Top Five Books To Read During Pregnancy
When you're pregnant for the first time, you're bound to have a ton of questions and concerns that pop up during those nine months. What's safe to eat? How should you sleep? What can you expect? Don't worry, because books are here to help! They're a great way to learn everything you need to know about this beautiful, but overwhelming time. So, we've put together a list of our top five favourite pregnancy books to help you get ready for this exciting new adventure!
Birth by Catherine Price and Sandra Robinson - Fully revised with up-to-the-minute information, the bestselling and comprehensive Australian bible for expectant parents, Birth, provides practical, up-to-date, accurate and research-based information, on everything relating to preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Co-written by a midwife and a childbirth educator, with over 35 years of collective experience in working closely with women and their families, this invaluable resource is essential for every prospective parent.
Up The Duff by Kaze Cooke - Australia's most trusted advisor on women's health delivers the lowdown on pregnancy, birth and how to best prepare for life with a baby. There's no bossy-boots advice - just lots of cartoons and the soundest, sanest, wittiest advice you'll ever get. Up the Duff has all you need to know on pregnancy and childbirth - the scary parts, the funny parts, the joyful parts - and your private parts.
The Baby Bible by Bec Judd - Bec Judd has been pregnant quite a lot: three pregnancies, three deliveries and four gorgeous newborn babies. From carrying a baby, delivering it, feeding it and raising it, Bec has experienced almost everything motherhood can throw at you and she wants to share the secrets and stories that she has learned along the way. Join Bec and her dream team of experts (an obstetrician, a midwife, an ultrasound specialist, a women's health physio and a paediatric sleep specialist) as they take you month by month through your pregnancy. They will share their insider advice on the best ways to eat for two (or three!), stay in shape and get you and your baby sleeping well.
Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy - Revealing the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the inevitable disfigurement that go along with pregnancy, Jenny McCarthy tells you what you can really expect when you're expecting. From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to haemorrhoids, granny panties, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, Belly Laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born!
- 9 Months by Ruby Matley and Dr David Addenbrooke - Can I still dye my hair? Is it safe to sleep on my back? Can I eat soft cheese? How do I know my waters have broken? What is colostrum anyway? Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. It can also be one of the most confusing, thanks to rapidly evolving science and the sheer amount of information (true, false and otherwise) now available via the internet. Into this fray comes 9 Months, written by an Australian country obstetrician and father, Dr David Addenbrooke, who in his daily practice sees women of all ages with widely varying conditions, and a health scientist and mother, Ruby Matley. They combine forces to provide clear, compassionate and up-to-the-minute advice for soon-to-be mums and dads.
Whether you're nesting or resting, these books will have you covered (and entertained!) throughout your pregnancy.
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