There's a long list of things to do when you're pregnant. Scheduling baby classes, working on the registry, getting the nursery set up, and of course, reading the stack of pregnancy books piling up on your coffee table. When I was pregnant with my first child the idea of reading pregnancy books was overwhelming. There were so many, most of them were too medical, and none of them offered a variety of perspectives. Two kids later, here are the three books I recommend to any new mom.
When I found myself reluctant to dive into What to expect when you're expecting, my doula recommended 'From the Hips'. It was a lifesaver. This guide gives readers an in-depth look at every stage of pregnancy that is straight-forward and without judgment. Insight from hundreds of moms also offers much-needed perspective. This book is a refreshing and fun alternative to traditional pregnancy guides.