3 Must-Read Books For Expecting Parents


There is very little in life as exciting as welcoming a new baby to the family! As exciting as the experience is, though, it can also be nerve-wracking. Expectant mothers and fathers can easily begin worrying about how they will weather the pregnancy and subsequent birth, and if they are really prepared to welcome a tiny baby into their household. Whether you are expecting your first or fifth child, these three books can help ease your fears and be better prepared for your bundle of joy!

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

There’s a reason why What to Expect When You’re Expecting is known as the ‘pregnancy bible.’  With over 18 million copies in print, this manual covers everything from morning sickness to birthing practices to prenatal screenings. Conveniently divided into months so expectant parents can read along with the developing pregnancy, the book uses humor, expert advice, and tons of information to cover every conceivable pregnancy and birth question you may have. Though this book is older, it is continually updated to include new information so that you don’t need to worry that emerging viruses or brand new birthing methods are left out.

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be

Though there is plenty of advice for expectant dads in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, fathers are the exclusive audience of The Expectant Father. This guide is written with men in mind and offers reassurance as well as wisdom that any new father will find comforting. Whether an expectant dad finds he’s gaining more weight than this pregnant wife, or doesn’t know how to deal with brand new emotions related to fatherhood, this book has the answer. With expert advise from birthing class instructors, obstetricians, and psychologists, as well as first-hand stories of real fathers, this is the ultimate book for men who want to be prepared. Also perfect for the dad who wants to make sure his partner knows he’s supportive and educated about the entire process.

Belly Laughs

Whether you are about to become a family of two or three or you’re adding on to an already large household, reading some informative and amusing books is a great way to prepare and lay common fears to rest. Both moms and dads-to-be will be able to learn from these books and feel more confident when the time comes to welcome a baby!