When a lot of expecting parents find out that a little bundle of joy is on the way, they can be inundated with recommendations from family and friends about which books they should read while getting ready for the big day. With so many books out there, enough to fill a library, how can you tell which ones are worth reading and which ones you should skip all together?

To help, we took our library card and picked the 10 Best Pregnancy Books out there for you to read so you can be ready for when your little one is ready to come into the world.

We hope that with our recommendations, we can make the process of getting ready for the big day a bit easier and less stressful.

Ready? Let’s get started.


How To Choose A Pregnancy Book – Buying Guide

Picking the right book to read to get ready for the big day shouldn’t be one of the hardest things you have to do during pregnancy, but if you look at any bookstore, there can be literally hundreds of titles. When we chose our 10 best, we wanted to ensure that they met a specific set of criteria before we recommended them, which criteria included:


A pregnancy book should be informative. Finding a book that helps you not only get ready for when your little one arrives, but can also answer questions you may not have even thought of is one to look out for. The information should be concise, helpful and prepare you for the big day.


While if you’re reading a work of fiction, diagrams and illustrations may not be the best thing to see within its pages, with a pregnancy book, diagrams and images can help an expectant mother know what may come on the horizon. Diagrams can also give an expectant mom and idea of where her little one may be in her womb.


Anyone can write a book about any topic, but when it comes to what to expect or how to prepare when you’re pregnant and what the next 10 months might entail, reading the advice of an expert can be a better option than someone without any credibility at all. Choosing a book from a well-known author in the field or a popular book that has seen many different editions can make the advice that is offered much easier to trust and follow.

True Stories

Some of the best pregnancy books come from mom’s who went through an ordeal while pregnant or may have had a difficult birth. These kinds of books can show a mom to be that even though a difficult birth can be hard to go through, they do happen and it can help them empathize and relate to other moms-to-be.

Criteria 5

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Benefits of a pregnancy book

While there seem to be less and less people out there these days who like to read, finding the right pregnancy book can be a page turner helping not only mom get ready for the coming bundle of joy but help dad as well. Some of the other benefits that come when you find a good pregnancy book include:


There is an old saying that knowledge is power. Reading pregnancy books when you may be trying or are already pregnant can give you an extreme amount of knowledge that can be very beneficial as you get further and further along in your pregnancy. With this knowledge, you can be ready for whatever might come your way and know whether it’s a normal part of pregnancy or something to be more concerned with.


Part of acquiring that knowledge is its ability to help you relax. Now, we understand that you may never fully relax while pregnant or be able to because of what your body is going through, but reading the information available from a book can help put your worries at ease, help you take a deep breath and enjoy the journey you, dad and your little bundle of joy are taking together.


Not many parents keep from planning ahead once they find out they are going to have a baby. The nine months of pregnancy can give you a great deal of time to plan how things will go once you go into labor. Many moms will create a birthing plan with their doctor and decide which hospital that they feel comfortable bringing their child into the world at.


While planning is certainly a very important matter for any family to decide on, being prepared for what happens after your baby comes home is something that a lot of parents will turn to a book for help with. When your little bundle of joy comes home, especially if it’s your first child, you will certainly have a lot of questions and the information found in some pregnancy books can help you be prepared for just about any situation that may come up.

My Babies Planet Overview

Choosing a pregnancy book to read can give you a lot of options to choose from. Go to any bookstore and you will find more options than you can imagine, so picking the best ones to help you get ready for your new little one or help you once they are here can be difficult.

With our list of the 10 Best Pregnancy Books in 2020, we wanted to highlight some books that stood out to us so you don’t have to spend all day at the bookstore and can spend your time relaxing and getting ready for your little bundle of joy.

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My Babies Planet Pregnancy Books Review

Great books for new moms. I enjoy learning and getting ready to meet my girl at the end of October.
- Suzanne Seals

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Hello Mother's and Father's of the world. My name is Sarah Nielsen is this is my passion MyBabiesPlanet.com, as I am a mother of two beautiful babies and they are my world. Also I love blogging and sharing my experiences of what has worked for me when raising my kids. When I'm not juggling the madness at home, or working on my blog. You will find me product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest baby gear and helpful articles for my readers!