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Becoming Parents

Elizabeth Perry "theologian, librarian, know it all"
The list author says: "When you decide to start a family, you'll need to learn about a few dramatic, short-lived stages: getting pregnant, pregnancy, birth, "the fourth trimester" or first few months, babies, toddlers and everything beyond. Take time now to prepare yourself because you wont get it later."
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health (Revised Edition)
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health (Revised Edition)
"Before you get pregnant learn how to map your cycles."
Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby's First Foods
Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby's First Foods
"How to eat when pregnant (and before!)"
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Revised)
The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Revised)
"your guide for all your symptoms and your changing body."
The Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions (Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, &)
The Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions (Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, &)
"One of the best rundowns of everything that will happen from your third trimester through the first month with your child.  Written for dads, partners and doulas, it's also a great resource for the pregnant."
Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally (Non)
Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally (Non)
"prepare your body for the marathon of birthing"
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
"prepare yourself emotionally too for the deep places you will go throughout your labor."
Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality, 2nd Edition
Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality, 2nd Edition
"basic information on the essentials like selecting a car seat, traveling on airlines, and setting up your home nursery."
The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Happiest Baby on the Block
"Read before the birth to know how to calm your baby for the first three-four months."
Your Baby and Child
Your Baby and Child
"Basic child development from birth through age 5"
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
"if you have the time now, prepare yourself for growing children by reading the latest in scientific research on the importance of sleep, the negative backlash of broad praise, and why your instincts may actually just be your cultural disposition guiding your decisions on parenting."
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
"Learn to develop and communicate unconditional love to a child, rather than praising to stimulate behavioral traits."
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
You Are Your Child's First Teacher: What Parents Can Do With and For Their Chlldren from Birth to Age Six
You Are Your Child's First Teacher: What Parents Can Do With and For Their Chlldren from Birth to Age Six
Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head, Second Edition
Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head, Second Edition
"Movement is crucial for brain development.  Here's a well written, highly researched guide to your child's brain and how their motor skills are not just about coordination but about the very fabric of their ability to learn and process information.  Great chapters on learning disabilities and on designing an education system that respects the individual needs of children."
Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children (Wonder Collection)
Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children (Wonder Collection)
"A great guide to nurturing creativity in children.  Lists of books and activities by age to support imagination and appreciation for the arts."