Pregnancy and Parenting Resources — The Bump
June 2018 Moms

Pregnancy and Parenting Resources

I thought it might be helpful to start an on-going thread where we can share quality resources we've found with one another (such as books, youtube videos, articles, etc.) since it seems easier to just refer back to one thread than to try to remember if someone suggested something interesting in Randoms, Symptoms or Questions, etc. ;)

To streamline, suggested format below: 

Link:
Topic(s) covered:
Why you think it's helpful; why you trust it: 
Me: 30 // DH: 30
TTC #1: July 2016
BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
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Re: Pregnancy and Parenting Resources

  • Expecting Better is an awesome, science based book about pregnancy. 
    doxiemoxie212lalalajzamora_spinhelenbz
  • Natural Hospital Birth has a plethora of really good information
    TravelingCouple
  • @halesnwhales lol, I showed this to DH and he went, "That ain't no Kirkland bagel!" (Thank god!)
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    halesnwhalesgalactickatesstephcat421
  • @sabby2   kellymom saved me last time I was BFing. Such great info for every struggle and stage of nursing! 
    DD is 3 and a new little one on the way! 

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    sabby2
  • Expecting Better is an awesome, science based book about pregnancy. 
    I second this. I read it with my last pregnancy and I thought it was a really helpful book- It cuts through all the pregnancy warning BS, and cites scientific research to support all of the authors points. It's the only book I'd read if I had to it do over again!
    marcus7676
  • Should we pin this so we can keep it going?
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    meagster13krash_galactickates
  • @doxiemoxie212 -yes definitely pin! I know I would really appreciate it
    Me:33 & DH:35 - Married 
    TTC 1 since Aug17
    BFP 1- 10/20 ended with EP Lap and left tube removed on 11/20 at 9 weeks.


  • @BumpAdmin sticky pls?
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    galactickates
  • The Wonder Weeks app is great for navigating the ups and downs of outside babies. It gives you alarms for developmental leaps so you have a heads up when LO will be fussy or struggling.  
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  • Yes! I definitely second the wonder weeks! Both the app and the book. But if you can only choose one, choose the app. SUPER helpful 
    2589
  • edited October 2017
    So these are just things i had favorited on my phone and referenced a tonnnn.  Definitely for after baby, too.

    Carter's size guide by weight and length
    Awesome lactation cookie recipe

    Leaps vs Spurts


    Wake time chart


    +1 to wonder weeks too.  Just the app :) and +1 to the 5S

    Finally - @BumpAdmin Sticky?

    ETA: words

    Me: 28 | Husband: 39
    Married March 2016
    DD: born 7.22.16
    DS EDD: 6.23.18
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    doxiemoxie212Lolalipsy
  • @kbrown2385 second csftl! Awesome resource!

    Fluff love university website and the coressponding Facebook group Fluff Love & Cloth Diaper Science are great CD resources! 
    We are so excited to grow our family!
    DD #1 Born 10/3/2014

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    meagster13araecasey
  • Bumpology - the myth-busting pregnancy book for curious parents to be by linda Geddes. The author is a scientific journalist writing for New Scientist so she assesses the evidence with no obvious agenda. 




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  • LolalipsyLolalipsy member
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    sabby2 said:
    Kellymom.com

    Breastfeeding and parenting resource. Run by ibclc and legit information.
    I'm in the UK and I often referred to Kellymom.com for BFing advice above lots of UK resources because it was good.



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    sabby2
  • Another vote for car seats for the little and for fluff love. 

    I also referenced lucieslist.com a lot while pregnant with DS and when he was tiny for gear reviews/suggestions. 
    sabby2kbrown2385
  • +1 for Lucie's List and Car Seats for the Littles 

    My recc: A local Facebook group for parents of infants/toddlers/preschoolers resource for finding pediatricians, OBs, lactation support groups, daycare, preschools, etc. (Look for a large active one.) This could also be a place to find playgroups/meet ups. 










  • I have really enjoyed listening to The Longest Shortest Time podcast and I’ve learned a lot from it. It addresses very interesting topics in pregnancy and childhood. If anyone else had good podcasts, I’d love to hear about it. I’m always looking to improve my commute. 
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  • For FTMs who, like me, want to do a ton of research on baby stuff online before going in-person, and benefit from seeing how things move and operate, this store has a great youtube video collection! (Strollers, carseats, more)

    https://www.youtube.com/user/MagicBeansVideos/videos
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    stephcat421
  • also, @bumpadmin sticky pls?
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    sabby2
  • +1 for Kellymom, Lucie's List and Natural Hospital Birth

    Also, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. I did Hypnobabies with my DS and had a med free birth. Between that and reading Natural Hospital Birth & Ina May's book, they were all super valuable.

    After DS was born and we were interested in sleep training, this website helped me SO much on wake times. Wake times made a HUGE difference in helping DS nap at appropriate times and stop catnapping:
    https://community.babycenter.com/post/a51116617/sample_sleep_schedules_faq?cpg=1

    Me: 31 | DH: 31
    Married since Aug 2009 <3
    Dec 2014: DS Born
    Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
    Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
    Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
    Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
    March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
    June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
    July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
    Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
    Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
    6/22/18: DD Born

    morristhecatmomaraecasey
  • @bumpadmin sticky please
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
  • Just saw this on FB and it kind of helped make sense of contractions and pushing

    https://www.facebook.com/channelmum/videos/1655553937816667/
    Me & MH: 30 │ DS: 6/1/18 (IUGR born at 37+5 seizures caused by bilateral grade 2 ventricular hemorrhage)


  • +1 for Ina May 
  • The spinning Babies website will come in handy for some down the road in pregnancy 
    doxiemoxie212sabby2araecasey
  • @bumpadmin - You have time to give warnings for nothing; please sticky this thread because it's useful. Kthx.
    Me: 25 | DH: 29 | DSS: 9
    TTC #1: Aug - Nov '15 (TTA N'15-J'17 for Nursing School)
    TTC #1 take two: July 2017 (NTNP); August 2017 (actively TTGP)
    BFP 10/9 @ 10 DPO; EDD June 23, 2018

    LaceyBee522doxiemoxie212galactickatesmeagster13
  • @bumpadmin - You have time to give warnings for nothing; please sticky this thread because it's useful. Kthx.
    Me: 25 | DH: 29 | DSS: 9
    TTC #1: Aug - Nov '15 (TTA N'15-J'17 for Nursing School)
    TTC #1 take two: July 2017 (NTNP); August 2017 (actively TTGP)
    BFP 10/9 @ 10 DPO; EDD June 23, 2018

    LaceyBee522doxiemoxie212galactickates
  • @BumpAdmin are you seriously not going to pin this...?
    Me: 30 // DH: 30
    TTC #1: July 2016
    BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
    TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
    BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018
    sabby2izza2galactickates
  • @BumpAdmin sticky please
    We are so excited to grow our family!
    DD #1 Born 10/3/2014

    Pregnancy Ticker


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    doxiemoxie212
  • @BumpAdmin - Sticky this. It's the least you can do.
    Me: 25 | DH: 29 | DSS: 9
    TTC #1: Aug - Nov '15 (TTA N'15-J'17 for Nursing School)
    TTC #1 take two: July 2017 (NTNP); August 2017 (actively TTGP)
    BFP 10/9 @ 10 DPO; EDD June 23, 2018

    doxiemoxie212
  • @LaceyBee522 I really like that glorious mess. Its more about parenting and its based in Australia so I can't relate to everything but I love it! 
  • @meagster13 Thanks, I will check it out! 

    @BumpAdmin can we get a sticky on this? It Would be super helpful!
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • @BumpAdmin pin please!?! 
    Me & MH: 30 │ DS: 6/1/18 (IUGR born at 37+5 seizures caused by bilateral grade 2 ventricular hemorrhage)


  • thought this was interesting!

    me:35 DH:34
    DS: born oct 2012
    TFAS: BFP #1 aug16. miscarriage sept16
              BFP #2 nov16 MMC dec16. d&c jan17
              BFP #3 sept17  EDD 5/31/18
    fingers crossed for our rainbow baby
    doxiemoxie212araecaseymeagster13
  • Sorry @krashke! Didn't realize we posted the same thing. The link wouldn't work from my work pc.
    me:35 DH:34
    DS: born oct 2012
    TFAS: BFP #1 aug16. miscarriage sept16
              BFP #2 nov16 MMC dec16. d&c jan17
              BFP #3 sept17  EDD 5/31/18
    fingers crossed for our rainbow baby
    krash_
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