My Top 10 Favorite Pregnancy Books

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    As a writer, I love books.

    And as an OB nurse, I have a special passion for pregnancy, of course. 

    So today, I am pleased to combine two of my most favorite things and bring you…

    My top 10 favorite pregnancy books! Beyond the typical “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” here are a few of the books I have read and loved during my pregnancies.


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My Top 10 Favorite Pregnancy Books

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, speaker, and labor and delivery nurse. She began serving as an advocate for young mothers after discovering her own two tiny blue lines during her senior year of college. She blogs about her journey as a young mom of four at and her first book, Tiny Blue Lines, is now available. Find Chaunie on < ... More

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  1. Avatar of Nikki Nikki says:

    Birthing From Within by Pamela England is an amazing book, especially if you are on your second (or third or fourth, etc.) pregnancy and didn’t have the labor and delivery you were hoping for previously. It is best to read as early as possible to give you time to process however I didn’t begin reading it until the third trimester of my second pregnancy and every moment I spent reading it and processing was well worthwhile.
    Another book I like is Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin. The entire first section has positive and empowering birth stories. This one is great for a first pregnancy or for someone who isn’t sure they have what it takes to vaginally give birth to their baby.

  2. Avatar of Zahra Zahra says:

    Baby Owner’s Manual. They take the “Owner’s Manual” concept and run with it. It is very informative while being very tongue-in-cheek.

  3. Avatar of Karleen Karleen says:

    There are some interesting books that I would love to check out.

  4. Avatar of Randi Randi says:

    Pregnancy, Birth, and the Newborn, by Penny Simkin. It’s a good mix of sharing the medical and midwifery model of prenatal issues. It gives info thoroughly but in an easy-to-read format.

  5. Avatar of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    If I may add, hot momma friends and colleagues are good source of books and other helpful materials. They used to lend me ones even breastfeeling books. And then we hand it over to the next pregnant officemate :)

  6. Avatar of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    I’d like to have the chicken soup for new moms :) hope a friend out there is listening! Haha :)

  7. Avatar of ProudMomma ProudMomma says:

    I have been reading a lot of books. I plan to read a few of these books on this list if I can find them.