Best Pregnancy Books for Moms and Dads of 2020

Though living in the digital world, you may find an endless number of apps or websites related to pregnancy; however, books have their charisma. Read this article further as we list 10 best pregnancy books to help you get through this particular struggling time.

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Our Top Picks for Best Pregnancy Books for All Types of Parents-to-be

1) Best pregnancy book if you’re nervous about giving birth — Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

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Why We Love It

First of all, for your knowledge (in case you don’t know), Ina May is considered as the mother of modern midwifery, it contains a vast amount of remarkable birth stories that will give you ultimate positive vibes. In case you are a bit nervous, then this book is all you need to get much more clarity about childbirth.

What Other Moms Say

This is a fantastic book on natural childbirth. I must say the book is truly inspirational; I loved it.

-Melissa

Additional Specs

  • Best book for empowering pregnant women
  • Get informed about the scientific facts about pregnancy

Keep In Mind

You should consider buying this book if you are planning for a natural birth because otherwise, you may find the book biased.

2) Best pregnancy books for first-time moms —Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by the pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!

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Why We Love It

If you are looking for a complete guide on various aspects of pregnancy and want to prepare for parenthood in a better way, then you should purchase this book.

What Other Moms Say

I am as pleased that I bought this book, it’s so easy to read and such a precious resource for expecting mothers.

-Rachel

Additional Specs

  • The journey of pregnancy presented realistically.
  • Contains accurate facts

Keep In Mind

You may feel that this book is like a “collection of facts”, so some buyers feel like reading a text-book.

3) Best book about the emotional side of pregnancy — Strong As a Mother by Kate Rope: How to Stay Healthy, Happy and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood

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Why We Love It

If you want to see the emotional side of pregnancy, then this is for you. This book will provide you with amazing guidance from psychologists on how to keep healthy and happy before and after childbirth.

What Other Moms Say

An amazing take on emotional health during and after pregnancy, I highly recommend it to every future mom.

-Sara

Additional Specs

  • A realistic guide to prepare yourself for motherhood
  • Best for  postpartum depression

Keep In Mind

In case you are the kind of pregnant mother who is not stressed at all and doesn’t want to read about anxieties that come with motherhood, this book may not be suitable for you.

4) Best twin pregnancy books What to Do When You’re Having Two by Natalie Diaz: The Twins Survival Guide from Pregnancy Through the First Year

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Why We Love It

This is yet another fantastic book which covers personal stories, everything you want to know about breastfeeding, childbirth, etc. is here in this book.

What Other Moms Say

If you are expecting twins, you should buy this book.

-Mary

Additional Specs

  • Will take you through a ride of what to expect during the first year of motherhood.

Keep In Mind

If it isn’t your first child, then this book may not work for you as according to customers, most of the information was essential.

5) Best pregnancy book if you’re planning an unmedicated, vaginal birth — Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel: The Best of Both Worlds

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Why We Love It

If you are looking forward to natural, unmedicated birth, you will surely find this book very useful.

After reading this book, you will get more positivity, instead of making you feel fearful of a medicated birth, this fantastic take on natural birth will make you understand that realistic birth experience should not be confused with home birth.

What Other Moms Say

I loved the book, it’s a breath of fresh air; the author describes how we can even get the best natural birth experience even in a hospital.

-Liza

Additional Specs

  • Features relaxation exercises.

Keep In Mind

Not as such, the response from the readers was quite positive about this book.

6) Best pregnancy book if you want all the detailsPregnancy, OMG! by Nancy Redd: The First Ever Photographic Guide for Modern Mamas-to-Be

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Why We Love It

This is one of the most realistic takes on pregnancy ever; you will find that the author has covered the bodily changes, emotional changes, etc. in a variety of body types.

What Other Moms Say

I loved the book; this book made me prepare for the immense bodily changes that occur during pregnancy.

-Katy

Additional Specs

  • The book contains tips to solve even the smallest of issues that you might face.

Keep In Mind

Note that this book does not include only the rose-coloured information, so be prepared for that.

7) Best day-by-day pregnancy book — Pregnancy Day by Day by DK and Maggie Blott:Count down your pregnancy day by day with advice from a team of experts for every stage of your baby’s development

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Why We Love It

You will find this book quite amazing; you can enjoy reading it while having your cup of coffee in the evening.

While reading, you can reflect on the various changes that are happening in your body.

What Other Moms Say

I am pleased that I bought this book. It contains many tips for expecting mothers.

– Teresa

Additional Specs

  • Helps you get prepared for labour, childbirth

Keep In Mind

In case you are not the first mom, this book may not be for you.

8) Best funny but informative pregnancy book — The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine

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Why We Love It

This book contains several light-hearted moments, some embarrassing things you might face during pregnancy; overall, the book does justice while looking at the insecurities that pregnancy might bring.

What Other Moms Say

This book is kinda funny; I enjoyed reading it.

– Jessica

Additional Specs

Presents crucial information in a light-hearted manner.

Keep In Mind

  • Some customers felt that the author had a kind of outdated view opinion.

9) Best pregnancy book for partners — The Birth Partner 5th Edition by Penny Simkin: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions

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Why We Love It

This book contains information, facts and amazing tips or pieces of advice so that they play the role of a birth coach in an effective manner.

What Other Moms Say

A must-have book for all birth partners.

-Peter

Keep In Mind

Some customers did not quite agree with some of the author’s options.

10) Best pregnancy books for new parents — Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies by Jena Pincott: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy

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Why We Love It

This is not your normal book on pregnancy, backed by Science, she will take you through a journey of psychological, biological facts of pregnancy.

Keep In Mind

Note that according to some readers, the author in some parts of the book used some technical words.

Additional Specs

  • Includes the details of pregnancy based on neuroscience.

What Other Moms Say

Such a nice book, Science of pregnancy made so interesting.

– Nina

Conclusion

We have reached the end of the article, and hope you liked our recommendations for the best pregnancy books. You can also do your personal best to this list via the below comment section!

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