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Top 5 Pregnancy Books To Read

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Published: Friday, October 26, 2012, 13:52 [IST]

When women get pregnant, they crave for any kind of information that they can gather about pregnancy. Especially if it is their first pregnancy, they go berserk about any first hand data. Almost all modern and educated pregnant women read books about pregnancy before or after they conceive.

But if it is your first pregnancy, you cannot depend on just any pregnancy book; you need to know which are the most reliable ones. Here is a list of the best pregnancy books that a would-be-mother should refer.

Top 5 Pregnancy Books To Read

1. What To Expect When You Are Expecting?

This book by Heidi Murkoff has achieved the status of a Bible for pregnant women. It describes the complete journey from the moment of conception to the delivery. It is obvious from the name that the main focus of this book is on the pregnancy symptoms. But it also talks about birthing methods and your relationship with your spouse during pregnancy.

2. Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy & Childbirth

Author Jenny Macarthy gives us more than guidelines and notes on pregnancy in this book. She talks about the experiences of pregnancy; both the pleasant and the unpleasant ones. There is very subtle humour in the way she describes the pregnant farts and the tendency to forget everything. This pregnancy book has been a bestseller ever since its release.

3. Your Pregnancy Week By Week

This is another book that is highly recommended by doctors. Glade B. Curtis's book deals with every aspect of your pregnancy in great depth. Every single change that takes place both emotionally and physically during pregnancy is covered in this book. If it is your first pregnancy, then you would look out for something like this that tells exactly what will happen in the coming week of your pregnancy.

4. The Mother Of All Pregnancy Books

If there is one thing that Ann Douglas does not do in this book, then it is 'preaching'. This pregnancy book does not tell you 'what to do'. However, it helps you make an informed choice regarding the birthing method you choose and also about your newborn. It is written in the interactive mode and both parents can read it.

5. Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide To Childbirth Preparation

Author Pam England's approach to pregnancy and childbirth is far from medical. She is discussing the spiritual aspect of motherhood. She tells us how an expectant mother must record her thoughts and achieve self actualization through the process of childbirth.

These are 5 of the best pregnancy books that you can choose from. You choice must depend on exactly what you are looking for. If you have read any other book that can be helpful to would-be-moms then do share it with us.

Topics: pregnancy, prenatal
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