Sunday, 10 April 2011
Bumpalicious by Denise Van Outen
When Denise found out she was expecting Betsy, she went straight out and bought a wide range of titles, from celebrity mumoir to practical guides to eating and exercising properly. But all of these books were missing something - the element of fun! BUMPALICIOUS is much more than just a pregnancy diary - as well as Denise's own personal experiences, you'll also find helpful hints and tips, non-judgemental advice, nutritional and technical advice from food and fitness experts and, above all, a book that encourages you to relax and ENJOY the excitement of pregnancy and the first few months of being a new mum. The road to giving birth may be a bumpy one but it's not all swollen ankles and morning sickness. A frank first-hand account of what to expect when you're expecting, reading BUMPALICIOUS is like sitting down and having a good old natter with Denise, from the comfort of your couch
I loved this book as it felt like I was chatting with Denise about her pregnancy each month. The style of her diary is very similar to her bubbly personality and it was great to read how she really felt through her pregnancy.
The book is split into chapters, where each chapter is a month of pregnancy and includes Denise's diary along with information from Amanda Ursell (nutritionist) and Nicki Waterman (fitness expert).
The book is not the most detailed of pregnancy manuals but is a great accompaniment to those manuals - letting you see that those little niggles and aches and pains and general uncomfortable feelings are suffered by all.
Would make a great gift for mums to be to read or if you want to know how pregnancy really feels, but buy alongside another manual for a detailed explanation and description of pregnancy and medical details.
Thank you to Headline Publishing for this competition prize.