The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy: A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Beyond

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The fourth book in Dawn Dais's popular Sh!t No One Tells You series offers "been there, freaked out about that" advice for expectant parents

The fourth title in Dawn Dais's popular parenting series, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is quite possibly the funniest, and most heartfelt, yet. After all, pregnancy is not all about scanning Pinterest for baby shower themes and registering for ironic onesies, and sometimes the less flattering aspects of gestation have a way of dimming a bit of that so-called pregnancy glow.

Not to worry! Dawn is here, ready to shepherd you through the experience of one human body taking on the task of growing another human body. (Spoiler alert: It ain't always pretty.)

Dawn covers it all, sharing expert lists, tips, warnings, and even a series of Parent-Training Workouts designed to increase readers' tolerance to the various indignities of parenthood, like peeing with an audience and surviving an afternoon in Chuck E. Cheese.

The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is a must-have guide for expectant moms (and their partners!) who are looking for some counsel, comedy, and camaraderie during their ultimate countdown to parenthood.



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About the author

Dawn Dais is a freelance writer, designer, and filmmaker. Her four previous books have topped Amazon.com bestseller lists and been featured extensively by TV and print media. Dawn lives in Sacramento with her partner, her daughter, Vivian, and her son, Daniel. She is tired.
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Publisher
Seal Press
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Published on
Nov 7, 2017
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781580056342
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Baby Names
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Motherhood
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
Humor / Topic / Marriage & Family
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