Top 10 pregnancy books you should read


The euphoria for getting a positive pregnancy result for the first time usually gives way to an insatiable desire to find out everything about pregnancy. Are my symptoms normal? How do I know if my baby is developing well? What is labour like? If you have all of these questions, here are the top 10 pregnancy books you should be reading.

1. The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

by the Mayo Clinic

If you’re looking for a balanced, informative guide to pregnancy written by experts, the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is one of the best pregnancy books around. The guide covers all topics comprehensively from getting pregnant to the decisions new parents have to make, with plenty of details and pictures.

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2. What To Expect When You’re Expecting

by Heidi Murkoff

This pregnancy book is a bestseller that has led to its own Hollywood movie among other spin offs, and is an in-depth look into pregnancy and all the possible scenarios that can develop during pregnancy.

3. Expecting 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for your Pregnancy

by Dr Michele Hakakha and Dr. Ari Brown

Written by two doctors, Expecting 411 is a easy to read and informative guide to pregnancy. A lot of the information is presented as Q&A, which makes the answers easy to understand. If you have the eBook version, it also comes with interesting video clips. This is definitely one of the more popular pregnancy books.

4. Pregnancy Day by Day: An Illustrated Daily Countdown to Motherhood

edited by Paula Amato and Maggie Blott

If you find most pregnancy books too wordy but enjoy looking at pictures then this book is for you. You’ll see what your baby looks like every single day! This compendium delivers answers to all your questions together with illustrations, photos and diagrams.

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