Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review & Giveaway: What To Expect Book Series

If you follow this blog at all, you know I had my third (and last!) baby last year.  One thing I really enjoyed about all my pregnancies was all the fantastic pregnancy and baby books I avidly read right from before I fell pregnant, to during the pregnancy, to after baby arrived.  Especially for my first baby when it was all very new to me and I literally had no idea what was going on!

There is such a huge range of books on the market now (and of course varying opinions expressed in each book).  I am the sort of person that likes to read a large amount of material, and then take away the information I find relative.  There is however, also the sort of people that like to religiously follow one book or author... and one I have heard talked about a lot in this manner is the What To Expect series, written by Heidi Murkoff.

So I am really excited to be able to offer this giveaway to you, with thanks to the What To Expect team.  I have 3 sets of the 3 books below to giveaway:

  1. What To Expect Before You're Expecting - The Complete Preconception Plan.  This is a step-by-step guide to making a baby.  Approximately 250 pages containing information, hints, plans, boosting your fertility, a fertility chart and heaps more.  I didn't know this book was in the series, but I am really impressed with the amount of information provided and wish I had it when TTC baby #3!
  2. What To Expect When You're Expecting - This book covers from the planning stage right through to postpartum.  This book has sold over 16 million copies, which certainly goes a long way to explaining its popularity as a pregnancy bible.  This book is set out in a manner I really enjoyed reading - month by month.  Most questions and concerns are covered in this book - you won't find lists of the worst things that can happen during pregnancy or jokes about the process (as some seem to like these days), but it is an extensive bible of 600 pages.
  3. What To Expect The First Year- I love this book!!  I'm so sad my daughter is past 12 months of age (hence giving my set of books away in this giveaway), I would have LOVED to have this on hand during the past year.  800 pages of fantastic month by month information.  Topics that are covered include decoding crying, helping baby sleep through the night, breastfeeding, starting solids, and so much more.  Especially if you are a first time Mum, be sure to read a copy of this book.

Two sets will be given away to entrants Australia wide, and I am giving my review set away to an entrant from the Gold Coast.


Each book has a huge amount of information in it, and would be a perfect addition to your library, especially if you are currently trying to conceive.

To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter below to answer the 2 questions and like the required facebook pages.  Too easy!!  Winners will be notified by email.

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Disclaimer: I received a set of the above books to review for this post.  I am including this set in the giveaway.


Salz Darwiche said...

What a great set. I never read any of these when I was pregnant. Kinda wish I knew about them but I learnt by going through it.

Salz Darwiche said...

What a great giveaway. I never read any of these books. Never really knew about them. I guess I just learned through my own experience.

Janet Camilleri said...

What a shame I am past this stage - great prize!

Sunshine Mumma (Mands) said...

I am definitely passed this phase but used the second two with my first. By the time my second had come along I didn't have time to read with two under two LOL

Yvette @ Little Bento Blog said...

way past this stage! When I was pregnant with my first my sister was working with Random House Publishing and sent me a load of pregnancy and 1st year books.. then she sent toddler books the 2nd time around :)

Yvette @ Little Bento Blog said...

#tust visiting btw :)

Michelle van Schouwen said...

My poor copy of What to Expect when You Are Expecting was used so much during my three pregnancies that it has fallen apart! I referred to it during each pregnancy as it's amazing how much you can forget from one pregnancy to another. Plus each time can be a bit different.
I have four younger siblings who are yet to start their families so if I won a set it would be going to them.