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September 12th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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What is everyone reading? Do you have a favorite pregnancy book that you have used in a previous pregnancy? Is there one that you are looking forward to picking up? Any reccomendations to all the newbies on here ?


My favorite pregnancy book is : The Pregnancy Journal - A day by day guide to a healthy and happy pregnancy by : A. Christine Harris, ph.D

I love this book because instead of breaking it down for you by trimester....it gives you a day by day paragraph or two of what is going on with baby as well as what you might be experiencing every single day. Example text " Over the next three days, the vocal cords will form in your baby's larynx, or voice box. The baby will not be able to make sounds, however, or cry out loud, because sound travels through air, not fluid." --You--"You may continue to urinate frequently. Again, that's because your system is working more efficiently to remove waste and to circulate nutrients." ---day 74 of pregnancy.

I used this with my 14 year old, picked up the revised edition with my 2 1/2 year old and just got it off the shelf again today. I sent it to all of my sister in laws as gifts when they announced their pregnancies as well.
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September 12th, 2011, 01:30 PM
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i'm so annoyed borders went out of buisness, so i'm finding it difficult to get to a book store with a decent selection. amazon takes toooo long! i love to read

i picked up happy chaos and belly laughs. so far, i'm only just starting to find time to read happy chaos. its aces thus far!
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September 12th, 2011, 01:38 PM
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I love belly talks by Jenny McCarthey. All mommies to be should read it. I'm also reading Super Fit Mama by Tracey Mallett and expect to eat well by the people that did what to expect when your expecting. My goal this preg is to try to eat healthy and not gain quite as much weight as I did with DS.
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September 12th, 2011, 01:48 PM
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What is everyone reading? Do you have a favorite pregnancy book that you have used in a previous pregnancy? Is there one that you are looking forward to picking up? Any reccomendations to all the newbies on here ?


My favorite pregnancy book is : The Pregnancy Journal - A day by day guide to a healthy and happy pregnancy by : A. Christine Harris, ph.D

I love this book because instead of breaking it down for you by trimester....it gives you a day by day paragraph or two of what is going on with baby as well as what you might be experiencing every single day. Example text " Over the next three days, the vocal cords will form in your baby's larynx, or voice box. The baby will not be able to make sounds, however, or cry out loud, because sound travels through air, not fluid." --You--"You may continue to urinate frequently. Again, that's because your system is working more efficiently to remove waste and to circulate nutrients." ---day 74 of pregnancy.

I used this with my 14 year old, picked up the revised edition with my 2 1/2 year old and just got it off the shelf again today. I sent it to all of my sister in laws as gifts when they announced their pregnancies as well.
My neighbor gave me that one and I loved it!

Check your library for pregnancy books too, I got a bunch there
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September 12th, 2011, 04:47 PM
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September 12th, 2011, 05:08 PM
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I LOVE this one. It's strictly humorous, but there are a few good pointers. It's basically telling you to take on parenting with a sense of humour. It's SO good! Let's Panic About Babies

I just looked, and it looks like they recently put out a 2nd book "Let's Panic About Children". I'll be picking that one up too! And fun fact: it was written by 2 mods from a mom forum!
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September 12th, 2011, 05:42 PM
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I mainly read books focusing on natural childbirth when pregnant with both girls, including Natural Childbirth: The Bradley Way and Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. Also, loved Belly Laughs. And I love the Baby Book by Dr. Sears, which covers pregnancy through toddler age, although it does skew towards attachment parenting.
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September 12th, 2011, 07:13 PM
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I usually love all things by Dr. Sears.

For funny or entertaining I liked "From the Hips" and "Belly Laughs"
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September 13th, 2011, 07:00 AM
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Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy was one of my favorites
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September 13th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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I loved Belly Laughs too. I use "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" to keep track of development. I have "What to Expect When You're Expecting", but I don't enjoy it as much as the week by week book.
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