Now that you're expecting, head online to pick up a load of pregnancy books from Amazon — everyone knows that's the next thing you do after telling the family, right? There's just one problem: When you search for books about this topic, there are more than 50,000 results on the retail site alone. (I'm ready for a nap right now, and you're the one who's pregnant.) Obviously, there's something out there for everyone, but how do you decide which titles are right for you?
Unless you've been living under a rock, it would be hard to have existed in this society without having heard of What To Expect When You're Expecting. This pregnancy manual is so popular, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and half the cast of Pitch Perfectmade a movie based on it, as improbable as that seems. While it's the first title most people think of at the mention of "pregnancy book" — and it's definitely the reliable all-around standard in this category — there are choices for every angle of pregnancy and that deal out the requisite information in any tone you're looking for.
Here's a selection that includes a little bit of everything from the straightforward medical perspective to the relatable next-door-neighbor angle to a really interesting economics-based approach on all the seemingly disparate advice your OB-GYN overwhelms you with from the moment you see those two little lines. See which one tickles your fancy — with hundreds of 4-plus star reviews on Amazon, they're all winners in their own way.