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Old 03-20-2002, 10:21 AM   #1
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Which books to read about pregnancy?

Hello everyone,
This is my first message. My husband and I have decided to 'seriously consider' the idea of trying for a child. Have any of you read any good books/magazines about the decision to have a child and/or how to prepare for pregnancy? I've read a couple of reviews of Naomi Wolf's 'Misconceptions' which sounds pretty hard core, and it certainly shows the negative side! Finally, are there any particularly good websites that you would recommend?
Thanks a lot. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Old 03-20-2002, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: Which books to read about pregnancy?

everyone always recommends What to Expect When you are Expecting. I personally didn't like it too much. It's informative just... I don't know. There's a great website. I can't give you the address, but I can email it to you if you want. <IMG SRC="">

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Old 03-20-2002, 07:52 PM   #3
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Re: Which books to read about pregnancy?

I feel the same way about that book maggie. It just doesn't seem to give you what you REALLY want to know. It gives a great medical overview. I personally loved "The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy" and the "The Girlfriends Guide to the First Year" and the toddler book by the same author..Vickie Iovine. Of course these don't talk about conception but they do talk about preg. I laughed the whole way through these books but they answered a lot of questions that I would be too embarassed to ask my doc b/c they don't seem like medical questions. For example there is a whole chapter on sex and preg. and one on what to take to the hospital and what goes on at the hospital. I found it comforting b/c I felt more prepared than after I had read many of the other books. I guess it just takes a more human look at preg. But the other books are great if you want to know what the baby is doing and what abilities have been developed.

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