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1/16/15 11:18 A

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For TTC, I read "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" and should probably read it again because we're still not pregnant :-)

A friend recommended the Conception Chronicles as good for staying sane if you're not getting pregnant as quickly as you'd like, and I just picked up The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant, which is already helpful and hilarious 5 pages in.

Good luck!



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1/15/15 9:10 P

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Also if you want some "Free" or short readings concerning babies, children, or pregnancy. I recommend reading blogs! I really like babble.com!

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1/15/15 9:07 P

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I have a TON of reading to do!

I started this book awhile back and it's really informative! I would highly recommended to anyone! Easy to read, not boring, and packed with so much useful info
http://www.amazon.com/Clinic-Guide-Healt
hy-Pregnancy-Bestsellers-ebook/dp/B00L
B8GIXS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=14213734
54&sr=8-1&keywords=mayo+clinic

Here are some other books I have (but yet to read)! They all have very good reviews so you (or anyone else) may want to check them out =)

On Childbirth
http://www.amazon.com/Ina-Mays-Guide-Chi
ldbirth-Gaskin-ebook/dp/B000S1LT1A/ref
=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421373591&sr=8-1&
keywords=ina+childbirth

When the Baby is here =)
http://www.amazon.com/Happiest-Baby-Bloc
k-Crying-Newborn-ebook/dp/B000SEI6L8/r
ef=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421373655&sr=8-
1&keywords=happiest+baby+on+the+block

On child development
http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Brain-Child-
revolutionary-strategies-developing-eb
ook/dp/B004J4X32U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&q
id=1421373955&sr=8-2&keywords=whole+brain

And if you want a funny book on parenting I highly recommend this!
http://www.amazon.com/Dad-Fat-Jim-Gaffig
an-ebook/dp/B00A5MRG6O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U
TF8&qid=1421373878&sr=8-1&keywords=dad+is+fat
( written by the "hoooot pockketts" guy) Brought this originally for my mom for Christmas, but I read it before giving to her emoticon and it was adorable, and of course very hilarious.


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12/14/14 10:54 P

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Hi, I suggest you look into your birth/labor choices. If you want natural birth, you can take the bradley method class. (They also have a book that you can buy if you don't want to spend the time at a class.) I know your question was for books, but one video that I highly recommend is called "The business of being born."

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12/12/14 2:08 P

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LBMAMA2015 - Great advice. I feel like I spent so much time worrying about the pregnancy and reading up on things that I wasn't really prepared for after the baby came... especially the breastfeeding part!

~Abby~

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12/11/14 10:20 P

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When I was pregnant with my son I read quite a few pregnancy books, however once he was born I realised I probably should have read more books about once baby arrived! LOL

A key recommendation I would have would be to read online about baby's sleep cycles and how there sleep patterns change over the first year. Once I had an understanding of sleep cycles it helped us get in a flow of eat sleep play, and work to get him sleeping with his own natural body's needs... Also if you plan to breastfeed, read up on different latches and what to expect. I found nurses expected me to know what I was doing and I didn't have a clue.

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12/11/14 7:40 P

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There is a book called Before Your Pregnancy that I downloaded. It had a lot of information about getting ready.

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12/8/14 7:39 P

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I'm a big reader and I always try to read up on anything that I'm trying for the first time. Since I plan on trying pregnancy for a first time :) I'm trying to read up on best practices and how to get my body in the best shape. I'm currently reading What to Expect Before You're Expecting. Definitely a good read. Has anyone found any other good reads for the pregnancy prep time?



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