Best Pregnancy Books – 3 Great Books To Read Before Having Your Baby

Best Pregnancy Books – 3 Great Books To Read Before Having Your Baby

Best Pregnancy Books – 3 Great Books To Read Before Having Your Baby

So, you have finally seen the two lines on the pregnancy test. Positive. You Are Pregnant.

Now what?

If it is your first pregnancy, you will have a million questions, thoughts, worries, and general confusion when it comes to all the changes to your body – and instant concern for the growing baby inside you.  Here are 3 pregnancy books that we found helpful and will hopefully get you through the next 40 weeks, and some will also hopefully give you a laugh here and there!

The Best Pregnancy Books – Our Top 3:

1. UP THE DUFF by Kaz Cooke

If you choose only 1 pregnancy book to read your entire term – choose this! I laughed, I cried and I really felt like someone truly understood me week by week throughout my pregnancy. Kaz Cooke gives a candid explanation throughout her first pregnancy, a week at a time and also manages to supply some creditable medical knowledge. “Kaz is  Australia’s #1 trusted advisor for pregnant women. Her books have sustained two generations of Australian women with useful info and advice, backed by expert medical and other consultants delivered in a fun, friendly way”.
Find it here: Up The Duff by Kaz Cooke.

Up the Duff Pregnancy Book by Kaz Cook

2. SAVE OUR SLEEP by Tizzie Hall

If you are the ‘organised’ type of mum-to-be and like to plan ahead and take control of a situation, then motherhood will be interesting!! So to learn the ropes and get some kind of perspective of what life with a new baby is like and the types of daily routines you will be encountering with Baby number #1, I suggest keeping a copy of Save Your Sleep handy.

I wouldn’t read it cover to cover (because even without my first baby I couldn’t sit down for that long!), but have a look through and refer to it now and again (especially once baby is born and you need some sleep advice). This book is extremely structured and gives you a minute to minute routine for your baby. Personally I would read and take from it what I believe suits my child and our lifestyle.

Otherwise I find it a little too military and that’s not my parenting style. Saying that though, the strict routines have worked for MANY mum’s out there, and of course Saved Their Sleep! A great Pregnancy Book and Parenting Book either way.
Find it here: SAVE OUR SLEEP by Tizzie Hall

Save Our Sleep Pregnancy Book by Tizzie Hall

3. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE EXPECTING by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

This Pregnancy Book is very well known and is a bible to concerned mums throughout their 40 weeks. I found having a copy of this in the house very useful as during my pregnancy, certain issues and questions would arise that I did not want to immediately call my Obstetrician or Midwife for.

I didn’t know what or was not normal during pregnancy, and referring to this Pregnancy Book for answers on small pains, feelings, baby movement, swelling or other changes to my body was a great and useful resource.
Find it here: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE EXPECTING by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

What to expect when you're expecting - Pregnancy Book

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