You’re pregnant! Congrats! And that means you’re all about getting 100 percent of the info on what to expect over the next nine months. Your own mama had Dr. Spock, but now you have a totally new generation of parenting, baby, and everything mothering books. If you’re looking for a good read that is beyond helpful, check out these picks. Oh, and they cover way more than just morning sickness, baby names, and what not to eat.
1. Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen ($18): Master mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen is keeping pregnant women happy with 75 entirely original non-alcoholic drink recipes that are more than mere mocktails. Fresh juices, herbs, and all kinds of yumminess are going on in these liquor-less drinks that you can have at home, serve up at a baby shower, or just have whenever the mood strikes.
2. The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People by Jordan Reid and Erin Williams ($16): Stop all of that super-seriousness and laugh out loud a little bit. Okay, a lot. And this book can help with that since it’s packed with quizzes, mazes, and all kinds of activities that will put you into hysterics. With a maze titled, “Make It from Your Desk to the Bathroom Without Throwing Up,” you’re in for a treat!
3. The Insider’s Guide to Maternity Leave by Victoria Hefty ($13): You want advice on pregnancy and parenting. Right now. This read isn’t just some so-called expert giving you the do’s and don’ts. Nope. It’s real stories from real women, giving real advice.
4. Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises by Tracy Moore ($16): Pregnancy isn’t always planned, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t welcomed either. This pick gets personal (in a completely humor-filled way) with essays on falling into motherhood.
5. Eggs Unscrambled by Agnes Fischer ($17): You spent years trying not to get pregnant. And now that you want a baby, conception isn’t coming quickly. Fischer breaks fertility down, with the added expertise of NYU Langone Fertility Center’s Dr. Nicole Noyes and Dr. Sarah Druckenmiller, for hopeful mamas-to-be.
6. I‘m So Pregnant by Line Severinsen ($15): This is an honest, and comical, look at pregnancy. Hey, pregnancy isn’t always pretty. And this book is bringing you a real view (real funny view, that is) of the truth.
7. From Conception to Confusion by Julie Davidson ($11): This series of essays is a cute, comical, and completely honest look at parenting. The author talks about everything from bribing her kids with Starbucks cookies to homework hassles. You might even feel like you’re reading about your real life.
8. Feng Shui Mommy by Bailey Gladdis ($17): There isn’t just one way to parent. This pick can bring some calm back into your life and give you another way to look at pregnancy and parenting.
9. ParentSpeak by Jennifer Lehr ($15): You might be pregnant now, but pretty soon you’ll have an actual child. And when that happens, you’ll need some parenting advice. This read is smart and totally informative. Learn about what you should, and shouldn’t, say to your child and why the experts agree.
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