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Pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and childcare books

A Listmania! list by Monica M (UK)
 
The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life
1.  The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life by Harriet Lerner
The list author says:
  "First of all,  think carefully if  you are ready to give up so much of your freedom. This book will explain the drawbacks of motherhood  better than your best friend could."
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Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (Wise Woman Herbals Series: No. 1)
2.  Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year (Wise Woman Herbals Series: No. 1) by Susun S. Weed
The list author says:
  "I like this book a lot, it's compact, cheap and VERY useful. Herbalism."
9.02   Used & New from: 4.30
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control
3.  Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control by Toni Weschler
The list author says:
  "A very thorough read on fertility. If conception is not instant, this is a good place to start."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Optimum Nutrition Before, During And After Pregnancy: The definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy: Everything You Need to Achieve Optimum Well-being
4.  Optimum Nutrition Before, During And After Pregnancy: The definitive guide to having a healthy pregnancy: Everything You Need to Achieve Optimum Well-being by Patrick Holford BSc DipION FBANT NTCRP
The list author says:
  "This is very useful. it's better to improve your nutrition before you start trying to conceive. It's also more practical to give up coffee and/or cigarettes beforehands."
9.65   Used & New from: 0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Carol Vorderman's Detox for Life: The 28 Day Detox Diet and Beyond
5.  Carol Vorderman's Detox for Life: The 28 Day Detox Diet and Beyond by Carol Vorderman
The list author says:
  "A little detox could be useful, too. But nothing too drastic."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

What to Expect When You'RE Expecting
6.  What to Expect When You'RE Expecting by Eisenberg
The list author says:
  "An excellent reference with all the information you need. You don't need to read it cover to cover, it'd better to dip in when you're looking for information. You won't need any other pregnancy book"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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What to Expect the First Year
7.  What to Expect the First Year by Arlene Eisenberg
The list author says:
  "Another excellent reference. If you don't enjoy reading I suggest buying only this book, the previous one and the next..and you're done."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)

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What to Expect: The Toddler Years
8.  What to Expect: The Toddler Years by Heidi E. Murkoff
The list author says:
  "Another very good reference book."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth (Rough Guides Reference Titles)
9.  The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth (Rough Guides Reference Titles) by Kaz Cooke
The list author says:
  "This is good fun, while the previous ones are a bit dry. A very enjoyable read."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

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Your Newborn: Head to Toe
10.  Your Newborn: Head to Toe by Cara Familian Natterson
The list author says:
  "I found this surprisingly useful. Written by a Harvard-trained paediatrician."
7.78   Used & New from: 0.01

The Best Friends' Guide to Pregnancy: Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You
11.  The Best Friends' Guide to Pregnancy: Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You by Vicki Iovine
The list author says:
  "Not essential but  a pleasant read."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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Miss Poppy's Guide to Raising Perfectly Happy Children
12.  Miss Poppy's Guide to Raising Perfectly Happy Children by Elaine Addison
The list author says:
  "I LOVED this book. it's easy to read, pleasant and covers everything. My favourite childcare book."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Confessions of a Slacker Mom
13.  Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro
The list author says:
  "This contains some very sane ideas about parenting. Recommended"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Pocket Parent
14.  The Pocket Parent by Gail Reichlin
The list author says:
  "A source of helpful information."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
15.  Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain by Sue Gerhardt
The list author says:
  "An interesting book. It will encourage you to cuddle your baby a lot...which was my plan anyway."
11.69   Used & New from: 7.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

Wonderplay: Interactive and Developmental Games, Crafts, and Creative Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
16.  Wonderplay: Interactive and Developmental Games, Crafts, and Creative Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers by Fretta Reitzes
The list author says:
  "A useful source of ideas for games, songs and activities."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life
17.  They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life by Oliver James
The list author says:
  "This not a childcare book, but is about how parenting shapes a child's personality. I think it can offer to parents some useful insights."
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The First Twelve Months of Life: Your Baby's Growth Month by Month
18.  The First Twelve Months of Life: Your Baby's Growth Month by Month by Frank Caplan
The list author says:
  "I found this pretty useful, too."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Toddler Taming Tips: A Parent's Guide to the First Four Years - Pocket Edition
19.  Toddler Taming Tips: A Parent's Guide to the First Four Years - Pocket Edition by Dr Christopher Green
The list author says:
  "All Dr.Green's books are very good and are worth checking out. This one has the added benefit of being very compact, in case your toddler doesn't allow you any time to read."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults
20.  The Vaccine Guide: Risks and Benefits for Children and Adults by Randall Neustaedter
The list author says:
  "This was really, really terrifying. If not vaccinating is not an option, think twice before reading it."
11.33   Used & New from: 0.95
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

What Should I Feed My Baby?: A Complete Nutrition Guide
21.  What Should I Feed My Baby?: A Complete Nutrition Guide by Suzannah Olivier
The list author says:
  "A good nutrition book for babies and children up to two years. It  lets u know the appropiate age when to introduce new foods."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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They Are What You Feed Them: How Food Can Improve Your Child's Behaviour, Learning and Mood
22.  They Are What You Feed Them: How Food Can Improve Your Child's Behaviour, Learning and Mood by Dr Alex Richardson
The list author says:
  "It will finally explain you what omega oils are..and lots of other information from a reputable Oxford Uni researcher."
Used & New from: 9.35
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Qualifications: Mother of one, who reads a lot
Last updated: 23/01/2007
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