Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting Book Reviews

Our book reviews are organized by book title below. Our article on the top 35 best-selling pregnancy books lets you know how popular these books are worldwide.


Active Birth by Janet Balaskas


Baby Bumps by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition by Jenny McCarthy

Birthing From Within by Pam England, Rob Horowitz


Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read


Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad! by John Pfeiffer


Eating for Pregnancy by Catherine Jones, Rose Ann Hudson

Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth & Babies by Stephanie Fritz

Expecting Better by Emily Oster


From Dude to Dad by Chris Pegula, Frank Meyer

From Pea to Pumpkin by Geralyn Broder Murray


Husband-Coached Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley, Marjie Hathaway, Jay Hathaway, James Hathaway

HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie F. Mongan


Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin


Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives by Deepak Chopra, David Simon, Vicki Abrams

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy by The pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic


Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon

Natural Hospital Birth by Cynthia Gabriel


Preggatinis by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen

Pregnancy Day By Day by DK Publishing, Paula Amato, Maggie Blott

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin, April Bolding, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, Janet Whalley


Spiritual Midwifery (4th Edition) by Ina May Gaskin

Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize


The Baby Bump by Carley Roney & the editors of

The Belly Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Better Baby Book by Lana Asprey, David Asprey

The Birth Partner by Penny Simpkin

The Doula Book by Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, Phyllis H. Klaus

The Expectant Father by Armin A. Brott, Jennifer Ash

The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine

The Healthy Pregnancy Book by William Sears, Martha Sears, Linda Holt, BJ Snell

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell, Thomas S. Cowan

The Pregnancy Countdown Book by Susan Magee, Kara Nakisbendi M.D.

The Pregnancy Journal by A. Christine Harris

The Pregnant Body Book by DK Publishing

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

The What to Expect Pregnancy Journal & Organizer by Heidi Murkoff , Sharon Mazel


What to Expect When You’re Expecting (4th Edition) by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

What to Expect When Your Wife is Expanding by Thomas Hill

What to Expect: Eating Well When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun S. Weed


Your Pregnancy Week by Week (7th Edition) by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler