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Books on Pregnancy

To read is to enter new worlds that help you discover more about yourself. That’s why while preparing for pregnancy or motherhood many of us tend to pick up books to read and understand this beautiful stage of life. Throw in anxiety and joy, chaos and planning, going with the flow and hesitating – pregnancy is a mixed bag of emotions that really gets the better of us.

Pregnancy comes with its own roller-coaster ride physically and psychologically. That’s why we are presenting here are some of the books that shall help you cope with the overwhelming emotions that come with the pregnancy and understanding yourself as well as your baby better. These books are especially written keeping Indian women in mind.

    1. I’m Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot by Lalita Iyer is a funny take on pregnancy and how people respond to the woman’s ‘delicate situation’. The book is great for starters and gives you advice and some experience sharing by the author. So while the girth increases, the mirth does too!

    2. Pregnancy: What The Indian Woman Always Wanted To Know But Was Afraid To Ask by Nutan Pandit focusses on the Indian Pregnancy myths and how women must navigate through it all. This book is a great beginners guide too, especially useful when you are planning to become pregnant.

    3. Ayurvedic Garbha Sanskar : The Art and Science of Pregnancy by Dr. Balaji Tambe integrates the wisdom of Ayurveda with the Science of pregnancy. It brings into picture the benefits of Garbaha Sanskar and how ancient science helps infuse positive vibes in the pregnancy stage.

  • Pregnancy Notes: Before, During & After by Rujuta Diwekar has notes that guide you throughout the pre and post pregnancy stages. It also has notes and experiences shared by Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor.

  1. Nutritious Recipes For Pregnancy by Tarla Dalal is the book that every woman would want by her side! With droves of advice as to what to eat or not to eat – this book helps balance nutrition for baby and mom and gives the pregnancy cravings a better recipe addition!

  2. Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Depression during Pregnancy by Dr Shaila Kulkarni is an essential book to delve into post-partum blues, the hormonal fluctuations that cause depression in some mothers, identifying and coping strategies for the same. 

  3. Own the Bump by Payal Gidwani Tiwari helps pregnant women stay fit and healthy without worrying about the fat. Active pregnancy with great metabolism is what helps you achieve a great workout session to induce muscles to have a smooth birthing too. Pre-pregnancy to post-natal information is provided for your smooth transition. 

These 7 books cover a range of topics that every pregnant woman thinks of. We hope you have a great reading time with these books and a relaxed and enjoyable pregnancy period!

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