11 Best Books to Read During Pregnancy in 2022 (2024)

Hey, Soon to be Momma Congratulations! You are about to embark on the most challenging yet rewarding journey of your life, becoming a Mom. A positive pregnancy test brings along a slew of emotions, excitement, joy, happiness, nervousness, and maybe even some fear, but don't worry. In this article, we will talk about all the best books to read during pregnancy. Reading all these books will help you prepare for what's to come next in the next nine months and beyond!

Books to Read During Pregnancy

1) What to Expect When You're Expecting

It was first published in 1984, and since then, this book has been updated multiple times and include the newest information in the pregnancy world. It is probably the most popular book on the market. When you think you a pregnancy book, this title is perhaps the one that comes to your mind and for a good reason. It covers everything from pre-pregnancy to post-pregnancy. This book breaks pregnancy down month by month and weak by weak. It also covers labour and delivery, the first six months of postpartum sickness, pregnancy loss, multiple pregnancies and nutrition. They also have a little section, especially for dads.

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2) Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide

With more than 450 pages, this book is filled with a lot of information about pregnancy, birth and what follows after. This book is written by five women who have over 150 years of combined experience working with experienced and new parents. The book starts with the beginning of pregnancy discussing choices, common changes and concerns, complications and working out eating healthy. It also covers labour and childbirth, pain relief options, including medications and non medicational uses. The last part of this book covers complications that may arise, breastfeeding, caring for your new baby. The thing that we love about this book is that it covers and concerns that you may have not even think about.

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3) HypnoBirthing

This is another book that we think every pregnant woman should read, even if she is not planning on having a natural birth. There is a lot of fear surrounding childbirth, so this book basically prepares you for childbirth physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The technique taught in this book would help you be calm and collected in moments where you would otherwise lose patience.

4) Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy

This book is written by Gita Arjun, who has 32 years of experience. Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy is one of the best seller books on pregnancy. This book is recommended for every woman trying to get pregnant, or she is pregnant or even after childbirth. This book will help you understand pregnancy and all the queries regarding pregnancy, such as how your body will change, your baby growth, sleep, what you should eat & what you should not eat, etc.

5) The Mindful Mother

We highly recommend this book to all pregnant women and mothers. This book can be your knowledgeable friend and help you understands what becoming and being a mom really means. This book covers all the joy and challenges of becoming a mother.

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6) We're Pregnant

This book is specially made for the first time dad. Reading this book can comfort and prepare me for the challenges of becoming a dad. This book will give you the tools you need to be a supportive partner during and after pregnancy. We're Pregnant expresses the stress that the first time dad can face.

7) Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition

You should read this book if you want a clear answer on what food to eat, what not to eat and why. The author of this book is Lily Nichols, and she is a specialist in prenatal nutrition. She has explained what foods you should have for optimal health in pregnancy and your baby's development.

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8) Belly to Baby

The belly to baby is a nine-month journal or kind of like a scrapbook for your pregnancy. This book is separated into three trimesters. You can fill this book with different memories, and it's a beautiful way to your pregnancy. This book also has some helpful templates that will help you remember the important details.

Spiritual Books to Read During Pregnancy

1) A Little Book of Happiness

This book will redefine the role and importance of happiness in your life. The author of this book has talked about how easy it is to be happy and how often we miss happiness around us. The book is basically a collection of quotes from many famous artists. The anthology of tiny tales and quotes teaches you to be happy, why to be happy.

2) The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

This book will help you understand that your conscious mind is like a driver and your Subconscious mind is like an engine. This book will tell you how your mind works, and then it straightway dives into the power of your subconscious mind by giving an example7 of people who have applied it into their day-to-day lives. This book says that you can achieve the unexpected by providing positive stimuli to the brain, which makes sense.

3) Wings of Fire

If you aspire to imbibe the quality like hard work, resilience, and grit in your child, reading this book is a must. Through this book A. P. J. Abdul Kalam has preached that one should not get stressed or disheartened by failures, and you should keep your door open for new opportunities. This book will help you improve your EQ (Emotional Quotient).

11 Best Books to Read During Pregnancy in 2022 (2024)


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