Getting ready and knowing what to expect about the upcoming months of pregnancy and even after is the key to a smooth and healthy pregnancy. That said, we’ve rounded up five books first-time moms should read.
When you have a baby and then a growing child, there will always be new things to learn and unfortunately, you won’t be able to forecast all the baby’s moves or crying. It’s actually a brand new adventure, and if you know at least a bit about this journey, it will be helpful to you.
Having a few books on your bedside that you can check whenever you need is always a great idea. Find here the right book for your lifestyle, needs, and situations.
What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood
Dr. Catherine Birndorf and Dr. Alexandra Sacks are loud voices in the parenting and motherhood movement (and they’re both top reproductive psychiatrists). They also have projects on pregnancy and motherhood and this book is a must-have for new moms.
The book explains how a mother-to-be should also engage and become aware of all the changes in her body and mind during the pregnancy journey and how normal it is to feel anxiety, panic attacks, etc.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
What To Expect When You’re Expecting is a classic book about pregnancy and the most famous one. So much so that there’s a movie made after it and the author Heidi Murkoff founded a whole brand called ‘What To Expect’ that covers all aspects experienced by pregnant women.
Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool
The Professor and economist Emily Oster unravels some of the most traditional pregnancy myths and wisdom and proves them wrong with a good amount of data. She debunks myths around breastfeeding, sleep training, language acquisition and so on. Oster empowers parents to make better decisions and stay sane while raising their child.
The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
In this #1 Sunday Times Best-seller clever and funny book, the renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what matters in parenthood and cut through the BS. Perry clarifies that there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect plan’ and gives sane and down-to-earth advice for a good parent-child relationship.
The Happiest Baby On The Block
From regular moms and dads to Hollywood superstars, thousands of parents have come to baby expert Dr. Harvey Karp to learn what he has to say about parenting and pregnancy. Sharing insightful tips on bedsharing, breastfeeding, swaddling and more, Dr. Karp has a method for almost everything!