Whenever I do a research on some topic, I always try to limit my sources to just a few so that I don’t get confused as to which information is true. Also, because I’m lazy that way. I don’t try to dig deep. Two or three sources saying the same thing about a certain topic do it for me. So when it came to looking for (e)books on pregnancy, I just settled on these 3.
What To Expect When You’re Expecting (ebook)
Almost all reviews I read about this ebook were positive, and true to it, this ebook is everything you need(?) to know when you’re expecting. It is a complete guide when you’re pregnant. It is so complete, though, that it almost falls to that thing they call too much unecessary information. There are information that will not or may not apply to you. There are information that are so rare that if you’re the type who gets easily paranoid, reading this ebook will only make it worse. But, it is complete, and it is everything about pregnancy (more so if you live in the U.S.). Would I recommend it? Yes. It is, in my opinion, better to have these information with you in Just In Case cases, and you can always skip reading them if you find that a particular topic does not relate to you.
Nine Months On The Inside (ebook/app)
I bought this ebook/app because it was reviewed as funny and unconventional in describing pregnancy. I thought that being new at pregnancy, this would make the whole experience a lot more fun and, well, easier for me. Plus it has a sort of interactive thing going on. It has cool drawings, too. However, it’s not very informative. If I hadn’t read What To Expect When You’re Expecting, I would find Nine Months On The Inside pretty lacking on important information about pregnancy. Or maybe it’s the other way around? Since I read What To Expect first, I found this lacking? Ayway, it’s concised, which is good in a way, eliminating those unnecessary information, but I feel like it also doesn’t have enough information (important information for a new mom). I also find it too “baby” for me. Since it is in the point of view of the baby, the language is too cute and too “baby”. Just too “baby”. Would I recommend it? Probably, not. It is cool and new and not boring, but information is what’s important for me, and I just feel like you can do without it (as long as you have a What-To-Expect type of book already).
Baby Center My Pregnancy (app)
I just love this app. This is, what I think, the perfect combination of just the right amount of information needed. Plus it is in a sort of calendar format, telling you what’s happening inside your uterus on a day by day basis, leading up to your due date. It also has a checklist for you of the things you need to do while pregnant. I find it very helpful. My husband, too. He downloaded it to his iphone so he’ll also know what’s happening to baby Light. The crazy thing about it is it’s free, and amongst the three, this app is surely my favorite. I had to pay for the other two, which I don’t particularly fancy, but this one, absolutely free. It is just my best buddy in this whole pregnancy. 🙂 Would I recommend it? Of course! It should be the first thing you download to your tablets, iphones and androids. 🙂
[…] But, you see, reading these pregnancy books will tell you all the reasons why your pregnancy test showed a positive result, finding out later on that there was really no baby. I guess that’s why most practitioners will tell you not to read too many pregnancy books. You’ll just end up worrying about all those problems that may not occur anyway. Me, I settled with these three resources. 1. What To Expect When You’re Expecting (ebook); 2. Nine Months On The Inside (ebook/app); 3. Baby Center My Pregnancy (app). See my short review on these items here. […]
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