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Have you read the book YOU: Having a Baby? What about What to Expect When You're Excepting?

The first one is by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz. I'm hoping my OB will give me the second.  Please specify which book you've read.

What did you think about them?

Any other suggestions on good pregnancy books?


Asked by mrsjon at 4:45 PM on May. 29, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (13)
  • I've read the What to Expect.... and also What to Expect the First Year. Great info and down-to-earth tones. I would highly recommend the whole What to Expect series.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 4:55 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • * Two thumbs down with WTEWYE .

    Pick up:
    The Baby Book (Sears)
    The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Kitzinger)
    Ina Mays' Guide To Childbirth (Gaskin)
    Gentle Birth Choices (Harper)
    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (Penny Simkin)
    Birthing From Within (England)

    let us know if you'd like more referrals!


    Answer by doulala at 7:44 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • I HATE the What to Expect books. They are full of VERY biased info that is often not in-line with current recommendations of many healthy organizations. My doctors office stopped giving it out because it became so apparent that the info in it was increasing incorrect. My doctors office now gives out the ACOG book which is okay but still has a lot of biased info in it.

    The pregnancy Bible is a good one and so is Ina Mays Guide.

    I have never read the first one.


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:51 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • What to Expect is lame. It is out of touch with current research, and brings up the most random things sometimes. The ONLY things I liked about it was the question/answer format, and the development of the baby. Other then that, there are MUCH MUCH more informative books out there, such as all of the ones listed on doulala's answer.

    Answer by squish at 1:57 AM on May. 30, 2011

  • I read the wtewye book when I was expecting my first. It did nothing for me except instill in me that birth was an emergency waiting to happen. I wish I would have read all the books that doulala suggested before I had my first child. I might have honestly believed in my birth power then.

    Answer by nepenthe429 at 6:09 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • Yes I read it and I liked it. Gave a bunch of great info for new mothers.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:46 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • Mommy of two, which did you read?

    Comment by mrsjon (original poster) at 4:52 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • I use the book as a reference book and would refer to it every month to learn what stage my baby was in and what I should expect! I loved the pics it showe of the growing fetus!

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 4:56 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • I loved the What To Expect Books.

    Answer by Octobersmom at 4:56 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • What to Expect When You're Excepting

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:07 PM on May. 29, 2011