This 20th-anniversary edition has been fully revised and updated. Up the Duff has all you need to know on pregnancy and childbirth: the scary parts, the funny parts, the joyful parts — and your private parts. Kaz Cooke. Kaz Cooke is a bestselling author and cartoonist whose books have informed and tickled Australians and New Zealanders for more than twenty years. With a background in journalism, she's a mum who enjoys reseach, toast and having a good lie down.
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It was lovely. They assumed you lived in England or America, were married, white and terrified about carrot cake making your foetus too fat. A lot has changed since the first edition of Up the Duff in Talkback callers are no longer scandalised by the title. Male book-page editors ignore it, rather than dismissing it in a paragraph, as one did then. My stretch marks have faded to silvery badges of honour. Now 20 years of medical changes have been researched and added, and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are covered, thanks to the help of Australian consultants, many of them world experts in their medical field.
While scientific research has identified more risk factors and developed new tests for rare problems, I wanted to keep the tone of the new edition comforting and fun. Everyone needs and deserves reassurance about a pregnancy. The newer routine tests that every pregnant woman is offered, and the ones that screen for genetic conditions, which can cost hundreds of dollars, can be complex and confusing. Not just whether to have them, but what the results mean.
Different experts have gone over and over various sections to help me get the tone and facts right. Well, only if you fancy a fresh infection. Or feel you had to put on a show. Back then hardly anyone knew if they were having a boy or a girl — now nearly everyone can, and many wonder whether a gender reveal party is a good idea. The new Up the Duff has a list of pros and cons; cons include starting a bushfire with baby-blue fireworks. There are a lot of jokes and cartoons in the book, but the new sections on miscarriage, stillbirth and terminations for medical reasons required a delicate approach.
Everyone deserves the best information to help with their decisions, even if their parenthood has been invisible to others. We now know the risk is less when a pregnant woman tries not to sleep on her back in the last weeks, too. Advice on reducing the risk of sudden infant death has changed and been refined over the years. What will Up the Duff cover in another 20 years? Babies in space? Robot rockers? Kaz Cooke: women were in the dark about their pregnancies.
Kaz Cooke. Published on Tue 8 Oct
Kaz Cooke: women were in the dark about their pregnancies. Now there’s too much advice
It was lovely. They assumed you lived in England or America, were married, white and terrified about carrot cake making your foetus too fat. A lot has changed since the first edition of Up the Duff in Talkback callers are no longer scandalised by the title. Male book-page editors ignore it, rather than dismissing it in a paragraph, as one did then.
Up the Duff 2020 edition
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