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The Best Pregnancy Books for First Time Moms | Mother Rising

A first time pregnancy can be one of the most surreal, exhilarating, and panic inducing times of a person’s life. Whether you’re currently expecting or you’re just planning ahead, the following best pregnancy books for first time moms will help you to have a more simple, informed and life changing transition to parenthood.

The Best Pregnancy Books for First Time Moms

These are the best pregnancy books for first time moms covering the first, second and third trimesters. Start reading these today to stay in the know!

I have organized the top pregnancy books for first time moms into three sections – by trimester of pregnancy – first, second and third.

First Trimester Pregnancy Books

If you are currently in the first trimester, or not yet pregnant, these first trimester pregnancy books will get you off to a great start.

The first trimester pregnancy books are devoted to

Second Trimester Pregnancy Books

If you are in the second trimester, or simply want to get a head start, these top second trimester pregnancy books for first timers will be a great fit for you.

The second trimester pregnancy books cover

  • general childbirth education
  • childbirth methods
  • building your birth team
  • birth stories
  • fitness

Third Trimester Pregnancy Books

If you are nearing the end of pregnancy and are thinking about life after baby, these top rated third trimester pregnancy books books are especially for you.

The third trimester pregnancy book list consists of

  • breastfeeding books
  • baby care books
  • a vaccine book
  • baby sleep books
  • postpartum care
  • baby books for dads
  • infant books

The Best Pregnancy Books for First Time Moms

If I HAD to pick my two favorite pregnancy books from each trimester to create a shortened list here’s what I would pick:

The Healthy Pregnancy Book

Healthy Pregnancy Book (Sears Parenting Library)
$11.39
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03/02/2024 10:20 pm GMT

Real Food for Pregnancy

Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition
$26.96
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03/01/2024 03:50 pm GMT

Birthing From Within

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation
$12.79
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03/01/2024 10:05 am GMT

The Birth Partner

The Birth Partner 5th Edition
$13.49
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03/02/2024 01:46 pm GMT

The Fourth Trimester

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality
$13.99
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03/01/2024 09:50 am GMT

Happiest Baby on the Block

Happiest Baby
$7.99
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03/02/2024 07:20 am GMT

How to Keep House While Drowning

How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing
$17.93

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book for the postpartum experience, especially when multiple children are involved.

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03/01/2024 10:55 am GMT

The Best Pregnancy Books for First Time Moms

If you’re looking for a list of quick go-to pregnancy books, the following would be a wonderful accompaniment to a healthy, natural, and happy pregnancy.

The Healthy Pregnancy Book

Real Food for Pregnancy

Birthing From Within

The Birth Partner

The Fourth Trimester

Happiest Baby on the Block

How to Keep House While Drowning

Linda Callas

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

Another great book about what to buy before the baby based on your lifestyle is First Time Parents Guide to Avoid Unnecessary and Wild Spending! It's fun and easy to read with great info. http://amzn.to/2jiN3z6