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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?
3. Baby (in the first year?)
4. Sleeping Solutions
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by InnocentDevil; February 5th, 2012 at 07:33 PM.
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!!
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!