Thursday, September 9, 2010

Books for My Baby Brain

Here's a selection of some of the pregnancy-related books I've been reading. I'd love to hear suggestions for reading material on pregnancy, fetal development, childhood development, breastfeeding, etc.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine

  • Somewhat dated in tone, reminiscent of 90's woman power
  • Humorous and conversationally written
  • Encouraging to women intimidated by the super moms that look down on anyone not planning a completely natural childbirth
  •  Lots of practical advice

The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby by Ann Douglas and John R. Sussman, M.D.
  • Very detailed
  • Handy checklists
  • Handy glossary
  • Trimester and week by week selections
  • Factual tone, doesn't espouse one method of childbirth over another

Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Dr. Glade B. Curtis, OB/GYN and Judith Schuler, M.S.
  • Week by week format
  • Illustrations of fetal development 

What to Expect When You're Expecting  by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway, B.S.N.
  • It seems this is the book you're 'expected' to read when you're expecting
  • Month by month format
  • Engaging format, somewhat like a newspaper or newsletter
  • Detailed answers to questions, concerns

That is enough of these for now; there's actually one more book that I want to talk about in more detail later that I like better than any of these.  So, let me know what you think I should add to my library?

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