Top 10 pregnancy books 2012

There is plenty of information regarding pregnancy available online or in prints. It is advisable to find a good source of information, ensuring you get the correct information that will be useful during pregnancy and well-being of the baby. Some of the information available may be confusing or conflicting, therefore it is best to choose wisely.

Reviews from readers are very useful to find a good source. Some websites will provide reviews from users and those will be good references for you to choose a good guide.

Here are some example of best rated books on pregnancy guides recommended by readers at Amazon.com:  (click on link for more information)

1.      Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Publication Date: May 2011

This is a very concise book which describe in details of what is happening to your body during pregnancy and how your baby is growing week by week. Probably this is one of the most informative books available regarding pregnancies compiled by world-class team expert from Mayo Clinic. It includes 40-weeks pregnancy calendar, symptoms guide and review and how to prepare for important pregnancy decision. This book also includes some information on parenthood and tips on embarrassing or difficult questions.

2.      The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be (New Father Series)

Publication Date: September 28, 2010

This is a book which explores perspective that a father-to-be may experience during spouse’s pregnancy, deliveries and early parenthood; including perspective on emotional, financial and physical changes which a guy may experience. There is plenty of advice and practical tips for men on variety of topics to tackle issues that arise during partner’s pregnancy including sex life, from top obstetricians, birth-class instructors, psychologists and sociologists.

3.      Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be

Publication date: June 2009

Aiming to fill a gap in the market, Jones has collaborated with perinatal nutritionist Hudson to produce a volume that combines both recipes and nutritional advice aimed specifically at the mother-to-be. Delicately balancing optimum and unnecessary weight gain with the required dietary needs for a healthy lifestyle, Jones and Hudson also addresses the requirements of diabetic, vegetarian and vegan diets. After an introduction providing a summary of needs and goals, the authors start with breakfast and move through the usual soups, salads and mains before finishing with desserts. A full chapter is dedicated to the vegetarian diet, and at the beginning of each chapter recipes are highlighted to indicate that they conform to a vegan diet. Each section contains recommended pantry items for the recipes. Along the way Jones makes full use of convenience and semi-prepared ingredients to provide simple yet flavorful dishes, while Hudson doles out advice on vitamins, health hazards and goals. Each recipe is preceded with the nutritional goal for baby and mother-to-be and followed by tips for cooking, storage, health, special diets as well as complete meal ideas, variations and the approximate nutritional content. Appendixes on weight, sources of nutrition from calcium to iron and food safety round out the book. Despite the book’s wordiness and repetition in places there is an overwhelming amount of information.

4.       The Pregnancy Bible: Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood

Publication Date: September 30, 2008

The Pregnancy Bible, with 300,000 copies sold, is the most attractive and complete guide to this important event in parents’ lives.

This updated edition includes authoritative information about the latest developments on a number of significant issues affecting the well-being of an expectant mother and her baby. Specifically, these include:

    • Revisions to the FDA/USDA food pyramid
    • New CDC recommendations about mercury and fish
    • Update on nuchal translucency screening
    • Update on screening for genetic disorders (in particular in the Ashkenazi Jewish population)
    • Updated information about loss rates after amniocentesis
    • The availability of ancillary testing when undergoing CVS/ amnio (like aneuploidy FISH and microdeletion FISH)
    • New information about 3D/4D ultrasound
    • A new emphasis on the importance of reporting domestic violence
    • Recent trends in cesarean delivery “on demand”
    • The importance of keeping vaccinations up to date
    • Updated information on teeth whitening
    • An updated section on the “breech” position
    • Update on Down syndrome screening.

The Pregnancy Bible covers the complete sequence of fetal development in utero week by week. Each stage is illustrated with full color photography. Many photos are life-size and reproduced from state-of-the-art ultrasound images. The book also uses step-by-step illustrations, sidebars, practical suggestions, topics to discuss, checklist charts, quick-reference gatefold spreads, check-up calendars, a directory and other easy-to-access information and advice to guide expectant parents through the pregnancy, birth and early infancy.

American Reference Books Annual praised The Pregnancy Bible for its “easy-to-understand style that will especially appeal to first-time parents.” It is an essential addition to public and consumer health library collections and one that customers will request by name.

 

5.       The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths

6.       40 Weeks +: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer (The Essential Organizers) [Spiral-bound]

7.       Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth

8.       Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide

9.       The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: The Ultimate Guide to Conception, Birth, and Everything In Between

10.    Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads

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Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
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The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be (New Father Series)
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Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mothers-to-Be
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The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths
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40 Weeks +: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer (The Essential Organizers)
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Be Prepared
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Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide
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The Mother of all Pregnancy Books
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The Pregnancy Journal: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy
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