Her best-selling books include Girl Stuff, Women's Stuff, Up the Duff, Kidwrangling, and a series of ebooks on women's health issues from sex to mental health. Up the Duff: the real guide to pregnancy Paperback – Import, This item:Up the Duff: the real guide to pregnancy by Kaz Cooke Paperback $ Australian Kay Cooke gives you the up-to-date lowdown on pregnancy, birth and coping when you first get home. KAZ COOKE gives you the up-to-date lowdown on pregnancy, birth and coping when you first get home. Kaz Cooke is the author and illustrator of many books for adults and children. Kaz Cooke is an Australian author, cartoonist and radio broadcaster.

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Kaz Cooke gives you the up-to-date lowdown on pregnancy, birth and coping when you first get home. No bossy-boots rules, just lots of cartoons and the. Up the Duff is a phenomenon: Australia's most-loved and best-selling pregnancy book for nearly 20 years. The latest edition re-print has all the up-to-date. Kaz's info books are updated and reprinted often, with new medical and other details. This goes for: Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy, Kidwrangling.

It's also found naturally in the uterus, and female orgasms work on the uterus in a similar way to contractions, so sex all around is a good thing - as long as your membrane your "water" hasn't broken; if it has, you should avoid intercourse. And baths.


Cooke wasn't able to help me with things that caused me personal anxiety, like the whole "you HAVE to sleep on your left side" - I finally got a medical reason from the midwives, but like all things pregnancy-related, we tend to over-emphasize new findings, forgetting that women have been carrying babies and delivering them for millennia without this "critical" knowledge, and to trust your instincts.

There's nothing wrong with sleeping on your right side, or even your back - there is an important artery that the weight of the baby can compress, blocking blood flow, but you will turn over if it gets uncomfortable. Still, I had a month of shitty sleep - or lack of - for stressing over how I was supposed to sleep, especially as the left side wasn't comfortable and the baby didn't seem to like it either.

Again, education is the key to a stress-free pregnancy I think, and this book can only go into so much detail.

It also doesn't give much info on Braxton-Hicks contractions practice contractions , so I'll tell you that in my experience it feels like a tightening of your uterus your entire tummy, that is and period cramps that don't go away.

The contractions - something that you don't feel much and it isn't at all painful - work at stretching your cervix and pulling it upwards, hence the feeling of period cramps.

You know they're not real contractions because the cramps stay. I would have liked Cooke to talk more about what things feel like, like my prenatal instructor did, because then you know when you're experiencing it and what it is, and you don't worry about it. I read that the new revised edition - with a yellow cover instead of the lime-green one I've got - goes into more detail on early labour and labour complications, which is good.

There is some excellent info in this book about everything from food cravings to crying babies; it's well-researched and everything's been run past medical experts and other professionals. As mentioned, you'd have to be selective over what to include in a book designed to cover 43 weeks - that's a long time, and a lot happens during pregnancy, childbirth and the first couple of weeks. Cooke includes resources such as other good pregnancy and child-raising guides, and contact info for support services, in the back.

It's a great companion book to read alongside getting information from classes and medical professionals, which again is far better than being inundated with helpful "advice" and personal anecdotes from work colleagues and, yes, even relatives. While they can be good at first, you soon reach a point where it all becomes "noise" that clutters your brain and makes you feel disengaged with your own body. Besides, every woman has a different experience, so it's not good to be distracted by other people's terrible stories when they probably won't happen to you anyway.

Up the Duff is followed by Cooke's Kid-Wrangling: View 2 comments. Sep 16, Fox Woods rated it did not like it. So many people love this book. Only three people including me have given it 1 star! But I thought it was terrible. The book is split up into the weeks of pregnancy.

This structure has meant that, in weeks when nothing particular happens, Cooke has forced herself into a corner -- she still needs content for that chapter. So it feels like many chapters are either padded with unnecessary information, or there is information plonked un-chronologically into chapters, in order to even-out c Jeepers. So it feels like many chapters are either padded with unnecessary information, or there is information plonked un-chronologically into chapters, in order to even-out chapter sizes.

As a result, what could have been a small, maybe useful reference book has ended up as a bloated, fluffy book that often seems out-of-order. Each chapter also has a repeating structure. It begins with a couple of sentences about the baby's development in this week and what the mum might be feeling, then goes into a fictional account of a woman's diary during this week of her pregnancy really, really terrible -- I couldn't relate to these weird diary entries at all , then gives some further information that is supposed to be useful at this point.

So, my overall criticisms would be: I became so negatively affected by the "don't do these things" and "these things can be dangerous" kind of advice at one point that I didn't pick up the book again for a few weeks. And, at a couple of times when certain information would really have been useful, it wasn't in the book. It was not practical nor useful to me. Seems like I gotta write my own version. I absolutely loved this book.

My sister gave it to me. She was initially going to give me a copy of 'What to expect when expecting', and I'm glad she didn't because I had 3 copies already! I was someone who didn't see the 'magic' in pregnancy.

I have spent a lot of time not coping with all different aspects. Reading this book has helped me to see the funny side while also giving me valuable information. This book was definitely for me, but may not be for every one.

I think that a lot of the humour I absolutely loved this book. I think that a lot of the humour is very Australian-based, and having grown up here, in the country I understood it a lot. Definitely recommended, if not just for the information inside! Nov 21, Jack Kirby and the X-man rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone contemplating having kids, currently pregnant and definately all Dads-to-be.

A humourous and generally light-hearted take on the everything pregnancy. My wife pretty much went with the flow - so I was chief researcher I'd have to say that this book was my primary reference for all things pregnancy. The fact it is Australian, and pretty new, means that it is up-to-date with the current conditions and advice.

I particularly like the fact it provides a list of resources that are available - it makes finding out more detail about a particular subject much easier. We would oc A humourous and generally light-hearted take on the everything pregnancy.

We would occasionally pull out this book, and I would share with my wife what the little one was up to that week - "Oh, the bubs fingernails will have started growing this week.. View 1 comment. Jan 03, Tamsin Ramone rated it did not like it.

Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy

I would never recommend this book. All it did for me was piss me off and make me terrified of scented candles. Mar 25, Margot McGovern rated it it was amazing. Which makes pregnancy super fun. I figured if I could just gather as much info. Mums, I can hear you laughing.

It took me about 2. So I hit the books. To be fair, it is brimming with useful information, and I was learning a lot. That I could have moved beyond. More troubling was the way Murkoff made me feel guilty about how I was handling things. I found the way she talks about what to eat, exercise and how to manage weight gain particularly problematic.

As did the suggestion that continuing regular exercise was a must!

It would give me energy! And make me feel SO much better! Let me just say this: I actually like exercise. Pre-pregnancy, I went for a 7km run most evenings and did yoga and power pilates. However, during the first trimester, a gentle, hour-long walk which I tried my darndest to keep up more often than not left me feeling drained, nauseous and infinitely worse than I did while lying on the couch.

And the mere thought of running was totally laughable. Murkoff also takes great pains to emphasise that you should not be gaining a lot of weight in the first trimester, in fact, many women actually lose weight early on—which is totally what you want to hear when you can no longer get the zip all the way up on your favourite skirt and the only things you seem to be able to keep down that day are sour gummy bears.

Look, I get it: Honestly, the more I read, the more it stressed me out, and stress, as Murkoff kept emphasising, is bad for the baby.

But I still wanted info.

Cooke packs in a tonne of useful information, broken down week by week. And she includes the first few weeks after the birth as well, which is incredibly helpful because the prospect of having a completely vulnerable creature being entirely dependant on you is utterly terrifying. Each chapter also includes a fictional pregnancy diary which I found hilarious and endlessly reassuring and points readers towards a bunch of additional resources apps, books, websites, etc.

And Up the Duff is funny. Honestly, the whole thing feels so completely absurd that you kind of have to laugh every now and then to keep yourself sane, and anyone or thing that encourages that gets a big fat tick of approval from me.

Basically, for me, reading Up the Duff offered a lot of comfort and practical info. For more bookish bits, head on over to Lectito , or get the latest Lectito reviews delivered to your inbox. Dec 07, Cass rated it it was ok Shelves: Firstly I would not recommend this book to anyone at least not as a 'pregnancy guide'.

I am not a mainstream mum and I really don't like these mainstream books, I read this book out of curiosity.

Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy

Having said this what I enjoyed about this book was a huge sub-text that the author probably isn't even aware of. The author set out to write a casual guide to pregnancy, and the bulk of the book is the type of fence-sitting ideas that one might expect from such a book.

Everything is kind of wishy washy Firstly I would not recommend this book to anyone at least not as a 'pregnancy guide'. Everything is kind of wishy washy and the focus is everywhere but on the mum. The author never stops and focuses on herself, never spends any time mentally preparing herself for her own birth. The final chapters are well worth a read.

The author finds herself way out of her depth in the hospital and a cascade of interventions results in a c-section, something the author was not mentally prepared for.

The following months for her are a struggle. She is full of self doubt and struggles with post-natal-depression common after c-sections. The result is that the book is quite powerful in showing how real birth trauma can be, even in what seems like a routine birth by a very prepared woman. The book is published as a how-to guide for a real pregancy.

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The Real Guide to Pregnancy. Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy bvseo The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.The author set out to write a casual guide to pregnancy, and the bulk of the book is the type of fence-sitting ideas that one might expect from such a book.

I would also reccomend getting a book that covers birth and post partum issues in more detail. Interest Free. Original Title. If your order is placed after 12 noon, then it will be ready for collection from 12 noon the following day. Back to top. In real life, while you're pregnant, you can't think any further than the birth.

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