My Favorite Pregnancy Books

Whenever I take on a new project (and pregnancy can definitely be considered a project in my eyes) I like to  be as prepared as possible. So when I found out that I was having a baby I made it my mission to find every article, blog, and book devoted to vegan pregnancy (or sometimes just mentioning it) and read them all before my first prenatal appointment. Well that didn’t happen (obviously) but I did find some great books out there. Check it out!

1. “The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book”

If you’re looking for one comprehensive book to cover all of your vegan pregnancy questions this is the one to get! From tips on nutrition, guides on what to expect in each trimester, help on throwing a vegan baby shower, and delicious, easy recipes, this is my go-to book whenever I need advice or a little maternal support 😉

2. “Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven”

I love all the Skinny Bitch books and this is no exception. Sometimes in life (and pregnancy) you need a little love and sometimes you need a swift kick in the pants. This book provides the latter beautifully. I love the dark humor that runs through this book and how easy the authors make the material to understand. My only complaint is that, as someone who has read the other Skinny Bitch books, I felt like I’ve heard a lot of this before. It’s a disclaimer that they give often in this series but by the time you’re on your third, or fourth, Skinny Bitch book it really does start to get redundant. Personally, I don’t think I’d pay full price for it, but at Amazon’s prices it is definitely worth owning a copy.

3. “Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide”

The book packs quite a punch for such a little package! Great tips on vegan nutrition (I try to eat blackstrap molasses every day now), endlessly accessible material, and containing what could be the cutest set of baby bump pictures ever! Not only do I want to read and re-read this book, but I think I want the author to be my best friend! Alongside Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, of course. Think of the dinner parties!!!

4. “Becoming Vegan”

OK, so this one isn’t exclusively about vegan pregnancy but it has a whole section devoted to it! Surely that  warrants (another) mention, right? In all seriousness, whether you are really into the science behind nutrition or you just want to cut the shit and figure out exactly what you need to be a healthy vegan mama, this is the book for you! Pregnant or not, this book should be on every good vegan’s bookshelf.

Alright, I showed you mine now you show me yours! Any other great books out there I should know about?

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