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6 Books About Pregnancy That Are Actually Worth Reading

Learn about the gestation period in which your mother made you.

The gestation period is, arguably, the most important “period” that the human species has got in their life cycle. Why? Because it ensures the continuation of our species.

This period is especially important for the mother since her pregnant body is busy making her progeny, but also to the father, whom is tasked with making everything else during this time run as smoothly as possible. Here are the best books to learn about pregnancy.

#1 The Field Guide to Pregnancy by Caylie See, L.Ac.

The Field Guide to Pregnancy by Caylie See, L.Ac.
The Field Guide to Pregnancy by Caylie See, L.Ac.

Book recommendation by North Atlantic Books from North Atlantic Books

For women who feel excited, overwhelmed, terrified, or just plain curious about their pregnancy journey, acupuncturist and integrative fertility expert Caylie See has written this pragmatic, insightful, and straightforward guide to finding the best information, resources, and foods to nourish their pregnancies. Balancing Eastern and Western medical perspectives, natural remedies, and recipes, she maps out the terrain of symptoms that women typically encounter from month-to-month—insomnia, morning sickness, and fatigue, to name a few—and gives explanations and solutions for each symptom.

The Field Guide to Pregnancy is an encouraging, enjoyable, and inspiring gem that helps women find comfort in an inherently uncomfortable time.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

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#2 Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter

Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter
Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter

Book recommendation by North Atlantic Books from North Atlantic Books

In today’s western cultures, the typical pregnancy focuses on the baby to the exclusion of the woman herself, so that the entire experience has become more about preparing for the baby’s arrival than looking closely at oneself to prepare emotionally for all of the changes that creating a new life brings. Sacred Pregnancy was written to help the pregnant woman journey within herself to prepare for the birth of her baby.

Sacred Pregnancy is a gorgeous four-color book especially created for mothers-to-be to reflect on the many personal milestones of the full gestation period of a pregnancy. With beautiful professional photos that correspond to each topic, Sacred Pregnancy also features a journal space for the pregnant woman to record her thoughts and feelings. Each week the mother-to-be is given information on her baby, her body, and her spirit and is asked to reflect on these via the topic of the week, which touches on a variety of issues such as sexuality, fears about labor, becoming a mother, courage, rite of passage, adornment, body image, meditation, and sisterhood to name a few. Mothers-to-be are invited to look deeply at the issues unique to their journey and find a centered, peaceful place to live their pregnancy fully. Lastly, Sacred Pregnancy includes place for the new mother to record her birth story and a large resource section on various birthing options and supports for pregnant women.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

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#3 Pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn by Penny Simkin

Pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn by Penny Simkin
Pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn by Penny Simkin

Book recommendation by Anjali Raj from I Love 9 Months

If you are reading about pregnancy, this is the one book that you must read. It explains in simple and explanatory manner the complete journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. It really helps a couple prepare for their 9 months and beyond by educating them what’s happening to the mother’s body and how she can best cope with it and most importantly enjoy a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

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#4 Pregnant? New Baby? Need Sleep! by Richard L. Hansler PhD

Pregnant? New Baby? Need Sleep! by Richard L. Hansler PhD
Pregnant? New Baby? Need Sleep! by Richard L. Hansler PhD

Book recommendation by Richard Hansler PhD from Photonic Developments LLC

Easy things you can do to protect an (expectant) mother and her baby from potential harm to sleep from ordinary lighting by a lighting/health expert.

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#5 Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best by Helene Byrne

Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best by Helene Byrne
Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best by Helene Byrne

Book recommendation by Helene Byrne from BeFit-Mom

This book, by fitness prenatal and postpartum health and fitness expert Helene Byrne, provides new moms with an in-depth guide on how their bodies have changed as a result of pregnancy, and three progressive postnatal rehab workouts that can be done at home with no specialized equipment. Features actual postpartum moms.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

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#6 Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum

Book recommendation by Samantha Morrison from Glacier Wellness

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed is a collection of stories from highly-successful women explaining why they chose to not have children. Both exciting and controversial, these essays give context into the cultural pressure of parenthood while giving voice to a typically under-represented minority. Even if you know you want to have children, it’s worth reading to better understand why some people don’t.

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Written by Zak Parker

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