3 Books First-Time Moms Should NOT Read

Lets face it… When it comes to books on pregnancy, and childbirth… there are a ton! And that means there are just as many crappy books out there that really shouldn't be on the shelves, as good reads. But weeding through the titles can sometimes be a project, especially for a new mother who may not exactly know what she should be looking for.

We've read some of the worst pregnancy books out there which scared the living crap out of us, and forced us into the train of thinking that every little bump or movement is something going extremely wrong.

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Here are 3 of the books we think pregnant women should skip:

1. What to Expect When You're Expecting - This one scared us the most! We always thought there was something wrong. Every condition in the book our babies must have because it is in this super popular pregnancy book. Not only that, but it gives horribly inaccurate information about things like VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) even in their more up-to-date and revised copies.

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2. The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy - No thanks! We read this and while at the time we thought some of it was cute, it basically beats you up if you have any interest in a natural childbirth, or something that may not be mainstream for this circle of women.

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3. Belly Laughs - Anything by Jenny McCarthy when it comes to pregnancy and birth is really not worth the time of day. As most tongue-in-cheek books by celebrities, it should be used as comic relief, if that… not a pregnancy gospel, or learning tool.

For two more books to keep off of your pregnancy reading list, visit Babble's Being Pregnant.


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