Books for Birthers!

First time parent? Not your first rodeo, but you want updated books? Buying books for a parent-to-be? Here are some of our favorite pregnancy, birthing, and beyond books!

Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know (The ParentData Series #1) By Emily Oster Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143125709
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Published: Penguin Books - June 24th, 2014

“Emily Oster is the non-judgmental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way.” —Amy Schumer

*Fully Revised and Updated for 2021*

Why Did No One Tell Me This?: The Doulas' (Honest) Guide for Expectant Parents By Natalia Hailes, Ash Spivak, Louise Reimer (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762495665
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Published: Running Press Adult - April 7th, 2020

Full of honest advice and inclusive options, Why Did No One Tell Me This? is the funny, personality-filled, illustrated guide to pregnancy, birth, and beyond that modern parents have been waiting for.

There's No Manual: Honest and Gory Wisdom About Having a Baby By Beth Newell, Jacqueline Ann May Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534358
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Published: Avery - February 4th, 2020

The info-packed, truth-telling guide expectant and new mothers have been screaming into their pillows for.

At last! A beginner's guide to newborn baby technology, complete with step-by-step instructions, FAQs, and schematics, from a board-certified pediatrician and his son (an older model).

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (The New Father #18) By Armin A. Brott, Jennifer Ash Rudick Cover Image
ISBN: 9780789214041
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Published: Abbeville Press - May 11th, 2021

The Expectant Father is the best-selling pregnancy guide for men, trusted by millions of dads-to-be and their partners. 

Touchpoints-Birth to Three By T. Berry Brazelton, Joshua D. Sparrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738210490
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - September 26th, 2006

From America's most beloved pediatrician comes the classic guide to a child's physical, emotional, and behavioral development

The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children, from the author of There Are No Grown-ups.

Essential Baby Sign Language: The Most Important 75 Signs You Can Teach Your Baby By Teresa R. Simpson, Terrell Clark Cover Image
ISBN: 9781440560842
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Published: Adams Media - January 18th, 2013

Communicate with your baby--today!

With Essential Baby Sign Language, you can feel closer to your baby than you ever thought possible! Featuring seventy-five of the most important signs babies need every day, this book helps you start signing now, without spending hours learning extensive philosophy and sifting through hundreds of valueless terms.

Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool (The ParentData Series #2) By Emily Oster Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525559276
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Published: Penguin Books - April 21st, 2020

From the author of Expecting Better and The Family Firm, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting.

“Both refreshing and useful. With so many parenting theories driving us all a bit batty, this is the type of book that we need to help calm things down.” —LA Times

Never again will you have to stand by helplessly while your little baby cries and cries. There is a way to calm most crying babies . . . usually in minutes! 

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition By La Leche League International Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345518446
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 13th, 2010

The revised go-to resource on breastfeeding that mothers have relied on for generations!