The Most Essential Books for Pregnancy and Birth

Pregnancy 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.

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Pregnancy Books

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

Books for you and your baby

  1. Gidget Foundation Bunny Books: These are delightful books you read to your baby, that also support your mental health.
  2. Mental Health Checklist after Birth – Beyond Blue

Preparing for your birth

Breathe and Birth – Hypnobirthing and Pregnancy Support

Kathy Waddington – Hypnobirthing Classes

Nourish Baby – Online Pregnancy and Birth Classes

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
  3. Sleep Right, Sleep Tight. Cummings, Houghton & Williams, Double Day 

Nutrition for Pregnancy and Infants

  1. Feeding the Bump. Neil, Allen and Unwin
  2. The Happy Baby Cookbook, Australian Women’s Weekly 2012, ACP Books

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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.