Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Friend's Book Recommendation

I talked to a friend that I haven't talked to in a while. I asked her how tracking her menstrual cycle was going because we had talked about the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility a long time ago. She highly recommended a new book: Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility.

Per the book's recommendation, she went to a fertility acupuncturist, which "totally changed [her] cycle, cleared up [her] headaches, etc., etc." Although I've always been a little skeptical of acupuncture, I do have a particularly long cycle (ever since I went off birth control years ago), and I would be interested in getting it back on track.

Now I'll just wait for the book to arrive and see if I like it. It's weird to think that Matt and I will probably start trying to get pregnant in the next three to six months.

I'm also realizing that the preconception reading I've done has been pretty haphazard. First, it started with the free books I got at the public library sale. Then it was just from books that I found on the shelf of my local library. I better do a more thorough search to make sure I'm not missing something really good. Let me go see what I can find:

Here's a to-read list:

  1. What to Expect Before You're Expecting
  2. Making a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant
  3. Fertility and Conception: A Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant
  4. Fully Fertile
  5. The Fertility Diet
I have to be super-careful with all this pre-planning not to stress myself out. Honestly, that's probably the most counter-productive thing a person can do while getting ready for conception...

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Jennie said...
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Anonymous said...

I'm currently reading What to Expect Before You're Expecting and find it pretty useful. There are preconception steps that are well explained and tips/steps for the fathers-to-be as well. I like that it doesn't limit it's scope to just women!

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