We all know finding out you are pregnant is an exciting time but it can also be a damn right scary one too. Which is completely understandable your body is about to go through a lot of changes as that little miracle grows and soon you are going to have a small being that is completely reliant on you.
But not to worry, there is a huge variety of helpful information and entertaining books for mum-to-be and expectant parents out there, so you can read up on everything you need to know about having a baby whilst having a jolly good time doing so.
The market is saturated with some amazing content so we thought we would take the hard work out of searching and let you know the most highly rated books that get a massive thumbs up from us...
How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out: Your no-nonsense guide to pregnancy and birth - Clemmie Hooper
Mum to four little girls and midwife to many, Clemmie Hooper wants to share her knowledge, wisdom and stories about pregnancy, birth and mothering young children that aren’t so widely talked about – straight from the midwife’s mouth. From how to prevent tearing during birth to what you really need in your labour bag, Clemmie reveals everything pregnant women and new mums need to know with a good dose of humour and wit.
Happy Mum, Happy Baby: My adventures into motherhood - Giovanna Fletcher
This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family.
The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read - Philippa Perry
In this Sunday Times bestseller, leading psychotherapist Philippa Perry reveals the vital do's and don'ts of relationships. This is a book for us all. Whether you are interested in understanding how your upbringing has shaped you, looking to handle your child's feelings or wishing to support your partner, you will find indispensable information and realistic tips in these pages.
The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums - Beccy Hands & Alexis Stickland
Bringing together decades of experience from a midwife and a doula, you'll find invaluable tips and tricks to boost confidence and calm frazzled nerves - plus answers to all those questions you may be too embarrassed to ask. From creating cooling breast pads with chamomile tea and quick stretches to relieve aching muscles, through to easy recipes to nourish your postnatal body and 5-minute fixes to restore your sense of humour, this is the book you can turn to when the overwhelm sets in.
Let us know what books you have been reading in the comments below!