Post # 1
Fiance and I have been talking about starting a family for over a year now. Things are finally falling into place (marriage, jobs, finances) and we are ready to start trying in October of this year.
I have been able to find tons of resources and books for once you become pregnant, but I am having a problem finding any good books/resources/websites for information for pre-pregnancy.
If any of you have read any good books or know of any good websites, or even just have a bit of advice, it would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I used to be a L&D nurse, and loved the pregnancy week by week book I used to have. I forget the author’s name, but it was really neat.
If you want to breastfeed, the book “So that’s what they are for!” book was a great read. It was informative, but written so you wouldn’t be overwhelmed.
I also love anything by Dr. Sears.
Post # 4
“What to expect when you’re expecting” covers sooo much info!!
Also, for fun and for a good laugh you should read Jenny McCarthy Belly Laughs. haha..
Post # 5
I haven’t read it yet, but there is also a book called “What to Expect Before You’re Expecting” which might be better than “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” You can go to Amazon and look up several pre-conception books.
Post # 6
I would suggest looking at a library too. I got some of mine there. I found the What to Expect books to be too vague and they seemed a bit alarmist.
Post # 7
I just finished “What To Expect BEFORE You’re Expecting”… Although I knew most of the information in there (thanks to being a crazy researcher about EVERYTHING!) there was a lot of helpful info. I’d definitely pick it up!
Of course, I also recommend the famous “Taking Charge Of Your Fertility”
Post # 8
I read what to expect before you are expecting, a girlfriends guide to pregnancy, getting pregnant, tcoyf, and your fertility signs.
Post # 9
These are all great suggestions, but I wanted to say to check your local Goodwill for any books that might be helpful. I got “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “What to Expect: The First Year” for 3.00 TOTAL. Mine had a huge section on TTC/Pregnancy/Parenting, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Post # 10
@Quietserenity: yeah good suggestion, I got all but what to expect before you are expecting at a local used book store.
Post # 11
Hey there. I am in your same boat except that i have a longer wait (we start trying next spring. I have been doing alot of research though and here asre the books i love:
What to Expect BEFORE your expecting
Taking Charge of Your Fertility
Before Your Pregnancy: a 90 day guide to a healthy conception
A Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy (stuff they don’t tell you in depth. pretty funny and informrative)
The Yummy Mummy Manifesto (amazing for preggo style and flair).
I love all these. I especially like the preconception books because there are a lot of things that you don’t realize you could be doing sooner, before you start the baby dance. Good luck!
Post # 12
Thanks Ladies!!!! “What to expect before your expecting” seems to be a popular choice so I think I will start with that book, and move onto the others as well.
Thanks again for all of your help!
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