During and Post Pregnancy Book Reccomendations

Updated on May 29, 2008
R.W. asks from Orem, UT
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I'm 6 months pregnant and I've only read a few pregnancy books (what to expect, happiest baby on the block and one other one that the title escapes me right now) and was wondering if there are any books to have as good references for natural childbirth, pregnancy, breastfeeding, infants, etc. that I could look into.

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answers from Provo on

For after a great book is Secrets of the Baby Whisperer. I mostly used it by looking up a subject in the back when I was having trouble but it is also great to read through.

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answers from Colorado Springs on

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
The Birth Book by Dr. Sears
What Your Doc May Not Tell You About Childhood Vaccinations by Dr. Stephanie Cave
Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron
Pushed by Jennifer Block

The Westside Birth Connection
Marketing Chair, Colorado Doulas Association

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answers from Denver on

We really liked "On Becoming Babywise" by Gary Ezzo. It was great. Our kids are good sleepers to this day! We plan to use it with our next, as well. Congratulations on the soon-to-be-arrival!



answers from Boise on

I found babycenter.com to be a helpful resource during pregnancy and after. It explains what you might be experiencing at different stages during your pregnancy, then gives tips and explanations for each age as your child grows.
I would also recommend the book "Children are Wet Cement."



answers from Pocatello on

Hi R.- Jenny McCarthy's baby books are informative and hilarious. Also Alan Thick's "How men have babies" both very good!

Best wishes-H.



answers from Salt Lake City on

I highly recommend, "The Happiest Baby on the Block" it is calming and soothing techniques that even dad can do. I read it before I went back to work, to help my hubby with some tips, but now I recommend this book to everyone who is expecting, because I wished I would have read it earlier. There is also a DVD and I know they are both available at my library, "Weber County" so check your library.

I also love anything from Dr. Sears. He is an Attachment Parenting Style advocate which is my parenting style so I love things from him, his wife, and sons. Check out their web site google, "Dr. Sears."

Good luck, enjoy your pregnancy and your birthing process.




answers from Boise on

I agree with everything Candace M. recommended, as well as "The No Cry Sleep Solution." I also strongly advise against the "Babywise" book. I read it right after my first, and it just seemed so wrong to me. Don't waste your time on it because there are so many other GOOD books out there. May you have a blessed birth experience and joy in your parenting!



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The Nursing Mothers Companion
No Cry Sleep Solution

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