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.
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.’
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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