This is a good book, in theory, but there is one section that strikes me as odd (images below). Scarves are still fashionable, but the section I’ve put a red box around in the image advises pregnant women to avoid tying their scarves like a classic man’s tie. The reason is that it will look “stiff, formal, and out of place on you now.” Now? So…expectant mothers should avoid looking stiff and formal, but that look is fine when you’re not pregnant? That just strikes me as an odd statement.
There is some good advice about what to wear while nursing, as well as moving from one stage of pregnancy to another. It talks about mail-order and catalog shopping, though, which is definitely an 80s concept. Of course, there is no mention of online shopping or current sources of maternity wear. I do like the focus on comfort and practicality over fashion, but fashion isn’t completely ignored either – also good.
This is a workbook, so it has lots of write- in sections. The copy I saw had some erased writing in some of the forms – at least the patron used pencil!
This would be a good choice for public libraries if it were updated.