Preparing for your new arrival can bring joy and tears (and a lot of emotions you didn't expect to be feeling!). Pregnancy can be a tough experience for new mums and dads alike, and finding some good advice from experts and people who have been there before can be invaluable. So, before you take on the challenge of caring for a newborn, we have some great guides and reference books to tell you all you need to know about pregnancy and the upcoming childbirth. Check out our perfect pregnancy books for new mums and dads...
Starting on Day 280 and counting down from there, covering every milestone along the way, this book is a helping hand to lead you through every stage of pregnancy. There is a page dedicated to every single day of pregnancy featuring loads of advice from doctors, anecdotes from other mums and all the medical information you need to know. The Pregnancy Countdown Book also reminds you of important points like when you can no longer fly and when you need to start sorting your new baby's room. Perfect as a present or as a guide for yourself, you won't be lost with this pregnancy handbook.
Finding out you're going to be dad is an amazing, but equally terrifying, experience. Knowing what to say to make you sound smart, and helpful rather than annoying and clueless, can be tricky. Luckily John Pfeiffer has created the perfect guidebook for soon-to-be dads. With useful and hilarious advice, this book will see all dads through pregnancy too.
For soon-to-be parents of twins, you don't need to panic about having double the pregnancy stress with this brilliant reference book from the hit TV show, One Born Every Minute. With loads of information covering both identical and non-identical twins, how to deal with symptoms relating to twin pregnancy and how antenatal tests work, you'll want this book beside you throughout your whole pregnancy. Any questions or concerns you may have about having twins, including how to feed them, are answered by medical experts. If you're having twins, this is the perfect pregnancy book for you.
With an increase in people turning to IVF in recent years, finding a book that can give you tips to make your VIP treatment more successful is a great resource. The IVF Diet provides advice on nutrition and changes you can make to your lifestyle to increase your chances of successful IVF. Plus, with tips on how to prepare for IVF, this is a great book for anyone who is currently trying or planning to try IVF treatment themselves.
Anna McGrail and Daphne Metland
Using the facts, Anna and Daphne's useful book gives you lots of objective advice on how to deal with pregnancy. As many soon-to-be mums can't get appointments with the NHS until week 12, this book aims to help you through the early stage and then onwards right through to birth. With topics including when to tell your older children and whether to choose a caesarean, there are hints and tips covering everything you need to know to get you through your pregnancy.
Vicki Iovine, after four pregnancies, knows her stuff when it comes to dealing with pregnancy. She also knows that between your family and the doctors, the best people to go to for advice are your friends. But, what if you're the first of your friends to be starting a family? That's where Vicki's brilliant pregnancy guide comes in. Talking to you like best friend, this guide takes you through all aspects of pregnancy, from the morning sickness to the delivery; she'll hold your hand the whole time and keep you laughing throughout.
Professor Greg Whyte OBE, has worked as a consultant to many celebrities and sportswomen and now he's busting myths surrounding exercise and pregnancy. Greg shows you how to eat healthily and exercise safely in each part of your pregnancy without the fear of harming your baby. Plus, tips on how to keep up your diet and exercise after birth, even with your new bundle of joy to look after! With a foreword by Davina McCall and loads of expert advice throughout, this fun book will keep you fit and healthy throughout your pregnancy and after the birth too.
Finding out you're going to be a parent and the next nine months of challenges it will bring is a very different experience for men and women. In this helpful guide, advice is split so that each parent is getting the information they need. Each chapter also features a 'Get Together' section which encourages bonding and ways the two of you can connect over the course of the pregnancy journey.
Clemmie Hooper is a midwife and mum of four so, when it comes to pregnancy, there isn't much she doesn't know. In her hilarious book she imparts her wisdom to you, and discusses the topics that aren't often mentioned like tearing during birth and the things you really need to take to the hospital. If you're seeking a pregnancy book with a lot of helpful advice and a big dose of humour too, then this is the book for you.
From David Caren, the founder of Dad.ie, comes this brilliantly helpful dad's guide to pregnancy. Written in a very honest and easy-to-read style, this pregnancy book will leave no stone unturned in telling dads-to-be all they need to know before welcoming their new baby into their lives. With tips on medical issues, finances and mood changes, you'll become an expert in all the things dads should know just in time for your new arrival.
If you haven't yet found the perfect pregnancy book for you, explore our full selection of pregnancy books.