Best Pregnancy Books

Kids & Baby

“The News”, when it comes, you are overjoyed, overwhelmed and over excited, all rolled into one with happiness and gratitude, but with this happiness also comes the hard hitting realization of becoming a parent – A “NEW” parent. This is when you find yourself in a whole new spectrum where no one really prepared you for it. You may have heard bits and pieces from around you, and may feel you are ready, but when you find yourself at the juncture, you have no idea how unprepared you really are. To top it all, everyone you meet is giving you advice, do this, don’t do this, this is good for the baby, this is not, and your head spins around all this. At the end of the day however, you are the one who has to make the decisions, and that is terribly scary. At this point, you want to hear from the experts and be confident about what you are going to do.

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

 

Product Info
  • Random House
  • Ina May Gaskin (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Ina May Gaskin is a midwife and carries with her 30 years of birthing experience. When she writes a book, you know she is speaking from knowledge and her experience in the field. The medical technology has come a far away from where we were, now the benefits of pain killers and caesarian is available when things get out of hand and complicated. Where mother lost their children because of a simple complication in birthing can now use this technology to see the faces of their little ones. However, a lot of us use this for convenience rather than necessity. Ina May, in her book Guide to Childbirth, talks about how one can experience giving birth to the child all using the natural methods and preparing the body and mind for what is to come.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

 

Product Info
  • What to Expect When You re Expecting
  • Murkoff, Heidi (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

This book is the whole nine yards. When you are about to become parents you find yourself making decisions at every step. At every step you are asking yourself should you be doing this or not, right down to what you should be eating, how much you should be sleeping or even what you should be wearing. The book answers all questions, silly ones or not, you will find your answer in this book. The book also sets ball park path for the fathers to be, so they know where they come in and what role they play in the whole pregnancy thing. The book also includes all the latest trends on e-cigarettes and water births. It even answers questions on the ever present threat of Zika virus that has caught on in the recent past.

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Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!

 

Product Info
  • Adams Media Corporation
  • Pfeiffer, John (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

There are books written on pregnancy, there are advices given out, there are things that people do to make those nine months easy – All for the mother. Fathers often find themselves out in the cold wondering what I should be doing. Here is a book that helps, not only the mother, but also the father get through the nine months. John Pfeiffer is going to help you get through the whole morning sickness phase, the whacked hormone phase, the itchy feet phase, the “I can’t sleep on this side” phase and every other phase in between. Yes she is having the baby, but you are going to be right there with her, all with a smile and a positive attitude to boost.

Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition

 

Product Info
  • Belly Laughs 10th anniversary edition The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • McCarthy, Jenny (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Belly Laughs is a humorous book on all that is happening or going to happen during your nine months of pregnancy. It reveals the naked truths about all the awkward smells and noises, the aches and pains, the crazy cravings and needs, all of it explained in the funniest way possible. This book can provide a good read to even those who are not pregnant yet, but some day they might consider it. Belly Laughs is all about making light the most raw experience that you may imagine to have during your adult life.

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

 

Product Info
  • Medical Birthing Guide
  • the pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

When you have a baby growing in your belly, you always want to know what you need to do to keep you and the baby healthy, the things you want need to eat, exercises that may help, and more. Also during pregnancy, your body changes a whole load of new hormones and feelings take shape. One day you might feel a pain at a certain point, on another you might feel a movement, all this, if you are not aware of what it might be, may scare you, this books provides information on all the little movements and feelings and pains so you know it is all normal or when you need to see your gynecologist. The book also gives an insight on the weekly growth of the baby. The baby, when it is in the belly grows at a rate, in one week it develops bones and fingers, it is exciting to know how your baby may be progressing. All this and more from doctors who are also parents by Mayo Clinic in their book A Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy.

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong

 

Product Info
  • Expecting Better Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong And What You Really Need to Know
  • Oster, Emily (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

When you get pregnant, your life takes a sharp hair pin bend toward being healthy. Caffeine, wine, coke, smoking, colt cut meats, Sushi, and it all becomes a taboo to even be near. You think to yourself that people just expect you to starve your way through the nine months. This book is what will bring some perspective to the whole old wives tales of eating and drinking. Why you should or should not eat or drink something, how much is acceptable and how much is too much, the reasons behind all the bans that are imposed on you and the myths behind the bans that are just plain silly. Expecting Better helps you reason out your diet and healthy living during pregnancy so you can enjoy your pregnancy and bask in the glory of all the pampering rather than worry about “what if” situations.

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We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook

 

Product Info
  • Kulp, Adrian (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 292 Pages - 04/23/2018 (Publication Date) - Rockridge Press (Publisher)

Being a first time dad can be just as nerve wracking as being a first time mom. That’s when this next book comes in. The popular pregnancy guide for dads, We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook dives into all the details of what it means to be a father for the first time. This popular best selling novel gives first time dads tips and hints on how to not only be the best father they can be but how to be the best spouse as well during this exciting time. Topics you can look forward to include how to help your spouse craft the right birth plan, as well as how to participate in a meaningful way during labor and delivery. Join the thousands tho have found this guide to be one of the most helpful handbooks yet.

What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding

 

Product Info
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Hill, Thomas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Another one for the dads to be, this one however, is a parody. The testosterone perspective on the whole nine months thing. You go to store and see a dress, it would look perfect on your wife, then you think to yourself, it would have looked perfect on your pre-pregnancy wife, now however….. then you think to yourself, she is still beautiful and dress still deserves her, so you go ahead and buy the dress, only two or maybe three sizes bigger. Now all excited you go home to your wife and hand her the dress in enthusiasm. She opens it in equal enthusiasm and then scowls at you. You instantly put your guard on and wonder what you did wrong. It was a pretty dress. This is just one instance, pregnancy will bring forth a million such moments where you will wonder if what you did was wrong. This book will act like an arm around your shoulder telling you to hang in there and be strong. This book gives you the exact low down on what you should be doing when your wife is busy growing out of proportion. Letting her know that for starters is a big NO NO.

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