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February 5th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Good Morning Everyone!!

I am looking for some good books to read about pregnancy/baby. I am planning on going to the Big City next weekend to have a look around Chapters (I am not sure if I can make the 2 hour drive though, without getting sick!!) Does anyone have recommendations for the best books?

1. Pregnancy

2. Childbirth

3. Baby (in the first year?)

4. Sleeping Solutions

5. Other

I appreciate the feedback - I have only read Tomorrow's Baby (Thomas Verny) which is about prenatal neuropsychology - its a really good book but not what I am looking for right now.
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February 5th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Not sure about serious ones other than the "What To Expect" series, but I did hear that Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy is hilarious, so I plan on buying that this week.
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February 5th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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The what to expect when you are expecting and the books in that series.
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February 5th, 2012, 06:49 PM
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I would avoid the what to expect while expecting pregnancy book - unless you like being scared to death
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February 5th, 2012, 06:55 PM
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I LOVED the Girfriends' Guide to Pregnancy during my first pregnancy. I wish I had it to read again this time!
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February 5th, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Skip "What to Expect When You're Expecting". Instead, go for "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" by Ina May Gaskin.

Seriously. I read the "what to expect" crap with my first. The Ina May book was so much better and there's lots of personal accounts of people's childbirth experiences....and it preaches that childbirth is normal!!

As for all your other topics..no clue. I don't do parenting or sleep training books...at all...ever.
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February 5th, 2012, 08:31 PM
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I would avoid the what to expect while expecting pregnancy book - unless you like being scared to death
I used it for reference if I had a symptom that I wanted to look up. And I read it the month after so I didn't freak myself out.

I also have to Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy and Baby's First Year... It's text-booky, but it's very informative. I think I got it for free off the mayo clinic site when I was preggo with my first.
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February 5th, 2012, 10:40 PM
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im from the october ddc.....but saw this post....with my last pregnancy, i hated what to expect when expecting, i LOVED great expectations pregnancy and calendar, its a week by week of what your pregnancy is like...its AWESOME!!
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February 6th, 2012, 06:56 AM
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Belly Laughs by Jenny McCartney (I think that's what it is called)
The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
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February 6th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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I LOVED the Girfriends' Guide to Pregnancy during my first pregnancy. I wish I had it to read again this time!
I'd forgotten that I read this with my last one and really enjoyed it. I also like What to Expect and Your Pregnancy Week by Week for referencing.
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February 6th, 2012, 09:17 AM
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I disagree... I like WTEWYE and it doesn't scare me one bit. I think everyone has a different preference as to what they are looking for in a pregnancy book.

I actually like pregnancy magazines better than I like books
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February 6th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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I'm finding "The Pregnancy Bible" helpful as a quick reference.
I started reading "Skinny *****: Bun in the Oven," and The Dad is a little worried I'll turn into a vegan before the second trimester!
I read Anne Lamott's "Operating Instructions" when some friends were pregnant, and I'm going to dig it out again, I have the feeling the dark humor will come in handy.

I like the other suggestions, I'll look for those on my next trip to the library!
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February 6th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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I loved Pushed by Jennifer Block. I felt it was a bit more "balanced" than The Business of Being Born documentary yet way more informative and real that WTEWYE.
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