(Closed) Best pregnancy books

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

These are the ones I read and LOVED! What to Expect was not very in depth for me. It has a little information on a lot of different topics, and is organized by months, so if you can get a used copy on amazon or check it out of your library it might be worth it but I wouldn’t pay for it new. I prefered Your Pregnancy Week By Week, but again I’d try to get it from the library or amazon used. I got a lot of information on babycenter.com and other online resources, so I didn’t feel like I needed a basic pregnancy guide.

I was more focused on childbirth, and these books were the best that I read:

  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin – both good books that I enjoyed reading and were informative.
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Heci Goyer – AWESOME! Very in depth about a lot of different aspects of labor and delivery, including the pros and cons of all the procedures, different medications, etc… The author is honest about being pro-natural birth, but I felt like it was more a presentation of the facts, along with the history and background on why many things are done the way they are these days. Even if you don’t want to go natural, it’s a great resource.


Post # 5
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m reading The Pregnancy Book by Dr Sears instead of What to Expect. I second all the ones mrstilly suggested and I’m also reading The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, and Gentle Birth Choices. Oh and Natural Childbirth, the Bradley Way. I think that’s the title. I have read it twice and I can’t remember. Darn pregnancy forgetfulness lol So obviously I’m researching natural childbirth which I don’t expect is for everyone, but there is still a lot of good info in these that could still help you in early labor or teach you a lot about childbirth if you’re interested. *I apologize for not underlining or italicizing my book titles. I don’t know how on this phone!

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