What we love the most about kbc facebook group is our members’ recommendations. So when folks ask about parenting/books about pregnancy, we rely on their reviews and recommendations. Here is a curated list:
What to expect when you are expecting Many members recommend this book.
What to expect is the pregnancy bible ..(I referred to it so much that my husband asked me if I was preparing for an exam ) and also went on to buy ‘what to expect – the first year’ later which was also excellent. The only book I would recommend in addition to it is ‘pregnancy notes’ by Rujuta Diwekar .. it helped with lot of desi home remedies for things like heartburn and gave a good diet which we could follow during as well as post pregnancy-Nimisha Daharwal
What to expect the first year recommended by Nimisha
Pregnancy notes by Rutuja Diwekar Prerna and Nimisha have this book.
It’s specially helpful about the diet changes required as per your pregnancy stage and even for the 4th trimester. Also, has suggestions about recipes and kind of exercise that one should do.-Prerna Agarwal Patnaik
Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth recommended by Varsha Jha
A little research led me to a funny yet informative book “Belly laughs “ and trust me, it’s an amazing book.-Varsha Jha
Your Pregnancy Bible Shipra recommends this book
My brother gifted me this book and I loved it. It’s a detailed book.-Shipra
Spiritual Pregnancy suggested by Sabah
My Pregnancy Journal by Alison Mackonochie – Achira and Shipra recommend it.
The Light at the End of the Diaper Pail: Inspiration for New Motherhood recommended by Namrata
if you’re looking for a lighthearted read to accompany the more serious read, I suggest this one. It’s a kind book, reminding yourself to take care of yourself and uplifting you.-Namrata
Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy (Revised and Updated) recommended by Anubhuti Agarwal
What I loved about this book is- it’s in Indian settings, you can relate to everything-it has a section of myth busters- helping you get relaxed about the outdated, ancient “wisdom”-segment on how dad’s can help mom- talks everything pregnancy related- gestational diabetes, amniotic fluid, delivery methods, times where emergency C-sec is required-Anubhuti Agarwal
I’m Pregnant Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot ! by Lalita Iyer
This is an absolute hilarious read.-Amardeep
The Conscious Parent – Recommended by Asma
The Essence of Motherhood by Radhika Jindal who is a kbc member. We don’t have any reviews yet, as this is a recent release of Jan 2022.
Many thanks to Amardeep, Shipra, Sabah, Nimisha, Prerna, Asma, Namrata, Anubhuti, Achira and Divya for sharing their recommendations/reviews and helping us curate this post.
Sleeping Like A Baby – The Art & Science Of Gentle Baby Sleep (this is our detailed review)
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