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Subject: Question about What to Expect When You're Expecting books
Date Posted: 11/17/2007 8:54 PM ET
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What to Expect When You're Expecting

Do these pregnancy books have any material covering preconception, pre-pregnancy health, etc.? 

Date Posted: 11/19/2007 7:25 PM ET
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Third edition does not have such info.  I know some do - The Mother of All Baby Books is one that I think might have some info at the beginning.

Date Posted: 12/22/2007 2:28 PM ET
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Also, Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler --it's considered one of the best, if not the best, books on this subject.

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 4:27 PM ET
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If you want a book that's mainly a pregnancy book but also covers that, "Your Pregnancy Week By Week" has a section at the beginning about preparing for pregnancy.

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 11:23 AM ET
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Taking Charge of Your Fertility is awesome!   there is also Ovusoft, a software program used for charting, included in the book. it is excellent!

Subject: foresight preconception care
Date Posted: 2/2/2008 10:41 PM ET
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though not a book, the foresight organization in the UK does preconception planning for couples.  they have a fairly extensive list of recommended readings on their website: http://www.foresight-preconception.org.uk/recommended.htm


Date Posted: 2/5/2008 7:00 PM ET
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I was NOT at all impressed with What to Expect When You Are Expecting.  It has all of the worst case senarios - NOT what a hormonally imbalanced pregnant woman needs.  The Week by Week books were good, but there were several things that were misinformation in them (in the baby's first year it says to put mineral oil on cradle cap, and that's not a healthy thing to do at all, and it also says not to feed children carrots because of nitrates.  My son had 2 different ped's - we moved - and both said they had NEVER heard that before).  They are good guides to have but I would recommend them very highly. 

I have also heard great recommendations about Take Charge of Your Fertility!