What pregnancy books can I read that won't make me crazy? #I've got a parenting question!#books#pregnancy April 20 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Offbeat Home & Life 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? Join our community! 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 Always be prepared: How much water do I need to keep on hand in case of emergency? NEXT My favorite Goosebumps books and how they relate to my life Show/Hide comments [ 75 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.