Kid Gloves, by Lucy Knisley

In this graphic memoir, Knisley discusses her trials in getting pregnant, including discussion of miscarriage and fertility treatment, and then her trials during her pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It’s both a memoir on a specific topic, and a historical look at the way pregnancy and women’s health in general has been treated over time.

Once again, Knisley doesn’t disappoint. This was a fantastic book that was frank, open, and painfully honest at times. There was so much I related to, even though there was much that she went through that I have no experience with. The best thing I’ve found in Knisley’s books is just how real she is, and how she manages to convey, both with art and writing, a sense of exactly who she is and of her experiences. Honestly, I don’t have much more to say other than I loved every second of this book, as I do many of her books. I look forward to the next one.

(Although I admit, it was a little disconcerting to read through Knisley’s interactions with a dismissive doctor that ignored all her signs of preeclampsia, and how she nearly died because of that, mere minutes before receiving texts from my sister – who’s 30 weeks pregnant – about extremely high blood pressure and her doctor’s concerns. But at least her doctor is listening, and she’s progressing well with very careful monitoring, so that’s good!)

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