During my first pregnancy, I was very happy with the level of depth and detail in Your Pregnancy Week by Week, and though I still have that book on hand, I never felt the need to pick it up this go round. Why not? Well, because I got the regular Babycenter.com emails and I was generally too busy to bother with anything other than complaining, resting, and tending to Holden.
Enter The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths. It differentiates itself by being small and bite-sized and totally honest… sorta like our site tries to be. I was very happy to read some true-life bits of wisdom heading into labor and delivery and pleased that the countdown continued past the due date (because it Sucks Big Time when you keep waiting but your Countdown Book has finished).
I learned, for example, why trying every trick in the book to self-induce labor is a stupid idea. In brief, if your cervix ain’t ready, painful contractions are not very productive.
I highly recommend this book for a pregnant friend for her first time or if she’s already chasing older children. Or for your pregnant self.
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