Tonight I ordered these from Amazon's used book sellers:
The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book
Prenatal Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for Mothers to Be (DVD)
Fearless Pregnancy: Wisdom and Reassurance From a Doctor, a Midwife and a Mom
The Panic-Free Pregnancy: An OB-GYN Separates Fact from Fiction on Food, Exercise, Travel, Pets, Coffee, Medications, and Concerns You Have When You Are Expecting
Yes, I am a giant geek. Let the reading begin!
What are you reading (or planning on reading?)
First and foremost, Mama to Owen (7/21/04), Annaliese (7/29/09), and somebody new (due Feb 2012), and wife to Andrew (9/12/98). Also passionate about and loving the work I do in Organizational Development.
I like the Sears Pregnancy Book but I find myself wanting more specific info on what the embryo is doing and looking like at any given moment. I downloaded Discovery Health's Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy, a documentary that has these amazing real in-the-womb videos, which is great for that. I've also been intrigued by the BBC's show Child of our Time. The first series deals with pregnancies, births and baby stages of the the children and then after that gets better and better as it follows 25 kids around every year and notes their development etc. Fascinating for me, but I'm a documentary NUT and I love the BBC.
ETA: OH! I found the Discovery Health Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy on Youtube! Check it out. There are 5 parts on Youtube this link is for Part 1 so you'll have to find the following parts by searching.
Me 32, loving him 33, more each day. Rad boy, 7/12/10 & Cool gal 4/28/13
I'm a biracial, atheist, humanist, pacifist, anarchist, bibliophile, and educator.
Ohhhh - that dvd looks great! That's definitely on my to-get list. I'm still waiting on my friend in NC to get back to me and hopefully mail me my prenatal yoga dvd that I lent her.
I'm also planning on getting Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and Birthing from within. Heard great things about those.
Mia, married to my since 2006, mama to D (5/06) and M (8/09).
I'm a big fan of two crunchy books that haven't been mentioned yet: The Natural Pregnancy Book and Having a Baby Naturally.
I also signed up for the 3dPreganancy newsletter which is pretty cool, because each week they send you a 3d image of what your baby should look like that you an rotate and manipulate: http://3dpregnancy.parentsconnect.com/
In early labor last time I loved reading the birth stories in Spiritual Midwifery. This made my midwife chuckle when she got here.
Peggy Vincent's Baby Catcher is also awesome, though there's one or two stories you may not want to read if you're feeling nervous about the birth.
mama to n 12.17.07 and j 08.13.09
I want to make an amazon order this week so you ladies are giving me some great ideas. So far I have:
The Whole Pregnancy Handbook
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
The Scientist in the Crib
And DH is reading this book:
My Boys Can Swim: The Official Guys Guide to Pregnancy
Lisa married to B WAHM to C (08.09)
Any good UC books?
but that's only because 1. I have no time to read but can quickly look things up during breaks at work and 2. I obsess over every little thing so I don't need to read about things I don't have and worry that I do