For this Wednesday’s Little Miss Honey Book Club, I decided to feature books for pregnant moms like me. I didn’t buy a bunch of books because I don’t want to overwhelm myself. I know I have learned most of the informations about pregnancy in medical school but believe me, there are still so much to learn about motherhood and pregnancy that is surprising me and continuing to surprise me.
I have two books that I use as my guide as I journey on to my pregnancy.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING
by HEIDI MURKOFF & SHARON MAZEL
This is a bible for pregnant women. Everything you want to know are all here. It is comprehensive and so easy to read. It gives you specific details of what you will be expecting for that week of pregnancy: how your baby is forming, what are the changes in your body and common questions of pregnant moms are answered every chapter. There are also chapters for pregnancy lifestyle and diet, chapter for daddies, managing for complicated pregnancy and what to do 6 weeks postpartum. I love this book and it is very helpful. There is even a movie made based on this book.
MOMMY IQ: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO PREGNANCY
by ROSIE POPE
Rosie Pope is the star of Bravo’s reality TV Pregnant in Heels and an owner of a fashion, Rosie Pope Maternity. She also is a founder of MomPrep, a teaching centre offering classes and workshop in prenatal, postpartum and parroting education. This book is more lightheartedly written and more of a mom to mom talk — fashionable mom to a newbie mom talk. Every chapter Pope aims to increase the pregnant mom’s mommy IQ a little higher. She also features inspiring quotes for moms. She asked the help of her own OB-GYNE doctor Dr Amos Grunebaum for complex and medically-related issues about pregnancy in a section in every chapter, Paging Dr. Grunebaum. She have a helpful list at the back of the book of what you may need in your hospital bag and what you may need for later after delivery in her Rosie’s No Frills Gear Guide. She also enlisted fitness guru, Andrea Orbeck to share tips on health exercise and diet for preggy moms. Rosie Pope was born and raised in London but snow residing in New York.
Of course, your diet during pregnancy needs to be in check with all the nausea and vomiting you will be suffering, to the nutrition your baby needs in utero, to avoid complications like preeclampsia & gestational diabetes and unnecessary weight gain.
Here are two books you may need:
EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BABY
by DR. Peter J D’Adamo
I have always been a fan of the Blood Type Diet because I know it works for me. I am happy to find a book for preggy moms if you want in corporate the Blood Type Diet.
WHAT TO EAT WHEN YOUR EXPECTING
by authors from WHAT TO EXPET WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING
This book was given to me by the thoughtful sister. The book is written very much like how the WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING is written, only its all about pregnancy diet. It also has recipes at the back of the book which is very helpful.
Though I may not be following all the tips and guides of these two books, I try my best to incorporate a healthier diet for my baby, of course with the occasional (?) giving in to my unhealthy cravings.
Also my sweet friend, Catherine got me this book, Brain Rules for Baby which I have yet to read. I can’t wait to read it already, hehe. Of course, all mom would want a happy and smart kid , right? Thank you so much Cath!
I am sure there are a lot of books out there for preggy moms but I am sticking to these for now. I also get some informations through my What To Expect newsletters and my I’m Expecting phone applications. I also tend to check out forums in babycenter.com. I usually just read the forum but never join.
Also if you are a vegetarian mom, the book Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven is a good book for you.
If you have any books for pregnant moms to recommend to me, just leave a comment down below….
Happy Pregnancy, mommies!