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There are a ton of books you can read while pregnant and once you have a baby to prepare for this new phase of your life. Here are some books I enjoyed reading and found helpful. P.S. This page may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information.
read while pregnant:
A lot of names to go through, but I found it helpful for its lists. It breaks down names by popularity and location.
This is the classic must-read when pregnant, often called “America’s pregnancy bible.” It’s a very thorough read of all you need to know about being pregnant.
Lists of what you need to do in each trimester. It’s really helpful for staying on track and remembering all of the things you need to get done before the baby arrives.
A more modern look at pregnancy. Written by an economist, the book focuses mostly on numbers and statistics.
A full overview of what to expect while pregnant, but written more simply and straightforward. It may seem more approachable if you don’t want to feel overwhelmed with information.
A look at what to eat when pregnant and how to stay healthy for you and your baby.
read when baby arrives:
This is written by the same author of “Expecting Better.” It’s everything to know when the baby arrives, again based on numbers and stats.
The author says this book will “get any baby to sleep for twelve hours at night–and three hours in the day–by the age of twelve weeks old.”
This book is packed with tips to help calm your baby when they’re crying and how to help your baby sleep longer.
Parenting advice from the French. A book written by an American living abroad who was impressed with French children.
recs for dad:
Advice to fathers for their first year of being a dad.
Straightforward and simple tips for new dads.