Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
Belly Laughs The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth Author:Jenny McCarthy The acclaimed national bestseller-a humorously candid account of what you can really expect when you're expecting Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There's the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. Of course, no woman is spared the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy, but most... more » are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy! In the New York Times best-selling Belly Laughs, actress and new mother Jenny McCarthy reveals the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with pregnancy. Never shy, frequently crude, and always laugh-out-loud funny, McCarthy covers it all in the grittiest of girlfriend detail. From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, Belly Laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, who has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born! "Belly Laughs is a fun, lighthearted read that just might have you reaching for that enema bag at the first sign of labor!" -ePregnancy "Belly Laughs is a little piece of fun.... Like a gossipy girlfriend, McCarthy brings you in and makes you laugh; there's a certain comfort in knowing that even a sex symbol gets stretch marks and balloons to 200 pounds during pregnancy." -Booklist "McCarthy is undeniably crass but funny, and her candor and self-deprecation are refreshing.... McCarthy's tales are, for the most part, a hoot." -Publishers Weekly« less
First off I love Jenny McCarthy. She is sooo funny she makes me laugh so hard I practically joked on my milk. I think her crudiness is extremely funny. I read this book in one sitting and laughed through out the whole book. My husband kept asking, "What's so funny?" and " I thought you were reading a baby book?" I think he felt a little left out. This book is great. A great book to add to your list of baby books you need to read before the baby comes.
This book didn't live up to my expectations. I heard tons of women rave about it and while it was humorous enough, I didn't like McCarthy's close minded views of breastfeeding or birthing naturally sans drugs. I didn't want to expect to read any judgments in this book, and being an emotional pregnant woman already sensitive to my choices for feeding and birthing, I probably would've passed had I known about them.
That said, she's quite honest about many of the dirtier details of pregnancy, so it's nice knowing that even Playmates deal with the same symptoms.
A hilarious look at the pains and laughs of pregnancy. The author shares her highly personal and funny pregnancy experience. There are aches and pains and symptoms not every preggo mother would endure, but it's fun to read and grin along with her. You may not learn much from this book but at least you'll feel better you're not the only one going through this.