(Closed) Pregnancy Books

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The Thinking Woman”s Guide to a Better Birth, The Birth Partner, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, The Mother of all Pregnancy Books. I am not particularly a fan of the “Expecting” books but I’m sure others enjoy them and find them useful.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I really loved Baby 411. It was to the point and helpful. Have fun!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m reading What to Expect.  I skip over the things that don’t apply to me and I like the index of when I have symptoms.  It makes it easy to look-up.  My hubby read Pregnancy Sucks for Men Too.  It is a very short book but hit all the main points.  Every time I say I’m experience XYZ he says yeah the book said you’d be doing XYZ.  I’ve been surprised at how much he picked up on.  I think any book that you get is going to be good.  It will help you know some of the things to expect and give you reassurance on symptoms.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My husband and I both read On Becoming Baby Wise. I really liked it, but it was more for when the baby gets here rather than during the pregnancy. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

i haven’t read it yet myself, but my sister highly recommends the pregnancy book that Dr. Oz wrote.  i am halfway theu What to Expect and its ok. it gives good info, but it is definitely a dry read after a while.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve heard good things about The Mother of All Pregnancy Books .

I have What to Expect and I don’t like it.  I like the beginning of each chapter (quick list of common symptoms, info about baby development) but dislike the question and answer format and found that there was a lot of fear mongering in the book.

I had a fair amount of spotting and reading about all the things that it COULD be didn’t help me at all- it made me crazy…and honestly, for a bit there I felt like everything I did/do WILL HARM THE BABY (said in a very shrill voice).  Sometimes too much information isn’t a good thing.

I like the idea of the books, but really prefer to chat with my doctor about most things and just use the books as quick dives into info when needed or it’s the middle of the night.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have read evey pregnancy book but hands down my favorit is “Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy”. I was the most truthful and best read. I found it to be the only book that actually tells you what really happens to your body and confirms that most things are not cause for alarm.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

@ArwenBride:  i heard good things about that book too (mother of all pregnancy books). i was actually planning to buy it second hand.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have read the What to Expect series.  People get so down on those books but they are helpful and like the PP I just skipped what did not pertain to me.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@roxy821:  I agree with you.  I’ve read them all and the best and only book I recommend is The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy.  It is informative and honest, a fun read and doesn’t scare you like What to Expect.   

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

-Mayo Clinic Guide to Healthy Pregnancy

-A Panic Free Pregnancy (lifesaver when I start to worry about everything)

I hated Girlfriends guide because the language gets tedious with the abuse of the word “Girlfriend.”

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