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According to the USA Today Best Selling Book Lists, What to Expect When You're Expecting has made the top 150 list 523 out of 532 weeks from the start of the list to the end of 2003. (And even in the nine weeks the maternity guide didn't make the top 150 list, it registered as one of the 300 books USA TODAY compiles each week.)
We've put together a list of books devoted to pregnancy including topics such as nutrition, midwifery, best baby names and general pregnancy questions.
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Mother of All Pregnancy Books
Congratulations! Pregnancy is one of life's most incredible journeys.
If you're expecting your first child, or even your fourth, you may be
wondering about those exciting changes happening to your body and what
to anticipate when you have a baby. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books
walks expectant parents step-by-step through hot topics most pregnancy
books shy away from.
Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy
Offers practical, lighthearted advice to pregnant women, including
tips on dealing with mood swings, sex during pregnancy, common fears,
physical changes, childbirth, and more, in a new hardcover edition of
the paperback best-seller.
Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be
An information-packed, month-by-month guide to all the emotional, financial,
and yes, even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during
the course of his partner's pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top
experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors
to psychologists and sociologists, The Expectant Father is filled with
sound advice and practical tips for men.
Baby Name Book
Trying to find a name for your new baby? If so this will give you plenty
of ideas for newborn boys and girls. As well as the names themselves,
the book provides the origins and history of each name so the reader
can discover the background and meaning and choose the perfect name.
Names in the book include all of the well-known and popular names as
well as: names from different cultures; historical names, literary names.
Pregnancy: Week by Week
Because of the rapid rate of change to both mother and baby, doctors
refer to a pregnancy in increments of weeks, not months or even trimesters;
expectant mothers look for changes and compare the details of their
pregnancies based on the same weekly schedule. The best-selling Your
Pregnancy Week by Week doles out focused information in this medically
appropriate way, making it the most mom-recommended pregnancy guide
on the market.
to Expect When You're Expecting
Incorporating the most recent developments in medicine, the book contains
both the most accurate information available, and the most reader-friendly.
What To Expect When You're Expecting provides expectant parents with
a wealth of information on month-by-month development, making love during
pregnancy, preparing for labor and delivery, and breastfeeding and bonding
There's no question that a vegetarian or vegan diet is just as nutritionally
sound during pregnancy as one that includes animal protein. In fact,
vegetarian nutrition offers pregnant women valuable health benefits
that you simply won't find in a nonvegetarian diet, such as higher levels
of folic acid, lower cholesterol, and an abundant variety of essential
minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Whether you are already vegetarian
or you simply want to reduce the amount of meat in your diet, making
the right dietary choices to support you and your baby is the key to
a safe, healthy pregnancy.
Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
She never tired of the miracle. Each time she knelt to "catch"
another baby, beloved California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to
the moment when pain bows to joy, one person becomes two, woman turns
to goddess, and the world moves aside to make room for one more soul.
Trained as a nurse at Duke University in the early 1960s, Vincent begins
working in the delivery room of a local hospital in the San Francisco
Bay area. Even after establishing an alternative birth center at the
hospital, however, she is still frustrated with her lack of autonomy.
Too often she witnesses births changing from normal to high risk because
of routine obstetrical interventions. Vincent then devotes herself to
creating unique birth experiences for her clients and their families.
She becomes a licensed midwife, opens her own practice, and delivers
nearly three thousand babies during her remarkable career.