Best books to read when pregnant
The 8 Best Pregnancy Books ofBy Holly Pevzner May 28, Photo: iStockPhoto. Ah, books. Remember them? Well, not so fast.
17 Best Pregnancy and Baby Books for Those First 40 Weeks (and Beyond)
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. Millions of other parents-to-be have felt the same way you are. Some of them have even put those trials and joys into good books, including wonderful novels, for those of us who are self-help adverse. Expect a lot of unsolicited advice , both on the internet and in person.
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.
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 What makes it so great?
Best Pregnancy Books for First-Time Moms
A lot happens during pregnancy, and it can be hard to keep up with all the changes going on. Fill your library with these books, which will decode those nine months for you. And pick up a few that'll get you through those first few weeks after your baby arrives, too. We've all heard the rules — don't drink wine, don't have caffeine, don't eat sushi — but where's the science that backs them up? Economics professor Emily Oster delves into the research, crunches the numbers, and lays out the real risks and myths behind some of the most common pregnancy advice. Her follow-up, Cribsheet , which does the same for early parenthood, is expected in April
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.