Archive for February, 2007

‘What to Expect’ Book Review

Throughout my wife’s pregnancy and now that I have a 2-month old, I’ve been reading the “What to Expect…” series of books which are an excellent resource for expectant or new parents.

“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” is a pregnancy guide to help you get through pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum , and breastfeeding. It’s organized month by month so you can follow along as the pregnancy progresses. Each month addresses your baby’s development and what’s going on in your body as well as issues that may arise with your pregnancy. The book includes diet tips, what to expect on your OBGYN visits, information and advice on pregnancy issues such as nausea, edema, stress, and much more.

“What to Expect the First Year” is a month-by-month guide for your baby’s first year of life. Since my baby’s only into her 3rd month, I’ve only gotten through the first few chapters… and that’s one of the best features of these books. Just like with “What to Expect when You’re Expecting” there’s no need to read the whole book at once since all the relevant information you need to know is presented as your baby ages.

Each chapter contains milestones that your baby should be reaching in a given month so you can have an idea if there are any major problems with your baby’s development. The chapters also address things you’ll need to know and any concerns you might have with each month such as feeding and sleeping concerns, developmental progress, health and safety issues, and more.

Both books are an easy read and a great reference. While they don’t contain every small bit of detailed information you might want to know, they are good overall and any further, more detailed, information you want can usually be found online at some of the better baby and children’s health sites and pregnancy sites.

Further down the road for me, the series also contains “What to Expect the Toddler Years” for parents with toddlers. Hopefully that one will be as useful as these were.

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