The Best Books to Read While Pregnant
There is ALOT to do when a baby is on the way. You have to prep the nursery, register for the LONG list of items needed, set up all the equipment. But more than that, you need to prepare for your new journey as a mother.
The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy
Who better to give you some first-hand advice on what to expect over the next 9 months than a mama who has been there and done that? The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy is described as the “practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be”. From the down low on things people don’t want to talk about (hello, pregnancy hemorrhoids) to calming your biggest fears, this book covers it all from woman who have once been in your shoes. Available on Amazon.
A tenured OBGYN has put together all the details on pregnancy in Pregnancy, OMG, but in visual form. That’s right, this is the first photographic pregnancy book to give you a true look at all the changes that are going to be happening to your body in the next 9 months. Available on Amazon.
Strong As A Mother
Katie Rope’s Strong As a Mother is described as “It will prepare you with humor and grace for what lies ahead, give you the tools you need to take care of yourself, permission to struggle at times, and professional advice on how to move through it when you do”. As a new mother, it can be difficult to prioritize ourselves (especially our mental health) and we can quickly feel overwhelmed by our new roles as mothers. This book will become a great resource for new mamas and set them on a path to thrive in motherhood! Available on Amazon.
The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Happiest Baby On the Block was one of the best resources for my husband and me when we brought our baby home. It gave us all the tools to calm our baby in even the toughest of moments. It not only helped our newborn get more sleep, but we got more sleep too! Available on Amazon.
What To Expect: The First Year
Up until this point, we’ve prepped you for pregnancy, labor and delivery, being a strong mother, and calming your newborn. But what about taking care of your new little bundle of joy? Unfortunately, you are not sent home from the hospital with a users manual. That’s why we highly recommend What To Expect: The First Year. From crib and sleep safety to how to introduce solids, this book covers everything in a month by moth format. Available on Amazon.