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What books did you read/do you suggest for pregnant women? I already have “Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy”. I read that after I got off of the pill. I will probbaly read it again nw that I am pregnant. I also just ordered “What to Expect”. Any others?
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@PrncssDva: i love this one, gave me a lot of confidence in my body: The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices
and on nutrition: nina planck’s real food for mother and baby
how is the girlfriend’s guide – i thought from the title it was intended for someone whose friend is pregnant 🙂
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i’ve been reading what to expect and i have found it boring and hard to get into, although it gives good info. i just started reading Dr. Oz’s book “YOU; being pregnant” (or something like that) and i am loving reading it!
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Just a note on “What to Expect”- I’ve heard that book is kind of a scary read. So just be forewarned, I’ve heard it makes you think that tons of bad things are going to happen to you and your baby. But some people love it, so you’ll have to see.
“The Expectant Father” is a great read for your husband- mine read it, and it really helped him get interested in my pregnancy and it taught him a lot of really great things.
Post # 8
I got my friend what to expect when you’re expecting. She said it really helped 🙂
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I only use What to Expect online, the book was too boring/grim for me. I read “Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?” which talks about science/scientific studies in relation to pregnancy. I liked that one, although I can see how it would worry/freak someone out if they took it too seriously. But the best book I read was “The Birth Partner” by Penny Simkins. It’s about the stages of labor & strategies for natural birth & the different interventions/complications that can arise. I’m trying not to read too many things, because I can get myself worked up too easily.
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Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. This is from the midwife persective/natural childbirth. Lots of real birth stories. I think it’s a good book to read with whatever birth you plan to use.
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@zen bride: girlfriend’s guide is HILARIOUS and also really informative. i enjoyed the whole thing!
Post # 12
Great suggestions, ladies!
@zen bride: Girlfriend’s Guide is super funny, yet packed with info. She kind of tells it from a comical sense. It’s girlfriend…as in we’re all ladies/friends 🙂 I read it before I got pregnant and I am working on it again.
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Ditto Ina May – I did have a natural birth, but I think that anyone can read it and feel more comfortable and confident with the birth process no matter their plan.