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Expectant/New Mommies


Recommended by Sarah, one of our children's librarians.

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Easy Labor: Every Woman's Guide to Choosing Less Pain and More Joy During Childbirth

by William Camann and Kathryn Alexander
1372674.jpg This highly informative and non-biased book gives women a comprehensive list of pain management options for childbirth. The facts are presented and then followed up with a story from a woman who is for the procedure/drug and one who is against. It provides a lot of realistic, detailed information that is lacking in other sources.

Frankly Pregnant: A Candid, Week-by-Week Guide to the Unexpected Joys, Raging Hormones and Common Experiences of Pregnancy

by Stacy Quarty with Miriamm Greene
1383351.jpg This book is like having a best girlfriend share all the details of pregnancy...the good, the bad and the hideously ugly! Although humorous, it's also very informational and delves into the things no one else tells you about pregnancy.

Notes From the Underbelly

by Risa Green
undbelly.jpg In the midst of all your pregnancy research, this book is a refreshing little diversion. This is the story of a woman who isn't planning to get pregnant any time soon, if ever, until her husband decides he is ready to be a father and it's now or never. A cute story with plenty of humor and heartwarming moments.

Best Baby Products

by Sandra Gordon
1317608.jpg This is a must read before you start that baby registry. Consumer Reports has tested and rated all the baby products you need for your little one so you can choose the safest, sturdiest, worthwhile items.

Free Stuff For Baby! The New Parent's Ultimate Guide to Hundreds of Dollars of Baby Freebies and Parenting Resources

by Sue M. Hannah
1323812.jpg This book lists lots of sources for free samples, informational websites and more for your baby. Some items are more valuable than others but the book is definitely worth checking out...especially if you're expecting multiples.