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I looked forward to reading the relevant chapter each week. This book is written in an easy to read style and the humour is just what I needed!

This was sooo much easier to read than “what to expect when you’re expecting”. It was funny and a page turner Informative but entertaining at the same time. Definitely my choice of pregnancy books! I first read this when pregnant with 1 several years ago. I enjoyed reading along with Hermoine’s diary and finding out about the different weeks of pregnancy. What I didn’t like about it was the tone of ‘first time mother’s are ditzes who can’t string a coherent thought together and are all hormones and tantrums and naps’.

I reread it when Thd was pregnant with 2 last year and I liked it even less. To me, it pushes pain relief and intervention and kas obseteric care as that’s what Hermoine gets but a greater number of mothers are heading to the midwife for all cooke care these days, including labour and birth.

I found it somewhat irrelevant to my experiences, both times.

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I also didn’t use the diary feature of recording my own thoughts. Initially I liked this book and its casual and relatable approach to pregnancy. A good book for its entertainment value and the ruled pages of your baby’s current size!

This is the only pregnancy book I read. To be honest, this was the only thing I read about pregnancy, birth, parenting or feeding my entire pregnancy. I loved it and it gave me the information I needed. I really enjoyed this book, I found many pregnancy books to be filled with information presented in the most boring of ways! I found that this book was easy sand entertaining to read and I learned so much from it.

I literally absorbed books, most of them coooke me out, there were devestating stories about pregnancies and babies gone wrong, as well as all the things that can go wrong with you. As it turned out, nothing went wrong cookw me or my baby, and in hindsight Kaz’s book Up The Duff was the most enjoyable book to celebrate my pregnancy. You need a good sense of humour and read your week each week and don’t skip ahead and it’s a bit of fun. In all honesty, I have to disagree with most of the reviews.

I have always been someone who has a desperate thirst for information – preferably in overload amounts and preferably in concise form. I found this book had some useful djff but it was buried in irritating waffle and it was hard to find what I was looking for as there was no real indication which chapter things would necessarily be in.

I can see how it would appeal to a lot of people, but I did not like the book. Patronising and irritating kp the best words I can find to describe it.


This book is very light hearted and brings a smile to your face when the hormones are taking over. It is well presented and takes into consideration all types of couples. It does have useful information in it but is not a traditional reference book. Found this book fun to read as it gives a more light hearted take on pregnancy and all the things that go along with it. I love the illustrations and the ‘story’ that goes along with the week by week information.

A light hearted and funny book relating to pregnancy and all the crazy symptoms that come with it. It was nice to have a read of this book each week and relate it to what I was going through in a comical way. A very nice change from the more serious reference types pregnancy books. Any first time pregnant mum will enjoy this book as it is written in such an enteraining and amusing fashion that it is easy reading.

The only difficulty is cookr the self control to not find yourself reading 10 weeks ahead! Every first time mum should be given dhff copy of this book in Australia. I absolutely loved reading it and so did my Husband. I have since passed it on to two friends who were expecting for the first time and they also found its good balance of comedic relief and dfuf reassuring throughout their pregnancies.

This book is not for someone who is looking for a scientific read about the pregnancy journey, it is very udff on the details. This is the best pregnancy book I have read! It is very amusing and I love how each chapter is dedicated to a week of pregnancy and showed djff of baby etc. I read one chapter a week as I went through my first pregnancy and did the same when it came along to pregnancy number 2.

I was given this book for my baby shower, and I just love it! Now Im due with my second and Im reading it week by week again! Its hillarous, but still gives you practical advice.

Ducf recoomend it, I give it to any friends who are expecting for the first time. Its the book that most pregnant women will reach to first, as it has to be one of the better known ones. Its light hearted, entertaining and whilst having a week by week approach I found durf reading ahead to see what each week had in store for Kaz.


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However, it does lack on some of the details, I found that I wanted them to elaborate a little more on some of the details. Kzz did enjoy the first person journey with Kaz, and liked the option to enter some of your personal feelings in some journal style pages. Kaz embarks us on her own journey through pregnancy and birth.

Aswell as offering week by week information of baby’s progress and size, I found this book great entertainment and I love the comical approach she uses. Great for those that aren’t into reading all that much or care much for detail. I found it very easy to read, straight forward, and rather funny Which is exactly what I needed thr a some what difficult pregnancy. Having a bit of a laugh before rhe reading this book really brightened things up for me while I was learning what to expect in the coming weeks.

It’s tailored for parents whom like an fooke to read using everyday English. Nothing too hard, and perfect for the before bedtime book. It was so easy to read, very imformative, and had quite a lot of humour in it. Most of the time while I was reading it, I was thinking ‘oh my god! That happens to me too! It was easy to relate to, and very easy to read.


I’ll be passing it on to another friend who’s newly pregnant, as it was one of the best books given to me and I was given a few! This book is funny, easy to read and follows you through your pregnancy. Love the ruler showing me how big bub was, and the stories throughout to make me laugh even on my most hormonal days.

I’m only at the 10 week section now, am trying not to read ahead: I LOVE this book. It was funny, infomormative and told me everything I needed to know on a weekly basis. It’s broken down by weeks and has Hermoine’s diary as the first pages of each week, followed by information and advice that every pregnant mother needs.

Im now reading it for a second time, after we had another sucessfull ivf attempt. It also explained things in simple, easy to understand language and provided a great glossary.

I loved that they showed the measurements each week so I could see how big my baby was, and I loved the “real girl” diary! I especially enjoyed the “real girl diary” entries which are a fun and very unserious point of view on the practicalities of being pregnant in real life which sometime these pregnancy books and magazines can overlook, giving us unrealistic expectations of what we should and shouldn’t do. I purchased this book when I first fell pregnant, I found it to be quite witty light humour whilst still being in formative on a week to week basis.

Along the side of the weekly pages is a ruler which gives you a idea as to your bubs size whilst growing week to week. Overall I found it to be a great pregnancy tool, telling it like it is, no point of fluffing it up, childbirth and pregnancy and be daunting, great to hear there are other women out there just like me!!!

This book was a bit too silly and fluffy for me. I wanted more real information, not just jokes. Also it conforms to the “medical model” of childbirth and I wanted information on a more natural way of having a baby. Up The Duff by Kaz Cooke. Reviewed by BettyV 13 October Reviewed by haley86 4 July Reviewed by mrs nv 10 June Reviewed by Marepoppin 6 May Reviewed by AdornedWithCats 15 January Reviewed by Noonanup 6 April This book was informative and funny, I am glad I read it through my first pregnancy.

Reviewed by Nakisha 6 April Reviewed by gumnutbaby 9 January Reviewed by dizzy1 15 June WIth my first pregnancy I read a LOT I literally absorbed books, most of them freaked me out, there were devestating stories about pregnancies and babies gone wrong, as well as all the things that can go wrong with you. Reviewed by Catkin 17 May Reviewed by Killy 17 May Great step by step book to hel you through pregnancy. Reviewed by summastarlet 14 May Reviewed by MissRose1 10 May