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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...
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
2nd Edition
Wick - Sep 18, 2018 (first published in 2004)
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From the childbirth experts at the Mayo Clinic comes the newly revised guide on planning for a healthy pregnancy. With detailed information about fertility, prenatal care, common pregnancy symptoms, and childbirth, this comprehensive guide will be your go-to source for answering all your ordinary—and not so ordinary—pregnancy questions.The second e...
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...
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 ...
Birth Partner 5th Edition
A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
Penny Simkin - Oct 09, 2018 (first published in 1989)
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Since the original publication of The Birth Partner, partners, friends, relatives, and doulas have relied on Penny Simkin's guidance in caring for the new mother, from her last trimester through the early postpartum period. Now fully revised in its fifth edition, The Birth Partner remains the definitive guide to helping a woman through labor and bi...
Nurture
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 - 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...
Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition
The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
Jenny McCarthy - Jan 07, 2014 (first published in 2004)
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Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There's the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. Of course, no woman is spared the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy! In the New York Times best-sell...
We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook by Adrian Kulp
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger
Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols
Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg
Pregnancy Day By Day by
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
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
Great with Child by Beth Ann Fennelly
Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
Expecting 411 by Michele Hakakha
Debunking the Bump by Daphne Adler
The Healthy Pregnancy Book by William Sears Frcp
Pregnancy, OMG! by Nancy Redd
Strong As a Mother by Kate Rope
Birth Without Fear by January Harshe
The Wonder Weeks by Xaviera Plas-Plooij
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
Baby 411 by Ari Brown
Pushed by Jennifer Block
The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal by Aubrey Grossen
Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
The New Basics by Michel Cohen
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
The Fifth Trimester by Lauren Smith Brody
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup
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
Dummy by
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 Frcp
Baby Bargains by Denise Fields
Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year by The Baby Experts At Mayo Clinic
The Pregnant Body Book by 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