Wednesday, 25 April 2012

For Your Pre-Pregnancy Reading Enjoyment

For the people out there like me, who need to know as much as possible to keep their sanity... I've pulled together the list of books I've read for preconception. These were great resources, and I'd recommend all three of them. New research shows that it doesn't take just 9 months to have a baby, but more like 12. At least 3 months to prepare your body and then the additional 9.
  • What To Expect Before You're Expecting - This one is informative but a little cheesy. I found myself thinking enough with the jokes already.  The first section was the most helpful and is all about getting ready to conceive. From vaccinations to Dr. appointments, weight, and diet. The second section was how to make a baby. I'm not sure if I just wasn't paying attention in health class or just totally missed something, but I learned a lot!     
  • Get Ready to Get Pregnant - If you're only going to read one pre-conception book, this would be the one to read. It was the most informative. Almost too informative. I found myself feeling a little overwhelmed when it began talking about all the toxins in your home and cleaning supplies. Not to mention the bashing of meat due to dioxins. It goes into depth on diet and nutrition. There is also an entire chapter on preconception appointments and what you should ask your doctor about. This was my favorite one! It's packed full of info and a very quick read.                                                                        
  • Before Your Pregnancy: a 90 Day Guide -  This one is pretty lengthy. I'm still not finished reading it. I loved the preconception visit chapter. It had a list of questions you should ask your obgyn and what to expect on your visit. There is also great information on exercise and getting into shape.                                                    

Since reading these books I've made some changes that have included losing weight, working out more, having my cavities/dental work done. I also floss every night now and take prenatal vitamins. I went for my preconception visit and updated my vaccines.

 I sooo wish I could just skip forward already! August, hurry up!!!!

Before Baby Lady


  1. We're going to start trying in August too :) I'm so excited and I love that you're brave enough to make a blog. My sister-in-law and father-in-law always find everything about me online lol so I can never keep secrets. I started a journal instead. I started prenatals 2 days ago and it was so exciting!!

    1. I wish you all the best, Chelsea!!

    2. that's so exciting!! Make an anonymous blog like me! No one knows who I am!

  2. Yes, August, hurry up! So excited for you. :)

  3. I had no idea they made pre-baby books. What a great idea. I will have to check these out. I am sure my diet needs to be changed.

    1. I had no idea either! I saw these on some other blogs and bought them from amazon.

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