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Subject: Pregnancy books
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 6:20 PM ET
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Do you have suggestions on good pregnancy books and also feel-good novels for expectant mothers/new mothers?  Has anyone read Belly Laughs by Jenny Macarthy?  Is that a good one?

Date Posted: 2/25/2009 10:35 PM ET
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Here's some chick lit books that relate to pregnancy. I haven't read any of them, so I don't know if they're feel good or not, but thought I'd suggest them for you anyways.

Bed Rest
Author: Sarah Bilston

Author: Jane Green

The Bright Side of Disaster: A Novel     This one I did read & enjoyed very much!
Author: Katherine Center

ETA: Diary of a Mad Mom-to-Be
Author: Laura Wolf

It Could Happen To You: Diary Of A Pregnancy and Beyond
Author: Martha Brockenbrough

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Date Posted: 2/26/2009 10:41 AM ET
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I Notes from the Underbelly  by Risa Green was pretty funny.I loved it.I'm pretty sure it was about pregnancy.They made a tv show about it but it got cancelled:(


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Date Posted: 2/26/2009 3:25 PM ET
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I really liked these 2:

Babyville  Author: Jane Green     and  The Bright Side of Disaster: A Novel    Author: Katherine Center

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 8:12 PM ET
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Katherine Center has a new book out...I'm sorry, but I've forgotten the title.



Date Posted: 2/26/2009 9:47 PM ET
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Katherine Center's new one is called Everyone Is Beautiful: A Novel.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 7:14 PM ET
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I read Belly Laughs...thought it was alright.  I read it way after I was pregnant so I already knew a lot of stuff that was in there but it might be a more fun book for newly pregnant women.  As for informational books, I really liked, "Your Pregnancy, Month by Month" or something like that.  I can't remember the author and I did a search for it but couldn't find the cover of the one I had so I guess I'm not much help.  I also liked "The Girlfriend's Guide To Pregnancy" by Vicki Iovine (available on PBS).  I thought all her books were pretty funny. 

Edited to add: I liked Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner as a novel about pregnancy/new motherhood.


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Date Posted: 3/3/2009 1:20 PM ET
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another one I thought of...

The Yoga Mamas
Author: Katherine Stewart

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Date Posted: 3/5/2009 8:22 AM ET
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Notes from the Underbelly and Tales from the Crib (same author, Risa Green)...HIlarious!!

Subject: Pregnancy books
Date Posted: 4/9/2009 9:21 PM ET
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If you're looking for a good pregnancy advice book that'll bring a few laughs, I highly recommend "The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" by Vicky Iovine. It's got the tone of your best girlfriend giving you the real deal. While I don't have that one on my shelf, I do have Vicky Iovine's Toddler book, which is just as entertaining and full of good advice. I also have the old standby "What to Expect When You're Expecting," which is pretty much a must-have for every pregnant woman, and "Your Pregnancy Week by Week," which I just loved when I was pregnant. I second the recommendations for Notes From the Underbelly and Tales From the Crib for feel-good fiction. Fun books!

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Date Posted: 4/13/2009 12:25 PM ET
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Gucci Gucci Coo by Sue Margolis & Pregnancy Sucks by Joanne Kimes

Subject: Pregnancy Chick Lit
Date Posted: 4/17/2009 8:54 AM ET
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I am reading Knocked Up: Confessions of a Hip Mother-to-Be by Rebecca Eckler right now.  I'm not too far into it yet so I can't vouch for the entire story, but I am finding it entertaining so far.