Top 5 Best Pregnancy Books

Are you planning to have a baby or are you pregnant?
Then this article is exactly for you. After helping thousands of parents during their pre-pregnancy and pregnancy journey, I have picked up the top pregnancy books you must read.

#1 Pregnancy Book: Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy (2003) covers every detail you need to know about pregnancy. This book is New York Times best-selling book for pregnancy. This book covers gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. The books tone is very friendly and engaging. This pregnancy book tells the pregnancy journey in a very comic way and from the mouth of a best friend.

Actually, I would recommend this book to everyone who is pregnant and trying to get pregnant. To be honest, every one even if he or she is not in the pregnancy journey will find this book very funny.

#2 Pregnancy Book: Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

Are you planning to do an unmedicated birth? Or, are you planning to have only a few medical interventions during your pregnancy? Then, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth from Ina May Gaskin (2003) is a good pregnancy book choice for you. The book covers the different alternatives to childbirth. Gaskin is a well-known midwife and he covers labor, birth, and mum’s body during the pregnancy. Main purpose of this book is to get you ready for birth and increase your confidence as the time to give the birth closes. Once you completed this book, you will know everything you need to know regardless where you will give the birth – in a hospital, birth center or at your home!

#3 Pregnancy Book: The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be

You did not make the baby yourself, right? Do you want your partner to be ready to become a good daddy? Then, this is the book you must give to your partner. I assume you are a woman. I am sorry if you are the dad-to-be reading this post 🙂

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin Brott and Jennifer Ash is a good book for dads-to-be. The book prepares the prospective dad to after birth from several aspects. It covers the emotional changes, budget you must spare for the baby and even the changes that might happen in mens’ body when their partner are pregnant.

This book is written in an easy to follow tone and includes several practical hints to prepare the men to pregnancy and after pregnancy. The book covers how to handle emotional conflicts of women, sex during pregnancy and many other useful tips.

#4 Pregnancy Book: Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Many mums-to-be this book as the must read book during their pregnancy. According to me, the most important point of this book is their authors. Authors of the book are doctors and parents as well. So, they know both the theory and practice of maternity. This makes the book content both professional and easy to read.

Book covers three sections. First section is about pregnancy. In this section, changes happening week-by-week in the body of a pregnant women is described in detail. The book covers also what kind of complications you might expect each week and what you should do each week.

Second section of the book covers giving birth. The alternative methods for giving the birth are described.

Third and the last section of the book will guide you on what to expect when your little one is on you hand 🙂 The useful tips in this pregnancy book will help you a lot before pregnancy, during pregnancy and after birth.

#5 Pregnancy Book: Pregnancy Countdown Book

Pregnancy Count Down Book by Susan Magee and Kara Nakisbendi gives detailed information about the each day of pregnancy. The book covers tips from doctors, mums and mums-to-be. Quotes and anecdotes from other mums and doctors will make you laugh.

This pregnancy book will guide you day-by-day on what changes you will experience during your pregnancy. The best thing I like about this book is, many pregnant women suffer from varicose veins, stretch marks, when to tell friends etc. but they do not ask how to overcome these problems. This book guides mums-to-be on these issues as well.


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Hi, I am Dr Lisa Scott. I spent over 25 years to prepare parents to have a baby and helped women during their pregnancy. Mums-to-be or dads-to-be are too curious about what to do before and during pregnancy and after birth. If you are one of those prospective moms or dads, then, Babedu Academy is for you. Subscribe my email list and get notified about my new articles, videos, courses etc. You will not get more than one email per week. (I hate sending emails too often 😉 )