Did it tell women a baby was going to come out of their ear? Nope, although I think I may have thought it would before I started my original research and writing for the first edition. After twenty years it was time for a big overhaul. Please get yourself the latest edition for peace of mind. Medical tests and advice on what to eat have changed a lot, as has advice on sleeping positions for both pregnant women and babies.
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It was lovely. They assumed you lived in England or America, were married, white and terrified about carrot cake making your foetus too fat. A lot has changed since the first edition of Up the Duff in Talkback callers are no longer scandalised by the title. Male book-page editors ignore it, rather than dismissing it in a paragraph, as one did then.
My stretch marks have faded to silvery badges of honour. Now 20 years of medical changes have been researched and added, and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are covered, thanks to the help of Australian consultants, many of them world experts in their medical field.
While scientific research has identified more risk factors and developed new tests for rare problems, I wanted to keep the tone of the new edition comforting and fun. Everyone needs and deserves reassurance about a pregnancy. The newer routine tests that every pregnant woman is offered, and the ones that screen for genetic conditions, which can cost hundreds of dollars, can be complex and confusing.
Not just whether to have them, but what the results mean. Different experts have gone over and over various sections to help me get the tone and facts right. Well, only if you fancy a fresh infection. Or feel you had to put on a show. Back then hardly anyone knew if they were having a boy or a girl — now nearly everyone can, and many wonder whether a gender reveal party is a good idea.
The new Up the Duff has a list of pros and cons; cons include starting a bushfire with baby-blue fireworks. There are a lot of jokes and cartoons in the book, but the new sections on miscarriage, stillbirth and terminations for medical reasons required a delicate approach. Everyone deserves the best information to help with their decisions, even if their parenthood has been invisible to others. We now know the risk is less when a pregnant woman tries not to sleep on her back in the last weeks, too.
Advice on reducing the risk of sudden infant death has changed and been refined over the years. What will Up the Duff cover in another 20 years? Babies in space? Robot rockers? Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Pregnancy. Reuse this content. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Most popular.
Up the Duff 2020 edition
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Up The Duff: 2020 Edition by Kaz Cooke - Book
It was lovely. They assumed you lived in England or America, were married, white and terrified about carrot cake making your foetus too fat. A lot has changed since the first edition of Up the Duff in Talkback callers are no longer scandalised by the title. Male book-page editors ignore it, rather than dismissing it in a paragraph, as one did then. My stretch marks have faded to silvery badges of honour.
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. Kaz Cooke. 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 soundest, sanest, wittiest advice you'll ever get. Everything you need to know about the scary parts, the funny parts and your private parts. The latest edition of Up the Duff has week-by-week info on what's happening to you and the baby; Hermoine and the Modern Girl's hilarious pregnancy diary AND how to prepare for pregnancy and the baby; info on conceiving and IVF; crying, eating, weeing, working, blokes, bosoms, busybodies and bunny-rugs; nausea and other 'side effects'; tests- what they're like and what they're for; the best services, websites and books on everything; stretch marks; 'natural childbirth' vs medical intervention; baby clothes and nappies; travel, safety, and how to be rude to complete strangers; labour, caesareans and pain relief; breastfeeding and what it's like with a newborn baby.