Pregnancy Books

Pregnancy Books

 Pregnancy Books
Pregnancy Books

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life. It is a time when women have lots of questions about their pregnancy, breastfeeding, and pregnancy complications. Women with infertility issues have their own questions and fears about getting pregnant and staying pregnant. If you are pregnant or just thinking about pregnancy, here are some wonderful books to answer your pregnancy questions.

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Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads

An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad.  Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to:

  • Change a baby at a packed sports stadium
  • Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear
  • Stay awake (or at least upright) at work
  • Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat
  • Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape

Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

•  Paperback
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth

In Belly Laughs, the actress and new mother reveals the naked truth about the tremendous mood swings, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with pregnancy. Never shy, frequently crude, and always laugh-out-loud funny, McCarthy covers it all in the grittiest of girlfriend detail.

•  Hardcover
Heart of a Woman
By Sheryl L. Roush

Heart of a Woman in Business is an inspirational collection celebrating working women and their unique contributions to the global workplace. This here s how, sisters-sharing-with-sisters book shares their authentic stories, and offers here s how and I did it, you can too! Selections offer strategies, practical information, career-bolstering lessons, insights, affirmations, poems, prayers and quotations. Whether you already own a business, planning to start one, or working in a job you love. Chapters include: The Driving Force; Fulfilling Your Soul; Polishing Business Skills; Workplace Wit; Best Practices; Transitions from the Day Job to Your Own Job; The Entrepreneurial Spirit; Business Builders; Nurturing Our Mind, Body & Spirit; and Whispers of Wisdom. Submissions include: career dreams come true; self-worth; goal setting; the history of women in business and as inventors; leadership and ambition; humor in the workplace; change, stress and time management; inner guidance and intuition; business promotion; hiring and firing; ways to rejuvenate and recharge; fitness tips at your desk; mid-life career transitions; and being a working mother. The 240-page book features top talent and experts, including: celebrity personal trainer Jeanie Callen Barat; financial alchemist Morgana Rae; presentation skills from Juliet Funt (daughter of Candid Camera s Alan Funt); having a leap of faith, from Sharon Wilson of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction; Life at the Pentagon from Jo Condrill; Hill Street Blues costume designer Karen Hudson; and sage advice from Oprah. Quotations of inspiration include: Mary Kay Ash; Debbie Fields; Steve Forbes; Michael Gerber; Lousie Hay; Kathy Ireland; Andrea Jung, Avon; Anthony Robbins; Martha Stewart; Donald Trump; Madam C.J. Walker, first black female millionaire; Marianne Williamson; plus the Founders/CEOs of Amazon, com, Apple, Craig s List, Dell Computer, Google, McDonald s, Microsoft, Starbucks; The Body Shop, Virgin Airlines, and Wal-Mart.

•  Paperback
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

This new Mayo Clinic book on pregnancy provides you with practical information and reassurance on pregnancy and childbirth. Compiled by Mayo Clinic experts in obstetrics, it offers a clear, thorough and reliable reference for this exciting and sometimes unpredictable journey. This comprehensive book includes:

  • A month-by-month look at mom and baby
  • In-depth "Decision Guides" to help you make informed decisions on topics such as how to select a health care provider, prenatal testing options, pain relief for childbirth, and many others
  • An easy-to-use reference guide that covers topics such as morning sickness, heartburn, back pain, headaches and yeast infections, among others
  • Information on pregnancy health concerns, including pre-term labor, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, along with an overview on being pregnant when you have pre-existing health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or hyperthyroidism
•  Paperback
Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth
By American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Now in it's Third Edition, Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth has become a classic, guiding almost 2 million women through their pregnancies. It is written with the collective knowledge of 40,000 experts in the field of obstetrics, but with the pregnant woman's concerns and interests in mind.

•  Paperback
The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be, Second Edition

An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner's pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, this book is filled with sound advice and practical tips for men, as well as New Yorker-style cartoons that will keep anxious fathers-to-be chuckling.  The authors also present a month-by-month guide to pregnancy for the father-to-be.

•  Paperback
The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Just had a baby? Lie down, rest your weary womb, and muster up a rousing cheer! (Shh! Don't wake the baby!) Now, from the author of The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy, comes the book all new moms have been waiting for, whether they know it or not. Vicki Iovine talks turkey ... and stitches, and weight loss, and depression, and sex (trying it for the first time after labor and delivery? "Inebriate and Lubricate"). Vicki--yeah, I know I'm calling her by her first name but after reading this book you'll be on a first-name basis with her, too--is funny, informative, and utterly (udderly?) irreverent. New mothers have never had it so good.

•  Paperback
•  Audio Cassette
The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: The Ultimate Guide to Conception, Birth, and Everything In Between

The ultimate guide to conception, birth, and everything in between.  Unlike all those other bossy, tell-you-what-to-do titles, this funny, entertaining guide presents expectant parents with all the facts on such perennial hot topics as pain relief during labor, episiotomy, and circumcision, and empowers them to make informed personal choices. It's packed with tools you won't find anywhere else, including:

  • Charts highlighting the risks of using various over-the-counter drug products during            pregnancy
  • Lists of the ten best -- and worst --baby products
  • A set of emergency childbirth procedures
  • Forthright discussions of difficult topics like infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and pregnancy and infant loss that other books are loathe to tackle
•  Paperback
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices

Reading THE NATURAL PREGNANCY BOOK is like having your own personal herbalist and midwife at your side. Expertly written by Aviva Jill Romm, who has been providing family-centered natural health care for almost 20 years, it was one of the first books to explore botanical medicine and pregnancy. In this revised and updated edition, Ms. Romm thoughtfully follows the woman’s journey from conception to birth, focusing on natural health. She describes herbs that can promote and maintain a healthy pregnancy (along with those you should avoid during your term) and the basics of a healthy diet, with an emphasis on natural foods. THE NATURAL PREGNANCY BOOK is a complete guide for the woman who envisions a safe pregnancy without technological intervention, as nature intended.

•  Paperback
The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths

The average pregnancy lasts 280 days and the suspense can be excruciatingThe Pregnancy Countdown Book starts on Day 280 and counts down the biggest milestones every step of the way with one page of helpful information for each day of your pregnancy. Here are tips from doctors and midwives, amusing anecdotes and quotes, and occasional gory-but-necessary details (if you can define the word "lochia," you know what we're talking about).  Every page offers an interesting revelation. On Day 231, your baby will be the size of a blueberry but by Day 168, he'll be the size of a large avocado. By Day 90, air travel becomes a dicey proposition. And if you haven't planned the nursery by Day 45, you're playing with fire.  A perfect gift for expecting moms of all ages, The Pregnancy Countdown Book is a delightfully irreverent look at the craziest nine months of your life.

•  Paperback
The Working Gal's Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby
By Paige Hobey and Allison, M.D. Nied

The Working Gal's Guide to Babyville is your essential year-one resource for life with baby---combining stories and sisterly advice from the trenches, easy-to-execute infant-care recommendations from a pediatrician, and career and budget guidance from a pro. Learn how to nurture a supersleeper, enthusiastic eater, and all-around contented child while managing your life and career with wildly unexpected, Zen-like control!

•  Paperback
What to Expect the First Year

Everything new parents need to know about the care (and feeding) of an infant, from the authors of What to Expect® When You're Expecting. Covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, sleep strategies that really work.

•  Hardcover
•  Paperback
What to Expect When You're Expecting, Third Edition

Eighteen years after it first hit the shelves and having sold more than 10 million copies, What to Expect When You're Expecting is still on nearly every mother-to-be's reading list. This completely revised and updated edition is packed with answers to hundreds of questions and worries expectant parents may have. The information is presented in a month-by-month format starting with planning a pregnancy and choosing a practitioner, and follows through to six weeks after delivery. Each chapter begins with an explanation of what to expect at a particular month's prenatal visit and a brief description of how mom and baby are growing and changing.

•  Paperback
•  Pregnancy Journal and Organizer
•  Pregnancy Organizer
Your Pregnancy Week by Week

A totally revised and expanded new edition of the best-selling doctor-authored pregnancy book--the only one organized week by week.

Because of the rapid rate of change to both mother and baby, doctors refer to a pregnancy in increments of weeks, not months or even trimesters; expectant mothers look for changes and compare the details of their pregnancies based on the same weekly schedule. The best-selling Your Pregnancy Week by Week doles out focused information in this medically appropriate way, making it the most mom-recommended pregnancy guide on the market.

•  Hardcover
•  Paperback