5 Pregnancy Books That Every Mom-To-Be Should Read

5 pregnancy book moms should read

Hey Mama-to-Be!

Today, I'm dishing out the deets on the 5 pregnancy books that every bump-bearing goddess needs on her nightstand.

What to Expect When You're Expecting

by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

This one's like the mother of all pregnancy books , a total classic! It's your A-Z guide on the wild ride of pregnancy, with all the nitty-gritty on your body's changes and what's up with your growing little bean each week.

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

by Genevieve Howland

Calling all my natural mamas! If you're all about that holistic life, this gem is packed with crunchy goodness for your journey to motherhood.

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know

by Emily Oster

Buckle up, lovelies, because this book is about to flip the script on all the traditional pregnancy advice you've heard. It's all about getting the real deal with facts and figures so you can call the shots for your pregnancy.

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth

by Jenny McCarthy

When you need a break from all the serious stuff, Jenny's got your back. She's serving up the LOLs with a side of real-talk about the messy, hilarious side of baby-baking.

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

by Ina May Gaskin

And for a dose of birthing inspo, who better than the queen of midwives, Ina May? Dive into beautiful birth stories and pro tips on keeping things natural in the delivery room.

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There you have it, mamas! Whether you're looking for advice, laughs, or some good old-fashioned wisdom, these reads have got you covered. So curl up with a cup and start flipping those pages!

Got any faves that I missed? Spill the beans in the comments! 👇✨

5 pregnancy's books that mom to be should read

Did you know that pregnant women live nearly at the limit of human endurance?

Did you know that pregnant women live nearly at the limit of human endurance?

Not all heroes wear capes!
⁣⁣via • @thefitmidwife
Did you know that pregnant women live nearly at the limit of human endurance??⁣⁣
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Yep, researchers from Duke University studied athletes such as elite runners (we’re talking 3000km +…. not sure who those nutters are though) and cyclists in the Tour De France in a bid to identify the absolute limit of human endurance! ⁣⁣
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Their research showed that the human body can cope with a maximum energy expenditure of 2.5 times its’s resting metabolic rate (which is on average around 4000 cals). ⁣⁣
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What is so interesting about this is that when it comes to pregnant women, at their peak their energy expenditure is around 2.2 times their metabolic rate. ⁣⁣
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So in a nutshell, growing tiny humans means your body is pushing the boundaries of your human capabilities in a way only otherwise experienced by exceptionally elite athletes! ⁣⁣
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What’s that? Superheroes? Why yes, I do believe we are 😉 ⁣