Becoming pregnant for the first time is an extraordinary stage in a woman’s life. For many expectant mothers, their main go-to source for information is the Internet. From organic and natural mothering tips to age-old wives tales, the abundance of resources is limitless. The most popular book What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel is in its fourth edition. This mainstay publication has been a reliable source for the past twenty-five years. If you are looking for some noteworthy books to add to your reading list, the following choices come highly recommended.
The New Pregnancy Bible: The Experts Guide to Pregnancy and Early Childhood by Keith Eddleman and Joanne Stone is a reader-friendly source for first-time moms. Having been recently updated, it now includes a comprehensive glossary of pregnancy and neonatal terminology. With a focus on creating the ultimate healthy environment for mom and baby, this book covers all areas of prenatal care and even post-delivery newborn advice. This pick is the optimum guide for expecting moms.
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong – and What You Really Need to Know by Emily Oster is not your typical pregnancy book. Written by the Associate Director of Economics at the University of Chicago, this book sets out to debunk the myths doctors having been telling their patients for years. Using economics as her guide, Oster researched the how’s and why’s of pregnancy and came to her own conclusions about what may be best for moms. If you are looking for a fresh approach to pregnancy, this book is for you.
Eating for Two: The Complete Guide to Nutrition During Pregnancy and Beyond by Annabel Karmel is a complete nutritional resource for each stage of pregnancy. Written by the UK’s leading expert on feeding kids, this British chef is the bestselling author of over twenty-five books on nutrition and cooking for babies, children, and the family. With tips on how to deal with heartburn, nausea, and food cravings, this popular tome will become your go-to source at mealtimes.
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The Better Baby Book by Lana Asprey and David Asprey focuses on the latest genetic research on how nutrition and environmental lifestyle changes can affect your unborn baby. By taking some preventive steps to reduce toxins in your body and home, you can lower your child’s risk of allergies, asthma, and developmental issues. This highly scientific researched-based guide is ideal for those women who are trying to get pregnant or newly pregnant. Above all, it makes for an easy read.
A Dude’s Guide to Babies by Richard Jones and Barry Robert Ozer is the ultimate gift for a new dad. A playbook for men who need some practical advice on bringing up baby, this book is chock-full of valuable information. Written in a humorous light with short chapters to hold dad’s attention, this guide even includes Pop’s quizzes to test their knowledge. From cleaning, feeding, and interacting with a newborn to baby-proofing the house, your hot, sexy man will be all set to care for your new bundle of joy.
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