Great Books For Pregnant Women To Read
There are a wealth of books for pregnant women on the market - at any one time - therefore it's a little tough trying to work out which one's to buy, and what to leave on the shelf. Beyond that it's common for us to want to know what's going to happen, such as the signs of being pregnant, and beyond talking with friends and family, there's nothing quite as good as a pregnancy book to lay down the facts.
Thankfully the best selling books to read during pregnancy are packed with helpful information, advice and tips. They're all well written, easy to follow and understand - and a couple of them are even a little candid and humorous.
Featured below are five great pregnancy books for women to read. They're best sellers and highly rated by those that have already bought and read them, and what's more they're info rich and right on the mark for any pregnant woman or an expectant dad.
Your What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition
By a long mile the is the best book for pregnant women. The book is extremely comprehensive and will become a huge source of help and information to any woman that's about to be or is currently going through a pregnancy, plus it would make a beautiful gift for a friend or relative.
Contained within the pages of the book you will find info related to pregnancy health, general care during pregnancy, how your baby is doing at specific stages of fetal development - and so much more. There's some great advice in and among the content, not least easy-to.understand info about your pregnancy week-to-week. From the minute you conceive, through to the birth and beyond - this book has it all. Well received and highly rated - and worth every cent of the purchase price.
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be (New Father Series)
Out of all the pregnancy books for dads - this is the top rated and best selling. The book is written informatively but with a slight tongue-in-cheek approach, which is exactly how a man needs a book such as this one writing. Fact and figures won't do - it needs to make the reader feel comfortable and masculine - not something he fears to pick up in case his mates poke fun.
Overall there's everything a father-to-be will need to know about his partners pregnancy contained within its pages. It's a practical book, full of advice on what to expect, what to do and so on. Somehow the author manages to withhold going into too much detail (off-putting for most men) without losing the point of what the book's all about. A well written pregnancy book for dads - sure to become a (secret) bible in one form or another.
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
If you want a best selling book for pregnant women that's high on facts and low on a conversational tone, then the Mayo Clinic guide will perfectly suit. It contains information that's delivered by health professionals and it's set out in a week-to-week easy-to-understand manner.
Although it lacks any real warmth, what it does possess is good solid info relating to the types of issues and health problems that many of us experience during our pregnancies. From back-pain to the affects of none-pregnancy related illness, fetal development to practical guides about natural births or assisted births, the book is a gem for any woman that needs information relating in a no nonsense manner. Five star rated and deservedly so - and currently on offer at under 10 dollars.
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
Another of the best selling pregnancy books for women - this one written by Jenny McCarthy. Despite the fact that the author is a well known celebrity - the ethos of the book is this: it's written by a woman that's experienced all the highs and lows of pregnancy ... and she wants to share her ups and downs with her readers.
Which she does - in a very down-to-earth manner that's both candid and refreshing. The book itself is not really intended to be a pregnancy guide - it's more about the reality of pregnancy and how it feels when it's you that's going through it. It's full of humor and straight-talk and definitely a book that will make you smile whilst reading it. Right from the offset Jenny's candor is evident, so be prepared to either laugh out loud or drop the book in shock. Still - it's a great read and has remained one of the top selling pregnancy books for several years.
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
This is the last best selling of the pregnancy books for women and in many ways it's much like the previous book. It's incredibly candid and there's a distinct lack of professional jargon. The author has written from her own perspective - that being a mother of four children.
It's the kind of book you'd write for your own girlfriends - if of course you had access to an agent and a publishing house. In it you'll find real experience info relating to finding out your pregnant, working with your health professionals, morning sickness and (important for many women) how to look great during pregnancy. An informative book - for all it's written by a non-professional and one that would make a great pregnancy gift.