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10 audiobooks every pregnant woman should listen to

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Nine months can feel like a loooong time. While you play the waiting game for baby, stock up on a few pregnancy audio books.

Unlike actual pregnancy books, you can multitask while you listen, whether it’s in the car, kitchen or on holiday.

From brilliant pregnancy advice to soothing self-help, here’s our selection of the best listening, all available to download from Audible on Amazon.

It Worked For Me: Tips from Truly Happy Baby by Holly Willoughby

(Free with your Audible trial, amazon.co.uk)

It Worked For Me: Tips from Truly Happy Baby by Holly Willoughby

Well, she’s a mum of three so must know a thing or two. This engaging book reads just like a cosy chat with Holly and it addresses all the basic stuff you’ll need from day one: feeding, sleeping, bathing, toys, clothes, and of course, looking after yourself at the same time. Holly calls it ‘the advice I wish I’d been given before I became a mum.’

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax

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A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax

How do you deal with stress when wine o’clock is off the agenda? The comedian-turned-mental-health-expert narrates her own textbook for beating stress and anxiety. Packed full of easy mindfulness tricks and daily exercises, Ruby’s guide will keep you calm amidst the chaos.

Hypnobirthing Home Study Course Manual by Kathryn Clark

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Hypnobirthing Home Study Course Manual by Kathryn Clark

A pain-free birth, you say? While you may scoff – and we did too – there’s a lot of evidence that hypnotherapy can reduce pain and stress in labour. This book’s a complete birth education course, with the emphasis firmly on making the whole experience a positive one.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

You might know Gilbert as the author of Eat, Pray, Love, which was made into a fab film with Julia Roberts. This is another inspiring, charming book, this time all about facing our fears and embracing life’s challenges. Perfect for pregnancy, then…

Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five by John Medina

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Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five by John Medina

Dr Medina’s book, Brain Rules, was a global bestseller and now he’s turned his expert eye on parenting. All the key questions you want answers to are here - what's the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What’s the best way to use praise and discipline? How can I handle tantrums and tears? It’s a parenting bible.

The Headspace Guide to... A Mindful Pregnancy by Andy Puddicombe

(Free with your Audible trial, amazon.co.uk)

The Headspace Guide to... A Mindful Pregnancy by Andy Puddicombe

This book aims to help you and your partner get the most from pregnancy and the first weeks of parenthood with as little anxiety as possible. It ranges from creating the right conditions for conception to managing pain in labour, and – bonus! - there’s no psychobabble.

The Sleep Book by Dr Guy Meadows

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The Sleep Book by Dr Guy Meadows

Getting a good night’s rest is hard when you’re pregnant. You can’t get comfortable, your mind’s racing… and next day you’re fit for nothing. This book has some genius tips and tricks for proper sleep from the expert founder of The Sleep School.

The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner

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The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner

Saviour of harassed mums everywhere, The Unmumsy Mum writes and blogs about the reality of motherhood in all its messy, imperfect, hilarious glory. She shares the lessons she’s learned along the way, from birth to potty training. You’ll laugh, nod and feel better that it’s not just you…

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr Shefali Tsabary

(Free with your Audible trial, amazon.co.uk)

9.	The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr Shefali Tsabary

Don’t be put off by the rather worthy title: this book is all about confident parenting where mum and baby learn the best way through this experience together, as a team. The emphasis is on raising well-adjusted, happy kids and helping parents to avoid repeating any mistakes from their own upbringing.

Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes

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Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes

Full disclosure: this book isn’t about pregnancy, nor even motherhood, as lovely Marian doesn’t have children. But it IS a super-funny and warm journey through modern women’s lives, from crazy fashion trends to family relationships. Cheering, light and so much fun. 

The greatest stories, told by the greatest voices – yours to download and enjoy whenever and wherever you want. Pick from 200,000 pulse-racing thrillers, blood-curdling chillers, bestsellers and new sensations hot off the press. Enjoy the very best in fiction and non-fiction, brought to life by the best voices.

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