When I found out I was pregnant, my search for interesting and informative pregnancy books began. It was overwhelming! There were hundreds of books to pick and choose from and my fears of being a good mom began: Am I picking the right books to prepare me for this? Am I missing out on a must-have read that all other mommies are tuned into?
Then my husband reminded me, mothers have been having happy, healthy children for thousands and thousands of years, before books were even invented. So when the pressure faded, I just used my motherly instinct and read the books I naturally gravitated toward.
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Whether you’re trying to conceive, or you recently found out you’re pregnant, the journey to mami-hood is a long one. I found reading books like these not only made the weeks go by quicker, but it made me feel more prepared and at ease for that impending bundle of joy. Of all the titles I considered and read, these are my top five favorites—great books to read before and during pregnancy.