babies for beginners
September 2, 2007 6:16 PM Subscribe
What are your favorite resources for a (clueless) first-time pregnant couple?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (39 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
After passing the home test this morning, I'm yearning to find that middle ground where we are adequately informed to make healthy decisions, but not as terror-stricken as the obsessiveness on Parents magazine and some prey-on-the-fears-of-expectant-mothers magazines, articles and forums I've read. I find I just don't trust advice delivered with a barrage of pop-up ads and pernicious marketing. Of COURSE we are headed to the BabyDoc as soon as posible, and will get all the proper medical counseling, but in the meantime I'm looking for book, website, forum and any other suggestions the Hive might have found useful, calming, enlightening, and/or any anecdotal advice about managing some of the rocky points, how to celebrate when champagne is verboten, the things you wish someone had told you, etc.
Anonymous because it's so early that we haven't shared the news with friends and family (some of whom are fellow Mefites) or employers (and you never know when they're watching), and we'd like to save the surprise.