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Suggestions for a pregnancy/baby book or manual

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EmmaJan2015 Wed 27-Aug-14 08:11:01

Hi all,

I'm considering buying a book for throughout pregnancy and the first year and hopefully early toddler years too. One which has practical info and advice as baby/toddler progresses. Preferably with healthcare/first aid section too although I realise I might have to buy that separately.

Has anyone got any suggestions please? Thanks

ZumZee Wed 27-Aug-14 08:42:00

Not sure you will get all that in 1 book but my recommendations would be:

Pregnancy week by week (Lesley Regan) - very practical and factual, written by a top obstretician and explains all the biological/ medical side

Birth Skills (Juju Sundin) - a great guide to active birth, again very practical and loads of ideas on coping in labour, for you and OH

Hypnobirthing (Katharine Grey) - relaxation and confidence, whatever kind of birth you are having. Confidence to have a natural birth if that's what you want, but you can also use the tools to help you have a positive C section experience or induction, whatever you end up having

00roversreturn00 Wed 27-Aug-14 08:51:15

Your baby week by week for the first 6 months by Simone Cave. Really practical advice, I thought it was great. There is a second book that follows - 6 months to toddler, month by month which is good to dip into but doesn't go into much depth.

The Red Cross do a good free first aid phone app that covers children.

skitter Wed 27-Aug-14 09:29:26

We both loved Birth and Beyond. It covers pregnancy, birth and the first 9 months.

EmmaJan2015 Wed 27-Aug-14 09:44:25

Thanks all. I'll have a look at these online/in my local library and pick between them.

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