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#31 Mrs_Stevo

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:02 PM

I love Up the Duff, great for more of a light-hearted & realistic look into pregnancy & birth.

I've read & have several others of the 'popular' books which have all been pretty good. Wasn't all that fussed about 'What to Expect when Expecting' - I personally prefer books with pictures & get bored if they are just all text laugh.gif

I borrowed a book from the library this week & after skimming through I think I will be looking to buy my own copy. It's called A commonsense guide for australian parents by Carol Fallows and Shayne Collier. It goes from preparing for a newborn up to 3 years. The parts I've read on breastfeeding, bathing & sleeping so far have been very informative & I can see it as being a good reference guide to keep handy. biggrin.gif


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Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:05 PM

Has anyone read 'The Pregnancy Bible" It looks like a great boo k - love the illustrations.... :-) I only browsed through it in the bookstore.

Does anyone have it and recommends it???


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Posted 28 June 2005 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE (Hana @ Feb 25 2004, 08:41 AM)


Baby Love - for baby information


the Best baby book ever. baby love was writen by an experience Early Chikdhood nurse who has seen evrything!

They reccomend it when I went to my mothers groups. you will find it has the most up to date information, and some great receipes for when your little one gets onto solids (as i am discovering now!0

The author also has another book out for the next stage..toddlers I believe. i am not sure of the title??? Anyone else know?
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 03:24 PM

As a few others have mentioned..."what to expect when you're expecting" is a great book. It is full of medical stuff but it's so informative....definately one of the best ones around.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:28 AM

Another Up the Duff-er here.

And Pregnancy, Childbirth and The Newborn Dr Jonathon Morris.

And I also have Everywoman it has some good chapters on pregnancy in it, though i'd probably buy a new one ie don't read your mum's! I'd hazard a guess it's about 30 years behind the times.


I love the WW guides I've got basics, food, health and sleep.

I have to say I bought Misconceptions and I hated it! But if anyone wants a copy let me know you can HAVE it!

Love love love Practical Parenting.
I just had a look of my bookshelf at the child and baby section and I have Toddler taming and welcome home by Dr Green I didn't even realise it!

I also bought Kidwrangling but haven't really read it.
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:17 PM

Ive bought heaps of books and mags but THE BEST book I found I bought was called: Watch me grow by Stuart Campbell. It has scan pictures in it in 3D & 4D. FANTASTIC book.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:33 PM

I LOVE Baby Love, by Robin Barker.


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The author also has another book out for the next stage..toddlers I believe. i am not sure of the title??? Anyone else know?


Her other book is called The Mighty Toddler


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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:43 AM

Currently reading The Girlfriends Guide To Pregnancy and really enjoying it. In the title it says "everything your doctor won't tell you"... such as sex, maternity underwear etc etc. Even DH picked it up and was enjoying reading it.

And thank L22410 for the tip on Watch Me Grow. I've ordered it on the net and should hopefully get it in a few weeks :-)

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (cathybutterfly @ Sep 14 2005, 10:43 AM)


And thank L22410 for the tip on Watch Me Grow.  I've ordered it on the net and should hopefully get it in a few weeks :-)

Your welcome. You'll love it,I look at mine every week to see where baby is up to. I know every baby is different but it gives us an idea of where our baby might be.
I ordered mine on the net (hard cover) but then found it in (B)orders book shop for a cheaper price but it wasnt hard cover it was a flimsy cardboard cover.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:51 PM

I can't believe no ones mentioned Pregnancy for Dummies!! I loved this book so much, I must have read it at least a thousand times. It has lots of information about caring for newborns too. My sister and a friend have borrowed it as well so I've definitely had my moneys worth from it! smile.gif

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 06:08 PM

I am reading a book, just started, that I picked up at a book sale called Naked Motherhood - Shattering Illusions and Sharing Truths by Wendy LeBlanc.

She basically says that we are all brought up to feel that motherhood is natural so therefore many women feel that if you have problems, you have failed when really the issue is that women aren't sharing their problems as if they admit to them, they must have failed at motherood because it should be a natural thing........ and so the cycle continues. .

She also seems to blame the attitude that has been drummed into women by feminists that "you can have it all, career and family" as one of the main reasons for the rise in post natal depression, as only a very few women can actually have it all. the rest of us just aren't superhuman

Her book is based around interviews and surveys she conducted with Australian women and her own experience.

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 02:14 PM

This book Is a must for Multiple Mummies. It's the only comprehensive guide that's Australian and a lot better than some of the O/S books too.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 05:11 PM

Well two books I can recommend are The Thinking Woman's Guide To A Better Birth by Henci Goer. A good book for looking beneath a lot of what is commonly accepted, whilst leaving you to draw your own conclusions. Birth by Catherine Price and Sandra Robinson (new book I think) has been great as a reference and I'm also currently reading No 'One Right Way' by Rhodanthe Lipsett which is a handbook for parents. I have been wanting to get my hands on Birthing From Within by Pam England but never got around to it. The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin is a great read for support people too.
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:48 PM

Are there any other books for expecting fathers other than "You're going to be a dad"?
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:15 PM

Puggles - My husband is onto me about Active Birth - he has heard it is very good.
Is it worth getting these pregnancy books out from the library???


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