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 Post subject: Pregnancy books?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:57 pm 
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There are about a million pregnancy books out there, some of them ok and others less so. I've read the ubiquitous "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and am working my way through the "Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy." I'm curious, though - what do PPKers recommend?

(I looked for threads on this topic with no luck, but I could have missed it!)


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 Post subject: Re: Pregnancy books?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:11 pm 
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Have you tried this thread? viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46 The first page has quite a few great suggestions.

I hope you get good advice!

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Definitely Expecting Better!

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the pregnancy and breastfeeding part of Vegan for Life is really helpful. i had a few different books but used the nutrition advice from that one.

i think i had the Everything Vegan Pregnancy book too.

after awhile they all have the same sort of info in them.

i skipped "what to expect....." because i heard all it does is tell you all the awful things that might possibly happen.

there is also Vegan For Her by Ginny Messina which is a great resource for female vegans of all ages and i dont remember but i have to assume there is a pregnany/breastfeeding section in it. it might be very similar to Vegan for Life though since she is a co-author of Vegan for Life.

those two books would be my top recommendations even though they arent specifically pregnancy books

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:45 pm 
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I wouldn't BUY it, but our library had the DK pregnancy day by day book that I really enjoyed. It had lots of 3d Ultrasound pictures of what baby looked like throughout development and I just really enjoyed that. I basically checked it out/renewed it for my entire pregnancy. I found reading birth stories inspirational (I wanted a more natural birth) so I did enjoy the Ina Mae books (guide to childbirth and spiritual midwifery) even though they get pretty flowery in their descriptions of labor.
My favorite pregnancy resource was the Hypnobabies homestudy kit. It had a book that had the basic info about exercise/labor/delivery, etc (ignore the nutrition recommendations) and then MP3's to listen to everyday for the "hypnosis" or relaxation aspect of things. I found it extremely relaxing, helpful for my sleep, and had a great natural labor/delivery with it. I wish I had known about it for my first baby.


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Ohhh, this is great! Thanks guys. Tofulish - thanks for the referral to the other thread; I missed it. Between that and this thread, there are a ton of great ideas! Much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:13 pm 
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My husband and I are trying, and I've read 5-10 pregnancy books in the last couple months (many of which were in the thread Tofulish linked to). My absolute favorite was Expecting 411.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:09 pm 
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It is such a good thread!

I am so grateful for the PPKPlayground and all the smart, sciencey vegans with their great recommendations!

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