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10 Of The Best Pregnancy Books For First Time Moms

Updated on August 15, 2014

Best Pregnancy Books For First Time Moms

Being pregnant for the first time can seem a little daunting, even scary. A first time Mom may not know what to expect during the different stages of her pregnancy and childbirth, but help is at hand because there are some great and useful books that first time Mothers will find invaluable, helping them to understand what to expect and answer the many questions that any first time parent is sure to have.

Here we have selected 10 of the best pregnancy books which will be useful to first time Moms.


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The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy - Popular pregnancy books for the first time Mom

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!

If you want a book which is well organized, informative and objective, you won't go far wrong with the May Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy!

Readers will agree that the book covers lots of topics from pregnancy to the birth and breastfeeding afterwards, and gives practical advice throughout your pregnancy. The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is also a useful book to have if you want to get pregnant.

All in all this is a highly recommended pregnancy book for first time Moms!

 

The Pregnancy Countdown Book - Nine months of practical advice for first time Moms

The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths
The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths

Highly rated by its readers, this is a lighthearted and fun book that you will read from cover to cover!

You will get some great tips and practical advice without being swamped by the minute, or scientific details that may seem a little daunting to first time Moms.

 

The Everything Pregnancy Book - Excellent pregnancy book for both first time Mom's and Dads

The Everything Pregnancy Book: All you need to get you through the most important nine months of your life! (Everything Series)
The Everything Pregnancy Book: All you need to get you through the most important nine months of your life! (Everything Series)

An excellent, well organized first pregnancy book, without all the technical stuff, that both first time Moms and Dads will find useful!

The book also has a section on multiple births (which some books don't touch on) so if you're expecting twins, triplets etc. you will know what to expect.

 

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Top rated pregnancy book for first time Moms

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

If you are at all worried and apprehensive about giving birth, read this book!

The book begins with a section on birthing stories, and then Ina's experience as a midwife means that she explains clearly the different stages of birth.

An excellent read, and, a must read if you are thinking about natural childbirth.

 

What to Expect When You're Expecting - Best selling pregnancy book for first time Moms

What to Expect When You're Expecting
What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to expect when you are expecting is one of the best selling pregnancy books available and perfect for first time Moms.

First time Dads who read this book too will understand what you are going through in the different stages of pregnancy.

What to expect when you are expecting is well written and informative, and importantly, easy to read. You will be glad that you bought it!

 

The Pregnancy Book - Everything that first time Moms need to know about their pregnancy

The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America's Baby Experts
The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America's Baby Experts

Some people argue that this book is better than 'What To Expect' above! It is certainly a great alternative which covers everything from conception to childbirth.

The format of the book takes you through your pregnancy month by month telling you what to expect and the changes that you may experience.

Definitely a book that first time Moms should consider!

 

Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Your Pregnancy Week by Week, 7th Edition (Your Pregnancy Series)
Your Pregnancy Week by Week, 7th Edition (Your Pregnancy Series)

This book comes highly recommended by it's readers! Week by week the stages of pregnancy for both Mom and baby are explained,taking you through the changes you can expect and answering questions that you have been thinking about.

 

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Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mothers-to-Be
Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mothers-to-Be

It is widely known that what we eat and drink can affect our babies development so it's important that we eat right during pregnancy.

This book is packed with nutritional information and wonderful recipes, including a section for vegetarians, that will be used well after baby is born!

 

40 Weeks + - The essential pregnancy organizer

40 Weeks +: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer (The Essential Organizers)
40 Weeks +: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer (The Essential Organizers)

This is not a pregnancy journal but a pregnancy planner!

Keep track of your appointments and things you need to do! There are charts to track the changes that you experience during pregnancy, check lists to make it easy to get ready for the birth and charts to track baby's first few weeks of development.

 

The Baby Bump - Popular book for first time Moms

The Baby Bump: 100s of Secrets to Surviving Those 9 Long Months
The Baby Bump: 100s of Secrets to Surviving Those 9 Long Months

Recommended by it's readers for first time mothers, this book is fun and it's conversational tone means that it is easy to read!

You get a month by month guide, and 'to do' lists with answers to frequently asked questions. There is also information as to what baby products you will need. All in all a great book for the first time Mum.

 

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      taliasmith23 4 years ago

      What to Expect When You're Expecting, Great Book!

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      deerawan 4 years ago

      Ina May's Book is the best if you want to have natural child birth :)

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I'm glad to see the book, What to Expect When You're Expecting, is still popular!

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