Although pregnancy is something entirely normal, usually women still have a lot of questions and concerns and this is why they turn to pregnancy books. Usually these books are written by pregnancy professionals, mothers or medical experts. Luckily there are a lot of different books to choose from.
Knowing what to expect
If you are looking for a book on pregnancy that offers you detailed guidance regarding the process, then you should read “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” written by Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff. From this book you will find out about all the changes that your body has to go through during pregnancy.
If you read books about pregnancy and you go to your prenatal visits you can be sure that you will be prepared for all the changes that pregnancy comes with. You will have all the information about morning sickness and pain in the prenatal period, as well as the things you can do about the minor discomforts.
Controversial vs. awkward
One of the most controversial pregnancy books that you can find is “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy: Or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You” written by Vicki Lovine. This book may be useful because it offers information about the less pretty effects of pregnancy. The good thing about this book is that it is comforting.
With the help of pregnancy literature women will understand that the changes that they go through are normal and that they should talk about them. A similar book is “Belly Laughs” by Jenny McCarthy. This book exposes the things that women don’t really talk about such as bowel movements and hemorrhoids.
Journaling and pregnancy books
There are some special journals for pregnancy, like “The Pregnancy Journal; a Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy”. This allows women to document their experiences during their pregnancy. Each day women find out a little something about what happens in their womb.
In literature regarding pregnancy there is a lot of debate whether women should really eat for two. Although it is true that women should increase their daily calorie intake, it isn’t good to gain too much weight either. One of the books that you might like is “What to Eat When You’re Expecting” written by Arlene Eisenberg.
The pregnancy books that you may be interested in include “The Birth Book” written by William Sears and Martha Sears. It mentions different methods of delivery. These include C-section, medically induced labor and natural labor. Women become less anxious about the process as they get more information about it.
The publications about pregnancy can help women find their preferences for birthing methods. Another book about this topic is “Gentle Birth Choices” by Suzanne Arms and Barbara Harper. Both of these books may turn out to be helpful when it comes to choosing your method of delivery.
As you can see there are a lot of different pregnancy books that you may like. The more information you have about pregnancy the more pleasant it will be.