(Closed) Must read books

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

So far I’m loving Ina Mays Guide tO Childbirth. shes one of the most qualified midwives in the nation and this book is a classic! I’m liking it so far 🙂

Post # 3
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think there was a fairly recent thread about this, but I’ve loved “Expecting Better” and “Birth Skills” 

Post # 4
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade Curtis

For laughs… The Girlfriend’s Guide To Pregnancy and the others that are part of that series. It’s a great series but it’s more for entertainment. Whenever there is medical issues, she prefaces it… “please check with your health care provider”.

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Post # 5
4499 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The panic-free pregnancy

Post # 6
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Mayo Clinic and Baby 411

Post # 8
8 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Baby Bargins is a good one too. Goes over reviews of a ton of baby items and seperates the must-haves from the nice to haves. 

Post # 9
37 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m a pregnant book worm, so here are my favorites from what I’ve read: 

General pregnancy books:

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy (awesome, dependable, detailed)

From the Hips (written by two moms, loads of quotes from women in-the-trenches, super down-to-earth but still full of great info)

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (you have to read at least ONE by her, and this is a good one!)

Childbirth books:

Birthing from Within (AMAZING. Very empowering, lots of pain-management techniques)

Spiritual Midwifery (another Ina May book – read this one for the fabulous 70s-tastic positive birth stories)


Expecting Better (find the sources for all those pregnancy “don’ts” and make informed decisions based on where the studies actually came from!)

I have NOT read What to Expect because I was warned off it by several friends. It’s the most popular pregnancy book for a reason, but from what I’ve been told it focuses on telling you all the things that *could* go wrong. Read it if you want but consider avoiding it if you’re a worrier!



Post # 12
9534 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

the only one i recommend is Expecting Better.


Post # 13
1549 posts
Bumble bee

I saw a recommendation last week for “Bumpology” and picked up a copy. So far I’m really enjoying it! I think it’s probably similar to Expecting Better. 

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