Pregnancy Books For Organic Mamas
At EcoChild, we know how important it is to take a holistic approach to parenting. We care about sustainable production, ethically sourced materials and ensuring mothers and babies minimise their contact with harmful chemicals wherever possible. Take a read of our top picks for holistic pregnancy books:
The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Genevieve Howland
Genevieve Howland, creator of the hugely popular Mama Natural blog and Youtube channel, takes to the page with this delightful pregnancy guide. Taking a fresh approach from the conventional fear-rooted pregnancy advice often given by male doctors in the last century, this guide offers a more holistic view while demystifying natural pregnancy.
Mindful Pregnancy: Meditation, Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Natural Remedies, and Nutrition - Trimester by Trimester by Tracy Donegan
Reviewed by Deepak Chopra as being “A must-read for all parents who want to create a healthier, more joyful, more peaceful world,” Mindful Parenting is a wonderful read for expecting parents. Tracy Donegan poignantly details practical advice for safe nutrition, yoga, meditation, hypnobirthing techniques, and natural remedies to match every stage of pregnancy.
Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood and Trusting Yourself and Your Body by Erica Chidi Cohen
Nurture is the all-in-one modern guide to answering each and every one of your pregnancy questions. Erica Chidi Cohen, a birth and postpartum doula, fills the pages with supportive advice on self-care and mindfulness exercises, wholesome and nutritious recipes for every stage of pregnancy, as well as practical information on fetal development, the basics of breastfeeding, what to expect postpartum and much more.
Books to ease pregnancy anxiety
Although pregnancy can be an incredibly exciting and joyous time, for many women, pregnancy can also come with a plethora of anxieties. You might be worried about whether or not your child will be healthy, whether you will struggle with the physical pain of childbirth, or about the potential for postpartum depression. Whatever your concerns, there is help available.
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook by Pamela S. Wiegartz and Kevin L. Gyoerkoe
Written by two experts on anxiety, The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook is a helpful and reassuring read for expectant mothers. The book takes a solid and scientifically grounded approach to helping mothers deal with anxiety, worry and irrational thoughts using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) skills. The book includes a series of worksheets on relaxation training, cognitive restructuring, dealing with anxiety triggers, and much more.
Pregnancy books with a humorous twist
We can all use a good dose of humour to get us through a seemingly never-ending pregnancy! Take a look at these hilarious books written by fantastically witty women who give their tongue-in-cheek perspective on what it means to be pregnant.
Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke
Written by the brilliant Kaz Cooke, Up the Duff is a beloved Aussie classic that’s been giving women a good laugh for more than two decades. Witty yet ever-informative, Cooke delivers everything you need to know about pregnancy and childbirth.
Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy will leave you in stitches with this honest account of everything you can expect from pregnancy, from morning sickness and hormonal rage to pregnancy sex and hemorrhoids. It’s an honest yet joyful account of what you can really expect from pregnancy.
Informational pregnancy books from the experts
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy 2nd Edition by Myra J. Wick M.D., Ph.D.
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive, factual and extensive account of pregnancy, then the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is for you. This guide is written by Myra Wick, a specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Clinical Genomic, and features everything from a 40-week pregnancy calendar to the latest technologies in prenatal care and childbirth.
Classic pregnancy books
What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
There’s a reason What to Expect When You're Expecting is a renowned classic the world over. This book answers just about every pregnancy-related question you’ve ever had, and does so in style. Have a pregnancy symptom you need remedied? This book has the answer.
If you’re a fan of sushi, a nice hazelnut latte or that cheeky glass of red wine, we’ve got bad news for you. But it’s not all doom and gloom - the flavour palette for expecting mothers can be varied, interesting and most importantly, delicious! Find out what you can and can’t eat with these top pregnancy picks:
Pregnancy Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes that Appeal or Appall Depending on your Trimester by Pascal Rotteveel
Pregnancy cravings can be downright weird. One moment you’re craving chocolate and pickles (yes, combined) and the next you’re repulsed by so much as the thought of it. But never fear, because award winning creative director Pascal Rotteveel has got you covered - no matter which trimester you’re in.
The Healthy Pregnancy Book: Month by Month, Everything You Need to Know from America's Baby Experts by William Sears and Martha Sears
This informative guide focuses on providing dietary information to boost the overall health of both mother and baby. William and Martha Sears, experts in the field, guide expectant mothers through every step of the process - from preconception to birth - with a focus on pregnancy superfoods to boost emotional and physical health.