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Whoa, Baby! June 30, 2008

Filed under: Books,Nonfiction,Parents — svref @ 10:00 am

The Joy of PregnancyYou may have noticed that the media is fascinated with tracking stars and their invisible or not-so-invisible baby bumps and impending parenthood. You can also track them by going to the site http://www.celebrity-babies.com/. Learn about celebrities’ birthing plans, what they’re eating, how they want to decorate the nursery, and where they buy their children’s baby clothes.

Whether you are famous or lead a non-superstar life, the most important thing is that you and your baby are healthy. If you are going to be a new mom, take a look at these books about pregnancy and how to care for yourself and your baby through healthy eating and exercise:

 

The Joy of Pregnancy: The Complete, Candid, and Reassuring Companion for Parents-to-Be (2008 ) by Tori Kropp
This book gives facts about how your body and baby will change on a month-by-month basis without overwhelming you with too much information or advice.

 

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating During Pregnancy (2006) by W. Allan Walker with Courtney Humphries
What you eat may affect your baby’s development and the health of your pregnancy. Read this book to become more informed about what nutrients will work best for you to aid in a healthy baby and smooth pregnancy and delivery.

 

The Complete Organic Pregnancy (2006) by Deirdre Dolan and Alexandra Zissu
Use this as a guide for avoiding harmful chemicals and toxins found in everything from water bottles to carpet cleaners. This resource will help you find the healthiest alternatives to common items in the environment.

 

The Everything Pregnancy Nutrition Book : What to Eat to Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy (2004) by Kimberly A. Tessmer
Give yourself and your baby a well-balanced diet during your pregnancy. Learn what vitamins and minerals are best during each trimester, as well as bust the myths about “forbidden” pregnancy foods.

 

The Active Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy : Practical Advice for Getting Outdoors When Expecting (2004) by Aneema van Groenou
Get moving! Being active during pregnancy can help you avoid excessive weight gain, have an easier and less complicated delivery, as well as help you return to pre-pregnancy fitness faster. Read this book to learn exercises and techniques for staying active during pregnancy.

 

Raising Baby Green : The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care (2007) by Alan Greene
Go green! This book discusses ways to give your child an environmentally friendly home even before he or she enters this world. Best of all, learn how to “green” other aspects of your baby’s life, from clothing to nursery decorations to baby creams and lotions.

 

To find more books about pregnancy, do a keyword search in the library catalog.

 

 

*Amazon.com was used as a reference to assist with book descriptions.

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One Response to “Whoa, Baby!”

  1. Erika Says:

    These are great pregnancy resources! I loved Raising Baby Green and still refer to it a year later. Two more resources are “A Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy” a book that helps to calm your nerves in the beginning and Organic Baby Resource (http://www.organic-baby-resource.com) an online guide to organic baby care.


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