Pregnancy books

Pregnancy is wonderful and miraculous, but at the same time can be stressful and difficult to cope with. There are great things like feeling baby kicks and movements and talking to your new baby, but there’s also morning sickness, cramps, and fatigue.

Many moms-to-be who are having their first child will wonder what to do and where to turn for help. There is SO much information out there and there is so much to learn on how to take care of yourself and your baby. Fortunately, there are a range of books that can help make pregnancy and motherhood a little easier.

Eating for Two: The complete guide to nutrition during pregnancy and beyond (Annabel Karmel, 7/6/2012)

Watching what you eat is an important part of pregnancy. You want to steer clear of too much junk food, while at the same time you might want to eat a little more than usual to ensure you and your baby get enough nutrition. This book was written with new mothers in mind and helps to point out how prospective parents can stay on the right track nutritionally. As an expert in child nutrition, Karmel knows what works and what doesn’t and brings her knowledge to this book in a clear and concise manner.

eating for two

Among the useful pieces you can find inside her book are recipes; breakdowns of which foods are best to eat before and straight after pregnancy and what food you should give to your baby. For me the hardest part was making sure I got enough protein, so the recipes and ideas in this book can be really helpful. Eating for Two is an essential companion for any expectant mother having problems deciding what to eat.

Your Pregnancy Companion: Everything you need to know about pregnancy, birth and the first weeks of parenthood (Zita West, 6/12/12)

Published fairly recently, this is a comprehensive guide from a self-proclaimed ‘expert’ in everything to do with the early stages of motherhood. You may not be familiar with it because it’s coming from a UK author, but that means it’s more birth friendly as their practices are generally different from ours in the US. There’s info on midwifes and breastfeeding and birth options. If you’re a first-time mother, this book will be very handy. Among the useful pieces of information that West reveals in the book are how to relax during pregnancy and birth, how to combat morning sickness, and what food you should and shouldn’t eat to reduce nausea.

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Photographs, care guides, and advice on how to look after your baby for the first few months of their lives are also featured. All of this and more make this book worth purchasing, especially if you want to find out what that pain is or how to reduce your stress. Both of these books are available to on Amazon.com. I got an Amazon coupon code here to save money! I never shop without coupons 😉

 

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