(Closed) Is anyone reading any good pregnancy/birth/baby books?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not prego but I’ve read Belly Laughs and Baby Laughs by Jenny McCarthy- both super funny and cute. Brings to light the um.. more embarassing parts of life that everyone avoids talking about. They are short, and super easy to read but worth it for the entertainment! She also has Life Laughs, which deals with kids, marriage, life in general.. but I haven’t read that one yet.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Belly Laughs was funny as was The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy. I just got You Having a Baby from the library – it’s one of the Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen books and it seems pretty good so far. I bought What to Expect but it’s pretty dry. Congrats!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I like the Mayo Clinic book for reference-type stuff. I’d skip What to Expect because it’s a bit alarmist. I also enjoyed Bringing Up Bebe. DH is having fun reading Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m reading the girlfriend’s guide to pregnancy.  It is laugh out loud hilarious!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congrats!

I loved The Baby Book, The Pregnancy Book & The Birth Book by Dr. Sears.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I also liked the Mayo book for the monthly updates on growth, etc. I read a couple of great natural child birth books (not sure if that’s your plan though, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and The Birth Partner. I just finished Happiest Baby on the Block and Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby and both were pretty good but probably best for later on in pregnancy (I’m 37 weeks). Congrats and good luck!!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have to agree with Girlfriends guide to pregnancy! its a great read.

Congratulations on your BFP!!!!

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have to agree with the bees that Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy is the most honest and hilarious book out there. Also Jenny McCarthy’s Belly Laughs is a short read but really funny too.

What to Expect doesn’t tell you anything about what to expect! I read the book and starting getting nervous about all of these things happening to me and all of the pains I was experiencing. Everything I brought up to the doctor is apparently a normal part of pregnancy, but the book choses to leave all the extras out.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m reading “From the Hips” and have the Mayo Guide for Pregancy as a reference. Also, take a breeze through the Zero to Forty Calendar on the Alphamom blog. It’s hilarious and helpful.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I really want to read “Bringing Up Bebe” on vacation, but my favorite baby book so far is “Your Baby and Child” by Penelope Leach. So comprehensive and very positive in its approach.

I’m sticking to websites, blogs, and my doctor’s info for pregnancy, because I don’t like most of the books I’ve browsed.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@iRun2004:  I am loving this Zero to Forty Calendar on Alphamom!!! So funny, and so accurate Wink

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