The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Handbook: A Week-by-Week Guide from Conception through Baby's First 3 Months (Paperback)

The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Handbook: A Week-by-Week Guide from Conception through Baby's First 3 Months By Bryn Huntpalmer, Stuart J. Fischbein, MD FACOG (Foreword by) Cover Image
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The essential pregnancy guide for the modern woman

The vast amount of information in encyclopedia-sized pregnancy books for first-time moms can be overwhelming and anxiety inducing. The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Handbook is different. Including need-to-know advice relevant to the majority of women and pregnancies. This week-by-week guide will prepare and empower you during pregnancy and beyond.

In the world of pregnancy books for first-time moms, this one is a go-to. With weekly goals you can focus on, including nutrition and milestone trackers, questions for OB-GYNs or midwifes, and tips on caring for your newborn, you'll be more than prepared for the big day.

This standout among pregnancy books for first-time moms delivers:
  • 40+ weekly milestones—From conception through the first few months of baby's life, set and accomplish goals based on your weekly priorities and needs.
  • Baby and mom stats—Of all pregnancy books for first-time moms, this one offers a week-by-week rundown of your baby's development, symptoms you may be experiencing, major appointments, and more.
  • Postpartum prep—Tips for focusing on your emotional health, healing your body after childbirth, taking care of your newborn, and thriving as a new mother.

When you're thinking about pregnancy books for first-time moms, think about this one.

About the Author

Bryn Huntpalmer founded The Birth Hour podcast, which has been featured on the front page of Apple Podcasts and has over nine million downloads to date. She is also the author of the Amazon bestseller The First-Time Mom’s Pregnancy Handbook. Find Bryn at

Praise For…

“This is a well-thought-out and concise book for a first time mother. In a woman's first pregnancy, it can be hard to decipher accurate information amidst all of the opinions online, but Bryn has done a great job including evidence-based data that will help a woman feel more at ease as she navigates this exciting time.”—Bailey Escarzaga, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist

“Pregnancy is an exciting time, but can bring up a lot of emotions. Giving practical advice and support about real concerns that expectant and new parents encounter makes this book stand out from the crowd. The key advice section at the end of each week is not to be missed!—Naya Weber, IBCLC

“With the plethora of information available to us today, it is hard to decipher between potential instant death via Dr. Google or a normal problem of pregnancy. The First-Time Mom’s Pregnancy Handbook is a perfect bridge of research based information that eases new moms into this ever changing world with confidence and care.”—Lindsey Meehleis, midwife, lactation consultant, mentor

“I recommend listening to birth stories from Bryn's podcast, The Birth Hour, to every pregnant woman in my childbirth classes—and now I'll add this easy-to-read book as well! Great advice about navigating modern maternity care. Loved all the ‘Questions to Ask’ lists and suggestions for communicating your preferences with providers. Refreshingly positive, this book is full of good vibes.”—Maureen Hodges, RNC-OB, labor & delivery nurse, childbirth educator

“In hosting her incredibly popular podcast, Bryn has listened to hundreds of women tell their birth stories. It is from this insight that she presents The First-Time Mom’s Pregnancy Handbook—an enjoyable and easy read for anyone trying to conceive or newly pregnant. This book will spark important questions and conversation for those new to the world of pregnancy and birth!” —Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, Founder of Evidence Based Birth®
Product Details
ISBN: 9781641528542
ISBN-10: 1641528540
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2019
Pages: 198
Language: English