First time moms books
Is this is your first time pregnant? get ready to rely pretty heavily on pregnancy books. Your body is about to change in ways you’ve likely never imagined. The best books for first-time moms will guide you through the next nine months.
#1 Pregnancy: For The First Time Moms, What They Don't Tell You
Why this pregnancy book is bumpin’: Pregnancy isn’t always pretty, and this pregnancy book dares to go there. Instead of the sweeter moments, like hearing your wee one’s heartbeat or kicks for the first time, the information here is more nitty, gritty—but exactly what you need to know.
#2 The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly (Potter Style)
The shape of the book includes a curve that reflects a pregnant belly. The book is divided into trimesters and has prompts ranging from the mama's reaction to the pregnancy test, first hearing the heartbeat, and dealing with body image in a humorous way. There is a lot of room for pictures and other mementos.
#3 100 Opinions You Can Trust on the Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly". Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
#4 Praying Through Your Pregnancy: A Week-by-Week Guide
Praying Through Your Pregnancy shows a mother how to provide an early head start for her child through the power of prayer. With fresh spiritual insight, each chapter reveals what is happening with the baby's development that week, starting with the very first moment of conception, when God begins the creation of either a boy or a girl. Readers will learn how the confidence they place in God affects the healthy development of their precious growing baby, and how to reduce their own stress and anxiety by looking to the Creator. In this interactive guidebook, the author shares excerpts from her pregnancy journal as an encouragement for women to write their own thoughts and feelings, and each chapter ends with a Mother's Prayer and Scriptures for Meditation.Praying Through Your Pregnancy was a 2011 Christian Book Award Finalist.
#5 You and Your Baby Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide
The most up-to-date, comprehensive week-by-week pregnancy guideAs a mom-to-be, you have lots of questions. When will I start to show? How much weight will I gain? What are all those blood tests for? How long will labor last? This informative and reassuring guide provides expert answers to these questions and hundreds more in an easy-to-read format that coincides with each week of your pregnancy.From a respected and well-known obstetrician, this is the most up-to-date, comprehensive pregnancy guide on the market. Now in an all-new edition, the book gives you week-by-week coverage of every stage of your pregnancy, as well as information that will take you through your final post-natal doctor visit to help you make sense of relationships, returning to work, weight loss, breastfeeding, depression, anxiety, and more. Reflects current obstetrics practicesCovers home birth, water birth, doula care, and other popular practicesIncludes information on Epilepsy, Vitamin D, flu shots, common prenatal labs, life with multiples, obesity, and much moreExpanded coverage of what happens when you go to the hospital, new recommendations on eating in labor, immunizations during and after pregnancy, and postpartum birth controlIllustrations help clarify key concepts and materialIf you're an expectant mom or dad, you'll look forward to turning to You & Your Baby: Pregnancy every week of your pregnancy—and beyond.
#6 Your Pregnancy Week by Week, 8th Edition (Your Pregnancy Series)
The only week-by-week pregnancy guide that shares with parents-to-be what to expect and offers a doctor's advice on having a healthy pregnancyFor over 25 years, Your Pregnancy Week by Week has helped millions of parents-to-be prepare for one of the most exciting times in their lives. Now in its eighth edition, this go-to guide has been updated to cover the most recent information, from trends and safety recommendations to medical concerns. Doctors recommend it, pregnant couples rely on it, and you and your partner will find it indispensable. With its signature format, you can follow your baby's development based on the same weekly schedule your doctor uses. You will also find the latest information on preparing for their baby's birth while addressing today's most pressing questions and concerns, including:Detailed descriptions and illustrations of baby's developmentThe most up-to-date information on medical tests and proceduresTips on nutrition, your overall health and how it affects your growing babySafe and easy weekly exercises to help you stay in shapeCovering a wide range of new topics such as elective delivery, Chinese gender chart, electronic cigarettes, nonalcoholic beer and wine, pregorexia, salt-therapy spas, belly bands before and after pregnancy, and men preparing for pregnancy, Your Pregnancy Week by Week makes sure you and your partner will have all you need to know at your fingertips.
#7 Pregnancy week by week: Pregnancy Journal : Voices from the womb (My Pregnancy Toolkit)
You are probably curious to know what goes on inside your womb: How your baby is developing. What can be a better way than "hearing" about it from your baby himself?Being pregnant is both an incredible privilege and significant event in the lives of women that are fortunate enough to carry a child. While it's a time filled with wonder and hope, it's also marked by dramatic physical and emotional changes and major decisions. At no other time in your life will you be filled with as many swirling thoughts or distinct experiences. Every woman's pregnancy is unique, and you deserve the opportunity to document this special journey as your baby develops. I've created this pregnancy journal to give women like you a guide to what new sensations both you and your baby will be experiencing, as well as a place to record how you're feeling and changing from week-to-week. For each of those 42 weeks, you'll get an insider's perspective - that is, your baby's view - on how he or she is developing inside the womb and what changes you might be seeing or feeling. Along with learning about what's happening with your pregnancy, you'll also have space to write down your thoughts and the steps you've been taking to prepare for your little one's arrival, as well as space for photos and other memories. With plenty of space to keep track of your progress and capture special memories, this pregnancy diary not only provides a place to explore your emotions and major decisions, but serves as a keepsake memento and virtual scrapbook of this magical time in your life. You can even pass your completed pregnancy book onto future generations as a one-of-a-kind pregnancy gift. While you're at it, consider buying some extra copies to pass onto your future daughter or daughter-in-law, so they can share their pregnancy experiences in the same special way you are.
#8 The Panic-Free Pregnancy: An OB-GYN Separates Fact from Fiction on Food, Exercise, Travel, Pets, Coffee, Medications, and Concerns You Have When You Are Expecting
While most pregnancy books only address the stages of the baby's development, The Panic-Free Pregnancy comprehensively covers the lifestyle issues and questions that confront every mom-to-be. Dr. Broder separates fact from fiction, media hype from old wives tales, and drawing on the latest scientific research offers an accessible, comprehensive reference book that answers questions about... * Caffeine* Exercise* Flying* Prescription and over-the-counter medications* Sex* Cosmetics* Alcohol* Herbal remedies* and moreOrganized in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, this book will help women have the safest, healthiest, most anxiety-free pregnancy possible.
#9 Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy
** Recipient of starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal **Science writer Jena Pincott spent her pregnancy and postpartum months asking the types of questions that doctors don't answer, and that expectant mothers will not expect. In this curiosity-driven exploration into the "hidden" side of pregnancy, learn how genes play favorites, amniotic fluid carries flavors; how semen can be a fetus's friend or foe; how the brains shrinks and grows; and what mind-control chemicals are doing in breast milk, sweat, and tears. Drawing on studies in evolutionary psychology, biology, neuroscience, reproductive genetics, and epigenetics, the influence of the environment on the behavior of genes, Pincott explores questions such as: * Does stress sharpen your baby's mind--or dull it? * Can you predict your baby's temperament? * Why are babies born in the darker months of the year more likely to grow up to be novelty-loving risk takers? * Are bossy, dominant women more likely to have boys? * How can the cells left behind by your baby affect you years later? This is a different kind of pregnancy book--thoughtful, humorous, intimate, and filled with information you won't find anywhere else.