I mentioned in a previous post that I have several books that I’m planning on reading as we prepare for little Baby Kirky to get here. Some of them I am reading the whole thing and others I am just scanning…
What to Expect When You’re Expecting I definitely don’t have newest version of this book. I picked up a copy at Half Price Books for $2. Now, I’ve only read two chapters in this book…I skipped the first half and recently read the chapters about Months 5 & 6, and I pretty much skimmed it for information that was pertinent to me. I’ll probably skim the rest of the book for any helpful tidbits.
Labor and Delivery:
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way Now, I haven’t actually started reading this book, in fact it hasn’t arrived yet, but I got it on paperbackswap.com and it’s on its way!
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth Another one that haven’t purchased yet. This is one that I plan to read on my own. I’ve heard the stories offer a lot of encouragement.
Happiest Baby on the Block Beth has lent me this book and this is one that Jeremy and I are planning on reading together, although we haven’t started.
Baby Wise I know this one is controversial and honestly I don’t know that I would have it on the list except that it had already been given to me and so I won’t be purchasing it. I have heard some parents that I really trust say some positive things and I think you read everything with a grain of salt – not taking things too far and using the good stuff, so we’ll see how it goes – I’ll let you know after I read it (and probably after I’ve had a newborn for a little while!).
I have a few of these that have been given to me and I have been scanning through some of the information. I think some of the best things about these books is that they have a lot of stuff that you can look up if you are having a specific issue and they offer pictures and other helpful items.I can’t remember the names but I have two different ones – they are huge! but once again, they are really more for reference.