The Best Healthy Pregnancy Books to Read
When you’re pregnant, you want to do everything you can to feel your best and have a healthy pregnancy. But, there is so much information out there, it can be overwhelming and hard to know what to trust.
Luckily, there are some amazing, and trustworthy, books to help you have a healthy pregnancy that you’ll want on your bookshelf.
For the Modern Mama
Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood – and Trusting Yourself and Your Body
Author, Erica Chidi Cohen, is a practiced doula and health educator, and packed this book with her knowledge. Nurture takes moms-to-be from the first weeks of pregnancy to baby’s first weeks earthside, with supportive self-car practices, healthy recipes, holistic remedies, and plenty of charts and lists to break things down.
For the Research Based Mama
Mayo Clinic: Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
This authoritative guide is actually practical, unlike many books you see from doctors. First time moms especially will love the week-by-week updates on baby’s growth along with possible symptoms, and up-to-date information on safe medicine use. This book contains the most accurate and trusted information.
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For the Nutrition Nut Mama
Real Food for Pregnancy: The science and wisdom of optimal prenatal nutrition
There is a lot of confusion around what to eat when you’re pregnant. This book, by Registered Dietitian and prenatal nutrition specialist Lily Nichols, goes beyond what’s safe and not safe to eat while pregnant. Practically written, Real Food for Pregnancy gives new moms highly researched information to fuel themselves, and their babies, in the healthiest way possible.
For the Crunchy Mama
The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth
You may know Genevieve Howland, AKA Mama Natural, from her popular YouTube channel or website Mamanatural.com, but did you know she has a book?! Much like Nurture, this book tosses out conventional, fear-based pregnancy information, with a modern, more holistic approach. Bonus is the birth stories peppered throughout.
For the Give-It-To-Me Straight Mama
Common Sense Pregnancy: Navigating a healthy pregnancy & birth for mother & baby
Funny and reassuring, yet packed with comprehensive, medically accurate advice Common Sense Pregnancy will take the stress out of your pregnancy. Know what you need to, and forget the rest! This book puts you in charge of the experience you want, and ensures you know what to do to get it.
For the Foodie Mama
The Feel-Good Pregnancy Cookbook: 100 Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for a Healthy 9 Months and Beyond
Much like Real Food for Pregnancy, The Feel-Good Cookbook is packed with up-to-date and easy to digest (pun intended) information about what to eat for a healthy pregnancy. This book is focused on recipes with beautiful photos that you will be using long after baby arrives!
For the Fitness Fanatic Mama
Yeah Baby! The Modern Mama’s Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever
Celebrity fitness expert, and mother of two, Jillian Michaels, partners with first-rate experts to bring you cutting edge information to empower you in making decisions for your body and your baby. While the information about navigating prenatal checkups and common pregnancy symptoms is incredibly useful, you’ll be even more happy with the complete meal plan, recipes, and safe and effective exercises for each trimester and beyond!
There is a LOT of information out there. Part of prenatal health coaching is working with a professional to sift through the information – and misinformation – you read and hear, so you feel confident and excited throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Schedule your FREE 20 minute Discovery Call and find out how prenatal health coaching can empower you!
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