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Things I Didn’t Expect (When I Was Expecting) by [Dux, Monica]
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Length: 235 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Pregnancy is natural, healthy and fun, right? Sure it is, if you’re lucky. For others, it’s an adventure in physical discomfort, unachievable ideals, kooky classes and meddling experts.

When Monica Dux found herself pregnant with her first child, she was dismayed to find she belonged firmly in the second category. For her, pregnancy could only be described as a medium-level catastrophe. So, three years later and about to birth her second child, Monica went on a quest: to figure out what’s really going on when we incubate.

Things I Didn’t Expect is one woman’s journey to make sense of the absurdities, the harsh realities, the myths and the downright lies about making babies.

Monica explores the aspects of baby-making that we all want to talk about, but which are too embarrassing, unsettling or downright confronting. She also looks at the powerful forces that shape women’s experiences of being pregnant in the west, the exploitative industries, and the medical and physical realities behind it all.

Along the way, she fends off sadistic maternal health nurses, attempts to expand then contract her vagina, and struggles to keep her baby’s placenta off her hippy brother’s lunch menu.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 772 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing (26 February 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BMDS4HK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #256,332 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 19 June 2016
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Hysterical insights in to pregnancy. A little slow and dry at times
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 4 April 2013
By Alice - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was the best of the bunch for this type of book. Very funny, honest and well researched. Loved it.