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This isn’t your mother’s
guide to pregnancy!
“Preggers” is a straightforward, informative, candid, relatable, laugh out loud guide to pregnancy, from trying to get pregnant all the way up to labor and delivery. I included some of my popular (updated) blog posts in the book, but most of “Preggers” is new content.
“Preggers” is the pregnancy guide
I wish I had read when I was
pregnant for the first time!
There aren’t very many (if any) pregnancy books that are actually fun to read and still informative, and the ones that are informative have way too much information and are too medical.
I wanted “Preggers” to be funny, helpful, and honest, and I wanted it to cover everything you could possibly think about that is related to pregnancy. I didn’t want it to be overwhelming, and I wanted to make sure that it was actually useful and had good tips in it. I wanted pregnant mamas to read it and be like “that’s exactly how I feel!” I wanted to prepare them for what to expect, and help them know that there are a lot of weird and totally normal things that happen during pregnancy, and they aren’t the only ones who experience them (like vaginal varicosities!). I also wanted it to be helpful whether you’re a first-time mom, or a third-time mom, and there really is something for everyone to enjoy in “Preggers.”
Here’s what people are saying:
“Preggers was a quick, easy read packed with useful info. As a mother who has been through pregnancy and birth twice before, it was still helpful for me to read through to remind myself what’s coming, what to pack for the hospital, and what to include in my birth plan for my next baby. I can tell you this book didn’t leave anything useful out. It’s all there and it’s all written in language you can understand. As an added bonus, you’ll be chuckling along the way.”
I had the best of times reading this pregnancy book. It truly is unlike all the others I have read. The entire book is witty, engaging, and you can’t put it down.
“I love this book! I’ve been reading slowly throughout my pregnancy so it stays relevant and it’s great. No technical or scary terms just reality. Would buy for others in a heartbeat”
“I absolutely loved reading this book! It’s a wealth of knowledge about pregnancy and what to expect–the things not everyone talks about but your best friend or sister would tell you. It’s lighthearted and funny, but touching and meaningful. The to-do lists and checklists are very helpful for every pregnant woman, whether this is your first baby or your fifth! I highly recommend this read to all of my friends and family and to anyone who is pregnant or trying to become so!”
“I loved this book! I’m currently pregnant and found the book informative but written in a way that was fun to read and made me feel like I wasn’t alone! If you are looking to get pregnant, are pregnant, or have a friend who is pregnant (it would be a great gift) then I would definitely recommend this book! Chelsea’s writing makes you feel like you’re talking to a friend and that is exactly what you need when you’re pregnant!”
How “Preggers” came to be:
In August 2015, I got the idea to write a book. It seemed crazy, but I couldn’t get the idea out of my head.
For a few months I thought about it, and then in January 2016, I sat down and made an outline. Eleven pages of notes later, I decided to go for it and really write a book! It took almost two years to write (thanks to another pregnancy and two out-of-state moves), but in October 2017 I finished the first draft! A few test readers and a real edit later, and “Preggers” was published on March 6, 2018!
March 6th is my oldest child’s birthday, and he’s the reason I started my blog, the reason I fell in love with motherhood, and the reason I am where I am today. He has no idea, but I owe him a lot. So he will forever share a birthday with my book!