Post # 1
So my husband and I just found out we are pregnant! Yay! I already made an appointment with my doctor, but it is about 8-9 weeks away.
Anyway, I was wondering if there were any books out there that you lovely bees suggest I get to reading? I have heard mix reviews about ‘What to Expect When You are Expecting’ but is it still worth the read? Also any other books that seem like a must read please send the suggestions my way! Thanks!
Post # 3
@Hippos: I still found “What to Expect” helpful. Also, “The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy” is good, and made me feel less crazy. :). Congrats!
Post # 4
Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade Curtis et al.
I think this is better than “What to Expect…” because it explains everything in weekly detail (which is how most, if not all, OBs treat pregnancies) as opposed to months.
For a FUN (not for any medical advice) read… The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy by Vickie Iovine is so funny! She writes like girlfriends talk to each other. She has a whole series through childhood. I adore them… and gift them when I know someone who is expecting.
Best Wishes for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery!
Post # 5
Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy.. another humorous (and quick) read. She also has Baby Laughs, which I’ve yet to read but I should since I have a baby now and I’m sure it’s just as funny as the other one.
Post # 6
I only read one book during my pregnancy, and that was Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. I definitely recommend it but it’s not super relevant in your first trimester. I read it while I was on vacation about two months before I was due.
Post # 7
Thanks for the suggestions ladies! I’m off to buy a few books!