If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you’re most likely aware of what a bookworm I am. I’ve always loved reading, and got in the habit of reading consistently when I studied English Literature at university. Call me old-fashioned, but to this day I still prefer to learn about a particular subject thoroughly by reading a book about it, rather than researching it on the internet. This has been especially true with my pregnancy. It’s such an amazingly complex process, made a bit scarier by internet forums full of conflicting advice, lots of horror stories and misinformation! I wanted to know the in’s and out’s of pregnancy / childbirth from experts, so you can bet that I’ve been doing tons of research over the last few months. In the early stages when no one knew I was pregnant, all I wanted to do was to be able to talk with my friends and find our whether what I was feeling and going through was normal, and when my sickness would end (see my 1st trimester Vlog here). Mackenzie and I are a bit superstitious and we didn’t tell anyone about the pregnancy until I was into my second trimester, so I decided to turn to books for the information in the meantime. While I love reading, no one has the time to read even a fraction of the number of pregnancy books that are out there, especially expectant mums. I’ve compiled what I think are the best pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood books that I’ve stumble across so far. If you have others that you love, tell me in the comments!
a collection by Louise Roe