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What to Expect When You're ExpectingWhat to Read When You're Expecting

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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The Mother of All Pregnancy BooksThe Mother of All Pregnancy Books
Margaret Starbird

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.
All Editions: £2.39 - £12.04


The Girlfriend's Guide to PregnancyThe Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy
Vicki Iovine

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.
All Editions: £1.61 - £7.53


The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dad To-BeThe Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be
Armin A. Brott

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.
All Editions: £1.00 - £10.75


Best Baby Name BookBest Baby Name Book
Louise Nicholson

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.
All Editions: £1.00 - £10.52


Your Pregnancy: Week by WeekYour Pregnancy: Week by Week
Glade B. Curtis

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.
All Editions: £1.00 - £17.72

What to Expect When You're ExpectingWhat to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff

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 afterward.
All Editions: £1.00 - £35.85

Your Vegetarian PregnancyYour Vegetarian Pregnancy
Holly Roberts

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.
All Editions: £1.05 - £11.99


Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern MidwifeBaby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
Peggy Vincent

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.
All Editions: £2.96 - £13.98