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What Are You Reading?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I like to reading parenting stuff, and with a new pregnancy, I'm looking at pregnancy books again. Someone mentioned Real Food for Mother and Baby in another thread, which I just started. I'm also reading Divine Misdemeanors, which is kind of trashy but about a pregnant woman in her first trimester, too, which is kind of neat. What are you reading?

post #2 of 11

Mamas and Papas on the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting, a collection of short stories about motherhood.  It's super raw and some of the stories are downright shocking, but it is fantastic.

post #3 of 11

I recommend Ina May's Guide to Childbirth for all expecting mamas out there. I'll probably read that again when I get to my third trimester. All of her books are great though, so don't stop there! 


This month, (right before I found out about this lo) I read a book called The Birth House, and it was great! It was more of a historical novel, taken place in Nova Scotia during WWI. I highly suggest that for a fun read. Here's a link:  



post #4 of 11

I second Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. It was the last book I read before J was born and it gave me so much strength and peace going into his birthing.


Right now I'm re-reading Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen. I love it and try to live by it, while constantly falling short of my parenting goals. It's amazing though, and totally gave me a different perspective on behaviour issues. I could use a good novel next, so maybe I'll see if the library has The Birth House. It sounds like a great read!

post #5 of 11

I'm currently reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. It's a book I've always heard lots of good things about, but just now started reading. I really like it!

post #6 of 11

I'm reading  From The Hips right now, though I wish I'd checked to see if my library had it before buying it. Just overly excited I guess!


I'm looking for some other good reads, but can't decide at the moment.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Well,  I finished the first trimester stuff in Real Foods for Mother and Baby, and I'll shelve the book until I'm closer to my second trimester, just because otherwise I'll probably forget it all.


Moving onto Emergency Childbirth: http://www.rixafreeze.com/pdf/gregorywhite.pdf, which is a little more hands in some ways than I think is necessary, but I'm enjoying it. It's short enough I may get my partner to read it.

post #8 of 11

Just read Birth Matters by Ina May, and Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent. Both were excellent!

Now I'm reading The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm.

post #9 of 11

Finishing up The Natural Pregnancy Book and  Real Food for Mother and Baby. Next up is re-reading Ina Mae's Guide to Childbirth and then on to Birthing from Within.

post #10 of 11

I started reading Birthing From Within yesterday and had to go out and get some new art supplies tonight so I can make some birth art. I'm so super excited to dig into all of it and I should be going to bed!  I'll be starting on my birth art journal tomorrow. Has anyone else done this before?

post #11 of 11

I've been skimming through lots of the standard pregnancy books - the Mayo Clinic (for basic info) and Sears are the two faves.  I'm also reading a bunch of parenting books right now, including Mind in the Making, Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, and Hold on to Your Kids - Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.  Oh, and am about to start The Happiest Baby on the Block.  I've also been reading Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives out loud a bit to my baby's papa - it's fun to read it together.


What I really want to read - just for fun - and am waiting for my hold to come in at the library is Bringing up Bebe.  I read bits of it at the bookstore and I liked her writing style a lot - it looked like a lot of fun to read.  


Also! - been enjoying quite a few blogs.  Pacing the Panic Room has two wonderful pregnancy photo series:




and his blog is very sweet and family oriented.

This pregnant mama's blog is fun, too - http://taza-and-husband.blogspot.com/


And on top of all that, the kids and I are reading Watership Down together, and I'm reading Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter with my 16 yr old.

Edited by kel - 5/12/12 at 9:30am
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