Pregnancy brings many questions and insecurities, especially if they are first-time mothers and fathers, and may feel nervous about the arrival of their first child.
After all, it’s nine months of waiting for one of the most special moments in the lives of moms and dads, so it’s very important to prepare for the new routine.
There are many subjects to learn about motherhood and one of the best ways to understand is through reading. Books are excellent for helping in the months leading up to childbirth, with clarification of doubts.
And thanks to good authors, there are several books that discuss topics such as childbirth, breastfeeding, the first few months of a baby’s life and much more. With that in mind, we made a list of books on motherhood that are worth reading.
1. Beautiful maternity (Bela Gil)
Among the topics that the book addresses are pregnancy, expectation of childbirth, breastfeeding and care for the baby and herself. The book is very practical and with tips and precious information for moms.
2. The joys of motherhood (Buchi Emecheta)
It tells the story of the daughter of a great African leader, who was sent as a wife to a man in the Nigerian capital.
Determined to fulfill her dream of being a mother and thereby becoming a complete woman, she submits to precarious living conditions and faces the difficult task of raising and supporting her children almost alone.
3. Children: from pregnancy to 2 years (Fabio Ancona Lopez and Dioclécio Campos JR)
The book was released with guidelines on each stage of pregnancy and the baby’s life, by the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics.
With it, she intends to guide moms and dads about the daily life of the family with babies, in addition to deconstructing myths about every nebulous issue of pregnancy and the first years of their children. In addition, the book is colorful and illustrated, which makes it easy to read.
4. Motherhood and the encounter with one’s own shadow (Laura Gutman)
The psychotherapist explains the conflicting feelings in the reality of a parturient. Bringing important guidelines on the pre and postpartum phases. Using different everyday situations as examples.
She presents a range of sensations that any woman who has become a mother can easily identify with, helping them through this period full of uncertainties and small victories.
5. To educate feminist children (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
A moving book by one of the greatest contemporary writers on how to fight prejudice through education.
Written in the format of a letter from the author to a friend who has just become the mother of a girl, it offers simple and precise advice on how to offer equal education to all children, which begins with the fair distribution of tasks between fathers and mothers. .
And that’s why it can be read equally by men and women, parents of girls and boys. Starting from her personal experience to show the long way we still have to go, she offers essential reading for anyone who wants to prepare their children for the world and contribute to a more just society.
6. What to Expect When You’re Expecting (Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi Murkoff and Sandee Hathaway)
It’s a health classic for first-time moms. Published in 1984, it is now in its fourth edition.
The book shows, month by month, what happens to women and also provides important information about choosing a doctor, preconception plans, pregnant women’s rights, food, stages of labor and the first care for the baby.
7. When the body consents (Thérèse Bertherat, Marie Bertherat and Paule Brung)
The book is aimed at pregnant, concerned women who want a practical explanation of their questions.
The authors explain how a woman’s body is made, how to prepare for change, how to be yourself and let your child be born freely, and much more. The book makes the woman perceive the sensations of the body.
Thus, the book is very suitable for mothers who want a natural and humanized birth.
8. Adult yes, mature not always: diapers, slips and little collagen (Camila Fremder)
In this book he shows that adult life usually arrives suddenly, without warning, without a preparatory course, without anything. Or at least that’s how we feel.
The restless nights and days without major worries are replaced by diapers, slips and a lot of paranoia about appearance. With insightful observations and good humor, she helps you better understand and accept this transition.
It’s a book you won’t be able to put down unless the baby wakes up or it’s time for you to run to work.
9. Diary of a pregnant woman (Renato kaufmann)
The book shows pregnancy from a male point of view. It’s a great read for future dads who want to understand what goes on during pregnancy. But the book is also suitable for future moms.
This way, she will be able to better understand how her partner is feeling during the nine months of pregnancy.