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Book / Website recommendations

Anyone want to share their pregnancy related favorite books / websites?

Websites : Rants from Mommyland (not completely pg related but quite a few posts are and it is HILARIOUS!!!
www.pregnantchicken.com (awesome sarcastic blog)

Books : last pg I read "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" (will read again), What to expect (prob wont read again), and a funny one is Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy that I will read again

Please share your favorites! I love to read!

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I want to read What to expect but it feels like that book is so dated and soo BIG! Idk

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It is very dated! I'm not gonna waste my time on it this time around...I really liked the week by week one though Smile

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I have a your pregnancy week by week one that's got details for each week and has a picture of what the baby looks like inside you.It covers a good range of stuff and I really enjoyed it in my last pregnancy so I think I'll reread it. I'll also reread Ina May Gaskins guide to childbirth. Belly Laughs is hilarious! I got a pregnancy book from the library last time that I think was called Pregnancy Myths. It was a hubby and wife OB team that went through all the old wives tales/myths on pregnancy and debunked them or dug into where they came from. While a bit of a bubble burster on some topics, it was still interesting.

I never really liked the what to expect books. I don't find them as resourceful as the other options out there that are written with a more scientific basis by MWs or OBs. I find their blanket terminology to leave me wanting to investigate more so I don't bother with it.

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Mia is the Ina May Gaskins the one for natural childbirth?

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Yes. Ina May is sort of a beacon in Midwifery. She developed a technique to help deal with shoulder dystocia that OBs adopted as it allows for a continued vaginal birth instead of an e-c/s (from what I remember). What I like about her writing is that she reminds us of how capable our bodies are, and while she is heavy on natural childbirth she has an obvious love for birthing however it happens and being supportive of the mum and baby in each step. Smile

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My favorite would definitely be one already spoken of here, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. I re-read it with each pregnancy so this will be my 3rd time. For websites...one I use a lot later on in pregnancy is spinningbabies.com. It's really good for positioning and things like that.

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I just bought the kindle version of Ina May's Smile

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"les27" wrote:

I just bought the kindle version of Ina May's Smile

Yay I hope you enjoy it!

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I love listening the the pregtasic podcast while I work. I also just bought a book thats called " The greatest pregnancy ever, Keys to the mother baby bond" Cant wait to read it!

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