Mommy IQ is the ultimate girlfriend's guide to pregnancy. Rosie Pope-maternity fashion designer, pregnancy guru, and star of the hit TV show Pregnant in Heels on Bravo-leads expectant mothers through the ups and downs of pregnancy with her trademark humor and down-to-earth charm, tackling difficult issues with refreshing candor while offering useful information about medical support. The founder of MomPrep-a prenatal and postpartum education center-Rosie makes the journey to motherhood even more memorable with friendly advice, laugh-out-loud stories, and heartfelt, been-there insights. Mommy IQ is a must-own handbook for moms-to-be, young moms, and the families of expectant moms.
Star of Bravo's Pregnant in Heels, maternity fashion designer, and founder of parenting-education center MomPrep, Pope offers moms-to-be a comprehensive guidebook to carry them through the nine months of pregnancy. In month-by-month chapters she covers eating well and staying fit (with input from fitness guru Andrea Orbeck), morning sickness (she calls it feeling " vomatacious" ), shopping lists and baby showers, birth strategies, and many other topics. A savvy, three-time mom herself, Pope uses " Paging Dr. Grunebaum" boxes to address such medical issues as hospital vs. home births and gestational diabetes (Amos Grunebaum, her personal obstetrician as well as the director of Obstetrics and Chief of Labor and Delivery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, wrote the book's foreword). Pope encourages moms to build a "tribe" consisting of a partner, doctor or midwife, parents and in-laws, a mommy workout buddy, an all-star event planner, birth and parenting teachers, and others. Quick end-of-chapter "Man Cave" questions allow men to weigh in on pregnancy issues. Pope fans will no doubt fully embrace her latest project, which is delivered with characteristic authenticity, humor, and warmth; others may be a bit put off by cute and quirky made up words like "jubblies" and "bay-bay"--as well as the author's squeamishness about sexual organs which she re-names "Queen Victoria" and "Prince Albert." (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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October 02, 2012
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