When you’re expecting and educating yourself about pregnancy, labor, and delivery, books are great at giving you the big picture. These books remind you that women have been giving birth for a long time and our bodies are equipped to deliver a baby. Whether you have a birth plan or not, they’re a good read!
- The Panic-Free Pregnancy
Written by a doctor, this book talks about the lifestyle issues and questions that every pregnant woman has. You’ll discover what’s an old wives’ tale and what’s really true!
- Debunking the Bump
Packed with practical, easy-to-follow guidance and clear explanations of pregnancy risks and trade-offs. The author breaks down what’s really a danger during pregnancy and what the risk is.
- The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy
Very informative book, without being too scary. This fun book tells it like it is and gives you info on pregnancy in a non-scary, friendly, way.
- Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Many pregnant women actually like this book better than the popular “What to Expect” series, so that’s saying something! It’s written by reliable professionals in a clear yet professional way, and it gives info pregnancy, childbirth and your newborn.
- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
The author is an expert in the field of midwifery and has been bringing babies into the world for more than 30 years. Many women have felt more confident about their body’s ability to give birth after reading this book!
- Birthing from Within
This book is designed to give you a feeling of real control and empowerment about your birthing experience. It will help you get in touch with yourself and make your delivery a more positive experience.