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What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff - May 31, 2016 (first published in 1969)
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America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions.When can I take home a pregnancy test?How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one?Can I keep up my spinning classes?Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese?Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job?I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow?S...
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin - Mar 04, 2003
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What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-c...
Expecting Better
Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
Emily Oster - Jun 24, 2014
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What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics: an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting.Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We’re told to avoid cold cuts...
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The Expectant Father
The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (Fourth Edition) (The New Father (1))
Jennifer Ash - May 26, 2015 (first published in 1995)
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Armin Brott—best-selling author, broadcaster, nationally syndicated columnist, and dad of three—is America’s foremost expert on fatherhood. His wisdom—along with the advice of leading obstetricians and researchers, and the experience of hundreds of real-life dads—is collected here in The Expectant Father, the essential guide for dads-to-be. Brott’s...
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
the pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic - May 01, 2011 (first published in 2004)
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This new Mayo Clinic book on pregnancy provides you with practical information and reassurance on pregnancy and childbirth. Compiled by Mayo Clinic experts in obstetrics, it offers a clear, thorough and reliable reference for this exciting and sometimes unpredictable journey. This comprehensive book includes: A month-by-month look at mom and baby, ...
The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
Genevieve Howland - Apr 25, 2017
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With more than 1.3 million video views each month and over fifty-two million total views on her YouTube channel, Howland’s (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week natural pregnancy book for...
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
Vicki Iovine - Jan 09, 2007 (first published in 1995)
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The practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, with more than one and a half million copies in print!Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real skinny when you’re pregnant? Your girlfriends, of course—at least, the ones who’ve been through the exhilaration and ...
A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood—and Trusting Yourself and Your Body (Pregnancy Books, Mom to Be Gifts, Newborn Books, Birthing Books)
Erica Chidi - Oct 24, 2017
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"What a gift to new and expecting moms. You have no idea the mountain and rollercoaster you're about to embark on, but Nurture somehow gives you a peek in and gives you essential information to help ground you." –Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious and One PotatoA comprehensive and judgement-free pregnancy companion: Nurture is the only all-in-...
The Whole 9 Months
A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start
Jennifer Lang MD - Sep 20, 2016
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-I'm thrilled that Dr. Lang has put her valuable knowledge into these pages. With this book in your hand, you are on your way to putting your health first and setting your baby up for lifelong wellness.- -JESSICA ALBA, co-founder of The Honest CompanyGood For Baby, Good For YouDr. Jennifer Lang has worked for decades in support of maternal and inf...
We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook
Adrian Kulp - Apr 24, 2018
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We’re Pregnant! The First-Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook turns expecting dads into prepared partners with essential information for pregnancy and beyond....
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition
Diane Wiessinger - Jul 13, 2010 (first published in 1958)
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The long-awaited revised edition! It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestsel...
The Happiest Baby on the Block; Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition by Harvey Karp
Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition by Jenny McCarthy
The Birth Partner, 4th Edition, Completely Revised and Updated by Penny Simkin
Birth Partner 5th Edition by Penny Simkin
Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols
Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by Wick
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin
The Mindful Mom-To-Be by Lori Bregman
What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff
The Pregnancy Countdown Book by Susan Magee
Like a Mother by Angela Garbes
Cribsheet by Emily Oster
The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People by Jordan Reid
The Baby Owner's Manual by Louis Borgenicht M.D.
50 Things to Do Before You Deliver by Jill Krause
What to Do When You're Having Two by Natalie Diaz
The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy by Dawn Dais
The First Forty Days by Heng Ou
Birthing from Within by Pam England
The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson
Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson
Work. Pump. Repeat. by Jessica Shortall
Pregnancy Day By Day by DK
Great with Child by Beth Ann Fennelly
Pregnancy Day By Day by DK Publishing
Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
Expecting 411 by Michele Hakakha
Debunking the Bump by Daphne Adler
The Healthy Pregnancy Book by William Sears MD FRCP
Pregnancy, OMG! by Nancy Redd
Strong As a Mother by Kate Rope
Birth Without Fear by January Harshe
Wonder Weeks by Hetty van de Rijt
Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? by Jena Pincott
The Natural Pregnancy Book, Third Edition by Aviva Jill Romm
Bumpology by Linda Geddes
The Panic-Free Pregnancy by Michael Broder
Yeah Baby! by Jillian Michaels
What to Eat When You're Pregnant by Nicole M. Avena
Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade B. Curtis
The Baby Book by William Sears MD
Baby 411 by Ari Brown
Pushed by Jennifer Block
The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal by Aubrey Grossen
Pregnancy, Childbirth, And The Newborn by Parent Trust for Washington Children
Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
The New Basics by Dr. Michel Cohen M.D.
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell
New Dad's Playbook by Benjamin Watson
Here's the Plan. by Allyson Downey
Sidekick by Brig Berthold
Eat This, Not That! When You're Expecting by Jennifer Ashton MD
The Fifth Trimester by Lauren Smith Brody
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup M.D.
Brain Rules for Baby by John Medina
Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley
I Am a Big Sister by Caroline Jayne Church
I Am a Big Brother by Caroline Jayne Church
I Will Carry You by Angie Smith
Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist
I'm a Big Sister by Joanna Cole
A Grace Disguised by Jerry L. Sittser
The Sleepeasy Solution by Jennifer Waldburger
Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene
As You Grow by Korie Herold
Happy Mum, Happy Baby by Giovanna Fletcher
I'm a Big Brother by Joanna Cole
Moms on Call Basic Baby Care by laura/ Jennifer Walker Hunter
Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
By Rachel Fuller My New Baby by Rachel Fuller
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The Science of Mom by Alice Green Callahan
By Angela C. Santomero Big Brother Daniel[Board book] by
There's a House Inside My Mummy by Giles Andreae
The Birth Book by William Sears MD FRCP
Baby Bargains by Denise Fields
Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year by By the baby experts at Mayo Clinic
The Pregnant Body Book by DK Publishing
Pregnancy For Men by Mark Woods
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes by Lily Nichols
Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies by Stephanie Fritz
Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman