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This guide offers resources for topics that may be difficult to discuss. It includes books, ebooks, videos, college resources and community links.

Ebooks available to read online:

The Stress-free Pregnancy Guide : a doctor tells you what to really expect

The Stress-free Pregnancy Guide : a doctor tells you what to really expect

This is a guide that will help every mother-to-be enjoy a healthy, happy, and calm nine months.

The Baby Bible : a guide to taking care of your bump, your baby and yourself

The Baby Bible : a guide to taking care of your bump, your baby and yourse

Join the author and her dream team of experts (an obstetrician, a midwife, an ultrasound specialist, a women's health physio and a pediatric sleep specialist) as they take you month by month through your pregnancy. They will share their insider advice on the best ways to eat for two (or three!), stay in shape and get you and your baby sleeping well.

Craving : eating well throughout your pregnancy

Craving : eating well throughout your pregnancy

Designed to prevent you from fretting and obsessing over food, Sandra Mahut’s Craving: Eating well throughout your pregnancy provides a wealth of information as to what you can and can’t eat whilst your pregnant, as well as providing delicious, nutritious and pregnant-friendly recipes that will help to satisfy all of your cravings without you having to worry that it could be harmful to you and the baby.

The New Art and Science of Pregnancy and Childbirth: what you want to know from your obstetrician

The New Art and Science of Pregnancy and Childbirth: what you want to know from your obstetrician

Edited by prominent obstetricians in KK Women's and Children's Hospital, the largest maternity hospital in Singapore with about 12,000 babies delivered each year, this book provides a comprehensive and informative look at pregnancy and childcare. It covers topics ranging from pre-pregnancy care, pregnancy care, and actual delivery to baby care. It also addresses common questions like, ''What are the pre-pregnancy vaccinations that I need? '', ''Is it safe to dye, re-bond or perm my hair when I am pregnant? '', and ''Are Chinese herbs and TCM safe for pregnancy?

Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth : making informed decisions

Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth : making informed decisions

The author aims to give women the insights they need to make an informed decision about whether natural or C-section birth is best for them and their babies. She explains when C-sections are necessary, and when they are not needed. She also addresses the overuse and misuse of medical procedures that can complicate labor and lead to C-sections, as well as reasons doctors may support or suggest C-sections, including outdated medical information, fear of liability, and economic advantages measured in doctors' time.

Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library

Books on pregnancy can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following sections:
HQ759    This section focuses on teen pregnancy 
RG525    This section is focused on the obstetrics of pregnancy
RG628 -RG964  This section focuses on complications, miscarriages, fetal alcohol syndrome, midwifery, nursing, and the scientific process of reproduction.  
What To Expect When You Are Expecting

What To Expect When You Are Expecting

This book offers advice, insight, and tips for moms and dads, discussing pregnancy and birthing practices, prenatal screenings, postpartum birth control, and nutrition.

Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

Contains twenty-six articles that provide opposing viewpoints on issues related to teen pregnancy and parenting, addressing questions about whether teen pregnancy is a serious problem, what factors contribute to teen pregnancy, the effectiveness of sex education programs, alternatives to teen parenting, and the social view of teen parenting.

Pregnancy in Practice: expectation and experience in the contemporary U.S.

Pregnancy in Practice: expectation and experience in the contemporary U.S.

This book examines the everyday experiences that mark pregnancy in the US today, such as reading pregnancy advice books, showing ultrasound "baby pictures" to friends and co-workers, and decorating the nursery in anticipation of the new arrival. These ordinary practices of pregnancy, the author argues, are significant and revealing creative activities that produce babies. They are the activities through which babies are made important and meaningful in the lives of women and men awaiting the child's birth.