Pregnancy and Trying to Concieve books

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Pregnancy and Trying to Concieve books
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Sun, 12-21-2008 - 6:14pm

Hey guys,
As a present to myself that we are almost in 2009, the year I get to start trying, I have been buying some pregnancy books. I am looking for suggestions for other to get too, so if you have good ones, please let me know, I love good books on any topic I am obsessed with. But I am also a cheapskate, and here is where my question comes in.

I desperately want Taking Charge of your fertility, as it is well known on all the boards as THE book to buy... however, I can find cheap copies of the 2001 edition, but the 2006 edition is way more expensive. Can anyone tell me what the differences are, and is it worth the 10-12 more dollars to buy the new one or is the 2001 one still accurate enough?

Thanks for your help.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sun, 12-21-2008 - 7:23pm

Hi Lisa,


I just bought an older edition of TCOYF through Amazon and with tax and shipping, I only paid $10.61. It looks like it's a pretty old copy though (1995), which I didn't realize at the time I was buying it. Oops!


I also ordered (but haven't read yet) Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. I'm planning for an unmed birth and I've heard it's a great resource. I'm not sure if it's all about natural birth or if it would still be helpful if you're considering an epidural, but you could always check it out at the library beforehand.


Those are the two books I've been recommended so far. I've also heard the movie, "The Business of Being Born" is a must-see. That's on my to-do list for 2009. :-)


Let me know if you hear of any other good books!




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Sun, 12-21-2008 - 7:57pm
I have the older copy, as I bought it in 2005, and I'm happy with it.

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Sat, 01-03-2009 - 12:56pm

The only book I have so far is What to Expect When You're Expecting.... you probably have it already but if not get it- it's got a lot of good info. I've flipped through TCOYF at the bookstore but haven't bought it yet lol

Christine- yes you have GOT to see BOBB. I'm also wanting an unmed birth and I've watched that movie 3 times already lol Really it opened my eyes to a lot more that I didn't know. I would recommend that movie for anyone whether planning for med or unmed. I just think there are too many women today that don't consider any other options or the risks they face so this film really gives a different perspective

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Registered: 08-01-2008
Sun, 01-04-2009 - 12:03pm
The ones I have and that I like are- The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, and Great Expectations, your all in one resource to pregnancy and childbirth.


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Registered: 10-03-2008
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 1:30am

My favorites are the Dr Sears books. For PG, Birth & all of the childhood stuff. His PG book is much more thorough than What To Expect.

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Registered: 03-18-2008
Tue, 01-06-2009 - 6:51pm
An economical way to watch Business of Being Born is available if you already Netflix. You can watch it free instantly on your computer. I did it and it worked great!


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Registered: 12-28-2008
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 8:07pm
I just finished Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy. It is a great book if you want to know some of the usually unspoken details of pregnancy and childbirth. A friend of mine also bought me The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth. It's next on my list to read after I finish my current book.


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