Google is great and all, but you can’t beat devouring a book filled with invaluable info!

There are so many pregnancy and parenting books out there, that it can be any wonder that there are still things to write about! But we assure you, there most definitely is. Pregnancy books in recent years have come on in leaps and bounds and offer fresh perspectives and new insights you may not have considered. 

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite pregnancy books below.

How to Grow a Baby & Push it Out – Clemmie Hooper

How to Grow a Baby and Push it Out - Clemmie Hooper

How to Grow a Baby & Push it Out, is written by mum of four girls and midwife Clemmie Hooper. It’s a witty, no-nonsense week-by-week guide to pregnancy and early motherhood. It covers everything from what to ask your midwife, avoiding tears during birth to planning the perfect babymoon.

To Have and To Hold: Motherhood,  Marriage and the Modern Dilemma – Molly Millwood

To Have and To Hold: Motherhood, Marriage and the Modern Dilemma - Mollie Millwood

While not necessarily a pregnancy book, To Have and to Hold is still a must-read for expecting mothers. Molly Milwood, a clinical psychologist explores the modern dilemmas women face in the wake of new motherhood. The book examines the unexpected aspects of motherhood that many of us, including Molly didn’t expect. It explores the way new motherhood can affect women psychologically, emotionally, physically and professionally – as well as how it can impact their partnership. This book is a must-read for new mothers everywhere. 

The Positive Birth Book – Milli Hill 

The Positive Birth Book - Milli Hill

The Positive Birth Book will help you work out what kind of birth you really want and learn how to maximise your chances of getting it. Milli Hill writes in a warm and witty style and shares information on everything from writing your birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room. 

Hypnobirthing: Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better – Siobhan Miller

Hypnobirthing: Practical Ways to Make your Birth Better - Siobhan Miller

In this book, Siobhan debunks common myths about hypnobirthing and explains why she believes it can make every type of birth a better experience – from a water birth at home to an unplanned caesarean in theatre. Hypnobirthing teaches you how your body works on a muscular and hormonal level when in labour and how you can use various relaxation techniques to ensure you are working with your body (rather than against it), making birth more efficient and comfortable. This book aims to help you feel relaxed, capable and excited about giving birth. 

We would love to hear what your favourite pregnancy is! DM us on Instagram or email us at hello@thedivine.ie

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Author Leah Morgan

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