Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’m Reading as a Pregnant Mom

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is about book titles. I decided to share something different. Currently I’m 23 weeks pregnant and I’m trying to get in some more reading before baby is born. Right now I’m specifically focusing on birth, healthy eating and breastfeeding. Some of these books I haven’t started yet, but they’re sitting in my room just waiting for me. I’m sure later I will share some reviews, but until then hope you enjoy reading!

1 Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering by Dr. Sarah J. Buckley

I just started reading this book a couple days ago, but haven’t made it very far yet. I’m planning to have a homebirth and so I’ve been working to read books on pain managing techniques.

2. All The Rage by Darcy Lockman

I couldn’t resist continuing my read of books on parenting and sexism. I’m really excited to get to this book soon.

3. Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

I remember reading this as a teenager, back when I was considering becoming a midwife. I can’t wait to read this book again because I remember it being so inspiring and cool.

4. Holistic Hypnobirthing by Anthonissa Moger

I’ve heard a lot about hypnobirthing but I actually haven’t done that much research about it. But now that I only have 17 weeks left (hopefully, please don’t be late Bean!) I’m looking into anything that has to do with pain management.

5. Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook by Stephanie Clarke

I’m always looking to try new recipe, so this seemed like a good place to find some new ones.

6. Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom by Dr. Alice D. Domar

I’ve been very open about my journey with anxiety on this blog, so a book like this should come as no surprise. Currently my anxiety comes in ups and downs, some days are better than others. So I’m expecting a lot from this book and really hope it helps me.

7. The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth by Lindsey Bliss

This is a book I’m hoping I can share parts of with my partner. I’m planning on having my mom and sister at my birth, they’re both doulas, but I also want my partner with us and I want him to feel comfortable and to feel like he’s able to help.

8. 50 Things To Do Before You Deliver by Jill Krause

I have all the first time mom nerves. I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing and I’m really hoping this book will help me to feel less overwhelmed.

9. All Natural by Nathaneal Johnson

This book I’m a little skeptical about. Basically I just ordered a ton of books from my library on childbirth without really looking into the books too much. I just grabbed interesting titles. Now that I realize this book is written by a man I feel less inclined to read it, so we’ll see.

10. All The Rest

Okay so I ordered a TON of books. I just want to be as prepared as I can be and I hope that some of these books will help. I’ll definitly have to write a follow up post in a couple (3+) years when I try to have a second kiddo. 😀

What did you read while pregnant? Any recommendations?

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