Reading the best pregnancy books on the market can help you through one of the most life-changing experiences. It’s important to become knowledgeable on pregnancy and childhood, to make the best decisions for you and your baby.
Below are 10 top pregnancy books on Amazon that will help you navigate this new frontier!
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff
We’re sure this book finds its place on top ten lists more often than not. The “What to Expect” series has been around for years, and may be the most popular pregnancy and parenting book purchased by or for expecting moms.
This comprehensive book details, month-by-month, what you should expect to encounter during pregnancy, including what you may feel physically and emotionally. There are also ideas for healthy nutrition and detailed accounts of how your baby grows during the nine months of pregnancy.
- The Pregnancy Countdown Book by Susan Magee
You’re pregnant, now when’s the baby going to get here? This book is filled with helpful advice, tips, quotes, and stories that will guide you through the next nine months. Read a page each day as you patiently await your new arrival.
- What to Eat when you are Pregnant by Dr. Nicole M. Avena
Dedicated to a healthy pregnancy diet, this manual will help you make good food choices when “eating for two”. Featuring 50 healthy recipes, this book will tell you what you should eat – and what to avoid – at every step of the pregnancy…as well as when you are breastfeeding!
- Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic has long been seen as a reputable source for medical information and advice. This book is a great resource for expecting moms and dads, discussing how to conceive, planning meals, exercise ideas, and more about pregnancy and parenthood.
- The Healthy Pregnancy Book by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N.
An essential guide that covers couples trying to conceive to childbirth, this book from Dr. Sears (the man who remade motherhood), will help you and your baby have a happy, healthy pregnancy. Pregnancy topics discussed including birthing plans and choices, optimal weight gain, physical activity, and sleeping well.
- Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (4th Edition) by Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, and Janet Whalley
Looking for the latest research in pregnancy and childbirth? This pregnancy book has it all! Decisions about you and your baby’s health can be made easier with the thorough information supplied by this team of doctors.
- Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy
Take your mind off any prenatal worries with this humorous account about pregnancy and childbirth with Jenny McCarthy. From a mom who has been there, find out more about morning sickness, hormones and other common pregnancy symptoms and woes.
- The Mindful Mom to Be by Lori Bregman
This book is founded on the concept of building a solid foundation during pregnancy and childbirth for your baby – and for you as a new mom. Doula and pregnancy coach Lori Bregman guides you through these first nine months with advice on nutrition, natural remedies, and labor techniques that will make the process easier for you. Several pregnancy checklists and birth plan ideas are also included.
- The Expectant Father by Armin A Britt and Jennifer Ash
Expectant moms aren’t the only ones who need advice. While dads-to-be can benefit from all of the best pregnancy books in this list, it’s nice to give them a book of their own to calm their worries and answer their questions. This guide for expectant fathers includes emotional, financial, and physical effects of parenthood on men.
- The Panic-Free Pregnancy by Michael Broder
It can be hard not to worry during pregnancy, but this book will ease your panic and allow you to have a blissful nine months of carrying your little one. Covering topics including food, travel, pets, and medications, Dr. Broder pushes fiction away from fact and uncovers the truth that you must know in order to out your mind at ease.