There’s no doubt about it that pregnancy causes moms-to-be to experience a whirlwind of emotions. Between trying to set up the perfect nursery for your new bundle of joy, maintaining a healthy diet and getting adequate rest, it might seem as if pregnancy comes with a never-ending to-do list. Expectant moms find comfort in reading good pregnancy books that help guide them through each stage of their pregnancy experience.
Written by best-selling authors Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” is a comprehensive pregnancy guide for moms-to-be. Considered a pregnancy bible by many, the fourth edition is packed with even more helpful tips and ideas for moms-to-be. This humorous, informative 616-page guide covers everything from preconception preparation to guidelines for determining your medical history and eating healthy during pregnancy. The book lets you know what to expect each month of your pregnancy, including changes in your body and what to expect during doctors’ visits.
If you want a book that takes a practical approach to pregnancy advice and gives simple answers you don’t have to be a medical professional to understand, consider reading, “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy: Or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You” by Vicki Iovine. This title is written with a funny, straight-talk approach as if you were taking advice from your closest girlfriends. This 262-page guide covers topics such as finding cute maternity clothes, preventing stretch marks and getting your figure back. You’ll even get advice for nurturing your spouse during your pregnancy.
A Guide for Modern Moms
“The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood” offers moms-to-be 336 pages of information on decorating and stocking the nursery with supplies and equipment, choosing a daycare, introducing the new baby to pets, handling tantrums and arranging play dates, as well as postpartum issues. Written by Jane Buckingham, bestselling author of “The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life,” and Jen Furmaniak, these authors give a fresh outlook on being a young mom, raising a family and staying hip along the way.
Soup for the Soul
Enjoy real-life tales about pregnancy and motherhood through the anthology of stories presented in “Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s Soul.” This 380-page book includes stories by expectant mothers, fathers-to-be and experienced moms. These stories are compiled to show various stages of pregnancy from different perspectives and through a variety of emotions. This book is written by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
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