The Best Books to Read During Your Pregnancy

A Listmania! list by Lisa Walker "Professional Mom" (Chicago)
 
What to Expect When You're Expecting
1.  What to Expect When You're Expecting by Arlene Eisenberg
The list author says:
  "I found this book to be really helpful during my pregnancy. I know a lot of moms who felt it made them worry (the recommended diet is tough, the worst case scenerios, etc.) but I think it is one of the most comprehensive pregnancy books."
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The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
2.  The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine
The list author says:
  "This book is like having a close girlfriend with a great sense of humor over to your house for tea to tell you everything you need to know about your pregnancy. A really fun read!"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (438 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
3.  Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy
The list author says:
  "Hysterical! Jenny tells it like it is with all the ugly details. Her blunt descriptions of bodily fluids are not for everyone though."
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The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids
4.  The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids by Jenn Berman
The list author says:
  "Read this while your pregnant and still have the time! This book really helped me become a better parent. I wish it had been around when I was pregnant. The author's writing is really informative but a fun read."
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The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
5.  The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Elizabeth Pantley
The list author says:
  "Read it now. You will be too exhausted once the baby comes!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,432 customer reviews)

Your Pregnancy Week By Week, 5th Edition (Your Pregnancy Series)
6.  Your Pregnancy Week By Week, 5th Edition (Your Pregnancy Series) by Glade B. Curtis
The list author says:
  "So much fun to find out what is happening with your developing baby every week! I looked forward to reading this each week. It helped me connect with my unborn child."
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A Child Is Born
7.  A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson
The list author says:
  "The pictures are amazing. Every week my husband and I would read the Week to Week guide and look at the pictures in this book. They are great!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)

The Mother of all Pregnancy Books
8.  The Mother of all Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas
The list author says:
  "This book covers it all!"
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The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library)
9.  The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library) by Martha Sears
The list author says:
  "I am a big fan of Sears. This book is very comprehensive."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition)
10.  The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition) by Martha Sears
The list author says:
  "I knew nothing about babies before I got pregnant. This book helped me anticipate what was coming and prepare me (as best as one can be prepared for motherhood). I also found the information about attachment and the importance of responding to my baby's cues to be helpful."
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The Pregnancy Journal, Revised Edition: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy
11.  The Pregnancy Journal, Revised Edition: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy by A. Christine Harris
The list author says:
  "Lots of information-- from the trival to the crucial-- with room to journal your thoughts and feelings about the pregnancy. If I hadn't written everything down at the time I never would have remembered how I felt or what I did (yes, "mommy brain" set it early)."
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Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
12.  Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England
The list author says:
  "Even though I did not do a natural (i.e. no epidural) childbirth, I found this book to be really helpful. It helped me stay in touch with my feelings and emotions during the delivery."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews)

The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
13.  The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
The list author says:
  "This book helped me prepare for childbirth and make the best decision for my my labor and delivery."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby
14.  The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby by Laura Wattenberg
The list author says:
  "Helped me name my youngest!"
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Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now
15.  Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now by Linda Rosenkrantz
The list author says:
  "Heped me name my first!"
$18.20   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Does anyone mind that this book is 15 years old? 2 Aug 19, 2013
1500 Helpful Votes and Several Years Later ... 0 Dec 22, 2009
Girlfriendsguide.com 2 Oct 16, 2009
Welcome to the The Baby Book forum 3 Sep 17, 2009
Alternative Material 2 Oct 4, 2008
How many pregnancy books have you purchased during this pregnancy? (more) 0 Jan 21, 2006
Only 50% of parents read parenting books (more) 0 Jan 21, 2006
Thank you from author Ann Douglas 2 Jan 21, 2006
Welcome to the What to Expect When You're Expecting forum 0 Nov 9, 2005
Welcome to the Mother of All Pregnancy Books forum 0 Nov 9, 2005
Welcome to the Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy forum 0 Nov 9, 2005
 
   

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