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
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
Praise for ‘I’m not Fat, I’m Pregnant’
‘Elevated above other pregnancy books. Browns diary is harrowing
‘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
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
‘Five Stars! You’ll cringe, laugh out loud and shed a
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
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.
Jaquie Brown is a writer and television personality in New Zealand. She has