When I found out that I was expecting my first child I wanted to know everything I could about pregnancy. I was so fascinated that I was growing something so precious. Also, a lot of weird stuff happened to me.
Oh yeah, that’s also called PREGNANCY.
I read a ton of books about pregnancy, being a new mom, and breastfeeding. After reading these books, I felt like I was very informed prior to and after having my first and second child. Of course, you can only learn so much through reading a book. Experience is everything. In university, I read books and learned about being a teacher. It wasn’t until I actually started teaching that I felt like I knew how to teach. The same applies to motherhood. I’ve had two kids, so I’m kind of a certified mommy gangsta.
Even though nothing will 100 percent prepare you for being a mother, I think it is important to gain a little bit of knowledge about motherhood, especially if you are uncertain about a few things. Whether you are expecting your first child or gearing up for your fifth baby, it never hurts to have a little bit of literature in your life to give you tips about being a new mom.
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Books To Read While You’re Pregnant
When reading about your symptoms makes you think you’re growing a tiny alien instead of a tiny human, you might want to pick up one of these books instead. I’m pretty sure I was worried about EVERY. SINGLE. SYMPTOM I had during my first pregnancy. These books will help you navigate the questions and concerns that you might have as you progress from one trimester to the next.
Books To Read When Baby Has Arrived
You have a new baby in your arms…now what? Of course your maternal instincts will kick in when you bring baby home, but why does their poop look like that? These books can help you answer your many questions, and keep your child alive…no, seriously.
If You’re Planning to Breastfeed
Although breastfeeding might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it is a choice that some moms make. I was able to breastfeed my first, but couldn’t get my second baby to latch. I was still able to pump for each child, and that worked out well. These books can help you if you are considering breastfeeding.
Books To Read When You Need Help As a New Mom
I unfortunately was a statistic for postpartum depression. 1 in every 7 new moms experience it. Thankfully I sought help and recovered. Moms, don’t suffer in silence. Speak to someone if you don’t feel quite right. These books can help support you as you adjust to life as a new mom, but I suggest seeking the help of a professional too.
Well, Let’s Throw Something In There For Dad’s Too
It might take a little coaxing, but you might be able to get the father-to-be to read about becoming a new dad. These come in audiobooks too, so he can’t make ANY excuses!
In the comments below, tell me what your must-read book for pregnancy/new moms.
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