Welcome to our reviews of for pregnancy books. The following list shows some of the latest top books you will find useful throughout your pregnancy.

These pregnancy books will provide the knowledge and comfort needed when you are full of worries, concerns, and questions about what is happening and what is to come. We have chosen these pregnancy books that don’t use ‘scare the reader’ tactics since fear is not what we’d like to instill in such vulnerable moments.

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Expecting 411: The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

As the title suggests, this book is a guide to pregnancy and childbirth. This guide makes understanding and reading about pregnancy very simple.

Written casually, it allows one to read without being easily distracted. The information is helpful and does contain some personal details left out by other books which may be written with the intention to be specifically clinical.

The down-to-earth style this OB/GYN and pediatrician has written this book gives it a natural feel to the information and the explanations flow with great comprehension.

Alternative medicines are mentioned in this book, which could be of interest to you. Not to my wife and I. Of course, it all depends on the situation, but for our baby, we’d rather stick to actual medicine. Being that said, do take precautions when trying these alternatives, as they are not clinically proven.

Expecting 411 does not detail week by week or list changes by trimesters which may not be too much of a bad idea since pregnancies do vary from person to person. It does categorize by subjects, tho, allowing searching for answers to be an easy task.

This is definitely an informative book that can aid first time pregnancies and for recapping when second pregnancies arise and beyond. Also, a great reference if helping a pregnant woman with questions.

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

This is one of the greatest books you could find with accurate and informative information written by doctors who are parents. That alone can be very reassuring.

The detailed information and the month by month look at the transformation the mother goes through as well as how the baby inside her develops makes it easy to follow and understand. It’s full of important details and clarifies any ongoing changes to inform on any decision-making.

It is awesome the way they mention a countless amount of symptoms to inform the reader of what and when could happen as well as what is benign and what is severe. It warns you before reading the severe symptoms so you don’t get scared for no reason. Mayo Clinic Guide is a great book that doesn’t scare you with the changes that pregnancies already seem to scare a lot of mothers to be. It is great on details but explains on what is alarming and what not in an informative way without misleading the reader into panic. It does instruct on when you should call your doctor and even on how to choose one.

Some people may be turned off by this book because it is quite a long read. You will notice it is broken down into pregnancy and leads into some newborn care.

Not every pregnancy is the same or and most may not go through similar changes or symptoms. Remember that when reading this book since we did not see any mention of this.

This is a great reference book full of facts that keeps a professional and informative tone. It’s definitely a book you may keep going back to when questions and issues arise. You may not read it cover to cover, but you will be reassured the information answered you need are between those covers.

The Mama Natural Week-by-week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

This is a great book to use as a guide in a week-by-week comparison in a pregnancy as the title suggests. It is full of information that will help with any pregnancy, not just in natural ones.

The writing in it seems to flow in such a natural way, it allows reading this book to ease the understanding of the subject and the reader to feel comfortable with the pregnancy as well as doing everything natural about it. Of course, it focuses on a natural pregnancy, natural remedies, and physiological options, but it does offer evidence to back its claims and affirmations.

This could be a better option for those looking to stay away from the modern medicine approach to pregnancy. Nonetheless, it still provides informative advice for those that do.

It’s great how the visuals help explain some the scenarios while you’re reading it. It illustrates in a great and comprehensive way.

I like how it offers recipes as well. I haven’t really seen that much in other books, and it’s definitely a good idea to introduce new eats when your body is changing and new craves come along.

Both mommy and daddy can enjoy this book. It’s a good read and great guide to your beginning new journey.

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

This is the perfect read for the worry about everything person.

If you’re in the need to google every little thing and worry and concern about things as they happen, you will enjoy this book. It will explain how and why everything is happening without the long-lasting explanations.

It makes it easy to understand and fun to read. You can literally read this in one sitting.

It is interesting the way it mentions what to avoid without actually scaring the reader.

There is also mentioning the approach to natural methods which can be delightful to some readers.

After reading so many other books, this one doesn’t pop out as my favorite but it is definitely a great book for new moms. Pick it up to answer some of your questions and concerns. Pass it on to other new moms that may be on the same boat.

Every new mom and dad can positively enjoy this easy to understand read.

Pregnancy: for First Time Moms, What They Don’t Tell You

Before we get into this book, I would like to advice that any of the previous books would be a better choice. Not to talk down on this particular one, but there is much more information on the ones already mentioned.

With that, said, let’s jump right in.

This book might not be for everyone out there since it doesn’t cover every aspect of the pregnancy and it there’s a bit of information missing that could help someone that already has some knowledge in the subject.

This is, though, a perfect starting book. For those young new moms that have no expertise on what is to come in the next few months, this explains quite a bit to inform on the pregnancy by trimesters, delivery, and post delivery.

I don’t understand how there could be misspelling in a book published, but I guess it can happen, like in this case. I don’t immediately trash the book because it does provide important material that some folks can definitely understand easily by getting to the point making it hard to be distracted from and actually finish reading the book. Sometimes that’s all that is needed to help someone out.

That’s what we’re here for. To be informative and helpful. If you’d like to leave a comment below about this book or any other, or even suggest other books to read in the subject, you are more than welcome to do so. We always want to help the next person in need, and always seek to improve our suggestions. Thank you.


Don’t exhaust yourself by reading too much into things. We’ve picked out books to recommend that don’t scare you into doing or not doing what is suggested.

We suggest you stay away from googling symptoms and alarming yourself into a panic. It can definitely happen when you’re new to something and do not have a full comprehension of things and what is going on.

We hope that one of these books we have recommended can further help you through your next few months and journey to come.

Please do feel free to leave any comments or suggestions below. Thank you.