Pregnancy, OMG! (Paperback)
The First Ever Photographic Guide for Modern Mamas-to-Be
St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250113184, 224pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Redd’s visual guide to pregnancy and all the bizarre, hilarious, and often unanticipated changes a woman’s body can go through.
WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN?!— This is not the thought you want to be having when you’re frantically Googling whether your pregnancy symptom is normal or an emergency.
Just when you thought there could never be another pregnancy book, Pregnancy, OMG! comes along, and you realize how much the current market is missing. Did you know that: your nose can change size and shape? Your fingernails, far from growing long and strong, can crack or fall off? You can completely (temporarily) lose your sense of smell? That 5% of women grow a third boob? More seriously, that 25-50% percent of the partners of women with postpartum depression develop it themselves, or that 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage?
This is a one-stop guide to every change a woman’s body can go through while pregnant, and is unlike anything for expecting parents on the market: it is illustrated by full-color photographs of a diverse set of real pregnant women of all shapes, sizes and ages. Featuring Nancy Redd’s trademark warmth, humor, and candor, and partnered with the advice and vetting of medical experts, this book tackles embarrassing, confusing, and less-widely discussed issues that many pregnant women face while offering practical tips and techniques to ease even the strangest problems, helping to dispel panic and shame, and providing women the resources they need for a healthy pregnancy.
About the Author
NANCY REDD is the author of the instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller Body Drama, a photographic guidebook to puberty for girls, a journalist, and a mother of two. Originally from Martinsville, VA, she now lives in New York City with her husband and children. She is a graduate of Harvard University.
Praise For Pregnancy, OMG!: The First Ever Photographic Guide for Modern Mamas-to-Be…
"Pregnancy, OMG! by Nancy Redd is an unflinching look at pregnancy issues not often talked about, including depression, varicose veins — and even lactating third boobs." —People.com
“In her new book, Pregnancy, OMG!, best-selling author Nancy Redd provides a detailed and medically-researched account of all of the things that can happen when you’re creating life. It’s the ultimate baker’s how-to for anyone who’s got a bun in the oven.” —OK Magazine
“Can I go back and be pregnant again just so I can have the information in this book to guide me? Maybe I can convince my husband to have #7...Pregnancy, OMG! is equal parts informative, beautiful, and everything every mother must know.” —Jasinda Wilder, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Falling into You
“Pregnancy, OMG! is the new must-have book for expecting parents. With a photographic guide to pregnancy, Nancy Redd’s just-released book isn't afraid to go there.” —Grok Nation
More praise for Nancy Redd and Body Drama:
“Body Drama should be center stage in every young woman’s life. It will make you love every little thing about your body: your sags, your tags, your lumps, your bumps. It’s a book of liberation and it’s fun.” —Eve Ensler
“Demystifies female bodies and shows them as they really look: curvy, sometimes pimply and never perfect.” —Glamour
“For girls and women facing the mixed messages, double standards, and perfection pressures of our culture, there is no better corrective than Diet Drama, and no better person to write it than Nancy Redd. With humor, authenticity, and compassion, Nancy deftly manages to balance the messages of body acceptance and getting healthier, without the self-hatred and the unrealistic expectations. She’s been there, and her warmth, enthusiasm, and smarts jump off every page.” —Irin Carmon of Jezebel
“Body Drama…should be on the shelf of every family, school, and doctor in America.” —Nancy Brown, PhD, Professor of Adolescent Sexuality at Stanford University, senior research associate at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Research Institute