What to Read When You’re Pregnant: Month by Month

It’s always fun to find out that a client who’s been trying to conceive is pregnant, and I often have the pleasure of being one of the first to know. After the initial flurry of congratulations and questions about which herbs and supplements to start/stop and what to eat, the next question I am most often asked is if there are any books I’d recommend.


As one client recently put it:

[I’m] avoiding the internet like the plague.  Can you recommend good
reads to help with a healthy pregnancy?  Everything I’ve read so far
has freaked me out!!

I can’t tell you how common this is! I decided to put together a month-by-month list for your reading pleasure. I’ve chosen books that are informational, educational and/or just plain fun; they are all oriented toward natural parenting and cover topics including pregnancy FAQ, birth, breastfeeding and baby care.

Without further ado, here’s the list on Amazon:

What to Read When You’re Pregnant


Have other suggestions? I’d love to hear them! Please comment below or contact me. This book junkie can never get enough.


Hi there. I'm Camille. I'm a professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology and pathophysiology. I'm also a licensed nutritionist and herbalist, specializing in fertility and reproductive health. Lastly but not leastly, I'm a mom, a gardener and a pretty horrible housekeeper.

  • Joan Greeley says:

    I like Sheri Menelli’s Journey Into Motherhood, Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth, too, for really empowering personal declarations from women powerfully designing their own birth experiences.

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