(Closed) Newly Pregnant – please help, need suggestions :)

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

Check TheBump.com! They have a lot of helpful info as well as iVillage.com, they have an entire section on pregnancy.  They would prolly have great suggestions on books.


Post # 4
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Congratulations how exciting. It’s such a special time

What to expect when expecting is a great read.

Anything with ginger in it helped my nausea-


Post # 5
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t have any book suggestions as I haven’t read any, myself. But try to eat small, frequent meals & snacks to help with the nausea. Saltines tend to work well.

A quick google search will give you lists of things to avoid during pregnancy, but don’t be too strict. Many of the suggestions these days are kind of ridiculous because the risk is so small.

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Post # 7
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Congrats! In Australia for the first and last book you need to read on pregnancy (IMHO) is “Up the Duff” by Kaz Cooke. It is content heavy in a week by week format but is very funny at the same time. Most important of all it puts things into perspective and doesn’t have you freaking out unduly which is What to Expect did to me). There is also a sequel called “Kidwrangling” for raising bub from newborn to school which I have on my dresser all the time. Very non-biased as well. She gives you all the options and you make up your mind what suits you. GL! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@almajele:  ooooh I am tossing up between Up The Duff and What to Expect When You’re Expecting… I unfortunately can’t find reviews on UTD. I wanted to get it because of its name and it looked more like my style but I wasnt sure if it was good πŸ™‚ Glad to see a recommendation πŸ™‚

Post # 9
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsSmokey: When I was at the chemist the other day in the vitamin section they had a Blackmores morning sickness tablet (pink bottle) that had ginger and vitamin B6 in it. Link is here: http://www.blackmores.com.au/products/morning-sickness-formula Haven’t tried it as i’m not pregnant yet but thought it was worth mentioning.

@almajele:  My SIL had both but always had UTD on the table in easy reach and What to Expect in a pile of other stuff. That leads me to believe that she prefered UTD though I never asked.

Post # 10
2652 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@MrsSmokey:  I’ve heard that too much ginger can be bad for the baby (I’m not sure at what point it becomes “too much” though). Just tossing that warning out there! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Post # 11
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Do: Drink lots of water…stay hydrated! (I had no idea how important this was until I got admitted to LDR at 32 weeks for contractions and they put me on fluids….so trust me…water is your best friend)

Don’t: Stress, especially about things you should avoid during pregnancy…. stress is bad for you and the baby. 

I have read a few pregnancy books and I can tell you that a lot of them are pretty “alarmist”. If you want the straight up facts on pregnancy, I found tips from Babycenter.com to be pretty helpful.  I liked getting the email updates that talked about each week. This depends on what specifically you are interested in too (natural childbirth, breastfeeding, nutrition)…they have books for everything. Also, your hospital is going to dump a pile of information on your lap and will give you contact information for any questions you might have I am sure… be very proactive on any questions or concerns you have with your doctor.

Shitty Mom is a pretty good book if you are in need of a laugh btw….

I just gave birth a little over 3 weeks ago…so if you have any specific questions, I will try to answer them the best I can if you want to PM me.


Post # 13
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Congrats on your pregnancy. I’m in aus too and some things to recommend:

I researched the pregnancy vitamins and the best seems to the BLACKMORES one because it has a few extra things- the dha I think it was. I was found the best price at the chemist warehouse shop. 

For books I’ve read the what to expect book (not scary at all, very factual and helpful), belly laughs and girlfriends guide to pregnancy. The last two are a laugh but good fun reads. 

Id also strongly suggest you sign up at aN online pregnancy site which sends you info. I like babycenter but there’s a tonne. They also have apps for youR snartphones. These apps are great! Others are baby bump, I pregnant. 

For all the dos and don’t just follow the mayo guide. Look for it online. Don’t have the link with me but it’s easy to find. 

And my tip for nausea- banana. Eat often small meals and take it easy. 

Good luck! 

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