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Evans deftly handles the physical and emotional changes that come with being pregnant, looking at the practicalities of every stage as well as the challenges that may arise. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, Kate Evans' no-nonsense, quirky and accessible text is illustrated throughout with detailed artwork to guide the reader through the intricacies of human reproduction whilst her customary laugh-out-loud cartoons demystify the complexities of pregnancy and birth.
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The fish. A graphic guide to conception, including the latest groundbreaking research on ovulation Practical help for those trying to conceive Early pregnancy advice. Feel like a contented cow? Or a psycho bitch from hell? Or both, within the space of ten minutes? This book will help you make sense of the mood swings Stop telling me what to do. The rationale behind forbidden foods and activities in pregnancy, which enables women to make informed decisions about relative risk. Food, glorious food. Help with healthy eating. The call of the duvet. Solace for the fatigued. Feel like you haven't done anything all day? You have. You made a baby. Technically, doing anything else at all is multitasking. Engaging with the medical profession. What do you mean, where am I going to have the baby? I'm going to have a baby? I'm still trying to get my head around being pregnant! Abortion rights and wrongs Miscarriage support Getting bigger. Cartoons about things that go bump in the night. Screening and scans Wriggles. The Mexican jumping bean within. Are you ready to have a baby? No-one is ever ready to have a baby. All those parents you see out there coping are faking it. We all just muddle through. The physical preparations. What's the minimum amount of gear you need before the baby arrives? It's all here. Ripening and readying. Waiting for your due date. Groundhog Day. Waiting well past your due date. The art of birth. What it means to be in labour - and how to deal with it. Push it real good. How to have a baby. The Caesarian section. A detailed cartoon about medically assisted birth.

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KATE EVANS award-winning comic reportage is characterised by an ironic, self-deprecating view of the impossibility of perfection in an imperfect world. Her previous books include the best-selling The Food of Love, a guide to breastfeeding and Funny Weather, about climate change, both published by Myriad Editions; and Copse, a cartoon history of the roads' protest movement. See:

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