With a sea of information out there about pregnancy, picking a book that will be just right for you may seem difficult. That's why we have put together this list of 5 must-read books that not only gives the right advice, but will also leave you with a smile along the way. Here it is!
1. I Am Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot! By Lalita Iyer
If tongue in cheek humour is what you are looking for, then look no more. Right from what kind of reactions you are likely to get when you announce your pregnancy to how those nine months can actually be for you, Iyer, puts in just the right dash of humour to make this a light and breezy read, which is informative none the less. The book also recounts personal experiences and practical tips, which you wont find in regular baby/pregnancy books – definitely worth time!
2. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
This author doesn't adhere to one size fits all solutions to either raising your baby and that is exactly why this book finds a place on this list. Tracy Hogg, the author of this must read book for all new parents, was a nurse and a child care expert, and her series of books have been widely popular in the UK. The book reveals the different types of baby personalities that exist and gives practical tips to new parents on how to connect with their babies. She also offers a wealth of knowledge on how not to get inundated by all the baby advice you hear and some simple rules that you can stick to, instead.
3. Passport to a healthy pregnancy by Dr. Gita Arjun
This book is every Indian pregnant woman's guide while navigating through her first pregnancy. This book provides a detailed view on how your pregnancy will progress and what you can expect at each stage. It also deals with the much-dreaded labour time that most women are petrified of. A must-have companion during pregnancy for sure.
4. The Girlfriend's guide to pregnancy by Vicki Lovine
As the name suggests, this book comforting tips that only a girlfriend would. The disclaimer says it all, she is not an expert nor a doctor but what she can offer you is a lot of comfort with common doubts that you are likely to have during your pregnancy. So read this one, it is bound to make you smile!
5. The Baby Bump: 100s of Secrets to Surviving Those 9 Long Months by Carley Roney
Filled with tips and advice, this book will help ease your mind on all pregnancy FAQs. Right from what to eat to how the baby develops this book covers it all. We also feel it will definitely appeal to the type A organised women out there who love their lists and trackers.
So, sit back with your cup of tea and enjoy these books and before you know it you will be ready to welcome the little bundle of joy with excitement and an armour of knowledge by your side.
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