10/07/2014 12:39 pm ET Updated Oct 07, 2014

Why Most Pregnancy Guides Are A Total Turnoff

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To combat the avalanche of change that a first-time pregnancy brings, I thought I’d read a bunch of books to regain some sort of control over my life. How else would I know how to decipher a Braxton-Hicks contraction from the real thing? (Answer: I still don’t; it’s not that easy to tell.)

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