Monday, April 18, 2011

A Reading List for Pregnancy, Birth, and the First Years

I'll be updating this list.  I just wanted to get it started.

Pregnancy and Birth:
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
by Ina May Gaskin

What to Expect When You're Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff

by Marie Mongan

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
by La Leche League International

The Newborn Days:
The Baby Book
by Dr. Sears
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by The American Academy of Pediatrics

The Vaccine Book
by Dr. Sears

I don't have 1 or 2 good sources for this yet.  My advice is to do a lot of research before making this big decision.  Unless you circumcise your child for religious reasons, I think it's time to stop doing it just because it has been done for so long.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Great reads. I need to read some of those myself just for future reference. If I may add one for the dads, I'd recommend:
Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads.
It was hilarious but genuinely informative. I read it as much as I read anything else and gave me just the comic relief I needed at moments of stress.