ERIC Number: EJ788678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-15
A Healthy Delivery
Eastwood, Elizabeth J.
Library Journal, v133 n1 p54-57 Jan 2008
Books on the topic of pregnancy abound; in fact, publishers are more attentive to the subject than ever. According to R.R. Bowker's "Books in Print," 226 nonfiction pregnancy titles were published in 2006, a 30 percent increase over the decade before. Add to this glut all the magazines, DVDs, web sites, and TV programs available on the topic, and mothers-to-be are left carrying a full load. Librarians serving these expectant patrons and their loved ones have hardly had it easy themselves--the last related collection development article, which focused on childcare and parenting rather than pregnancy, ran in 1992. This article describes what to expect when collecting books and other materials on the topic of pregnancy. It presents a bibliography that provides public libraries and consumer health collections in medical institutions with materials released between 2002 and 2008 and dealing primarily with pregnancy-related issues.
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Public Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Bibliographies, Birth, Prenatal Care
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