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Q&A: Good Pregnancy Books?

What are some good books about pregnancy and staying sane?

The Baby Bump by Carley Roney and the editors of
We can’t help but recommend our own book, well because we wrote it — along with amazing doctors and Bumpies like you. We did our best to cover everything you want to know about pregnancy and baby during these crazy nine months, and included some fun features, like a birth plan tracker, kick count checklists and a guide to your maternity wardrobe.

Want to read more and don’t know what else to pick up? Check out some of these Bumpies’ faves:

Fearless Pregnancy: Wisdom and Reassurance From a Doctor, a Midwife and a Mom by Victoria Clayton, Stuart Fischbein, and Joyce Weckl
vanillacourage: It addresses what you really need to worry about and how realistic those fears are. It was very helpful to me in the 1st trimester. For example, it goes through how once you have heard the heartbeat/seen a healthy baby on an ultrasound, the risk of miscarriage drops to 2% or less.

Baby Bargains, 9th Edition: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on baby furniture, gear, clothes, toys, maternity wear and much more! by Denise Fields
Lstaylor73: It's a must. It will answer so many questions.


Pregnancy Sucks: What to Do When Your Miracle Makes You Miserable by Joanne Kimes
mamamoos: This book is humorous and honest. Plus it gives you tips on how to alleviate the dozens of discomforts associated with pregnancy and tells you what money traps to avoid. It feels like you're actually getting advice from a real mom and not a doctor.


The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
nancyanderik: a GREAT pregnancy journal!



Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy from Mayo Clinic
Kzeksbg: best book ever
Lstaylor73: my personal fave


Dad's Pregnant Too By Harlan Cohen
The perfect guide for dads-to-be, this book can help your guy understand pregnancy and prepare him for fatherhood. Share this with your partner!




By Paula Kashtan