What to Expect Book Series: Review and Giveaway!

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I was asked to review a few books from the excellent What to Expect.com book series AND give them away! These books are such great resources that I was more than happy to oblige.

The first book in the series is the most famous – What to Expect when You’re Expecting, which was recently turned into a movie as well. This was the very first gift I ever received when I found out I was pregnant with my first. Now that I’m expecting #2, I have been enjoying re-reading it. What I love most about this book is how thorough it is. They cover a lot of material in a Q&A format, and they really answer all pregnancy-related questions, no matter how obscure.  A useful reference and resource while you’re expecting.


The next book is of course, What to Expect in the First Year. This book was a big help for me in the later stages of my pregnancy as I realized – a baby is coming, I need to prepare! I was the first of all my friends to have a baby and had pretty much no clue about what I needed. This book really gave me something to work with. I would have had no clue what to put on my baby registry if it wasn’t for the guide in this good. Like in What to Expect when You’re Expecting, the book format includes a lot of Q&A, covering any question you might have from breastfeeding, how to give a bath, to treating a sick baby. As a first time parent, this was a regular resource.

And the final book – What to Expect in the Second Year. My son is 21 months and I wish I read this book sooner as it covers a lot of topics I have wondered about! Like all the books in this series, I like how it gives you a month by month overview of developmental milestones for your baby/toddler. I also like how the book devotes chapters to the big things you’ll start experiencing in a baby’s second year. When do you start disciplining? Socializing your child. Those lovely tantrums.

These three books together with the online site whattoexpect.com are a complete and up-to-date resource for any new parent.

Giveaway! Leave a comment on this blog telling us why you’d like this book series and you’ll be entered to win all 3 books! Add an extra entry if you also “like” the Modern Mama Vancouver Facebook Page (and mention this in the comments).

Winner will be chosen by random.org. Contest closes on August 10th at 12pm (PST).

ETA: Congrats to Jennifer Allen, winner of our book giveaway!


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    I would love to win this because my cousin is pregnant and could really use these book and I could really use the What to expect in the second year.

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    I would love to win this series, because my wife is pregnant. We’ve borrowed the first book from the library and found it extremely helpful!

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    I’ve heard so many things about this book series & always recommend it to pregnant friends. Would love to have my own copy.

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    Someone told me this booked helped them to go though the all pregnancy! i would love to win this now that i am pregnant.

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    I’m 33 weeks pregnant and being a first time and older mom any good book with information would be a bonus:) I would love the chance to win.

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      Hi Monica! This review finished on August 10 but I am happy to recommend this book as I found it very helpful. As with all parenting books, there is information that may not help you.

      We’ll have lots of great events coming up that you’ll like though including Mama’s Nights Out, when you’re ready :). We also have our Modern Bump Brunch on November 17th but hopefully you’ll have had baby by then! And, you don’t look like an older mama at all! I’ve got you beat 🙂

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