I recently got asked what books I would suggest that my clients read during pregnancy. I love reading, so it wasn’t hard to think of them, but I wasn’t sure if I should share the whole list or not. I sent over my top favorites, but today I want to share with you my recommended book list for pregnancy that includes all of the books I thought of. 🙂

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Now this list isn’t in any specific order, just as I thought of the book, I threw it on.

Real Food for Pregnancy– I just got this one recently and LOVE it. My favorite part is that the author uses studies to show the importance of diet before, during, and after pregnancy. A nutrient diet reduces your risks for almost every pregnancy complication and can change your families genes. Did you know the foods you eat can effect your grandchildren?

Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating or Two, and Baby’s First Foods– This one by Nina Planck is similar to the one above, but it also goes into feeding your baby solid foods and how to get your little one off the the best nutritional start you can.

Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care– An amazing resource! Like the first Nourishing Traditions book took you back to the traditional way of cooking and baking, this one takes you back to “traditional” pregnancy and baby care.

The Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth– I haven’t read this one yet, but it is on my list to get!

Ina May’s Guide  to Childbirth– Anything by Ina May is great! You will learn a lot from her years of serving pregnant women. Her books do contain graphic images, so just be warned if you have others around.

The Natural Pregnancy Book– This book is a reference book for the crunchy mom who wants to know the best natural ways to support her body in pregnancy and labor.

Natural Health After Birth– Aviva Jill Romm has a wealth of knowledge to share with new moms. I love that she shares natural remedies for common postpartum issues. 

Pregnancy the Natural Way– I love this one! Lots of pictures, and it walks you through each week of pregnancy.

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering– If you have someone in your life who wants studies and a doctor’s opinion about everything, this is the book you want them to read.

Spiritual Midwifery– Another Ina May book, this one goes more into detail about the process of birth and labor.

The First Six Weeks: Thriving Naturally on Your Postpartum Journey– This book covers recovery from vaginal and cesarean births, breastfeeding and bottlefeeding, self care for mom, remedies for common postpartum issues, getting back into a routine, adjusting to baby and more!

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Obviously there are a ton more books out there, but these are some of my favorite and the ones that I most frequently recommend to my clients. 🙂

Do you know someone who is looking for some good books to read during pregnancy? Share this list with them!