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You’re Pregnant, Now What? (BOOK LAUNCH) & Giveaway~ CAN 08/04

| July 15, 2013 | 5 Comments

You're Pregnant, Now What Book

Published by Working Girl Press.

Available in paperback and Kindle editions (ISBN 978-1926958262)


Back in early 2004, I thought I was quite the fashionista, envisioned a beautiful pregnancy, cool clothes, a healthy glow and then, just a few short weeks into my pregnancy, reality kicked in. Although I was extremely excited to be pregnant,  I was sick and uncomfortable and to add insult to injury, it seemed that I was the only expectant mom who felt this way about being pregnant. I hated it. Fast forward several months, and once I gave birth, there were plenty of times I found myself exclaiming “What the hell is happening here? How come nobody ever gave me the heads up?”

There are so many books and resources available to expectant moms but there are so many different women in the world, with different opinions and life experiences and this can lend itself to a competitive, judgemental world about the right way to do things for your baby. But what do we really know when we first get pregnant? Sure, we read a bit, we ask our friends, we imagine what it will be like and the choices we will make but how do we really know what it will feel like? How will we cope? I wrote this book because I wanted to share my story with the hope of helping others. Pregnancy and baby’s first year was an emotional roller coaster for me, with plenty of humorous highs and depressing lows. I think this is true for many women but we are sometimes too embarrassed to share our stories or to ask for help when we are in the thick of things. A few years later, when our children our older, most parents will have no qualms chatting about all the ‘stuff’ they went through during that first year with baby but I want to give you all the heads up now, before you start thinking that maybe you are doing things wrong. You’re Pregnant, Now What? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Pregnancy and Baby’s First Year is a pregnancy and childcare book which aims to both inform and entertain and hopefully create a community where women can speak up and reach out for help without feeling like they are being judged.

Paperback editions can be purchased in Ottawa directly from Katina Michelis (contact via email at or at several online bookstores internationally including:

Barnes & Noble

Don’t have a Kindle? Read Kindle books on your computer, smartphone or tablet with the FREE Kindle app (available for download on Amazon).

For more information contact:

Katina Michelis (@KatinaMichelis)

Tel: 613.298.2169

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 Enter to win You’re Pregnant, Now What? Autographed Book!

Contest is open to 18 + Canadian Residents only. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.

Good luck!

You’re Pregnant, Now What? Book Giveaway

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  1. I was really nice and easy. I can’t complain about anything. I hope the next one will be this easy too.

  2. Adina H. says:

    I’ve never been pregnant yet. I think this book could be helpful if/when the time finally comes.

  3. michelle says:

    it was really great – i felt good, was happy not too moody. I hated the swelling my son was born in Aug so all summer with no AC almost killed me. My son was born at 36 weeks and labor was 5 hours. It was a great experience.

  4. Tannis W says:

    It was good. A few aches and pains, a little stomach turning, but thankfully no throwing up!

  5. Was I the only ‘barfer’ in the group? :):)

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