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Book Review: What to Expect When You're Expecting: Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazel

Who hasn't heard of this book??!!  Surely no one!  But is it any good?  Read on to find out what I thought of this book.
Prior to reading this book, I read the prequel - What to Expect Before You're Expecting.  I've also put up a review of What to Expect Before You're Expecting if you are interested.  One of the criticisms I had of that prequel is how it is a bit over the top with the cutesy just-wait-till-that-bundle-o-joy-is-in-your-arms-and-you-are-complete language.  But I am glad to say that while it is still present it this book, it isn't a problem.  I suspect this is because there is so much to cover in this book that they don't have the room for it. With the prequel it felt like they were using it to pad the book out a bit.  So it is well worth considering this book even if the prequel wasn't to your taste due to the cutesy embellishments.
There is also a bit of overlap between the two books - clearly they are attempting to cater for the "surp…