There are thousands of pregnancy/childbirth books out there.
And they all hold lots of information for you. Information that can potentially prepare you and arm you for what's to come. Here's a small warning though:
There is so much information out there in regards to pregnancy and childbirth that it's VERY easy to become overwhelmed. Especially when your hormones have tripled and are running a boot camp that rivals the Marines. There's so much information about what you can do, what you can't do, and let me tell you, EVERYONE has an opinion and they are NOT all the same.
That being said, there are only two books that I recommend for pregnant friends.
Note: this is not a sponsored post. This is totally my opinion and I'm not receiving any reward for writing this post. But if someone wants to ship me some ice cream because they like this post, let me know!
What To Expect When You're Expecting
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A friend of mine told me that she loves this entire series. She has two toddlers now (ADORBS!) and said that these books have really helped her. I got the one above at the beginning of my pregnancy and have read it faithfully throughout my pregnancy. Although there is a ton of information in it, it's not overwhelming. Eric even has the app on his iPhone. I even got the next one in the series, the one focused on the first year of the baby's life. That's how awesome the series is.
Let's Panic About Babies
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Seriously, how can you look at that cover and not giggle?!
While What to Expect...may give you a ton of useful information and really prepare you for pregnancy and childbirth, Let's Panic brings a TON of humor to the table! If you don't like sarcasm and dry humor, move along because this is NOT for you. For everyone else, prepare to laugh and possibly pee on yourself if you are already pregnant (admit it...you've already laughed/sneezed/coughed etc so hard you've peed on yourself). It's so funny that I showed it to my OB and she used up roughly ten minutes of our appointment flipping through and laughing hysterically. She then took it to a few of the other OBs on the floor to show them. They all wrote the title of the book down. It's by far my favorite pregnancy book.