We’ve got the skinny on the must read books for moms-to-be. Our office is filled with new and expecting moms so we took a poll to bring you an edited list of the best pregnancy reads from empowering to practical to humorous!
This book gives it to you straight, filled with advice and stories from pregnant women, moms, doctors and midwives who have been through and seen it all! Light and funny, it feels like dishing over lunch with your girlfriends!
Completely Practical: What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
Everyone knows this book because well, it’s the classic #1 Best Selling pregnancy book and for good reason. Easy to read, easy to understand and full of relevant information, it’s on its 4th edition!
Empowering: Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Ina May Gaskin has over 30 years of experience as a midwife helping women give birth naturally. This book acts as an information guide for expectant mothers on establishing a mind-to- body connection before conceiving.
Keep Mom AND Baby Happy: The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
Read this if you don’t read any other baby books! Dr. Harvey Karp teaches you about an “off-switch” for your baby’s crying. Need we say more?
A great guide for first-time mothers who plan on breastfeeding, the information is provided by internationally respected La Leche League, known for setting the standard for educating and empowering mothers who want to nurse.