As an expecting mother, reading books about pregnancy and parenting can be incredibly helpful. Here are five of the best books to read when you are expecting.
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
This classic book has been helping expecting mothers for over 30 years. It covers everything from pregnancy symptoms to preparing for labor and delivery. The book is easy to read and includes helpful illustrations and charts.
- The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic is known for its excellent healthcare, and this book is no exception. It covers all aspects of pregnancy, including nutrition, exercise, and prenatal care. The book also includes information on how to handle complications and when to seek medical attention.
- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin is a renowned midwife who has helped countless women through childbirth. This book shares her wisdom and experience, providing valuable insights into natural childbirth. It includes birth stories and practical advice for preparing for labor and delivery.
- The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
If you are looking for advice on how to soothe a crying baby, this book is for you. Dr. Harvey Karp shares his “5 S’s” method, which involves swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking. The book also covers topics such as sleep and breastfeeding.
- Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
This book takes a different approach to parenting, exploring the differences between American and French parenting styles. It covers topics such as discipline, eating habits, and sleep. The book is both informative and entertaining, providing a unique perspective on parenting.
Reading these books can help you feel more prepared and confident as you approach childbirth and parenthood. Happy reading!