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Pregnancy, Childbirth and Baby Care

K. Gilbert
The list author says: "I read an obscene amount of books when pregnant with my daughter. This list is so I can remember them when pregnant again, and so I can share with friends."
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
"I loved this book! Very, very helpful information and advice for every stage of pregnancy. This book gave me information in a way that made me feel intelligent, informed, and in charge."
The Real Deal Guide to Pregnancy
The Real Deal Guide to Pregnancy
"One of the first I read, and lots of fun. I liked it better than the "Girlfriend's Guide" for a "friend's" perspective on pregnancy."
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
"This one was a good overview written from a "friend's" point of view rather than a doctor's. I did learn some of the "things no one else tells you" here."
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
"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."
Baby Bargains Book
Baby Bargains Book
"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."
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised Edition
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised Edition
"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."
Husband-Coached Childbirth (Fifth Edition): The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
Husband-Coached Childbirth (Fifth Edition): The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
"The book by the man himself. Probably not essential, but gave me confidence in the method."
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
"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."
The Nursing Mother's Companion, 6th Edition: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Nursing Mother's Companion, 6th Edition: 25th Anniversary Edition
"Great information on breastfeeding--how to get started, keep going, deal with problems... By a very experienced lactation nurse."
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
"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."
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year (Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year)
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year (Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year)
"Essential book! By far my favorite, written by a mom and a doctor who's a mom. Lots of practical advice about everything baby."
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
"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."
Happiest Baby on the Block DVD
Happiest Baby on the Block DVD
"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)"
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
"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."