While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Expecting Baby books.
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2016)
- We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook (2018)
- 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver: The First Time Moms Pregnancy Guide (2018)
- The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (The New Father) (2015)
- The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start (2016)
- What to Expect: The Congratulations, You’re Expecting! Gift Set: (Includes What to Expect When You’re Expecting and What to Expect The First Year) (2016)
- What to Expect the First Year (2014)
- The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year (2013)
- What to Eat When You’re Pregnant: A Week-by-Week Guide to Support Your Health and Your Baby’s Development (2015)
- The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy: A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Beyond (2017)
- The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance (Owner’s and Instruction Manual) (2012)
- Dad’s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies (For Dummies Series) (2014)
- Watch Your Junk and Other Advice for Expectant Fathers (2016)
- Before Birth: A week-by-week guide to your baby’s development during pregnancy (2015)
With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the “Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years” by USA Today. This cover-to-cover (including the cover!) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads.
From first-time dad to all-time great parent and partnerBeing a great first-time dad doesn’t mean being perfect, it means approaching and participating in the pregnancy experience with confidence. From easy-to-understand stats on the mommy and baby, to discussing and designing a birthing plan, We’re Pregnant!
While your body is doing the important work of growing your baby, 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver nails down exactly what to do to prepare for your little one’s big debut.First-time moms have plenty to be grateful for ―and plenty to worry about.
—best-selling author, broadcaster, nationally syndicated columnist, and dad of three—is .
The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start (2016)
“I’m thrilled that Dr. Lang has put her valuable knowledge into these pages. With this book in your hand, you are on your way to putting your health first and setting your baby up for lifelong wellness.”―JESSICA ALBA, co-founder of The Honest CompanyGood for baby, good for you: Every mom-to-be knows how important it is to pick the right foods when you’re eating for two―but the information overload on pre-natal nutrition can be stressful and time-consuming.
What to Expect: The Congratulations, You’re Expecting! Gift Set: (Includes What to Expect When You’re Expecting and What to Expect The First Year) (2016)
The perfect gift for expecting parents: a slipcased set of the bestselling pregnancy and parenting guides. Gift set includes What to Expect When You're Expecting, 5th Edition and What to Expect: The First Year, 3rd Edition, the most beloved and trusted guides. An ideal baby shower gift, these books answer all the questions of mothers- and fathers-to-be and new parents.
With over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever. Every parent’s must-have/go-to is completely updated.
There comes a time in every new mother’s life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly “bundle of joy” and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn’t buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby. Best-selling author Dawn Dais, mother of two tiny terrors, is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness.
What to Eat When You’re Pregnant: A Week-by-Week Guide to Support Your Health and Your Baby’s Development (2015)
New research suggests that the foods you eat during pregnancy can have lasting effects on your baby’s brain development and behavior, as well as your waistline.
The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy: A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Beyond (2017)
The fourth title in Dawn Dais’s popular parenting series, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is quite possibly the funniest, and most heartfelt, yet. After all, pregnancy is not all about scanning Pinterest for baby shower themes and registering for ironic onesies, and sometimes the less flattering aspects of gestation have a way of dimming a bit of that so-called pregnancy glow.Not to worry!
The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance (Owner’s and Instruction Manual) (2012)
At Last! A Beginner’s Guide to Newborn Baby Technology You’ve programmed your DVR, you’ve installed a wireless Internet connection, you can even check Facebook on your cell phone. But none of this experience will prepare you for the world’s biggest technological marvel: a newborn baby. Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Baby Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: What’s the best way to swaddle a baby?
In today’s world, men are more involved in their wives’ pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-on guide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, such as setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care of your newborn.
– Why you shouldn't touch the wand in the sonogram room – The exact moment your opinion no longer counts – How friends and family will respond to the news – How TV and baby classes have lied to us – Which poop jokes to expect in the delivery room – How to convert diapers into usable guilt – How to insure your child says your name first And much, much moreWatch Your Junk includes a special twin version of fatherhood in the event that you are so much a man that you knocked up your wife twice…
As a graduate of medical school and practicing pediatrician, Dr. Julie Currin was intimately aware of the amazing stages of fetal growth and development occurring during each of her three pregnancies.
Best Expecting Baby Books Reviewed & Ranked
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Eat This, Not That When You’re Expecting: The Doctor-Recommended Plan for Baby and You! Your Complete Guide to the Very Best Foods for Every Stage of Pregnancy
Author(s): Dr. Jennifer Ashton, David Zinczenko
ID: 1535199, Publisher: Galvanized Books, Year: 2016, Size: 302 Mb, Format: epub
Expecting with Hope: Claiming Joy When Expecting a Baby After Loss
Author(s): Teske Drake
ID: 3399023, Publisher: Kregel Publications, Year: 2014, Size: 550 Kb, Format: epub
The Dudes' Guide to Pregnancy: Dealing with Your Expecting Wife, Coming Baby, and the End of Life as You Knew It
Author(s): Bill Lloyd, Scott Finch
ID: 691104, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Year: 2008, Size: 610 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.