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The Best Pregnancy Books to Answer Your Next Nine Months of Questions
A lot happens during pregnancy, and it can be hard to keep up with all the changes going on. Fill your library with these books, which will decode those nine months for you. And pick up a few that'll get you through those first few weeks after your baby arrives, too. We've all heard the rules — don't drink wine, don't have caffeine, don't eat sushi — but where's the science that backs them up? Economics professor Emily Oster delves into the research, crunches the numbers, and lays out the real risks and myths behind some of the most common pregnancy advice. Her follow-up, Cribsheet , which does the same for early parenthood, is expected in April
What supplies will I need? What should I name my little one? When should I tell my family and friends? And the list go on. But maybe the best question is about what type of books to read during pregnancy.
Our Top Picks
Best for Medical Information: Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy at Amazon "Includes advice on how to get pregnant, meal planning, exercise, medication, and parenthood. Best for Rebels: Expecting Better at Amazon "Oster, who was trained as a statistician, evaluates the data behind conventional pregnancy rules. Best for Dads: The Expectant Father at Amazon "The book has been updated to include modern trends in birthing, child rearing, and technology. Best Holistic: The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide at Amazon "The book includes advice and insights from a certified nurse midwife, a registered nurse, a doula, and a lactation consultant. Best for Gay Pregnancies: Ultimate Guide for Lesbians at Amazon "Covers everything from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to navigating legal paperwork. With