Best new pregnancy books
We round up the best new books to guide you through your pregnancy and beyond - get swotting!
Happy Baby, Happy Family, by Sarah Beeson MBE, £9.99, Harper Thorsons
Health visitor Sarah Beeson condenses four decades of working with families into this extensive guide to trusting yourself and understanding your baby.
The Bump Class, by Dr. Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle, £18.99, Vermilion
The perfect blend of medical expertise and mums offering their own practical advice – say hello to the honest guide to pregnancy.
Your Fit Pregnancy, by Erica Willick, £12.99, Sterling
Gone are the days when pregnancy was a time to put your feet up and eat for two (boo), but breaking down exercise and nutrition by trimester and fitness levels, this book’s about being happy and healthy when you’re expecting.
The Unmumsy Mum, £12.99, Bantam Press
You’ve read the blog, now read the book – if there’s one way to prepare yourself for the reality of what motherhood actually entails, it’s this book.
Why Hypnobirthing Matters, by Katrina Berry, £7.99, Pinter & Martin
Hypnobirth expert and birth doula Katrina looks at the origins of the birth trend that’s sweeping the mum-to-be community, the theory behind it and what to expect.
The Pregnancy Encyclopaedia, £25, Dorling Kindersley
It doesn’t get much more encyclopaedic than this – answering every question you’ve thought of and all the ones you haven’t either, it’s got everything you need to know, and beyond pregnancy makes a great alternative to dumbbells.
What to Eat When You’re Pregnant, by Nicole M. Avena, £13.99, Ten Speed Press
Not just another foodie, nutritionist and research neuroscientist Dr. Avena sets it out clearly in black and white what foods are good for your baby’s brain development
Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide, by Henrietta Norton, £8.99, Vermilion
When you’re worked with mums-to-be on nutrition for over 10 years, you know what you’re talking about, and Henrietta Norton has set it all out into meal planners for each trimester and lists to upload to your phone.