Though a very special time for every woman, pregnancy can be pretty stressful, and unless you’ve been there it’s hard to appreciate what a woman is going through. In this hilarious book Kate Konopicky lists 100 things that she hated when she was pregnant, from baby on board badges (‘Not funny. Just twee.’), to jokes about cravings (‘No I don’t want a piece of coal for my lunch and I haven’t eaten the potting compost’) , dropping food on your stomach, the fact that HE’S not pregnant, having to decorate the nursery, maternity bras and horrible baby stationery.
Advice to pregnany women: “A pinafore dress is smart and versatile.” Wrong, says Konopicky. A pinafore dress is one of the many things, like cat poo, to be strenuously avoided during pregnancy. It is an admission of failure in the fashion stakes and, paradoxically, very ageing, considering you are dressed like a two-year-old.