Best Books to Read When You’re Expecting | Pregnant ChickenAre you picking up any books to read during your pregnancy? We asked Babylist parents which pregnancy books they would recommend to other families, and here are the seven most recommended books including a breastfeeding primer! Written by doula Erica Chidi Cohen, Nurture walks you through the months of your pregnancy and the early postpartum phase in a comforting but not condescending way. Cohen includes recipes and exercises physical and spiritual for each month to keep you going. A nice balance of hippie and brass tacks advice, this book is a welcome new addition to pregnancy lit.
Best Pregnancy Books
By Holly Pevzner May 28, Photo: iStockPhoto. Ah, books. Remember them? Well, not so fast. We sat among the stacks, read them and got a few well-earned paper cuts to emerge with a list of the very best pregnancy books out there for all types of parents-to-be.
I found they were either scary, patronizing or both, and none of them made me feel more prepared for the arrival of my son. Instead, they made me feel completely incompetent and overwhelmed at my inevitable failure as a mother. Well, if you run a pregnancy website for a while, you really get to see how fear based this industry is and many of the magazine headlines and website teasers are crafted to get your attention and often scare the shit out of you. Books like these give you the big picture. These are the books that remind you that women have been giving birth for a long, damn time and our bodies are set up to deliver a baby.
What supplies will I need? What should I name my little one? When should I tell my family and friends? And the list go on. But maybe the best question is about what type of books to read during pregnancy. The next nine months is all new territory.
“I Am Woman!” Books
Reading - all you need is a little light, and a bookmark! If you want to find a simple book that will help with pregnancy, you may be surprised to find that there are hundreds of books on everything from pregnancy to childbirth and raising your newborn baby., If you're pregnant and need a break from advice books, try one of these good books to read. The weeks before you give birth are full of anticipation, and finding good books to read on pregnancy and parenting can be so comforting.
Best for Medical Information: Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy at Amazon "Includes advice on how to get pregnant, meal planning, exercise, medication, and parenthood. Best for Rebels: Expecting Better at Amazon "Oster, who was trained as a statistician, evaluates the data behind conventional pregnancy rules. Best for Dads: The Expectant Father at Amazon "The book has been updated to include modern trends in birthing, child rearing, and technology. Best Holistic: The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide at Amazon "The book includes advice and insights from a certified nurse midwife, a registered nurse, a doula, and a lactation consultant. Best for Gay Pregnancies: Ultimate Guide for Lesbians at Amazon "Covers everything from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to navigating legal paperwork. With