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Preggo/ baby books

(17 Posts)
Rose85 Mon 08-Jun-15 12:44:19


Can anyone recommend a good pregnancy/ baby book?

I'm currently 8 weeks + 6.

Thanks smile

mupperoon Mon 08-Jun-15 12:52:21

I have a 10 month old and just finished "What Mothers Do". Wish I'd read it when pregnant. It would have helped me make sense of all the changes to my feelings and my head. Dealing with that has been more difficult than dealing with the baby.

I bought "Your Baby Week by Week" which was rubbish.

I've had much better baby care info and advice from MN boards, friends etc than from books tbh.

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

mupperoon Mon 08-Jun-15 12:53:55

Oh, and Natal Hypnotherapy by Maggie Howell is worth a read too - took away all my fears!

Buttercup27 Mon 08-Jun-15 12:54:49

Pregnancy for dummies is brilliant. An enjoyable read and very informative. Dh liked it to.

HazleNutt Mon 08-Jun-15 12:57:44

Expecting Better

mupperoon Mon 08-Jun-15 13:06:39

I second Expecting Better!

scarednoob Mon 08-Jun-15 13:07:18

"what to expect when you're expecting" is good!

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Mon 08-Jun-15 13:27:34

Ooooh, yes - 'Expecting Better'! I combined it with 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' and found that it was a good mix of approaches.

SnozzberryPie Mon 08-Jun-15 13:35:20

I really liked bump by kate evans for pregnancy and birth.

Baby bliss by Harvey Karp was good for the newborn days

KanyesVest Mon 08-Jun-15 13:37:09

I second "what mothers do" and also loved Anne Enright's "making babies " which is a lovely collection of her essays on motherhood.

Rose85 Mon 08-Jun-15 17:29:38

Oh this is all fab, thanks so much for your advice ladies smile

CuppaSarah Mon 08-Jun-15 17:57:57

I have your pregnancy day by day. It really made the slow early weeks go a bit quicker. Also it stopped the info overload as everything was spaced out well and it was only a few things a day.

Cheshirehello79 Tue 09-Jun-15 17:48:27

I've got the pregnancy bible it tells you everything week by week. Also download pregnancy app nhs one it's fab

Lunastarfish Tue 09-Jun-15 17:51:21

I really like the 'Week by Week book. Not enthused by 'What to Expect' however

HazleNutt Tue 09-Jun-15 20:40:25

I hated What to Expect, found it so patronising

Daffodil1210 Wed 10-Jun-15 18:33:05

I read Pregnancy for Modern Girls. Had all of the info I needed (couldn't be dealing with a book that was too in depth!) and some great "real life" stories - would definitely recommend!

Dashie Wed 10-Jun-15 20:29:34

I found The Pregnancy Bible really informative and to the point without overloading with information. Basically tells it 'as it is' but not in a scary way!

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