"I am not a Jenny McCarthy fan, but I gave it a shot anyways, and it was fun! I did not have many close friends who had experienced pregnancy, so it was fun to laugh along with Jenny. Not a lot of technical stuff here, but plenty of sympathy."
"This book is essential if you're wondering what you REALLY need for baby. (hint: Babies r Us does not have an unbiased opinion!) I also appreciated advice on areas to spend extra money (crib sheets!) and where to save it."
"I used the natural Bradley Method during childbirth, and did the best I could by reading about it, since classes aren't offered in my area. (though even if they were, they are expensive!) This book is by a very well-trained and experienced nurse, and includes lots of instruction. I had a very easy delivery without drugs in the hospital."
"I read this one as I got interested in natural childbirth. It had methods and ideas that helped me a lot, even though I gave birth in a hospital rather than with a midwife. It did make me consider moving to Tennessee so I could give birth with Ms. Gaskin! More seriously, it also made me realize that I'd like to have my next child with a midwife."
"Another great resource for breastfeeding. If you're nervous about LLL like I was, from my experience, they will not try to make you breastfeed your child until they're 3. They will do everything they can to help you breastfeed for as long as you and your baby are interested."
"Very helpful book about getting your child to sleep through the night from (near) the beginning. My daughter has always had very good sleep habits, sleeping 12 hours starting at about 6 months and taking a 2 hour nap."
"Another essential! My husband and I watched this video when our daughter was maybe about a month old, and our lives were changed for the better. And we didn't even have a very difficult child! There is also a book version if you're looking for more info (I was, and I read it. Also excellent, but took more time of course)"
"I loved this book, a narrative nonfiction about the author's experiences as a midwife in the 70s-90s. Very eye-opening for me, to say the least. I loved the stories, this one led me to explore modern midwifery further and eventually decide my next child would be born by midwife if at all possible."