Best Pregnancy & Childbirth Books
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1. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Author: by Heidi Murkoff
America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions. When can I take home a pregnancy test? How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one? Can I keep up my spinning classes? Is fish safe to eat?
And what’s this I hear about soft cheese? Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job? I’m blotchy and broken outwhere’s the glow? Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound? Will I know labor when I feel it?
Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing optionsfrom water birth to gentle c-sections.
Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You willand you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples?
2. We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook
Author: by Adrian Kulp
Become an excellent first-time dad and an all-time great partnerBeing a great first-time dad doesn’t mean being perfect; it means participating in the experience with empathy and confidence. From the basics of pregnancy, to designing a birthing plan, to tips on being helpful and supportive for your partner, We’re Pregnant!
Provides all the need-to-know information on how to be a fully prepared parent. Featuring must-ask questions for the doctor, milestone trackers, and more, this funny and friendly standout among pregnancy books also takes you beyond the due date, offering a helping hand on how to plan and perfect your own style of childcare.
This essential guide for new dads help you:Focus on one month at a timeOrganized by each month in each trimester, you’ll know exactly what to expect and which milestones are coming up. Look forward to your growing familyKeep your relationship healthy by setting family goals like creating a fun pregnancy announcement or planning a relaxing trip.
3. Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know (The ParentData Series)
Author: by Emily Oster
Penguin Publishing Group
Emily Oster is the non-judgmental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way. Amy Schumer*Fully Revised and Updated for 2021*What to Expect When You’re Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they’re expecting.
From the author of Cribsheet, a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting Pregnancyunquestionably one of the most profound, meaningful experiences of adulthoodcan reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told why these are forbidden.
Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices. When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong.
4. Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (The ParentData Series)
Author: by Emily Oster
The instant New York Times bestseller An NPR Book of the YearFrom the author of Expecting Better, an economist’s guide to the early years of parenting. Both refreshing and useful. With so many parenting theories driving us all a bit batty, this is the type of book that we need to help calm things down.
LA TimesThe book is jampacked with information, but it’s also a delightful read because Oster is such a good writer. NPR With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies.
By digging into the data, Oster found that much of the conventional pregnancy wisdom was wrong. In Cribsheet, she now tackles an even greater challenge: decision-making in the early years of parenting. As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet.
Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition
Author: by Lily Nichols
Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation.
Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby’s development.
There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition. With Real Food for Pregnancy as your guide, you can be confident that your food and lifestyle choices support a smooth, healthy pregnancy.
6. Growing You: Keepsake Pregnancy Journal and Memory Book for Mom and Baby
Author: by Korie Herold
Your pregnancy story is a special one. Document your most precious moments from this season of life in this elegant keepsake journal and memory book. Growing You is a place to celebrate and chronicle your pregnancy journey, reflecting on the growth, anticipation, and memories that you want to hold onto as a mother.
This heirloom-quality book, created by the author of the popular baby book As You Grow, is designed with a timeless look and archival paper so that you can one day pass it along to your child. Growing You includes: Space to journal your feelings and experiences about pregnancy and your birth story A section to document your prenatal appointments and growth Writing prompts to record precious milestones such as baby showers and prepping your nursery Pages to document your baby’s birth day Pocket folder for sonogram photos, letters from loved ones, and other mementos And more!
Special Features: Chic, gender-neutral design Elegant linen cover Acid-free and archival paper Generous trim size offers ample space for photos Lay-flat design created by a beautiful gold spiral binding allows you to easily write in the book
7. It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF
Author: by Rebecca Fett
Franklin Fox Publishing
A practical and evidence-backed approach for improving egg quality and fertility. The latest scientific research reveals that egg quality has a powerful impact on how long it takes to get pregnant and the risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is in fact the single most common cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles.
Based on a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg provides a comprehensive program for improving egg quality in three months, with specific advice tailored to a variety of fertility challenges including endometriosis, unexplained infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, PCOS, and recurrent miscarriage.
With concrete strategies such as minimizing exposure to common environmental toxins, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.
8. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth "Updated With New Material"
Author: by Ina May Gaskin
What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience.
Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes: Reducing the pain of labor without drugs-and the miraculous roles touch and massage play What really happens during labor Orgasmic birth-making birth pleasurable Episiotomy-is it really necessary?
Common methods of inducing labor-and which to avoid at all costs Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth How to avoid postpartum bleeding-and depression The risks of anesthesia and cesareans-what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital And much moreIna May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.
9. As You Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Baby
Author: by Korie Herold
A modern take on a baby memory book and journal, As You Grow stands out from the crowd of baby books with its elegant, chic, and timeless design. The gender-neutral artwork with guided sections provide space for every family to record moments from pregnancy to age five.
Author and illustrator Korie Herold poured over every page, adding artistic detail and flourishes that work to create a book you can interact with now, and look back on for a lifetime. This chic design promotes longevity, as this keepsake book is intended to be shared and displayed for years to come.
As You Grow is inclusive of every modern family. Sections include: Pregnancy to birth Baby’s first weeks Baby’s first year Development to age 5 Firsts, milestones, and precious, sweet, and silly moments to remember Lined pages for journal entries and letters for your childSpecial Features: Chic, gender-neutral design Elegant linen cover Acid-free and archival paper Generous 9.75″ x 9.
75″ trim size offers ample space for photos Lay-flat design allows you to easily write in the book Pocket section dividers provide space to safely store keepsakes Carefully developed designs and prompts allow to you reflect and celebrate
10. Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
Author: by Toni Weschler
William Morrow Paperbacks
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the leading book on fertility and women’s reproductive health. Since the publication of Taking Charge of your Fertility two decades ago, Toni Weschler has taught a whole new generation of women how to become pregnant, avoid pregnancy naturally and gain better control of their gynecological and sexual health by taking just a couple minutes a day using the proven Fertility Awareness Method.
Now, this 20th Anniversary Edition has been thoroughly revised and fully updated with: the latest medical advances in assisted reproductive technologies (ART)more in-depth coverage of women’s gynecological and sexual health new illustrations, photographs, and an expanded color insertnew sample chartsan expanded appendixSix new chapters including: Three Prevalent ConditionsEndometriosis, Ovarian Cysts and PCOS Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones Preserving Your Future Fertility Miscarriages Idiopathic Infertility Causes of Unusual Bleeding Clear and comprehensive, yet warm and approachable, Taking Charge of Your Fertility is one of the most universally lauded health books on the market today.
11. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: 2nd Edition: Fully Revised and Updated
Author: by Dr. Myra J. Wick M.D. Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic Press
From the childbirth experts at the Mayo Clinic comes the newly revised guide on planning for a healthy pregnancy. With detailed information about fertility, prenatal care, common pregnancy symptoms, and childbirth, this comprehensive guide will be your go-to source for answering all your ordinaryand not so ordinarypregnancy questions.
The second edition of Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy dives into the nitty-gritty of motherhood by touching on topics like getting pregnant, using medications safely, proper meal planning and exercise, making important pregnancy decisions, and building beneficial lifestyle habits to help protect the health of your little one.
The book features a 40-week pregnancy calendar, where moms-to-be can track their baby’s progress, as well as find a thorough analysis of weekly changes to expect over the course of their pregnancy. Finally, this collective effort from the obstetrics and gynecology experts at the Mayo Clinic covers new information about the latest technologies in prenatal care and childbirth, as well as details the benefits and risks involved with growing trends in childbirth, including topics like home births, placentophagy, and vaginal seeding.
12. What to Expect: The Congratulations, You're Expecting! Gift Set: (Includes What to Expect When You're Expecting and What to Expect The First Year)
Author: by Heidi Murkoff
Workman Publishing Company
The perfect gift for expecting parents: a slipcased set of the bestselling pregnancy and parenting guides. Gift set includes What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 5th Edition and What to Expect: The First Year, 3rd Edition, the most beloved and trusted guides.
An ideal baby shower gift, these books answer all the questions of mothers- and fathers-to-be and new parents. What to Expect When You’re Expecting is the choice of 93% of women who read a pregnancy book, is the book most recommended by doctors, and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by USA Today.
13. The Baby Memory Book: Beautiful Modern Baby Book and Scrapbook for Baby's First Years to Track Special Moments, Milestones and Growth from Pregnancy to First 5 Years
Author: by Paper Peony Press
The Baby Memory Book: Beautiful Modern Baby Book and Scrapbook for Baby’s First Years to Track Special Moments, Milestones and Growth from Pregnancy to First 5 Years | by Paper Peony Press The Baby Memory Book is a one-of-a-kind modern family heirloom!
With its interactive pages and ample room for photographs, there is room to store all of those sweet memories that always seem to slip through our minds sooner than we d wish them to. The beautiful flax-colored linen cover complete with gold foil text makes this durable journal one that will withstand the years ahead all while looking beautiful on your bookshelf, bedside table or wherever else it may land.
The pages are laid out with succinct prompts from newborn to 12 months and then yearly through age 5. Modern colors and simple illustrations make this contemporary keepsake suitable for both girls and boys The Baby Memory Book includes: Heirloom linen journal Gold spiral interior, 98 pages Unforgettable quotes section Monthly data chart and photos through 12 months Yearly data chart and photos through age 5 1st Birthday celebration page Modern inspirational quotes throughout Beautiful family tree illustration Birth story and information spread Keepsake envelope in the back About Paper Peony Press We are a boutique publishing company, located in Texas, focused on creating beautiful books with purpose!
14. The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal: Monthly Checklists, Activities, & Journal Prompts
Author: by Aubrey Grossen
Capture the joy of pregnancy with your own keepsake journal Your first pregnancy is an exciting time filled with moments and milestones you’ll want to remember forever. The First-Time Mom’s Pregnancy Journal will help you record every precious memory as you prepare for the arrival of your little one.
From finding out you’re pregnant to the moment you hold your newborn for the first time, this pregnancy journal for first-time moms guides you in chronicling and celebrating your pregnancy journey through: Inspiring quotes and supportive journaling prompts Trimester-by-trimester checklists Space to plan your nursery and brainstorm baby names Scrapbook pages for sonograms, belly photos, and more Appointment tracker and organization tools Plus, you’ll find prenatal size charts along with tips and suggestions for managing your symptoms throughout this pregnancy journal.
Start telling your pregnancy story today and create a baby journal you’ll always treasure with The First-Time Mom’s Pregnancy Journal.
15. The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul's Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-from Pregnancy Through Your Child's Teen Years
Author: by Paul Thomas M.D.
An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician whos both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a familys risk factors, health history, and concerns In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, Paul Thomas, M.D., presents his proven approach to building immunity: a new protocol that limits a childs exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health.
Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Pauls vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time important questions to ask about your childs first few weeks, first years, and beyond advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children.
16. The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
Author: by Heng Ou
Harry N. Abrams
The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of confinement, in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth.
As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely bounce back after delivering their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifelinea source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.
The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the postpartum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth.