I heard that "birthing from within" was a really good book from some of the girls at girlmom.com. It's not teenage specific, but maybe worthwhile to look at.
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While a lot of people seem to like "What To Expect When Your Expecting" I didn't think it was all that good.
My friend Jessica, at 7 months had some back pain, what pregnancy doesn't!? She looked it up in the book where it suggested it could be one of 436546324 different fatal diseases, which of course had her scared out of her mind.
I just said "Jessica, take that book, put it on the shelf and forget about it. If you that worried, go to the doctor"
So yeah, in conclusion I rate that book pretty low! lol
I'll have to agree with you there, Skittles. It didn't help me at all, and I resented the constant use of the word "husband". Many, many women who have babies don't have husbands. They have life partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, and a lot of the time, no-one.
The book I couldn't have gotten through my pregnancy without was The Birth Book by Willian Sears. It talks about birthing as a personal experience, and has everything you'd ever want to know about childbirth in it in frank, easy to understand language. Not really a teenage-girl specific book, but a wonderful book for any pregnant woman, IMHO.
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