Pregnancy & Childbirth Resources

Listed below are books and websites that offer information about pregnancy and childbirth.  The websites offer information to educate you on your pregnancy journey, as well as information on childbirth, infant care, and common questions. 

You may purchase these at http://www.amazon.com
. You may also be able to find them at your library.

We often forget about the library, but it is a great community resource and the books are free. You will soon learn that the baby will suck up all of your available money. So, save your dollars while you can! The library may also have programs like prenatal yoga to help you interact with other expecting moms. Building a sense of community can be very reassuring. 

To access the information, please click on the links below.

Great Pregnancy and Childbirth Resources 


Pregnancy and Childbirth Websites:

Pregnancy Facts by Drug Watch.Com: http://www.drugwatch.com/women/pregnancy/


Pregnancy: http://www.pregnancy.org/



WebMd Pregnancy Center: http://www.webmd.com/baby/default.htm



Baby Center: Pregnancy: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy



American Pregnancy: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/



What to Expect When You're Expecting: http://www.whattoexpect.com/



MedLine Plus: Infant and Newborn Care: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infantandnewborncare.html



Parent Time: Infant Care: http://www.parenttime.com/babytips.html



MayoClinic: Infant and Toddler Health: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/newborn/FL00107



iVillage: Newborn Care: http://parenting.ivillage.com/newborn/ncare/topics/0,,4rph,00.html



Your Baby Today: Newborn Care http://www.yourbabytoday.com/keepkidshealthy/newbaby/newbaby_newborncare/index.html  



Kids Health: A Guide for First Time Parents: http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/pregnancy/guide_parents.html



Baby Center: Feeding and Care Basics: http://www.babycenter.com/newborn-baby-feeding-care-basics



Infant Milestones: The First Six Months: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/healthtool-infant-milestones



Newborn Infant Development: http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/month-by-month.aspx



Askbaby.com: http://www.askbaby.com/first-six-months.htm



10 Things You Really Need for the Baby’s First Six Months: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/35034/10_things_you_really_need_for_babys.html 



Baby Development Stage for the First Six Months: http://baby.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Baby_Development_Stage_for_the_First_Six_Months



Tips for New Parents:  http://www.essortment.com/all/parentnew_rjgn.htm



Becoming a Parent: http://www.comeunity.com/parenting/0parenting-newbaby.html



Becoming a First-time Parent: http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/becoming_a_parent.html



Baby Care: http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/newbornbabies/a/newbabycare.htm



You and Your Newborn: http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/parenting/newborn_baby.shtml



Newborn Baby Care: http://www.parents.com/baby/care


Postpartum Depression: How to Recognize and Reduce the Risk of Postpartum Depression


Books with Tips about Pregnancy and Childbirth:



What to Expect When You're Expecting: 4th Edition (Paperback) by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel (Required Reading for the pregnant woman)


Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy


The Pregnancy Countdown Book: Nine Months of Practical Tips, Useful Advice, and Uncensored Truths by Susan Magee and Dr. Kara Nakisbendi


40 Weeks +: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer (The Essential Organizers) by Dani Rasmussen and Antoinette Perez


The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine (LOVED this one!)



The Pregnancy Bible: Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood by Joanne Stone, MD and Keith Eddleman, MD



The Joy of Pregnancy: The Complete, Candid, and Reassuring Companion for Parents-to-Be by Tori Kropp



Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality by Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP



Your Baby's First Year (Second Edition) by American Academy of Pediatrics



The Essential Baby Organizer: Birth to One Year (The Essential Organizers) by Dani Rasmussen and Antoinette Perez

Gentle Baby Care: No-cry, No-fuss, No-worry--Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby by Elizabeth Pantley and Harvey Karp

Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition by Benjamin Spock and Robert Needlman

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 5th Edition: Birth to Age 5 (Shelov, Caring for your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5) by American Academy of Pediatrics


What to Expect the First Year (What to Expect (Workman Publishing)) by Heidi Murkoff


YOU Having a Baby by Mehmet Oz, MD and Michael Roizen, MD (I listened to this book on CD over and over during my pregnancy and highly recommend it to expecting moms. I really explains the reason for the changes in your body and answers the age old question, "Why did my nipples get so big and dark?")




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