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I'm Not Fat, I'm Pregnant by Jaquie Brown
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"Great book for pregnant woman"
5 stars"
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This is a fantastic book, it covers pre-conception, pregnancy and the first few months of baby's life. Written with humor, but packed with facts and advice and also loads of mum's pieces of wisdom, this book is a great book to have as a pregnant woman. A lot like Up The Duff, but more facts and more real life stories rather then just one woman's perspec­tive. Highly recommended!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Best pregnancy book I've read"
5 stars"

This book helped me survive pregnancy and the weeks afterwards with a new baby. A great mix of practical and expert advice, humour, and personal stories. If I was to recommend one preggo book to a friend it'd be this one.

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"Entertaining and informative!"
5 stars"

I really enjoyed this book when I was pregnant, such an easy read with great info and humour.


Chances are that if you're holding this book in your hands, you're either pregnant or wanting to be. Brilliant! You are about to embark on one of the most amazing, life-changing, heart-exploding-with-love experiences of your life, and you don't want to start that without some useful information and a lot of support.

In I'm not fat, I'm pregnant! you'll find everything you need to know as you move through your pregnancy. You'll be guided each step of the way by the book's obstetri­cian, midwife, nutritionist and personal trainer, helping you have the healthiest pregnancy you can. Jaquie will also be with you every step of the way, sharing her experience in a daily diary. You'll read stories from real women who have been through pregnancy and come out the other side – sometimes funny, sometimes emotional but always real. You'll read about IVF, pregnant sex, single mums, body changes, soap cravings and much more. You'll find 30 morning sickness cures, discover why your poo might be angry, what birth is like and how to cope when your baby is finally here.

Well researched, up to date and comprehensive, I'm not fat I'm pregnant! is the hilarious and heartwarming book every mum-to-be needs on her bedside table.

Praise for ‘I’m not Fat, I’m Pregnant’

‘Elevated above other pregnancy books. Browns diary is harrowing and hilarious’
‘This is one of the most explosive celebrity tell-all’s of the year. In her new book, journalist, actress, author and all-round funny woman Jaquie Brown opens up about sex, her dramatic weight gain and her battles with vomiting and pooing, there’s even revelations about an attempt to drag her off to the loony bin…..but two things elevated this above the abundance of pregnancy literature for me, the practical advice from mums and dads and experts on everything from breastfeeding to coping with a newborn and Brown’s hilarious and harrowing pregnancy diary.
Reviewed by Miriyana Alexander – Herald on Sunday

‘Highly Recommended, will have you LOLing all over the place’
Television personality Jaquie Brown’s book ‘I’m not Fat, I’m Pregnant! is the ideal pregnancy book.
Jaquie’s own pregnancy diary makes for entertaining reading and will have you LOLing all over the place. I particularity enjoyed the fourth trimester section, focusing on the first 3 months of your baby’s life. The book includes stories from women about their own experiences before and after birth and are lovely to read, it makes you realise you are not alone and your baby is actually quite normal. What a relief! Highly recommended, a great gift for the mum-to-be.
Gisborne Times.

‘Five Stars! You’ll cringe, laugh out loud and shed a tear’
From bonk to bump to baby – I’m not Fat, I’m pregnant is about one woman’s journey to parenthood. Browns experiences are in diary format with her trademark humour, and maternity experts and specialists from traditional and alternative medicine are throughout the book. Quirky facts such as the word of the week, feed the nerd within and expectant parents will relate to the mixed feelings of anticipation and possum-in-the-headights fear at the prospect of having a bundle of joy.
As well as true comedy star’s personal insights, a panel of new parents is quizzed in the book about their experiences, which include trying to get pregnant, changes to relationships, the emotional road to IVF success, and the tragedy of miscarriage. Readers will find themselves cringing at the content of the some of the pages , laughing out loud at others and even shedding a tear or two. Even if motherhood is only slightly on the agenda, the book is well worth a read.
Rebecca Gardiner – Howick Pakuranga Times

‘An impressive tome'
Be informed and have a laugh about your pregnancy at the same time. Actress and broadcaster Jaquie Brown offers an entirely relevant read for Kiwi mums-to-be. ‘I’m not Fat, I’m pregnant’ is an impressive tome of week-by-week pregnancy info, real life stories and expert opinion from New Zealand maternity specialists and extracts from Brown’s pregnancy diary. her reliable advice with a humorous edge includes cures for morning sickness, cellulite on cellulite and ‘angry poo’
Little Treasure Magazine

‘Brown will have you laughing and blushing’
TV personality Jaquie Brown has written a heart-warming book that explores the highs, the lows and the lower than lows that come with pregnancy and life with a newborn. Not only do you get witty commentary through her diary-styled notes, but she has consulted a midwife, obstetrician,
nutritionalist and personal trainer to cover all areas, every step of the way. Brown will have you laughing and blushing at the situations many of you will be more than familiar with.
Next Magazine.

Author Biography

Jaquie Brown is a writer and television personality in New Zealand. She has two children.

Release date NZ
March 16th, 2012
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Random House New Zealand Ltd
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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