Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Pregnancy Books

The library has a lot of resources for pregnant mothers and fathers-to-be, including books, DVDs, magazines, and audiobooks. Take a look at a few of the library's newest books on the subject of pregnancy:

What to Expect Before You're Expecting: the complete preconception plan by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
The author of the classic expectant parent guidebook, What to Expect When You're Expecting, offers couples who are planning (and trying) to conceive a wealth of practical advice on everything from tracking ovulation to seeking help for infertility.

Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be: everything dads need to know about pregnancy, childbirth and getting ready for a new baby by Glade B. Curtis and Judith Schuler
This full updated and expanded edition includes:
Essential pregnancy information -- Lifestyle changes for you as an expecting couple -- Ways to support your pregnant partner -- Changes in your life as an expectant dad -- Your couple relationship -- You're part of this pregnancy, too! -- The financial realities of parenthood -- If there are pregnancy problems -- Preparing for baby's arrival -- Childbirth preparation, and labor and delivery -- Now you're a dad! -- Before the next pregnancy.

Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year by Cassandra Vieten, foreword by Sylvia Boorstein
Vieten, a psychologist specializing in mood disorders as well as a mom herself, presents a mindfulness training program developed to help new mothers parent their children and manage changes in mood, stress levels, and behavior.

Full of Life: Mom-to-Mom Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Pregnant by Nancy O'Dell
Extraordinarily helpful and filled with honest, candid tips on everything from unusual cravings to sudden pre-baby breast leakage, "Full of Life" presents straightforward advice on pregnancy and motherhood. b&w illustrations throughout.

Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy by Elizabeth M. Ward
Includes health information, healthy eating tips, fourth trimester information, food safety, and infertility and other common issues.

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