Can anyone recomend a good pregnancy book? I went into bookshop to buy one earlier but couldn't pick there were so many to choose from!!
Hi, I have 'What to expect when your expecting'. I find this is really good. I also have 'conception, pregnancy & birth' by Mirriam Stoppard. I bought that when we started TTC and found it good. But at the minute I'm preferring the other one. Both are really good though.
I've got What to Expect, other people recommend the Rough Guide, Best Friends Guide etc. I don't read much of mine anymore, just the weekly updates.
I have what to expect and the best friends guide. Both are ok but not based on Irish hospitals and systems so when feeling a little hormonal I tended to freak out that I wasn't getting an appropriate level of care. I have found this site brilliant for asking my stupid questions and finding out about hospital routines etc.
I also signed up to babycentre.co.uk and I get a weekly email giving me updates on babies progress and how I should or will be feeling. The books I felt needed to be taken with a pinch of salt. Also different countries have different foods to avoid! Did not know this til I read the best friends guide
[quote:hxhrco05] by Painter2 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:19 pm
Hi, I have 'What to expect when your expecting'. I find this is really good. I also have 'conception, pregnancy & birth' by Mirriam Stoppard.[/quote:hxhrco05]
I have these books too, and find them very good. What to expect is very factual and the week by week is brilliant. Miriam Stoppard book is a great overview, with excellent pictures, DH likes this one best, he finds what to expect a bit boring!!
Like watermelon, I find it a bit annoying that the books are based on UK system, if anyone has an Irish book to recommend, that'd be great
For me there is none better than 'What to expect when you're expecting'!
BabyChino - there are 2 Irish books at the moment - (my book) The Better Birth Book - Tracy Donegan and The Irish Pregnancy Book by Peter Boylan.
Another great book (but based more on the US system) is Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth.