There are few pleasures in life that can compare to reading – in fact nothing can compare to reading. At Baby Gift Ideas constantly chatter about babies and baby showers so we thought it would be a good time to give some “respite” to a pregnant mom.
Coping with pregnancy is hard and an inexperienced mom-to-be can often left wondering if she is headed the right way regarding certain things. Luckily there are some amazing pregnancy books you can read, a wealth of information you can access buy looking into what we are about to show you.
Lo and behold here are the 24 most amazing and informative pregnancy books you can find around the globe.
1. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
This is probably one of the most famous if not the most famous pregnancy books in the world. Heidi Murkoff the author is a renowned pregnancy expert and has written a series of books. The title is self-explanatory. The book prepares you for various stages in pregnancy.
2. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
This pregnancy book is the work of a team of pregnancy experts who also happen to be parents. If you are looking for a book with accurate information from reliable sources this is the one you should good. It will help you make various pregnancy decisions along the way.
3. The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be
I was expecting that some would expect this article to be an all mom show. Well we have got a surprise for you. There are plenty of good dad to be books as well and this is one of them. It is one of the most informative and reassuring book for expectant fathers everywhere. From guidance on sex life to various psychology stages of pregnancy, this book has it all.
4. The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
The Mama Natural’s Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth is the modern and yet traditional approach to pregnancy and childbirth. It recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage and not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms.
5. The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start
During pregnancy, it is crucial for a mother to keep her diet in check. This book gives you nutritional guidelines, up-to-date pregnancy research, and real mom-to-mom advice. The author Dr. Lang is a mother herself so she has expert knowledge and firsthand experience of what she is talking about.
6. Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
This book is a little different from the rest. I own it, it is one of my favorites. It features everything; from joys to pains to eventual disfigurement that pregnancy begins. This is a comic relief for anyone who is pregnant. And it is absolutely hilarious.
7. Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months
There are thousands of ways a guy can look stupid during his partner’s pregnancy. This book has a unique take on things. It says that she knows what happening, she has tons of baby books that tell her what’s going on. So instead of becoming a Wikipedia, you the man, should focus on what you can do for her.
8. The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths
The duration of an average pregnancy is about 280 days. This book is divided into every step on the way. Each page contains information about each day of your pregnancy. There are tips from doctors, experts, mothers and it also includes anecdotes and quotes.
9. Pearhead Pregnancy Journal, Multicolored
Let’s mix it up. Let’s add a journal, a keepsake. This multicolored beautiful journal will allow you to record the most beautiful journeys of your life. There are 30 pages in all, divided into sections to remember each stage of your pregnancy including pages to add your personal photos.
10. A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism
Are you a Catholic mom? Is your expecting friend is a good Christian? This book is perfect for you. It is authored by famous Catholic speaker Sarah A Reinhard. The book includes weekly reflections and prayers. It also guides you on the spiritual development of yourself and your children.
11. Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood – and Trusting Yourself and Your Body
Nurture is a great book. It is full of illustrations and guidance. From start of pregnancy to first weeks of the baby, you will find everything here. According to the author, “it’s got everything modern mother would want to know: fetal development, making choices for a hospital, home or birth center birth, the basics of breastfeeding, tips on what to expect postpartum and more.”
12. Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting
This is another spiritual book that Christian mothers would absolutely love. It guides you through various phases of pregnancy. Through prayers and inspiration, the book tackles with difficult phases of pregnancy such as morning sickness and anticipation of labor.
13. The Natural Pregnancy Book, Third Edition: Your Complete Guide to a Safe, Organic Pregnancy and Childbirth with Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices
This is the modern and revised edition of the famous book by the same name. It focuses on organic and natural elements a woman might need during pregnancy. It has an integrative-based approach with new medical, herbal, and nutritional information.
14. The Pregnant Body Book
This book is particularly helpful if you want to understand the science of pregnancy. The book looks at the nature of human pregnancy, including how it’s changed through evolution, and explores the anatomy and physiology of both the reproductive systems. It contains charming artwork and illustrations.
15. What to Do When You’re Having Two: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year
Are you or your pregnant friend having twins? If yes, then buy this book without a moments delay because it is the best book you will find on the subject. It is the ultimate survival guide for parents of twins. Parenting twins will become a lot easier once you possess this book.
16. Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies
The name is pretty self-explanatory. This book is more useful than you can imagine. It features very important, very useful essential tips for birth and babies. It is a reference guide written to educate, inspire and empower pregnant women. Actually the title is not so self-explanatory after all.
17. Studio Oh! Guided Pregnancy Journal, Bump for Joy!
This guided pregnancy journal contains 144 pages, 32 photos and 5 pockets to carry some mementos. The journal is arranged by arranged by trimester and contains thoughtful prompts, checklists and fill-in-the-blanks to help you plan for Baby’s arrival.
18. Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children
This book is meant for both first time and experienced mothers. This insightful book has easy guidelines. But the main feature of the book is the natural remedies and oils that any mother can use. If you worry about the health of your baby or a pregnant friend, you should get this book.
19. When We Became Three: A Memory Book for the Modern Family
This is a very unique but marvelous journal. Together with your partner you can record your journey through parenthood. You can capture and immortalize beautiful memories starting from baby bump the baby’s first birthday.
20. Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious Recipes to Satisfy You, Nourish Baby, and Combat Common Pregnancy Discomforts
Let me mix it up again. Enough of typical pregnancy books. What about a brilliant book that features more than 125 recipes a pregnant mother can cook and eat to nourish herself and the baby. Everyone keeps on telling women what they cannot eat, this book is welcome break as it tells them what they can and absolutely should eat.
21. How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30
Due to the social taboo of having kids after 30 is difficult (no one knows why!), this book deals with the many moms over thirty who deal with fear, uncertainty and anxiety regarding getting pregnant. I have read it, it is a magnificent read. I too had a baby after 30 and this book helped a lot.
22. Preggatinis™: Mixology For The Mom-To-Be
The most difficult thing a pregnant lady has to do is to give up drinking. But why should she? Even when sporting a “baby bump,” modern moms can stay in the social swing of things with Preggatinis, featuring lip-smacking, liquor less libations designed by master mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen.
23. The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Revised)
This is the new revised edition of the famous book Pregnancy and Childbirth. It deals with the reflected scientific advances and cultural trends. The book is very well presented and honestly written. It contains more than 300 pictures, drawings and diagrams.
24. The Pregnancy Journal, 4th Edition: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy
This is the world’s most famous pregnancy journal of all times. It is packed with various daily entries which you can use on baby’s development. There is health and nutrition advice. All in all, it is a great resource for both mom and baby.