(Closed) Best Books

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Moved!  I don’t know any baby books though.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love love What To Expect When You’re Expecting. I get a copy for everyone I know that’s expecting!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I attended a doula workshop this year, with our area’s top doula, and she hates “what to expect when you’re expecting” she claims is scares moms to death, and tells you about horrific things that have like a 1 in 1M chance of happening.   Until then, I had kind of thought it was the go-to, but all of the other ob-gyn professionals agreed that is does more harm than good.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I think there are differen schools of thought on TTC – some people want to know everything they can and others want to take a more laid back approach and not get too worked up about it all.  I personally preferred the latter – I didn’t want sex to become all about making a baby, I didn’t want to be super worried about getting pregnant etc.  so I made sure I knew about when I was ovulating but didn’t force it if we weren’t in the mood ….

I have heard there is a good book on understanding your fertility if you are in the first camp though!

I stayed away from What to Expect because I had heard everyone say that it was scary too…..and then I eventually bought it and found it to be pretty informative, and not at all scary, so who knows!  I also liked The Girlfriends Guide (although it is pretty dated)

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

You can try Baby 411, Taking Control of Your Fertility, Girlfriends Guide… I stayed away from What to Expect– It was too alarmist for my taste!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I’ve read WTE front to back and I didn’t find it scary at all.  I love information, so I gobbled it up!  Plus I ended up having three or four of the rare and random conditions it has in there, and it was nice to have a reference that actually had my conditions listed.  It made me feel more “normal” about my pregnancy!

Here’s a great thread we had a while back listing everyone’s favorite books!

If you’re looking at websites, here’s a thread we posted about different blogs.

For website, I like justmommies.com.  I tried cafemom.com but it’s a bunch of immature, condescending, pretentious girls who will always insist you’re doing everything wrong if not their way.  I couldn’t stand it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Very interesting!

I love What To Expect When You’re Expecting. I’m of the school of thought too that I want to know everything. Every 1 in 100 chance of something that may happen.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Yeah I don’t really get what people think is scary about What to Expect either…I wasn’t crazy about the overall format with the question/answer style but it didn’t alarm me in any way. But I think I have a pretty relaxed attitude about the whole pregnancy thing so far. 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

agree on what to expect – so many people had told me it was a scary book that I stayed away from it for a whie.  Then I decided to read it and it was super informative and I didn’t find it scary at all. I leraned stuff in that book – practical, here is what is going on stuff  – that I hadn’t read in other places.  I am also pretty laid back about things though, so it was just nice to have info.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

For my DH I bought “She’s Having a Baby and I’m Having a Breakdown” and also “The Birth Partner’s Guide.”  I told him he HAD to read them, LOL.  The former definitely has a lot of good advice for him (like when I say I need to pee when we’re in the car, he better PULL OVER.)  The second one is to prepare him for helping me get through the birth.  I’m super nervous about it (since as a control freak I know I will have NO CONTROL over that process until stage 2!).  If your SO is into reading too, you could buy those for him!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Miss Snowflake,

hahhaa. Same here. What about a eBook for a iPod? That’s something to consider. 🙂

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