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Any favorite pregnancy/ delivery books?

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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. Gave my copy to a friend b/c I thought I was done.

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"ourfirstblessing" wrote:

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. Gave my copy to a friend b/c I thought I was done.

I agree this is a GREAT book!

I also LOVE this book, http://www.amazon.com/Journey-into-Motherhood-Inspirational-Stories/dp/0974785326/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1313604430&sr=8-3 If you are hoping for a natural childbirth this book gives many wonderful stories of natural childbirth. Some are a little out there but most are just very empowering!

I also like "The Pregnancy Book" by the Sears. I feel like it is much better than "What to expect while you are expecting"

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Man, I haven't cracked a pregnancy book since my first baby in 2002. LOL

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I agree about What to Expect. It should be called, "What is the worst possible thing that could happen." I may have to check out the Sears book just for fun. If you want a fun read try "The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy." It's a totally tongue in cheek humor book.

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Someone let me borrow "Belly Laughs" by Jenny McCarthy and whoever told that lady that she should write a book was WRONG. Sure, some of her stories are funny, but they are all like one paragraph stories dished into chapters that make her book too easy to read. I just don't think she has the writing skills of someone who should publish a book.

Other than that, I have "Your pregnancy week by week" but it basically tells me anything I can find on the internet, sadly...

I will take any recommendations you guys have though. Smile

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I hate birth books. What happened to mama's intuition/common sense? I am sure Eve didn't have a copy of "What to Expect" written on cow hides or whatever and she did just fine Smile
I do like to look on the internet and see pics of what the baby looks like though. Like, the real medical pics, not the cute cartoony ones.

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"ourfirstblessing" wrote:

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth.

Love this one too

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Ironically, a few weeks after I found out I was pg, I actually won a book from pg.org! The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth - I thought I'd give it a glance, but I actually found it a really great read, not so technical as all the other books I'd seen, and not too overly simplistic. It's a huge book and I ended up reading it cover to cover! I'll probably actually read through it again before it's all said and done. Lol, not to sound like an infomercial, but it really was great. Wink