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Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You Need

Here is a list of the best Pre Pregnancy books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. What to Expect Before You’re Expecting: The Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant (2017)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedIt’s a cover-to-cover revision of America’s bestselling guide to getting pregnant, with updated information about genetic screening, ovulation tracking, fertility treatments, and risks like Zika.What to Expect Before You’re Expecting has everything that eager-to-be moms and dads need to know about getting pregnant, from getting their bodies ready to make a healthy baby to getting that healthy baby on board faster. You'll find baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams); fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); how to pinpoint ovulation, time baby-making sex, keep…
Author(s): Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

2. Detox Before You’re Expecting: A Cleansing Program to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy (2015)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedTHE FIRST EVER CLEANSE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO GET A WOMAN’S BODY TO AN IDEAL STATE FOR MOTHERHOODBeing pregnant is an amazing experience, but before you conceive, you’ll want to do everything possible to minimize risk and maximize the well-being of mother and child. This book’s step-by-step detox will help you cleanse your system and reach optimal health for carrying a baby. Detox Before You’re Expecting provides: •Gentle, whole-foods cleanse program•Delicious, nutrient-packed recipes•Natural, non-toxic product guide•Fertility-boosting plan Don’t wait! Your baby’s…
Author(s): Rea Frey

3. Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition (2018)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedPrenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based. In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation. Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby’s development. There has never…
Author(s): Lily Nichols

4. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant (2012)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedComforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant.Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend…
Author(s): Twenge PhD, Jean M.

5. The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth (2017)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You Needon her YouTube channel and even more on MamaNatural.com, Howland's (a.k.a. Mama Natural) funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first week-by-week pregnancy & childbirth book from a perspective.For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guides are , or written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the medical model of birth. . A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way. Genevieve Howland,…
Author(s): Genevieve Howland

6. Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception (2nd Ed.) (2011)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You Need  Covering preconception and interconception (between-pregnancy) well-being for women and men, Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo draw on new research from their complementary fields of expertise and reveal how good preconception health can lower the risk of pregnancy complications and improve lifelong health. Why a ninety-day guide? It takes that long for sperm to mature, and at least that much time for the prospective mother to ensure that her body becomes pregnancy-ready. In a warm, intelligent style, the authors address up-to-date topics such as age, heredity, vaccinations, supplements, and weight. In easily…
Author(s): Amy Ogle , Lisa Mazzullo, et al.

7. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby (2010)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedA down-to-earth insider√ås guide to a healthy pregnancy with diabetes Thinking about having a baby but worried about your type 1 or type 2 diabetes? There√ås a reason for concern: uncontrolled diabetes can lead to health complications for both women and their children. But keeping a tight rein on your blood sugars√õbefore and during pregnancy√õcan help reduce if not eliminate the risks. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes explains exactly how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible while balancing the rigors of insulin, diet, exercise, and blood sugar control that are the foundation of diabetes management. Author…
Author(s): Cheryl Alkon

8. The First-Time Mom’s Pregnancy Journal: Monthly Checklists, Activities, & Journal Prompts (2019)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedWrite (and remember) your first-time mommyhood storyThe first person you told. The first weird craving you had. The first time you saw your baby. Becoming a mom is filled with firsts that you’re going to want to remember―and with this journal, you’ll chronicle every meaningful milestone and memory of your pregnancy.The First-Time Mom’s Pregnancy Journal is your trimester-by-trimester guide to capture everything from finding out you were pregnant to holding your newborn. With writing prompts, checklists, activities and more, this book is a fun and easy way for every new mama to create a lifelong keepsake of the…
Author(s): Aubrey Grossen

9. What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (2009)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedAnnouncing the prequel. From Heidi Murkoff, author of America's bestselling pregnancy and parenting books, comes the must-have guide every expectant couple needs before they even conceive—the first step in What to Expect: What to Expect Before You're Expecting. An estimated 11 million couples in the U.S. are currently trying to conceive, and medical groups now recommend that all hopeful parents plan for baby-making at least three months before they begin trying. And who better to guide wanna-be moms and dads step-by-step through the preconception (and conception) process…
Author(s): Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

10. Getting Pregnant Journal: Beautiful Journal With Cycle Tracking Inc. Temperature, Cervical Fluid, LH, Ovulation & Medication. Suitable For Fertility Issues and Trying To Conceive (TTC). (2019)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedThis beautiful Getting Pregnant journal is a therapeutic and practical way to track your Trying To Conceive (TTC) journey. This book allows you to track 1 year worth of cycles! Track your moods, cycles, ovulation, medications, supplements, cervical fluid changes, luteinizing hormone, thoughts, and hopes. There are beautiful quotes, illustrations you can colour in, gratitude prompts about health and the future and much more. It makes an excellent gift for a loved one who is going through their fertility journey, or a beautiful gift to yourself if you are trying to get pregnant. The Fertility Journals are perfect for the Trying To Conceive…
Author(s): Catherine Barr

11. The Whole 9 Months: A Week-By-Week Pregnancy Nutrition Guide with Recipes for a Healthy Start (2016)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You Need“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. The Whole Nine Months is your all-in-one pregnancy book with simple nutritional guidelines, up-to-date…
Author(s): Lang MD, Jennifer , Angelo White MS RD, Dana, et al.

12. 1001 Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby (2013)

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You NeedPacked with fun and informative questions covering pregnancy through pre-school and beyond, 1001 Question to Ask Before Having a Baby, by best-selling author Monica Mendez Leahy, puts down the pacifier and tackles the concerns at the top of most parents’ minds, including: These and other thought-provoking inquiries in the book provide foresight to sticky situations and insight on how you can best handle these kiddie conundrums. You’ll be transformed into a person who takes on parenthood with confidence instead of confusion….
Author(s): Monica Mendez Leahy

Best Pre Pregnancy Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some pre pregnancy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Through, Not Around: Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Author(s): Allison McDonald Ace, Caroline Starr, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais
Publisher: Dundurn, Year: 26 Jan 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2322487

Pregnancy Fitness

Author(s): Julia Di Paolo, Samantha Montpetit-Huynh, Kim Vopni
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2177963

Asthma, Allergic and Immunologic Diseases During Pregnancy: A Guide to Management

Author(s): Jennifer A. Namazy, Michael Schatz
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310125

Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide

Author(s): Ceana H. Nezhat, Michael S. Kavic, Raymond J. Lanzafame, Michael K. Lindsay, Travis M. Polk
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310738

Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy: Evidence-Based Guidelines

Author(s): Rita Santos-Rocha
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310760

Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy

Author(s): Uri Elkayam
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2412360

A practical manual of diabetes in pregnancy

Author(s): Maresh, Michael; McCance, David R.; Sacks, David A
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2178341

Diabetes in Pregnancy: The Complete Guide to Management

Author(s): Lisa E. Moore (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2179405

Unmarried Motherhood in the Metropolis, 1700–1850: Pregnancy, the Poor Law and Provision

Author(s): Samantha Williams
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2215595

Strong as a Mother: How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood

Author(s): Kate Rope
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin, Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2215978

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, 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 resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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