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Thursday, February 15th 2007, 5:23pm

good books

We've just found out that we're pregnant. It'll be our first and we live abroad. We've got half term next week and are coming over to England/Scotland.
I thought it would be a good time to get some books and magazines to give us a bit of English reading. Has anyone got any 'favourites' about pregnancy and birth for first timers that they would recommend.
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Thursday, February 15th 2007, 11:44pm

Hiya Clara :))

I like Sheila Kitzinger as an author. I identify with her aims and goals and feel that she explains things very well. Hers are the only books aimed at Mums and Mums to be that I've read and thought "hmm, yes, yes.... yes!!!" :))





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Friday, February 16th 2007, 2:14am

"what to expect when you are expecting" was my bible

I threw out the Dr Sears book as I found it condescending and irritating!

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Friday, February 16th 2007, 8:28am

RE: good books

double troube is good -

although twin related - it gives you a good laugh and an idea of what to expect -

always worth leaving around to see the shock on people's faces - What Twoooooo?

say a friend lent it to you ....


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Friday, April 25th 2008, 2:24pm

A very good book

hello all

Being new to this part of the board I may well be covering old ground, but I wanted to share with FZ people!

I bought a great book yesterday called "What to expect when you are expecting".

Its got great tips and know-how in it, when to worry and more importantly, when not to.

It is user-friendly and has all the answers to those silly qeustions we all have.

My favourite was this one "will I miscarry without noticing?" - this is a big fear of mine. That I will wake up not pregnant. Anyway the answer is a big NO!

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Friday, April 25th 2008, 2:52pm

I got a freebie booklet from Boots which is basically a diary of what happens each week of your pregnancy. It was also a Boots catalogue but it was free and still had loads of useful info in it.





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Friday, April 25th 2008, 3:12pm

I found that reading about what happens after birth was better...
Natural Baby by Janet Balaskas was my bible :)

I did have 3 pregnancy books and found that they were all pretty much the same.
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Friday, April 25th 2008, 3:28pm

Congratulations on your good news!

I borrowed a few books first time around (one was the above mentioned 'What to Expect when you're Expecting' which was good).
2nd time I decided to purchase a book of my own and chose "Your Pregnancy Bible" - which it was indeed! (author Anne Deans). Very informative, although it is a hard back so maybe heavy for your luggage on the return trip!
If you are looking for a book that is informative but funny at the same time, I enjoyed "The Best Friends' Guide to pregnancy: Or everything your doctor won't tell you" by Vicki Iovine, which I actually got as a freebie when I bought a pregnancy magazine, but is available to buy....it was my 2nd time around when I read it and was able to relate to a lot of it and can confirm it's accuracy!
It was good having one 'plain facts' book and one that was fun too.
Enjoy your trip.x
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Friday, April 25th 2008, 8:12pm

yep I would recommend 'best friend's guide too' - other manuals scared me silly, it was like reading a medical encyclopedia. Not reading anything this time ignorance is bliss for me! Might sign up for those websites that email you week by week regarding how your baby is developing that week though.



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Friday, April 25th 2008, 9:25pm

I got a book that had been recommended by my friend 'Rough Guide to Pregnancy' by Kaz Cooke which is a jolly old read! Nice and lighthearted with laugh out loud bits and even the odd bit of swearing! :snigger:
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Saturday, April 26th 2008, 7:16am

I got DH the Haynes baby manual. Its rubbish and has some really wierd drawings in it.





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Friday, June 27th 2008, 11:37am

Can someone tell me who writes "what to expect when you are expecting"

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Friday, June 27th 2008, 12:17pm

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Originally posted by np8by
Can someone tell me who writes "what to expect when you are expecting"

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http://www.waterstones.com/waterstoneswe….do?sku=5294837





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Friday, June 27th 2008, 2:23pm

thank you Bells




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