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HumTeach1012 Sun 23-Mar-14 07:01:28

Hello. I'd really like to get some books to read now that I'm nearly 12 weeks. Can any of you lovely ladies recommend any good reads for a first time mum? Much appreciated. Xx

whereisshe Sun 23-Mar-14 08:01:40

Nicole Croft's Good Birth Companion helped me a lot when preparing for labour. Wonder Weeks is a great book for understanding babies. And First Time Parent by Lucy Atkins is a good practical guide without the preaching you get in some parenting books.

britnay Sun 23-Mar-14 11:22:25

I liked First Time Parent by Lucy Watkins, and also Your New Pregnancy Bible by Dr Anne Deans

wispaxmas Sun 23-Mar-14 11:37:07

Expecting Better. Perfect if you want to understand the why behind all the rules thrown at you during pregnancy!

PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 23-Mar-14 11:38:27

Books about pregnancy, or about babies, or both?

ConcreteElephant Sun 23-Mar-14 12:01:10

What to expect when you're expecting. I really like the straightforward, factual nature of this one. I found it hugely informative, and for that reason, very reassuring.

I liked the format so much that we then bought What to expect the first year, and I'd recommend that highly too.

Best of luck!

LuckyOwl28 Sun 23-Mar-14 18:47:26

My Mother-in-law subscribed to Mother and Baby magazines for me which I found just the right balance between information and comfort reading.

I would say don't swamp yourself down with baby text books, enjoy some lovely fiction while you can!

Victoria Hislop - The Island is one of my favourites, and pure escapism smile

Refoca Sun 23-Mar-14 18:56:37

What to expect when you're breastfeeding...and what if you can't (Clare Byam-Cook)

The continuum concept (Jean Liedloff)

Normal fiction

CelticPromise Sun 23-Mar-14 18:58:22

The Food of Love by Kate Evans (about breastfeeding) is great. Anything by Ina May Gaskin.

redexpat Sun 23-Mar-14 19:55:07

The Rough Guide to Pregnancy.

PretzelPrincess Sun 23-Mar-14 23:12:28

For pregnancy I used apps and the internet.
I am currently reading what to expect-babies first year and I have a 2 week old DS. It's really good! Answers LOADS of my questions. Informative and reassuring.

crashbangboom Mon 24-Mar-14 17:58:53

The womanly art of breastfeeding.... Contains more than just bf

Ina may gaskin guide to childbirth

Sears the baby book

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