12 Must Read Books During Pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth is one of the most amazing and intimidating things a woman can go through. We've gathered a list of our top 12 must read books for before, during and after pregnancy.
Planning for Pregnancy
~ One Year to an Organized Life With Baby by Regina Leeds
Having a baby in your life changes everything so much, it’s hard to choose a starting place for preparations. This book takes you through a weekly plan for preparing your home and your life for a baby. Preparation is key!
~ Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Ina May focuses on the natural approach in her Guide to Childbirth, emphasizing the mind-body connection and how you can have a birth that’s as free from medical intervention as possible. Even if you opt for a medical birth, this book gives you the tools you need to be confident during the childbirth process.
~ The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm, MD
The Natural Pregnancy Book takes a gentle and natural approach to caring for your baby from the moment of conception to birth. It stresses the importance of herbs and healthy foods.
~ The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas
This book takes a light-hearted approach to pregnancy, guiding you through each week of your pregnancy. It’s packed with plenty of information on the physical feelings and emotions you’ll go through, the gear you need for your baby, the birthing process and how to care for your body after birth. Learn more information about how to handle your postpartum body.
~ The Breastfeeding Book by William Sears, MD
If you plan on breastfeeding then you’ll learn everything you need to know with this book . It’s full of tips and encouragement, and solutions to common problems so you know what you’re doing and what to expect.
~ The Vaccine Book by Robert W. Sears, MD
This book gives you the complete, unbiased facts on every vaccine on the AAP schedule. You’ll learn the purpose, ingredients, concerns and considerations of each vaccine. This book is ideal for pro-and anti-vaxxers alike to learn all the facts.
Soothing and Sleeping
~ Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD
Happiest Baby on the Block focuses on the idea of the Fourth Trimester and the Calming Reflex, helping new parents understand why their baby is crying and how to soothe them.
~ No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
The No Cry Sleep Solution offers an alternative to letting your baby cry him/herself out. It offers tips and techniques to ease your baby into sleeping all night long.
~ Baby Hearts by Susan Goodwyn PhD
This book guides you through the emotional life of your baby. It helps you teach your child about emotions in a healthy and loving manner.
~ Superbaby by Dr Jenn Berman
Superbaby contains powerful techniques you can use when raising your child to help him/her reach their full emotional and mental peak.
~ In the Womb by Peter Tallack
This book offers a beautiful, visual journey of your baby growing from conception to an infant. It follows along the week-to-week of your baby growing in your womb, giving you an accurate picture of how your baby is growing.
~ Let’s Panic About Babies by Alice Bradley and Eden M Kennedy
This book uses humor to guide you through the ups and downs of having a baby. It takes things as lighthearted as possible; letting you laugh at yourself and feel less alone through the crazy journey known as pregnancy.