As a soon-to-be Mom, your mind is probably filled with all kinds of questions - from pregnancy do’s and don’ts, to childbirth-related anxieties, to what to do once your baby actually arrives. The good news is that there are tons of books out there to answer all your important questions. Equipping yourself with the right knowledge not only helps prepare you for all kinds of situations but can also help soothe your mind and put all your fears to rest. We rounded up a few of our favourite books that cover all the right topics and will put you right at ease. Take a look!
1. ‘Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy’
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Written by doctors who are parents too, this book is a wonderful source of accurate and reliable information on all things pregnancy-related. All the information is conveyed in a simple manner and is easy to understand. It’ll provide you with a detailed month-by-month breakdown of your pregnancy journey and help you get ready for the road ahead. In short, it is the perfect resource for any soon-to-be parent.
2. ‘Pregnancy: What The Indian Woman Always Wanted to Know but Was Afraid to Ask’ by Nutan Pandit
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An exhaustive guide on pregnancy and childbirth, this book was written specifically for Indian moms, and also helps root out a lot of the superstitions, tales, and fears surrounding pregnancy from an Indian context. From exercise to diet to labour positions, postnatal care and much more, you’ll find the answers to all kinds of pregnancy-related queries here!
3. ‘Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding’ by Ina May Gaskin
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This book contains virtually everything you need to know about breastfeeding, along with great advice, facts and real-life stories you may relate to. As the cover states, it has “everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a joyful, natural, and richly fulfilling experience for both you and your baby.”
4. ‘The Expectant Father’ by Armin Brott and Jennifer Ash
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The journey to parenthood is a joint one and it’s important to recognize that. Here’s a book that is written from the point of view of a father and is a handy resource for dads-to-be that are looking for guidance, support and confidence.
5. ‘The Baby Bump: 100s of secrets to surviving those 9 long months’ by CarleyRoney
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A fun and easy read, this book provides answers to all kinds of pertinent questions, while keeping the tone light and humorous. Filled with amusing real-life experiences and interesting facts, reading this one is sure to be fun.
6. ‘Fit Pregnancy’ by Namita Jain
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Written by Namita Jain, a well-known wellness guru, this book is filled with invaluable information for a healthy, relaxed and fit pregnancy. Learn everything there is to know about how to care for your health and wellbeing, and that of your unborn baby, in this informative book.
7. ‘Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Depression during Pregnancy’ by ShailaKulkarniMisri
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A lot of moms face depressive symptoms while pregnant, but very few come forward to ask for help or even discuss it. Dr. Shaila sheds light on this extremely important topic, helping moms-to-be identify depressive symptoms and understand them, along with providing a range of helpful resources and treatment options.
8. ‘The Pregnancy Handbook for Indian Moms: A Doctor’s Answers to All Your Questions’ by Dr. Vinita Salvi
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The author, Dr. Salvi, is a gynecologist who specializes in high risk pregnancies. Written with a focus on information relating to high-risk pregnancies, this well-written book will put to rest all your anxieties and fears pertaining to pregnancy and childbirth.
9. ‘Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer’ by Harvey Karp
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The Happiest Baby on the Block, written by pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, is a revolutionary method for calming a crying infant and promoting healthy sleep from day one. The secrets to making your baby happy and relaxed are all here!
10. ‘Happy Mum Happy Baby: My Adventures in Motherhood’ by Giovanna Fletcher
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A positive and uplifting book for new moms, Giovanna provides an honest, cheerful and wonderful take on motherhood. By sharing her own journey through parenthood, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.
Which of these interesting books do you think you will read? Also, share names of interesting pregnancy books that you have read, in comments below!