You are pregnant!  It is exciting and scary at the same time.  As your baby develops, your body is going through a lot of changes.  Knowing what to expect makes this time more enjoyable.

Many books have been written on pregnancy.  Below are 5 of the best books on pregnancy  that will answer many of your questions, make you laugh and help you have the best pregnancy you can have.

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth

Belly Laughs

Sometimes books on pregnancy can be rather clinical.  Not so with Jenny McCarthy’s book. She ” reveals the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with pregnancy.”  With lots of humor, this book will walk you through all the joys and discomforts of pregnancy.  Buy Belly Laughs on Amazon.

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Mayo Clinic

509 pages of well organized information from a reputable source – the Mayo Clinic.  This book has week-by-week updates on baby’s growth and month-by-month changes for mom  – including a summary page that lists the problems you may have in that period and tells you when you should call your doctor. There is a 40-week pregnancy calendar and  very nice drawings that show what your baby looks like and how big it is. Buy Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Healthy Pregnancy on Amazon.

Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and

Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be

Eating For Pregnancy book

I included this book in the list because not only do you want to know what is going on with your body and your baby’s development, you also want to eat right during this time.  Eating For Pregnancy gives you 150 recipes letting you know what it is that is good for your baby and for you.  With tips to help you from gaining unnecessary weight, information on supplements, and a vegetarian section, this book will help you eat right for you and your baby.  Included are menu plans that are fast and family-friendly.  Buy Eating For Pregnancy on Amazon.

The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips,

Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths

the pregnancy countdown book

Chock full of useful information, this book has one page of useful information for each day of your pregnancy.  Humorous, helpful and filled with tips, this book is a great resource if you are expecting.  Buy The Pregnancy Countdown Book on Amazon.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

what to expect when you're expecting book

Now in its 4th edition, this book is sometimes called America’s pregnancy bible. With 616 pages full of information, What to Expect When You’re Expecting covers all 9 months of pregnancy with development of your baby shown in a week by week format.  Tons of questions answered ranging from your emotions to nutrition to all kinds of practical matters.  It is the pregnancy go to book for many moms.  Buy What To Expect When You’re Expecting on Amazon.

 

 

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