What pregnancy books can I read that won't make me crazy? #I've got a question!#books#pregnancy April 20 | Offbeat Editors @offbeatfamilies runs these advice questions as an opportunity for our readers to share personal experiences and anecdotes. Readers are responsible for doing their own research before following any advice given here... or anywhere else on the web, for that matter. Photo by msomustek, used under Creative Commons license. My husband and I will begin baby making attempts in the next few months. I've never been into self-help and intend to approach pregnancy as just another stage in life, not some idealized baby obsessed utopia during which I need to document everything, take extreme precaution with safety and food, and transition my life into mommy perfection. I've purchased the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, which is very straight-forward, medically accurate information. I'd like to find some book suggestions though that other Offbeat Mamas have found enjoyable and informative. — Theresa WE LOVE TALKING ABOUT BOOKS! Seriously: just look at all these posts. We also have a kick-ass collection of resources for parents that has all kinds of goodies and faves listed: The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm, MD Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth The Pregnancy Book: A Month-by-Month Guide Pregnancy Journal: A Week-by-Week Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pregnancy The Birth Partner, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions Any books we haven't mentioned before that y'all think are awesome? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS An adoptee explores her relationship to motherhood NEXT My favorite Goosebumps books and how they relate to my life Toggle comments [ 74 ] Comments are closed.