The Most Essential Books and Courses for Pregnancy and Birth

Pregnancy and Birth Books can be a handy reference guide.

Here’s a list of pregnancy books for Australian mums.

Watch the Youtube Videos answering many common pregnancy questions.

Download my FREE  Pregnancy Handbook for more information about pregnancy and birth.

Free Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Books

  1. The Complete Australian Guide to Pregnancy and Birth. Jodie Wilson and Sophie Walker, 2023
  2. What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Murkoff, 2009
  3. The Australian Pregnant Book Dr Derrick Thompson. Wenderbella Press 1st Ed. 2009
  4. Up The Duff: The Real Guide To Pregnancy. Kaz Cooke, Penguin books
  5. The Complete Handbook of Pregnancy. Wendy Rose-Neil
  6. Caesarean Birth : A reassuring guide for Australian Parents : Zena Armstrong. Penguin
  7. Precious Babies: Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting After Infertility, Brian, Piatkus Books, 2011
  8. Birth Skills with Sarah Murdoch, Sundin, Allen & Unwin 2007
  9. Feeding the Bump, Nutrition and Recipes for Pregnancy, by Lisa Neal.

Books for you and your baby

  1. Mental Health Checklist after Birth – Beyond Blue

Preparing for your birth

Breathe and Birth – Hypnobirthing and Pregnancy Support

Nourish Baby – Online Pregnancy and Birth Classes (My Patients receive this FREE – speak to the team for your code).

Positive Birth – Hypnobirthing and Caesarean Birth workshops in Melbourne, run by Midwife, Registered Nurse and Maternal Child and Health Nurse Karen McNeil. Use code SAVE10 for 10% off courses,

Breastfeeding Books

  1. Breastfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You. Mary Renfrew
  2. The Breast Feeding Guide for Working Women: Annie Price and Nancy Ramford 

Books about Babies and Toddlers

  1. Toddler Taming. Christopher Green, Double Day Publishers
  2. Baby and Child, Penelope Leach, Fontana
  3. Crying Baby, Sleepless Nights. Sandy Jones, Nelson
  4. Becoming Better Parents. Maurice Balson, H & M Lovegrove
  5. The Montessori Toddler, Simone DaviesHiyoko ImaiSimone Davis

Recommended By Patients

  1. Baby Love. Robin Barker, PAN
  2. Save Our Sleep, Tizzie Hall

Nutrition for Pregnancy and Infants

  1. The Happy Baby Cookbook, Australian Women’s Weekly 2012, ACP Books

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For regular, up to date advice join the live pregnancy chats on Instagram at Dr Peter England.

I also write regular women’s health articles on a range of topics related to obstetrics and gynaecology.

Here are some of the most recent posts, or you can click over to the Women’s Health page to read more.