Best Books For Pregnancy Tips

Best Books For Pregnancy Tips

When you find out you are pregnant there is the initial excitement, but then a little panic when you realise you have no idea what to do! You may have seen friends and family go through it but you are about to go on this incredible, crazy journey and learning more is something you want to do. These are some of the books I have been getting tips and advice from:

Clean and Lean Pregnancy Guide by James Duigan

This was the first book I bought. I love their other books and this book is just so great with awesome practical advice including yoga and fitness exercises. I loved all the inserts from other experts and the layout makes it really easy to digest. There are loads of pictures to break up the dialogue making it an easy read.


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You and Your Bump: Simple steps to pregnancy well-being by Emma Cannon

Emma is a friend of mine and an incredible acupuncturist who I have seen for years. She is the fertility goddess and has several books including You and Your Bump; which takes you through each trimester advising you what to eat, tips to help with morning sickness and working through other pregnancy ailments.


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Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide: What to eat when you’re pregnant by Henrietta Norton

If you want to get clued up on what to eat during your pregnancy then this is the book for you. With a breakdown on what vitamins to be having and what to supplement with. It’s super informative and has loads of delicious recipes in it too. Henrietta is also the owner of Wild Nutrition the pregnancy supplement I’ve been taking. You can read more about what supplements I’m taking here.


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The Mindful Mom-to-Be by Lori Bregman

This book is like a virtual high five and if you’re a bit spiritual you will love this! There are loads of lovely meditations connecting you with your baby and it’s packed full of helpful tips on relieving back pain and keeping your energy up during your pregnancy.


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Have you read any great pregnancy books? I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment below.


  • April Overall

    Can you do one about getting pregnant? My husband and i have been trying for a year and a half now. We’re going to the fertility clinic but I am in a place where i’m going from thinking my body is broken to my body is adaptable and I’d like to help make myself more fertile. Would love any book recommendations! Thanks!

    • Laura Bolton

      Hi April, a truly amazing book is “The better baby book”

      Its a bit different to a lot of the other stuff out there (its quite forward thinking and uses some great biohacking techniques) and it is effective. I know several people who have had difficulty conceiving and then have done so using this :) Laura x

    • April Overall

      Thanks! I’ll check it out!!

  • Kate Burford

    It’s an ever changing market but you can’t go wrong with New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas. Zita West has some good books too.Also to get genned up on your rights, publications From AIMS (The Association for Improvement in Maternity Services) give you not necessarily impartial but good advice on issues like Vitamin K, Ultra sound, Physiological third stage etc. Every Woman’s Birthrights by Pat Thomas is good too. Lennart Nillsons photography is wonderful for seeing what stage your bump is at and Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin is a classic (even for the hippie 70’s photos alone!) Dr Yehudi Gordon’s Birth and Beyond is good as is Dr Gowri Motha’s The Gentle Birth Method. Enjoy all that reading time!!!

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