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Best Pregnancy Books

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Best Pregnancy Books
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What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff - 2016-05-31 (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...
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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
Ina May Gaskin - 2003-03-04
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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...
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Expecting Better
Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know
Emily Oster - 2014-06-24
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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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Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
2nd Edition
Wick - 2018-09-18 (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...
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The Expectant Father
The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (Fourth Edition) (The New Father (1))
Jennifer Ash - 2015-05-26 (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...
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...
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Birth Partner 5th Edition
A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions
Penny Simkin - 2018-10-09 (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...
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The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
Vicki Iovine - 2007-01-09 (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 ...
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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 - 2017-10-24
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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-...
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Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn
The Complete Guide
Penny Simkin - 2018-09-18 (first published in 1984)
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Available for the first time in full color, the up-to-date and authoritative pregnancy guide that has sold 1.5 million copies--by recognizing that "one size fits all" doesn't apply to maternity careParents love this book because it puts them in control; experts love it because it's based on the latest medical research and recommendations from leadi...
The Whole 9 Months by Jennifer Lang
Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition by Jenny McCarthy
Like a Mother by Angela Garbes
We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook by Adrian Kulp
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The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by Diane Wiessinger
Cribsheet by Emily Oster
Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg
The Mindful Mom-To-Be by Lori Bregman
The First Forty Days by Heng Ou
What to Do When You're Having Two by Natalie Diaz
What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff
The Pregnancy Countdown Book by Susan Magee
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
Birth Without Fear by January Harshe
Birthing from Within by Pam England
The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy by Dawn Dais
The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson
Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
The Healthy Pregnancy Book by William Sears Frcp
From Dude to Dad by Chris Pegula
A Child Is Born by Lennart Nilsson
Pushed by Jennifer Block
Work. Pump. Repeat. by Jessica Shortall
Great with Child by Beth Ann Fennelly
Gentle Birth Choices by Barbara Harper
Expecting 411 by Michele Hakakha
Debunking the Bump by Daphne Adler
Pregnancy, OMG! by Nancy Redd
Strong As a Mother by Kate Rope
Real Food for Gestational Diabetes by Lily Nichols
Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Sarah Buckley
The Wonder Weeks by Xaviera Plas-Plooij
Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? by Jena Pincott
Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake
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
Home Game by Michael Lewis
Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade B. Curtis
HypnoBirthing by Marie Mongan Mhy
The Sh!t No One Tells You by Dawn Dais
Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad! by John Pfeiffer
Funny Little Pregnant Things by Emily Doherty
The Baby Book by William Sears
Baby 411 by Ari Brown
The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal by Aubrey Grossen
The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill
The Pregnant Body Book by Publishing
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
The New Basics by Michel Cohen
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell
Here's the Plan. by Allyson Downey
Black, Pregnant and Loving It by Yvette Allen-Campbell
The Reluctant Father by Phillip Toledano
Sidekick by Brig Berthold
Eat This, Not That! When You're Expecting by Jennifer Ashton
The Fifth Trimester by Lauren Smith Brody
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
The Modern Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond by Marie Louise
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Brain Health From Birth by Rebecca Fett
Natural Hospital Birth 2nd Edition by Cynthia Gabriel
New Dad's Playbook by Benjamin Watson
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read
The Baby Bump by Carley Roney
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Commando Dad by Neil Sinclair
Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old by Suzy Giordano
The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians by Rachel Pepper
Don't Just Stand There by Jon Lichtenstein
The 100 Healthiest Foods to Eat During Pregnancy by Jonny Bowden
I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam
Dad's Expecting Too by Harlan Cohen
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Let's Panic About Babies! by Alice Bradley
The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book by Marjorie Greenfield
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
Good Talk by Mira Jacob