M.2. asks from Downers Grove, IL on February 17, 2012
Planning for Pregnancy - Book Suggestions
My younger, newly-married sister is looking for a book on planning for pregnancy. Her husband is really wanting them to start trying for a baby so she's hoping that maybe there's a book out there that she could read to help her wam up to the idea. I've always known I wanted children and my husband and I were both on board at the time we decided to start trying so I've never really been in her situation but I'm sure there are other women that have.
I looked on amazon.com and there are a few different books that caught my eye but as always I'd love to hear any recommendations that you might have.
I.X. answers from Los Angeles on February 17, 2012
Sippy cups are not for chardonay
This is a laugh out loud humorous account of one woman's pregnancy and new born experience. She was wholly unprepared (as we all are), and shares this wake up experience in a light hearted entertaining way.
I've read all the books listed by pervious posters. Taking charge of your fertility is in no way inspirational. It is a very good book on how to use Natural family planning both to get or prevent pregnancy, but it is only clinical. There are no stories in it to make you laugh, cry, or imagine your life with a baby. Rather you learn things like how to observes your cervical fluids- yippee. "Your pregnancy week by week" is really only fascinating when you are actually pregnant. "And I would say same for "what to expect when you are expecting". If want you want is to help her imagine her taking that next step into becoming a mother, she needs an account, a story. Perhaps get her one of each, something entertaining and inspirational, and something clinical and informative like the ones previously mentioned.
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T.K. answers from Dallas on February 17, 2012
What To Expect When You're Expecting
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M.M. answers from Detroit on February 17, 2012
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler.
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E.S. answers from Dayton on February 17, 2012
I loved this book: http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Catcher-Chronicles-Modern-Midw...
It is admittedly crunchy, but really interesting.
I'm pretty sure there are some fiction stories that might make it seem more fun.
Here is one I read ages ago: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Earthquakes-Novel-Washington...
I think I liked it. Lol! (It was so long ago.)
B.A. answers from Chicago on February 18, 2012
Girlfriends guide to pregancy
C.S. answers from Miami on February 17, 2012