What Books Are You Reading...

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What Books Are You Reading...
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 12:35pm

... to prepare for pregnancy, labor, or parenthood?

New dad Prince Williammight be in real baby boot camp now that he’s home with infant son George. But according to Vanity Fair, he prepared for fatherhood with a book written by a fellow military man, Commando Dad: Basic Training.

When the author wrote the book he wished he’d been issued, an emotions-light, maneuvers-heavy manual that covers everything from diaper changing to sleep training with step-by-step military precision. The book, which is pocket-sized so it can be used “in the field,” stresses preparedness and organization in your BT (baby trooper) care mission.


So... what are you reading?  Is your partner reading any baby related books?

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 12:29pm
Other than literature I've received from my doc, the only book I've read is What to Expect When You're Expecting.
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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 1:51am

Ive gotten a few books but right now im reading Gentle Birth Choices and Childbirth Without Fear.  Im going for a natural birth though so definitely trying to get my mind in the right place.  

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Registered: 10-21-2013
Mon, 10-21-2013 - 3:38pm

I have read What to Expect while You're Expecting, it seems the most popular of all pregnancy books. Recently, I came across a New Book - Pregnancy Poems Collection by Syllabus Onajobi. As a lover of poetry, I think it made a good addition to my e-bookshelf.

Pregnancy Poems Collection

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Registered: 10-22-2013
Tue, 10-22-2013 - 6:15pm

me too

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Sun, 01-26-2014 - 9:10pm

I've been reading and journaling with Sacred Pregnancy. I've already read Heart and Hands & Spiritual Midwifery (a great book if you want to know about natural birth, you can skip through the history portions at the beginning of the book and go to the parts about baby development and birth). I'll be skipping "What to Expect" because it caters to a very pop-culture kind of birth, in a hopsital, and just accepts that as a norm. I'm really hoping to find more encouraging literature about natural birth and about pregnancy when you're a single mom. :)

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