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{You’ll need one at all time during pregnancy to support your growing breasts and prevent sagging as well as make you more comfortable while sleeping.

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    Elena C.
    June 26, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Oh I love this list!
    All the books worth reading and useful links!

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      Elena @ Art of Making a Baby
      June 27, 2011 at 7:48 PM

      Not all of them are worth reading, wait until I write a small comment on each of them. But the prenatal psycology and programming are all awesome. You can read them all. I know you’ll be so into that. BTW, I bought the Bradley method book, the natural birth one. So depending on what I read there and how I feel about it, I might consider trying to give birth naturally.. Crazy huh?

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    June 26, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Hello again! Thank you for this list and your speedy response to my question! I’ve been reading your blog since The Bump girls decided to act stupid with you (and thank goodness they acted so dumb or I wouldn’t have found you!!!!) but I never noticed the links on the top of the page! Thank you again for just being you, you have at least one follower in awe of your research and hoping to model my nutritional and life habits after yours (of course we all have our own way of doing things, but yours is the most healthy – in my opinion). I don’t know when we will be TTC but we know that we aren’t as educated as we want/need to be, maybe after reading a few of the books on your list we will be able to grasp where we are in regards to health and pre-conception readiness. Let’s just say the bits of information you’ve graced us with have opened my eyes to the vast amount of knowledge there is about pre-conception and pregnancy and how little I really do know. I am an apprentice midwife and know all about pregnancy, labor, and delivery, but no one in the office has ever mentioned prenatal psychology and I’ve never seen one pregnant or TTC momma give more than a half a crap about their diet (actually most make me look wistfully at their fast food lunches – I stopped eating fast food a few months ago after being raised on it as a child and then taking that habit into adulthood, my body is probably full of gross toxins and hormones). Sorry, long ramble. Thank you and I hope one day to be educated enough to converse with you in-depth about preparing for pregnancy.

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    October 29, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    SOOO thankful for the amazing research you have done! Will you be using these products on baby, or are there safer products for baby? I currently use Aubrey Organics and had no idea that it wouldn’t be the safest option because of the Vitamin A issue. Thanks for posting this!!!!

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      October 29, 2011 at 9:12 PM

      Hannah, these were specifically researched taking pregnancy into account. As far as I know Vitamin A is perfectly fine for babies, it causes birth defects in certain amounts during pregnancy and since I don’t really know the exact amount in the product it’s best to stay away from it. I’ll probably look into it more for the baby. I know Burt’s Bees baby fragrance free shampoo is good, but I haven’t gotten further than that.
      All these products are definitely safe for babies, since fetuses are more vulnerable than newborns.

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    December 19, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    I thought I saw in your blog somewhere a book that was called preconception (or something) I wanted to check it out, but now I can’t seem to find it! you were talking about how the book talks about not stressing and all the things you should do before getting pregnant. do you know what book I am refering to? or just give me a hint on when you posted it!! LOL. 🙂

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      December 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM

      Yes I know exactly the book you’re talking about. It was my preconception bible. I don’t believe it talks a lot about infertility but it’s an amazing resource of how to REALLY prepare for TTC from the health standpoint.
      If you look at the top of my blog, there’s a link to preconception resources. Click on it, the book is listed there- it’s the yellow one (lol sorry don’t remember the exact name and I’m answering this on my phone so can’t go look).
      I also heard taking charge of your fertility is a good book if you’re having trouble but I never got a chance to read it.
      Good luck girlie!

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    July 25, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    This will be highly appreciated by expectant mothers. Great resources!!!
    Thanks Elena!!!

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