There is a lot to learn when it comes to going through pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and raising a child. Below is a list of best books to read during pregnancy that I’ve read or are currently reading.
Eventually, I’ll get a full review done on all of them.
This is a good read before Baby comes around. It’s about the best ways to keep your baby smart and happy.
It even includes info on things not to waste your money on, like audio products that claim to make your baby smarter. Read the book to find out why such claims are bogus.
This one is a current read. I’ve only read a couple chapters. But foot pain is a real problem for women and can get worse during pregnancy for some. It is based on biomechanics.
I use this book to practice NFP but is written for FAM. Read it to learn about your body and to understand your reproductive health.
Also a current read. Diastasis recti is a common issue post pregnancy.
The book discusses what it is and different exercises that will strengthen the body and help you deal with Diastasis recti. It is also based on biomechanics.
Babies who learn sign language are able to start communicating their needs and wants at a younger age.
At about 6 months they have the coordination to start signing to Mom and Dad if they’ve been taught the signs.
This is my main source of information on breastfeeding and taught me almost everything I know. It’s awesome.
A great resource for anyone who wants to be by your side during labor. It provides advice on every topic: labor positions, breathing, labor itself, exercise, perineal massage and more.
It also has specific pages that are off color from the rest. These pages are a quick breakdown of important information for you to find in a hurry if need be.
Great for new dads. It has information for the expecting dad from pregnancy to about a year old. It’s full of pictures and has advice on every topic. One of my favorite excerpts reads:
If you have an aversion to the breast pump, it’s completely understandable. After all, it’s a bit unnerving watching a mechanical device mercilessly slurping at your partner’s bare chest. You can’t help but think, “If robots made pornography, this is what it would look like.”
A very fun read.