregnancy and being unable to find a decent book - and one that looked at post-pregnancy as well, what to do with a newborn and more practical advice for preparing for one. Up the Duff is, like many pregnancy books, divided into chapters for each week of pregnancy. When you move around during the day, you rock the baby to sleep.
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Great book. Informative but entertaining at the same time. Definitely my choice of pregnancy books! I reread it when I was pregnant with 2 last year and I liked it even less. I found it somewhat irrelevant to my experiences, both times.
This book was informative and funny, I am glad I read it through my first pregnancy. I loved it and it gave me the information I needed. I found that this book was easy sand entertaining to read and I learned so much from it. I have always been someone who has a desperate thirst for information - preferably in overload amounts and preferably in concise form.
I found this book had some useful information but it was buried in irritating waffle and it was hard to find what I was looking for as there was no real indication which chapter things would necessarily be in. I can see how it would appeal to a lot of people, but I did not like the book. Patronising and irritating are the best words I can find to describe it. It is well presented and takes into consideration all types of couples.
It does have useful information in it but is not a traditional reference book. Great step by step book to hel you through pregnancy "fun to read" Reviewed by summastarlet 14 May Found this book fun to read as it gives a more light hearted take on pregnancy and all the things that go along with it. It was nice to have a read of this book each week and relate it to what I was going through in a comical way. A very nice change from the more serious reference types pregnancy books.
Grab your copy! Its light heartedness and easy to understand content made it an enjoyable read. I would recommend it to anyone. Its not particularly detailed with regards to weekly development and body changes, but it does cover most of the important stuff. I was given it by one of my sisters and have now past in on to another one. The only difficulty is exercising the self control to not find yourself reading 10 weeks ahead! I absolutely loved reading it and so did my Husband.
I have since passed it on to two friends who were expecting for the first time and they also found its good balance of comedic relief and facts reassuring throughout their pregnancies. This book is not for someone who is looking for a scientific read about the pregnancy journey, it is very light on the details. It is very amusing and I love how each chapter is dedicated to a week of pregnancy and showed measurements of baby etc.
I read one chapter a week as I went through my first pregnancy and did the same when it came along to pregnancy number 2. Can highly recommend.
Reviewed by Eamonsmum 5 April I was given this book for my baby shower, and I just love it! Now Im due with my second and Im reading it week by week again!
Its hillarous, but still gives you practical advice. Excellent gift. Its the book that most pregnant women will reach to first, as it has to be one of the better known ones. Its light hearted, entertaining and whilst having a week by week approach I found myself reading ahead to see what each week had in store for Kaz.
However, it does lack on some of the details, I found that I wanted them to elaborate a little more on some of the details. I did enjoy the first person journey with Kaz, and liked the option to enter some of your personal feelings in some journal style pages. Would recommend to all. I found it very easy to read, straight forward, and rather funny Which is exactly what I needed during a some what difficult pregnancy..
Having a bit of a laugh before bed reading this book really brightened things up for me while I was learning what to expect in the coming weeks. I love this book and recommend it to anyone!
Nothing too hard, and perfect for the before bedtime book. Great suggestion and fantastic ideas for tops and games for kids of all age. That happens to me too! This book is funny, easy to read and follows you through your pregnancy. I recommend this book to all mums, its full of very practical non preachy advice!
Up the Duff
Up The Duff: 2020 Edition by Kaz Cooke - Book