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And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindiving Romance After the Baby Arrives
John Mordechai Gottman
Details the skills needed to maintain healthy marriages when the baby arrives so partners can avoid the pitfalls of becoming new parents.

 

Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows
Stacie Cockrell
Provides advice on how to survive the transition from coupledom to parenthood, including how to divide baby duties, how to keep a level of intimacy in your marriage, and how to deal with differing expectations.

 

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth
Jenny McCarthy
The former playmate and actress gives a no-holds-barred look at all the embarrassing and amusing parts of pregnancy, taking the reader on a journey through her pregnancy with plenty of laughs.

 

[Cover]The Big Book of Birth
Erica Lyon
A positive guide for the actual process of birth, guiding women through the four stages of labor, dispelling popular misconceptions, and giving women the information and advice needed to approach birth with confidence.

 

Body, Soul, and Baby: A Doctor’s Guide to the Complete Pregnancy Experience, From Preconception to Postpartum
Tracy W. Gaudet
The emotional and spiritual journey of pregnancy and birth are described in apition to detailing the physical and medical aspects.

 

Breeder: Real-Life Stories from the New Generation of Mothers
Ariel Gore
Contemporary women write on their experiences with pregnancy and motherhood from a Generation X perspective.

 

Expecting: One Man’s Uncensored Memoir of Pregnancy
Gordon Churchwell
Told with humor and honesty, the author recounts his wife’s first pregnancy and his part in the process of child-rearing, and discusses the role of men in a new generation of parenting expectations.

 

From the Hips: A Comprehensive, Open-Minded, Uncensored, Totally Honest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Becoming a Parent
Rebecca Odes
An accessible and supportive guide for expectant parents, including advice on many aspects of pregnancy and new parenthood such as choosing a health care provider, birthing strategies, and breastfeeding.

 

The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy
Vicki Iovine
In a woman to woman fashion, the author describes the true realities of pregnancy, beginning with the “10 Greatest Lies about Pregnancy” and then describing everything from cellulite to blaper behavior, all with humor and wit.

 

How to Have a Baby and Still Live in the Real World
Jane Symons
A health writer asks and answers the most intimate questions that expectant mothers often have, and provides important medical research, contact guides, and advice from other mothers on the journey to parenthood.

 

Life After Birth: What Even Your Friends Won’t Tell You About Motherhood
Kate Figes
A guide that discusses often overlooked issues for new parents, such as how to deal with sleep deprivation, postpartum depression, new anxieties and tensions in relationships, and the physical and emotional changes that come along with parenthood.

 

The Mother Trip: Hip Mama’s Guide to Staying Sane in the Chaos of Motherhood
Ariel Gore
A semi-autobiographical account that debunks popular myths of perfect parenting and provides advice on how to accept the realities of modern motherhood.