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Did you know that there are other books out there besides "What to Expect"?

Seriously, have you read more than the popular books. Sure, they are entertaining, many are downright hilarious, and have some information, but they really barely scratch the surface of the serious issues. They are meant to entertain and appeal to a popular audience, they aren't written to get into the most useful, real details. The local library is a free resource and some bookstores allow you to read books before you buy. It pays to read off the beaten path!

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amileegirl

Asked by amileegirl at 11:46 PM on Aug. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I hate the 'What to expect' books. The pregnancy one doesn't even begin to describe c-sections and how dangerous they are. I never bought one. Or even thought about it.
    SaraP1989

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 11:48 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • my fav was "Pregnancy Sucks" It gives a month by month break down on what to look for, and then the author gripes about people touching her belly, demanding that she sits down and eats something, etc. etc... all the annoying things that happen during pregnancy that noone tells you about.
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 11:49 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • lol pregnancy sucks i could have used that one
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 11:51 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • "Pregnancy Sucks" is a book i could've used! lol.
    I liked "Your Pregnancy: Week by Week". I couldnt stand the "What to Expect"
    MommyLee08

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 11:55 PM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • The What to Expect books have a lot of inaccurate info and I don't know why they are so popular.
    GailllAZ

    Answer by GailllAZ at 12:03 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • My favorite was birthing from within
    lasombrs

    Answer by lasombrs at 1:25 AM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
    Birthing From Within
    Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth

    I recommend those :) The What to Expect books are crap.
    NDFanatik

    Answer by NDFanatik at 5:10 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

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