If you are like me, one of the first things you will do when you learn you are pregnant is to start reading. You want to learn all you can to have a healthy pregnancy and give your baby the best possible start in life. There are so many pregnancy books on the market that it can be difficult to find one that will suit you. Here are a few of my top picks.
If you are only going to buy one pregnancy book, get this one. This book is written by well known pediatrician Dr. William Sears. The book covers a wide range of topics including fetal development, emotional changes, physical changes and a wide variety of common concerns. The book is a complete guide to pregnancy and the information is broken down month by month. The index in the back of the book makes finding the information you need easy.
The book covers more than most pregnancy books. There is great information on nutrition, exercise, birthing options and the postpartum period. The authors do a good job of educating the reader without instilling fear or treating pregnancy as a medical emergency. The authors are the parents of eight children and have written many books on the subjects of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting.
When you are pregnant, you may worry about what is safe for baby and what you should avoid. This book helps you identify potential toxins in your environment. You will learn where toxins lurk and how to avoid them to keep your baby safe. There is information to help you choose cosmetics, household cleaning products and make healthy food choices for you and your baby.
The book has a collection of entries from the pregnancy journals of writers. There are organic recipes to help you maintain a healthy pregnancy diet. The information in this book is very helpful for making positive and healthy changes that will benefit your baby, not only during pregnancy, but throughout childhood as well.
This book is a great choice if you take a holistic approach to health care. If you love herbs, but don’t know what is safe to take during pregnancy, you will find this book to be a great resource. There is information on herbs that help ensure a healthy pregnancy. The author includes information about herbs that should be avoided as well.
There is great information about herbal remedies for common pregnancy discomforts, such as morning sickness, stretch marks and fatigue. The sections on nutrition and exercise are great resources for healthy living during and after pregnancy. If you believe that pregnancy is a natural part of life, you will like this book.