I am at the point in my life where lots of women around me are getting pregnant, having babies, and even having second babies. I’m definitely not there right now, but nonetheless, I have a lot of these friends coming to me asking for books to read about parenthood and pregnancy that aren’t the usual suspect: What To Expect When You’re Expecting. Sure, that’s a great book and has persisted for a generation because of what it has to offer. But as women in 2019 plan for motherhood, there’s a lot more they’re looking for. They’re looking for unique stories and new genres that tackle this topic and teach them something without them having to crack open a textbook. When expecting mothers ask me for book recommendations on parenting and becoming parents, these are the five books I recommend.
This graphic novel follows memoirist Lucy Knisley’s attempts to conceive, her miscarriage, and her subsequent pregnancy and is a must read. It’s also full of historical pregnancy facts.
Instead of being inundated with 500 things to do, focus on these fifty that will help you have a healthy pregnancy, safe delivery, and joyous experience welcoming your new child. Plus, it’s broken down my trimester for the organized queen in all of us.