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#46 Nathalie

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:13 PM

The Choice Guide to Baby Products 10th ED by Choice Books!
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Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:36 PM

i've found Karen mitchell's Careers and Motherhood, Challenges and Choices really helpful

i read anne manne's motherhood recently. her book is really well researched and she looks at childcare issues from range of perspectives.

for practical reference i like what to expect when you are expecting






#48 lazuli

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (MumsTheWord @ Nov 9 2005, 12:48 PM)
Are there any other books for expecting fathers other than "You're going to be a dad"?

i just bought my husband "blokes and babies"

i just finished reading it tonight (ok, he hasn't had a chance to read it yet!).

it is VERY simplistic, and had some stuff i didn't agree with like "why would you bother with a natural birth when we have technological advances enabling a woman to have a c-sec" blink.gif

but it was entertaining enough, and an easy introduction to the 'heavier' reading, me thinks!
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#49 Cathleen

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 06:49 PM

Has anyone read Baby Bliss by Harvey Karp?

It looks good, but I'd love a recommendation.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE (cathybutterfly @ Dec 24 2005, 07:49 PM)
Has anyone read Baby Bliss by Harvey Karp?

It looks good, but I'd love a recommendation.

I've got his happiest baby on the block DVD and the techniques that he shows in the DVD are also in this book and his other boook by the same title. Everything he says is common sense and mostly works, particularly the shusshing and the baby jiggling! The jiggling is just amazing. Leila would settle almost immediately when we did it and even now she still finds it calming.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE (MumsTheWord @ Nov 9 2005, 01:48 PM)
Are there any other books for expecting fathers other than "You're going to be a dad"?

I bought these two books for my husband. You can probably go to your local bookstore and ask them to order it in.

Both books are informative and funny from a guy's point of view. My husband chuckled all the way through both books and learned some useful stuff about babies!

What the heck were you expecting

Be Prepared
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:07 AM

Just a little note on books for dads!

When my fiancee found out we were going to be parents he took himself off to the book shop and came home with "diary of a pregnant dad" by Rob Wilcher.....he is usually not a books person at all.....lucky if hes ever finished one in fact. BUT! Read this practically in one sitting ( a feat for him) and he said to me after reading it "ok Im ready to have a baby now" hahaha, he found it very helpful. Just thought Id add my two cents in.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:47 PM

I have What to expect when your expecting and conception, pregnancy and birth by Dr Mirriam Stoppard. This book appears to be really good, even my DH is reading it.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 09:54 AM

I have the Pregnancy bible, its the best pregnancy and after birth book I have.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 05:45 PM

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 07:02 PM

Has anyone bought;

What to EAT When You're Expecting ?

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 12:06 PM

Amy, I bought What to Eat When You're Expecting, after remembering seeing my friend make a fruit cocktail (virgin of course) out of it one day when we were all drinking, and she had a really healthy pregnancy, and didn't put on excess weight during the pregnancy.

I find it really good, although I'm a bit of a health nut anyway, but it gives lot's of good reasons for not eating junk and putting on excess kilos, just what is recommended, including a healthier birth weight of the baby etc.

And it goes through what you should eat each day, which is a lot, and gives you portion sizes for each of the nutrients you need etc.

I haven't finished reading it yet, but there's some recipes in the back I can't wait to start making!
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE(amandae @ Feb 2 2006, 01:47 PM) View Post

I have What to expect when your expecting and conception, pregnancy and birth by Dr Mirriam Stoppard. This book appears to be really good, even my DH is reading it.



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QUOTE(kils @ Jul 17 2006, 12:06 PM) View Post

Amy, I bought What to Eat When You're Expecting, after remembering seeing my friend make a fruit cocktail (virgin of course) out of it one day when we were all drinking, and she had a really healthy pregnancy, and didn't put on excess weight during the pregnancy.

I find it really good, although I'm a bit of a health nut anyway, but it gives lot's of good reasons for not eating junk and putting on excess kilos, just what is recommended, including a healthier birth weight of the baby etc.

And it goes through what you should eat each day, which is a lot, and gives you portion sizes for each of the nutrients you need etc.

I haven't finished reading it yet, but there's some recipes in the back I can't wait to start making!



Cool, thanks! I am still not sure what books I will buy. Not UTD yet (that I know of!), but have been tossing up whether to get the combined What to Expect/Eat book, or buy them separately.

Saying that though, hubby and I eat relatively healthy IMO, I guess it would just come down to what you mentioned, what portions of the different types of foods to have.

I picked up Up The Duff yesterday just to have a look as many people on here have recommended it. I must say, I only read about half a page, but I liked what I read. Very laid back and easy to understand.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:38 AM

Hi everyone,

For something a little bit different to your normal pregnancy books, take a look at:

GENTLE BIRTH METHOD
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DR GOWRI MOTHA

As most of you know I am very into holistic therapies and have been studying Ayurveda (Indian Medicine) for the past couple of years. She isa GP as well as Ayurvedic doctor.

If you are open to new ideas, this is a great book. Obviously we can't follow everything she says (unless you are Elle Macpherson or Gwyneth Paltrow - both see her during their pregnancies - who have the time and money for all that she recommends!) but it is good to take the information that you want. Her views on 'pelvic congestion' caused by wheat and sugar is also very interesting.

Cheers,

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Our baby boy, Sam, born 31st December 2006

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 11:20 AM

I agree Lisa that Dr Gowri has some very interesting information in her book. I'm in the process of changing a few things that are suggested. I don't think i can go "the whole hog", but, will give a few things a try for sure. smile.gif
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