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first time mom read books
first time mom read books

4 books to read for a first time to be mom

Enlighten Yourself

Having a baby is like an adventurous journey. The more you explore the more you will rediscover yourself. Here is a list of some most-recommended books that might help you enjoy your journey even more.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff

This has been one of the most renowned books on pregnancy. The book incorporates almost everything that's new in pregnancy, childbirth, and the lifestyles of parents-to-be, complete with a preconception plan, information on choosing a practitioner, birthing alternatives, twins and coping with common and not so common pregnancy symptoms. It gives a fresh perspective in a reader friendly language. Some moms have also called the book a dictionary of pregnancy which gives all the possible information on what could happen, what precautions should be taken then and what could be the worse of possibilities.

The Diaper Diaries: The Real Poop on a New Mom's First Year by Cynthia L. Copeland

Just like a travel book that guides us through our voyage, this book navigates the new mommas through their bold, new and exciting world of motherhood. The author with her enthusiastic skills and wit introduces you to the literal and figurative ‘real poop’ on being a new mother. She illustrates it all through wonderful cartoons, quizzes, timelines, charts, real-life stories, birth announcement faux pas and some pacifier tales too. It would be the light-hearted book for your anxiety-filled pregnancy journey.

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas

This book covers almost every topic from conception to postpartum that you might want to know about. Without getting preachy anywhere, the book might serve as an ultimate entertaining guide that would empower you as parents to make the personal choices for your baby. It comprises of charts highlighting the risks of using various drug products during pregnancy, lists a set of emergency childbirth procedures and covers many more discussions on related topics.

Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy by Dr. Gita Arjun

Although pregnancy and motherhood are universal phenomenons, with the obsession in our country to overwhelm the new moms with advises; you surely would be in a need of an Indian perspective to deal with it. This book might be true help then. The author who is an eminent obstetrician and gynaecologist attempts to explain how pregnancy happens, the foetal development, various tests in different stages of pregnancy, about the entire nine months, labour, delivery and post-natal care. She also clarifies the various myths related to pregnancy (which probably might prove most useful to you).