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The Expectant Parent: A Journey

It may be a stretch to fit these books into our Set Sail for Summer Reading travel category, but being an expectant parent is clearly an adventure!  Some of the books that I've found informative or entertaining on my own prenatal journey include:

You having a baby : the owner's manual to a happy and healthy pregnancy by Michael F. Roizen, and Mehmet C. Oz

The modern girl's guide to motherhood by Jane Buckingham with Jen Furmaniak



Dad's pregnant too : expectant fathers, expectant mothers, new dads, and new moms share advice, tips, and stories about all the surprises, questions, and joys ahead by Harlan Cohen



The Penguin book of baby names by David Pickering



Easy labor : every woman's guide to choosing less pain and more joy during childbirth by William Camann and Kathryn Alexander



Crouching father, hidden toddler : a zen guide for new dads by C.W. Nevius



Confessions of a slacker mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro



The essential first year by Penelope Leach



Free range kids : giving our children the freedom we had without going nuts with worry by Lenore Skenazy




Motherhood, the second oldest profession
by Erma Bombeck