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Best Prenatal Books You Should Enjoy

Looking for the best Prenatal books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood (8th Edition) (Berk & Meyers, The Infants, Children, and Adolescents Series, 8th Edition) (2015)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyYou are purchasing a standalone product; MyDevelopmentLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyDevelopmentLab, search for ISBN-10: 013413012X / ISBN-13: 9780134130125 . That package includes ISBN-10: 0133936724 / ISBN-13: 9780133936728  and ISBN-10: 0205909744 / ISBN-13: 9780205909742 . MyDevelopmentLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Renowned professor, researcher, and author Laura Berk is joined by new coauthor Adena Meyers. As faculty colleagues in the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University,…
Author(s): Laura E. Berk, Adena B. Meyers

2. Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman-Centered Approach (2018)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyThe updated edition of Prenatal and Postnatal Care offers a comprehensive text for the care of the woman during the childbearing year. The expert author team presents information needed to master foundational knowledge in anatomy, physiology, psychology, culture, and structure of preconception, prenatal and postnatal care, and the management of common health problems in the childbearing year. This edition has been revised throughout and contains 6 new chapters on the following topics: prenatal ultrasound, triage of the pregnant woman, assisting women to development confidence for physiologic birth, pregnancy after infertility, oral health,…
Author(s): Robin G. Jordan, Cindy L. Farley, et al.

3. The Prenatal Bombshell (2018)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyThe Prenatal Bombshell is for women who have received a poor or fatal prenatal diagnosis for their unborn child and have made the decision to either carry to term or terminate their pregnancies. The authors share emotional and practical information, as well as real accounts from women who have made these decisions and how they moved forward….
Author(s): Stephanie Azri

4. Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum Practice, 2nd Edition (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series) (2011)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyThis comprehensive guide to massage during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum contains extensive evidence and practice-based wisdom, grounded in the author’s 38 years as a practitioner and teacher. This edition includes three technique manuals of precise instruction and anatomy-embedded illustrations, plus extensive online technique video clips, teach effective, safe practices.Discussions of perinatal research, anatomy, physiology, functional adaptations, and emotional responses, invoke deep understanding for the normalcy of pregnancy. The…
Author(s): Osborne CMT NCBTMB, Carole

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

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyPrenatal 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…
Author(s): Lily Nichols

6. Yoga Mama: The Practitioner’s Guide to Prenatal Yoga (2016)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should Enjoy     You’ve been practicing yoga for years. It is a part of the way you live, move, and breathe. And then . . . you get pregnant. Pregnancy can throw any woman a curve ball. Even established and experienced yoga practitioners will likely find that their body, mind, and practice are challenged during pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. This book is the yoga practitioner’s companion through this period, offering practical advice, step-by-step asana sequences, pranayama practices, and meditation techniques, all of which are designed to help new mothers connect more deeply…
Author(s): Linda Sparrowe

7. Prenatal and Postnatal Care (2014)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyPrenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman-Centered Approach is a comprehensive resource for the care of the pregnant woman before and after birth.  Ideal as a graduate text for newly-qualified adult nurses, family and women’s health practitioners, and midwives, the book can also be used as an in-depth reference for antenatal and postpartum care for those already in practice. Beginning by outlining the physiological foundations of prenatal and postnatal care, and then presenting these at an advanced practice level, the book moves on to discuss preconception and prenatal care, the…
Author(s): Robin G. Jordan , Janet Engstrom , et al.

8. Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care, and the Birth Weight Paradox (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine) (2011)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyAccording to the Latina health paradox, Mexican immigrant women have less complicated pregnancies and more favorable birth outcomes than many other groups, in spite of socioeconomic disadvantage. Alyshia Gálvez provides an ethnographic examination of this paradox. What are the ways that Mexican immigrant women care for themselves during their pregnancies? How do they decide to leave behind some of the practices they bring with them on their pathways of migration in favor of biomedical approaches to pregnancy and childbirth?This book takes us from inside the halls…
Author(s): Alyshia Galvez

9. Birth Wisdom Yoga Remedies & Journal: A Complete Prenatal Yoga Flow and Guide for the Beginner to Advanced (2017)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyInternational Author, Prenatal Yoga Specialist and Birth Doula Julia Piazza provides a Complete Prenatal Yoga and Birth Preparation Guide for expecting women and their partners. “I am thrilled to see Julia’s words of wisdom in this gift of a book for childbearing families. She has drawn on ancient traditions and her personal and professional experiences to create a rich guide for health and life. The book prompts women to nourish themselves, and therefore their families, with simple but effective activities including writing prompts and yoga poses organized by trimester.” -Jenna Shaw-Battista PhD, RN,…
Author(s): Julia Piazza

10. Birth in Awareness: A handbook of prenatal yoga (2017)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyThe popularity of practicing yoga through pregnancy continues to rise. More women are choosing to continue their yoga practice during pregnancy or are seeking out specialised prenatal yoga classes. Handbook of prenatal yoga is a detailed resource on how to practice and teach prenatal yoga. Written by experienced prenatal yoga teacher and doula, this is a must have for all yoga teachers and women who are practicing yoga while pregnant.Included are: Detailed chapters on women’s hormones and physiology, increasing our understanding of labour;Asana, with…
Author(s): Gabrielle Earls

11. The Dark Side of Prenatal Ultrasound and the Dangers of Non-Ionizing Radiation: Part 1 (2019)

 Best Prenatal Books You Should EnjoyThis book offers a ground-breaking analysis of the documented facts concerning prenatal ultrasound. Much of the information contained herein has been previously kept hidden from the public. Nevertheless, within the many pages of this book, you will find nearly 300 pages of sourced material, plus 1300 citations to confirm that prenatal ultrasound is harming children and should be banned from obstetrics immediately. As a result of exposure to this radiation-emitting technology, children are at great risk of mutated genetic development, neurodevelopmental delays, brain damage that can…
Author(s): Jeanice Barcelo

Best Prenatal Books You Should Enjoy

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 prenatal 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.

Prenatal Diagnosis

Author(s): Brynn Levy
Publisher: Springer New York,Humana Press, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309369

Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal, and Offspring’s Nutritional Health

Author(s): Priyanka Bhatt; Maryam Sadat Miraghajani; Sarvadaman Pathak; Yashwant Pathak
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2457448

Prenatal and postnatal care : a woman-centered approach

Author(s): Robin G. Jordan (editor); Cindy L. Farley (editor); Karen Trister Grace (editor)
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2522674

Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Author(s): Ilana Löwy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2214271

Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman-Centered Approach

Author(s): Robin G Jordan; Cindy L Farley; Karen Trister Grace
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2018, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2371885

Choosing Down Syndrome: Ethics and New Prenatal Testing Technologies

Author(s): Chris Kaposy
Publisher: The MIT Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2419676

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (Nipt): Applied Genomics in Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis

Author(s): Lieve Page-Christiaens; Hanns-Georg Klein
Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2018, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2446797

Prenatal Diagnosis of Orofacial Malformations

Author(s): Gabriele Tonni, Waldo Sepulveda, Amy E. Wong (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1698075

Imperfect Pregnancies : A History of Birth Defects and Prenatal Diagnosis

Author(s): Ilana Löwy
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2163707

Down’s Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics: Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic

Author(s): Gareth M. Thomas
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2172749

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers 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? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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