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Reading "What to Expect..." ??

I am planning to get off of BCP in August and will be actively TTC in October. Would it be getting too ahead of myself to start reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting"? Any thoughts?
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Re: Reading "What to Expect..." ??

  • I'd read Taking Charge of Your Fertility first. As for pg books, I think people have recommended the mayo clinic book. I guess WTEWYE is a bit alarmist on things that could go wrong.
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  • Very outdated and full of misinformation.
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  • I second Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It will help you to understand how your body works so you're well informed as you begin your TTC journey. Good luck!
  • I didn't even make it through What To Expect when I was actually pregnant. I'd skip it for now and later. If anything, it's good if you have a sudden question on whether or not something is normal but for the most part it's not interesting and doesn't flow well.
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  • Your Pregnancy Week by Week or the Mayo Clinic Guide to Pregnancy are much better/more digestible reads w/o all the alarmist freaking out and worst-case-scenario-isms.

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  • The ABSOLUTE best pregnancy book to read is "The Pregnancy Bible".  It has everything from getting pregnant to being pregnant to caring for your infant.  I STRONGLY recommend reading this book.  I found WTEWYE not very informative or up to date.  I didn't even read all of the book.  I just skimmed it every so often.  I read the Pregnancy bible cover to cover, each time I was pregnant and still am reading it with this third pregnancy. 

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    Your Pregnancy Week by Week or the Mayo Clinic Guide to Pregnancy are much better/more digestible reads w/o all the alarmist freaking out and worst-case-scenario-isms.

    I second both of these. They're so much better than WTE.  

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  • I liked your preganancy week by week and I didn't mind WTE, i just didn't think it was awesome.

    I also liked going on babycenter.com each week and reading info there.

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  • image biomaj5:
    I'd read Taking Charge of Your Fertility first. As for pg books, I think people have recommended the mayo clinic book. I guess WTEWYE is a bit alarmist on things that could go wrong.

    Thus. TCOYF was a huge help in making me more aware of my fertility, which I think made it easier for me to know when I would be likely to conceive. 

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    Very outdated and full of misinformation.

    This.

    Also, it's very "western medicine" focused IMO.

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    image biomaj5:
    I'd read Taking Charge of Your Fertility first. As for pg books, I think people have recommended the mayo clinic book. I guess WTEWYE is a bit alarmist on things that could go wrong.

    Thus. TCOYF was a huge help in making me more aware of my fertility, which I think made it easier for me to know when I would be likely to conceive. 

    Ditto to both of these.  I also liked Babycenter.com's weekly emails about developement when I am expecting.  DH also likes to get the emails so I fwd to him as well.

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