Help cant decide which pregnancy book to buy

I have been looking on the internet and really need your help I want a good pregnancy book, with colour pictures and good information like development every few weeks etc, I want a paperback one thats not to expensive but that people recommend any suggestions.

I cant decide which one to buy


  • I have got My Pregnancy Week By Week by Lesley Regan and would totally recommend it! It is really comprehensive, easy to read, has loads of colour photos of how your baby is developing and how you are developing. Lots of info on what to expect at scans, how you will be feeling, etc. The only thing it doesn't tick on your criteria is it's not paperback and I don't think it comes in that version.

    One that a friend lent me is What to Expect When You're Expecting. I don't personally think it's as good, not as informative and no piccies (well only black & white drawings) and i found it a bit too American.

  • Sorry - I can't really help as my favorite is the Miriam Stoppard (i think it's called "conception, Pregnancy and Birth" but not certain - it's something like that) but it is a big thick hard backed thing!

    I know a lot of people swear by "what to expect when your expecting" but I haven't read it - so I don't know what it is like. (think it is a paper back though).

    Also for your OH - I love "the blokes guide to pregnancy" (think it's by John Smith - again, not certain) which is a very easy read and has loads of great info.

    Happy hunting.
  • Hi,

    I bought the rough guide to pregnancy but to be honest I haven't picked it up for weeks. I find the net a great tool if you have any questions and the odd pregnancy magazine. "I'm Pregnant!" is probably the best value for money.

    Hope this helps

    Sazzle 15 x
  • I have Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Lesley Regan and it's wonderful. It's the only one i have but has everything I could want and it's so easy to read. Has lots of pictures in it.


  • I have Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Lesley Regan too and I think its great. When I was pregnant with my little girl I bought new pregnancy and birth book by dr. miriam stoppard but its pretty detailed and once I read it I was worrying about the birth non stop its safe to say I will not be unpacking this time round it can stay on the loft.

  • i also have the pregnancy week by week book by lesley regan, i think it is great. xxx
  • Thanks ladies I still don't know maybe some of you are right, maybe I am better off with internet, than you.

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