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Whoa, Baby!

Whoa, Baby!

A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened)

A first-time mom’s view of life after childbirth, with a no-holds-barred look at all the physical, mental, and emotional changes that will forever turn your life upside-down…but in a good way!

When multi-million-selling vocalist and actress Kelly Rowland gave birth to her son Titan in November 2014, it was love at first sight; she honestly could not believe how beautiful he was. But, as Rowland says, she would be lying if she said she wasn’t also a little freaked out about what had just happened to her body, as well as by many overwhelming new thoughts and emotions. It was a good thing that Dr. Tristan Bickman, Rowland’s OB/GYN for the last 14 years, was there, day and night, to answer every question that popped into her head, no matter how raunchy. With Dr. Bickman no topic is off-limits, and she provided Rowland with the reassurance she so desperately needed, telling her over and over that, in the months after a woman gives birth, nothing is exactly strange; but nothing is necessarily normal, either. There are so many guides to what our kids need, from the time they’re the size of a poppy seed to the time they start kindergarten. But what about what the mother needs? In Whoa, Baby!, Rowland and Dr. Bickman team up to cover everything a new mom needs to know: the gross physical stuff; the hormonal and emotional stuff (“Why am I crying five times a day when this is the happiest I’ve ever been?”); and the just plain weird stuff (“Why did my nipples change colors?”). Readers will simultaneously cringe in agony and shriek with laughter at the scenarios Rowland and Dr. Bickman describe (“What happens if I fall asleep with the pump on?”; “Why does sex still hurt when I had a C-section?”; “Why are my legs so swollen?”).
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Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit / Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth

On Sale: April 9th 2019

Price: $15.99 / $20.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 192

ISBN-13: 9780738234755

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"An honest and humorous look at all the odd changes and often gross repercussions that accompany childbirth...Rowland is indeed very funny, and along with the medical advice of Bickman, offers a winning and entertaining sampling of how pregnancy and birth-while lovely-is sometimes just totally disgusting."—Library Journal
"A #realtalk tell-all about the surprising, scary, and wonderful things that happen to your mind and body post-pregnancy."—Shape.com
"[Rowland] opens up about her experiences as a first-time mom, offering insights on the good, the bad and the ugly sides of motherhood she wishes someone had shared with her."
People.com
"[Roland] dishes honest advice."—Fit Pregnancy and Baby
"[Whoa, Baby!] addresses the parts of motherhood some picture-perfect Pinterest parents might sweep under the nursery rug."—USA Today
"A funny and frank roadmap to understanding and accepting your post-baby body...A refreshingly candid take on what to expect when you're no longer expecting."
Working Mother
"The every-woman's guide to everything after What to Expect When You're Expecting."
The Daily Beast
"Kelly Rowland is blowing the lid off pregnancy taboos. In her debut book, [Rowland] talks about everything you're not supposed to talk about when it comes to the beautiful, err, more like mystifying, terrifying and frankly, at times, gross process of bringing new life into this world. Whoa, Baby! serves as a tell-all and a resource...Rowland is all about getting the conversation going. She doesn't hold back."—Metro Boston
"Frank, honest, practical...It contains a lot of really good information...This is essential reading for new mothers and, I add, new fathers."
Sandy Kenyon, WABC TV
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