Helpful Books?

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Helpful Books?
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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 1:06pm

Hey ladies,


I'm sure we all know everything there is to know about pregnancy, and maybe quite a bit about what happens afterward.  But seeing as March is creeping up pretty fast, I'm want to get books on what comes next.  I'd appreciate suggestions from current preggos and the mommies out there who have read books that they found really helpful.  In particular I'm looking for books on:


-Natural Childbirth


-Breastfeeding


-Good techniques for dealing with a not-so-easy baby


I figured other people might benefit from this information so I made this it's own discussion, so that it doesn't get lost in the preggers support group.


I have some ideas of my own on what to get, but I really want some input from other people who may have found certain books to be very helpful.  Titles and authors would be great! 


Thank you!!


Lauren


TTC #1.  Me, 24 with premature ovarian aging (taking DHEA for that) and ovarian dysfunction; DH, 27 with low sperm count, low motility and slightly low morphology. We're trying to improve his count with FertilAid, L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, CoQ10, Niacin, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, and Fish Oils.  HSG showed that my tubes are open.  Tried one cycle of 50 mg Clomid - annovulatory.


IUI #1 Part 1 - March '09 - (unmedicated - against my will). Cancelled due to lack of follicular growth.
IUI #1 Part 2 - April '09 - 7.5 mg Femara CD 3, 50 mg Clomid CD 3-7, and injectables (Bravelle 75 IU) on CD 6, 8, 10, 11, 12.  One follicle at 23mm.  Double IUI's with 5 million and 3.8 million sperm.  BFN.
IUI #2 - May '09 - 100 mg of Clomid CD 3-7, 75 IU of Bravelle CD 6-15.  2 follies at 16mm and 23mm.  Double IUI's with 13.5 million sperm and 6.7 million sperm.  BFN.
IUI #3 - June '09 -  7.5 mg of Femara on CD 3, 100 mg of Clomid CD 3-7, and 75IU of Bravelle CD 6-11.  Right ovary had 3 follies at 25mm, 20mm, and 18mm.  Left ovary had 2 follies at 15mm and 13mm.  Trigger.  IUI on Tuesday, June 9 with 17.5 million motile sperm.  BFN.
IUI #4 - Combination of donor sperm and DH's sperm - CD 1 on June 22.  7.5 mg of Femara on CD 3, 100 mg of Clomid CD 3-7, 75IU of Bravelle CD 6-12. Right ovary had 3 follies at 12mm, 10mm, and 10mm.  Left ovary had 4 follies at 23mm, 20mm, 14mm, and 12mm. Trigger. IUI Tuesday, July 7.  43 million motile sperm; 25 million from DH, 18 million from donor.  BFP!  Beta #1 at 12DPO - 88.7.  Beta #2 at 14DPO - 342.  08/11 and 09/04 - HB is 146bpm. 09/11 - HB is 168bpm.  11/07 - HB is 160bpm.  It's a BOY!!


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In reply to: landjf
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 1:23pm

Lauren,


My sister gave me some books yesterday.


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In reply to: landjf
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 2:00pm
Thanks Grace!
After struggling with infertility, we welcomed our son Noah on March 18, 2010! Formerly a teacher, I am now a breastfeeding, babywearing, stay at home Mom, and I couldn't love it any more!
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In reply to: landjf
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 2:04pm

Lauren,


I have to second Grace's pick.

Pregnancy%20ticker
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Registered: 01-13-2009
In reply to: landjf
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 2:15pm

Aw, thanks Nat!

After struggling with infertility, we welcomed our son Noah on March 18, 2010! Formerly a teacher, I am now a breastfeeding, babywearing, stay at home Mom, and I couldn't love it any more!
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In reply to: landjf
Thu, 12-10-2009 - 10:17am

Lauren,


I remember when I

Pregnancy%20ticker
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Registered: 08-10-2007
In reply to: landjf
Sat, 12-12-2009 - 9:42pm

Hi Lauren,


I haven't read any baby books yet! (!!) I have one, What to Expect the First Year, it's by the What to Expect When You're Expecting people and it seems like a good basic how-to guide for newbie parents.

Remembering o

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Registered: 11-03-2007
In reply to: landjf
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 1:52pm
Lauren, Doug's cousin sent me "Baby Bargins."
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