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I am also reading the Sears Pregnancy Book. I've also got a number of birth books that I've skimmed but not read yet: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, Active Birth, The Sears Birth Book, and Birthing from Within.

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.
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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.
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great suggestions! I'm finishing up my dissertation and as if I didn't have enough to read, I still get obsessed with pregnancy reading!

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'm reading A Thinking Woman's Guide to Better Birth and Birth Your Way.

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:

Originally Posted by jennifer413 View Post
Love the image! My babe doesn't even resemble a gummy bear yet.

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.
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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
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tOO BUSY READING HOMmeschool teacher manuals and curriculums for my others I plan to get some new reading soon though need to figure out what I want to read and order them

Any good UC books?

Originally Posted by brooklynbabymama View Post
Love the image! My babe doesn't even resemble a gummy bear yet.
So fun -- but mine looks like a miniature dinosaur! my 4 year old would be ecstatic if i showed him.
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The internet and my doctor

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
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