(Closed) What pregnancy book did you like?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I liked Jenny McCarthy’s- Belly Laughs!  It had me cracking up.  But it is not a month by month guide to pregnancy.  Just some things that the other books leave out!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I really liked Your Pregnancy Week by Week, which is apparently now available on Kindle!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I know a lot of people poo-poo What to Expect When You’re Expecting, but of all the books I’ve read, I’ve found it the most useful. I also read The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy and Pregnancy Day by Day. Honestly, I felt like the Girlfriends Guide wasn’t very helpful, although it’s more “fun” to read than What to Expect. For example, the author of the Girlfriends Guide recommends not working out at all while pregnant – not really the best advice for women with low risk pregnancies. Pregnancy Day by Day has good, helpful info, but I don’t like the format as much as What to Expect. Pregnancy Day by Day has a page for each day of your pregnancy, plus some additional sections, so the information is a little more broken up. It does have great pictures though. Just my 2 cents.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I have read SOO many good ones, all the books by Dr. Sears are great, the Pregnancy Book & The Baby Book especially.

Also: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Childbirth, Eating Expectantly, The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Good luck TTC!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

One book I can’t recommend enough is Fearless Pregnancy.  I didn’t love What to Expect.  In fact. I stopped reading it.  I found it to be a bit fear inducing and it made me question everything.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I didn’t bother with What to Expect.  I did read parts of the Girlfriends’ Guide.  I found some of it annoying and some of it very, very funny.  My other favorites are Deepak Chopra’s Magical Beginnings book and You Having a Baby was kind of OK, too.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

there is a book that is called something like “what pregnancy books won’t tell you about pregnancy.” i don’t know if that is the exact title, but i saw it in a book store once, and couldn’t put it down because it was so informative and funny at the same time!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I LOVED my I’m Pregnant: A Week by Week Guide from Conception to Birth book. I would read a new chapter each week, and it was very informative. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I also found The Girlfriend’s Guide to be very funny, but not the most informational. I also have Your Pregnancy Week by Week, which is awesome and Pregnancy, Chilbirth and the Newborn, which has tons of info. I read What to Expect but didn’t like it, I found the tone very condescending. I also have Your Best Birth, which is the book Ricki Lake wrote to go along with The Business of Being Born. I haven’t read it yet.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really like Great Expectations: Your All-in-One Resource for Pregnancy & Childbirth. 

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