Free Online Pregnancy Books Every Mom Should Read
Pregnancy can be an intimidating time in a women’s life, especially for first time moms. Books are great sources of information, which is why so many moms look to them for guidance. Reading can help ease apprehension as well as allow moms to adopt a more relaxed attitude toward her pregnancy. While there are plenty of excellent pregnancy books on the market, there are also a good collection of free pregnancy books to read online. So save the money you were gonna spend on a pregnancy book for expensive diapers and cozy up with these free reads!
Free online reading:
Smashwords.com has PDFs and eBooks available for download. Create a free account to access these great titles.
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Huggies has over 40 eBooks that cover conception to starting solids and parenting. Have trouble deciding on a name? Be sure to check out their Most Popular Baby Names of 2011-2014.
Preterm Birth (eBook)
The Pregnancy Book (PDF)
Avenues for additional reading
Visit your local library
The library offers a huge selection of free parenting books and magazines for you to borrow. While you shouldn’t count on library books to contain the most up-to-date information, that’s still plenty of reading material.
Spend some time at a bookstore
Most bookstores won’t mind if you do a bit of reading inside. I like Barnes & Nobles because there’s always plenty of spots to cozy up with a good book. Bookstores’ house more current material and you have the option of purchasing the book to keep forever in your nursery. If you visit solely to read, be sure to handle the books with care so that they may still be purchasable.
Other educational pregnancy resources
YouTube is a great source for videos on pregnancy and parenting. While videos aren’t going to be as in depth as literature, you can expect to uncover previously untouched topics with a personal approach. Channels I adore:
- Channel Mum – Channel Mum has week by week videos that follows the development of your pregnancy along with mental health and makeup videos.
- Childbirth Classes – Childbirth Classes has tons videos to guide you through the labor process. This channel also has some great advice ranging from child safety to correcting behavioral problems in kids.
- PregnancyChat – Have any lingering questions about pregnancy? PregnancyChat’s got you covered. This channel has answers to all your pregnancy questions and more.
- What to Expect – Also a popular pregnancy app, What to Expect is a great resource for pregnant moms. Check out their review videos to ensure you’re buying the best products for your baby.
Mommy blogs are awesome! The immense and knowledgeable blogging community has made us all super moms. I’m sure you have some favorite bloggers in mind. Some of my favorites include:
- Pregnant Chicken – Pregnant Chicken is a quirky and fun mommy blog. The posts are authentic and oftentimes humorous. You can even win an amazing giveaway!
- Scary Mommy – What I love about Scary Mommy is it’s not afraid to tackle difficult topics. There’s no sugar coating; it’s as real as blogs come. Friendship advice and social issues are just a few of the unexpected finds on this pregnancy blog. Expect to find some f-bombs along the way, all in good taste though.
- Sleeping Should Be Easy – I came across Nina’s blog when I was researching newborn care. Needless to say, I immediately bookmarked her blog and you will too. Sleeping Should Be Easy’s behavioral and discipline posts are truly a must-read. The blog covers all of pregnancy’s nuances from How to Deal with Gender Disappointment During Your Pregnancy to Why You Shouldn’t Force Kids to Say Sorry. She also has free eBooks for you to catch up on your reading. You’ll definitely be referencing her blog A LOT.
Tips to get the most from your educational journey:
- Keep distractions away to get a better grasp on the reading.
- Have a pen and paper ready in case you want to jot down notes. You can also take notes on your computer, which will make things easier to organize and find. However, I recommend printing out your notes and organizing them into a binder. This will make it more accessible, plus you don’t have to lug your laptop around.
- Write down questions to ask your doctor. While you’ll uncover answers to many of your burning questions in your reading, oftentimes you’ll come across conflicting information. Keep a log of questions you want to ask your doctor on your next visit.
Pregnancy is a one-of-a-kind experience in and of itself. But it doesn’t have to be scary or anxiety-provoking. The more you familiarize yourself with what goes on during the 10 months of pregnancy and understand what to expect, you’ll find that apprehension melts away and is replaced with pure fascination and wonder.
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