My Pregnancy Must-Haves

May 8th, 2014


Links: Maternity Jeans, Stretch Mark Oil, Tieks, Soda Stream, Expecting Better, Ramshackle Glam, Keepsake Necklaces (here and here)

I’ve been meaning to do this post forever, but now that the baby is here, I can say conclusively: these are my very favorite, must-have pregnancy products, from Week 1 to Week 40!

So if you get pregnant tomorrow (yay!), here’s what I think you need to buy:


At my first appointment, my doctor asked me what books I was reading, and I had to kind of blush.

“Um… a few of them…” I murmured noncommittally, and she directed me to some very informative, completely dry reading.

What I didn’t want to tell her: I’d already learned everything I needed to know about pregnancy from Expecting Better, otherwise known as The Book By An Economist About How Doctors Are Wrong.

I joke, but I’m actually sort of a fanatic about this book — I’m a data-driven person, and I like the premise: the author, Emily Oster, gives you the actual information about the pregnancy studies that lead to the “Can I or Can’t I” ultimatums that doctors give you.  That way, you can evaluate the risks and make informed decisions yourself.

The book has gotten some negative attention for the claim that small amounts of alcohol are ok during pregnancy, which is also a position that many doctors take in private.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Sue S // May 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Ha ha, I can imagine someone reading that book in the waiting room!

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