Favorite Pregnancy Books

by Ally- Life as I know it, 5:00 AM

A friend gave this to me when we were going to start trying and it really helped me understand how to get pregnant. There's a lot more to it than you think! This book was good about explaining everything but what I think was more useful was this website: Sperm Meets EggIt was simple and you can use cheap ovulation sticks off Amazon




LOVE this book. It's written by an OB/GYN, who delivers tons of celebrity babies, and a Pediatrician. It tells you everything you need to know. If you only buy one book this is it. I'm such a worry wart and tend to Google every little thing and this book helped with my anxiety. I'm going to buy Baby 411 once the baby comes. 





This book is full of statistics on pregnancy. It covers everything from trying to get pregnant, chance of miscarriage, eating deli meat and drinking alcohol while pregnant, to your chance of going into labor based off of dilation and effacement. It's such a cool book that I recommend any pregnant woman read. You hear so much when you're pregnant like eat pineapple to bring on labor or drinking one drink a day won't hurt the baby, and the author of this book decided to figure what's really true. 




I didn't love this book but it was informative. It's been around for a long time so it knows its stuff but it's also pretty straight forward and not too exciting. I still read it every month to see what what symptoms I should be expecting.




I prefer this book to What to Expect When You're Expecting. It seemed more modern and I liked the format. It explains how the baby is growing, your body changes, your emotions, and what to expect during your prenatal checkup. It even has a few chapters at the end about bringing the baby home and issues you may have as a new mom. 




This is just a cute little book that I got for my Kindle to read every week. I turn a new week ever Friday so I always look forward to reading what this book has to say at the end of each work week. It's formatted like the baby has written a letter to you, explaining what he's going through each week and what you should be expecting too. It's kind of silly but it is cute. It looks like it may be free now for your Kindle!




I used to watch Rosie Pope's Bravo show, Pregnant in Heels, so I just figured I'd buy her book for my Kindle and see if I liked it as well. It doesn't tell you anything you can't read from any other book but she does tell her own stories so it's more relatable. She has a bunch of Q&A's from her own OB/GYN in the book too. 


What were some of your favorite pregnancy books?
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  1. I loved Rosie Pope's show too - I feel like personal stories are relateable like you said so easier to read and understand!! Great round up of books to keep in mind for the future! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Jenny McCarthy's book is HILARIOUS! I think it's called Belly Laughs. It basically just says every random thing that could go wrong.. And how they all happened to her ha. It's a fun read!

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  3. Loved Belly Laughs and The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy! Both talked about things I'd yet to hear/learn but in funny ways!

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  4. I'm making an amazon wishlist with your recommendations. This is so helpful for me in the future, or for friends and family too!

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  5. Oh man I loved expecting better. I am in search of another one so I will have to check out expecting 411 and baby 411.

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