Finished 10-16-10, rating 4.5/5, pregnancy, revised pub. 2008
When I found out I was pregnant I made the decision to buy and read only one pregnancy book and this is the one I chose. I’ve heard women complain about it being outdated or not detailed enough, but I found it to be very useful. I did not read it cover to cover and the last section on things that could go wrong I didn’t read, although I did reference it early on when I was afraid I might be having trouble. I felt like it gave me just enough information to feel comfortable, but not too much to cause increased worry, which is some thing I struggle with anyway. I definitely have a worry gene and I hope I haven’t passed it on to Gage!
Not only does the book cover eating for two, but its week by week updates were so much fun to read with Jason every week. It also helped for Jason to see some of my symptoms in print so he didn’t think I was making them up 🙂 As a first time mom who has spent very little time around pregnant women I thought this book was a wonderful resource and I would recommend it.
As a bonus I thought I’d share the last picture we took of me ‘expecting’. We took this Saturday afternoon and I went to the hospital later that evening. I gained 45 pounds during my pregnancy. Hard to believe I gained all that belly for a 6 pound little guy!
This book was from my personal library.