(Closed) Good Reads/Must Haves

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 5
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@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 🙂

Post # 6
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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!

Post # 7
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
3173 posts
Sugar bee

I got my friend what to expect when you’re expecting. She said it really helped 🙂

Post # 9
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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.

Post # 10
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.

Post # 11
140 posts
Blushing bee

@zen bride:  girlfriend’s guide is HILARIOUS and also really informative. i enjoyed the whole thing!

Post # 13
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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. 

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