- I'm expecting a child , by Laurence Pernoud – Editions Albin Michel
- My Serene and Gourmet Pregnancy , Elise and Marion Destannes – Editions Vuibert
- Living your Pregnancy Well Naturally , Claire Andréewitch – Editions Marabout
- My First Pregnancy , Sophie Fontaine
- Moms above all , Maryline Demangel and Anaïs Da Silva – Editions Hachette Pratique
- Little Journal of my Pregnancy , Véronique Deiller – Editions Solar
- How to Give Birth with a Smile… or Almost! Sarah Farri
- The guide to natural birth , Ina May Gaskin – Editions Mamaeditions
- Moms of the world , by Ania Pamula and Dorothée Saada – Editions First
- My Little Mothering Notebook , Julie Martory – Editions Solar
- Your Pregnancy: The Guide for Imperfect Parents , Candice Kornberg-Anzel – Editions Marabout
- Mama Saver , by Elena Bizzotto and Daylily Paris – Editions Marie-Claire
- Living the Fourth Trimester Naturally , Julia Simon – Editions First
- The dream life of postpartum , Anna Roy and Caroline Michel – Editions Larousse
- Becoming a Super Dad in 365 Tips and Tricks , Olivier Barbin – Editions Leduc
1. I am expecting a child, by Laurence Pernoud – Editions Albin Michel
This pregnancy book is often considered the mother-to-be's bible! It must be said that this ultra-comprehensive work distills throughout its 480 pages information and advice around pregnancy, childbirth and the first weeks after the birth of a baby. A reference guide for all pregnant women, number one in sales.
2. My Serene and Gourmande Pregnancy, Elise and Marion Destannes – Editions Vuibert
Written by a midwife, this paperback book contains numerous tips on the diet of pregnant women. Foods to avoid from the first month of pregnancy, toxoplasmosis, listeriosis, gestational diabetes... many subjects are reviewed. It also contains 45 balanced and delicious cooking recipes to enjoy while waiting for your baby.
3. Living your Pregnancy Naturally, Claire Andréewitch – Editions Marabout
Food, beauty, health, well-being: this book is a gem for all future mothers who want to take care of themselves naturally, week after week. You will find tips for pampering your body: yoga exercises, cooking recipes, beauty tips to avoid pregnancy stretch marks and keep beautiful skin...
4. My First Pregnancy, Sophie Fontaine
Are you expecting your first child and you have no idea what to expect during these 9 months? Then this book is for you ! It is a real pregnancy guide which covers, week by week and month by month, the different changes taking place in your body and in your baby. It also includes practical information for having a happy pregnancy and preparing for the arrival of your child.
5. Moms above all, Maryline Demangel and Anaïs Da Silva – Editions Hachette Pratique
If you are on a PMA journey or are having difficulty having a child, this book is for you. Maryline and Anaïs have both gone through these moments and they share their story, their advice and their anecdotes with you. This book is also a wealth of information for all future mothers, particularly thanks to recipes for taking care of your body during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
6. Little Journal of my Pregnancy, Véronique Deiller, Editions Solar
A book not to read ... but to write! Write down your feelings, the progress of your pregnancy and all the little details that you will enjoy remembering after giving birth. This book also contains a memo section, with all the tasks and steps to take during your pregnancy so you don't forget anything.
7. How to Give Birth with a Smile… or Almost! Sarah Farri
Does childbirth stress you out? Are you afraid of not knowing how to manage pain? Then this book, written by a midwife and hypnotherapist, is for you. Throughout its 120 pages, the author gives you tips to better tolerate contractions, take control of your body and your mind, and experience a peaceful birth !
8. The guide to natural birth , Ina May Gaskin – Editions Mamaeditions
Ina May Gaskin has been a midwife for over 40 years. Throughout this book, she reveals the unsuspected capabilities of your body to experience a peaceful childbirth. The different birth stories will help you choose the type of birth that suits you best, in addition to giving you confidence in your body.
9. Mamans du monde , by Ania Pamula and Dorothée Saada – Editions First
A fascinating book, which highlights mothers around the world. Women from countries all over the world explain their traditions, beliefs and habits when the family grows. Enriching, it's a real window to the outside world, which will show you that there is not one, but indeed several ways to do things when you become a mother.
10. Mon P’tit Cahier Maternage, Julie Martory – Editions Solar
A practical guide that will interest many future parents: it contains a plethora of information on co-sleeping, breastfeeding, carrying, DME, free motor skills... to help you make the choices that suit you!
11. Your Pregnancy: The Guide for Imperfect Parents , Candice Kornberg-Anzel – Editions Marabout
Will you regain some humor? Far from overly serious books, which are full of medical information, this funny and guilt-free work, illustrated in a comic strip style, will delight all future parents! It's also a great gift idea for Christmas or a baby shower.
12. Mama Saver , by Elena Bizzotto and Daylily Paris – Editions Marie-Claire
This book is a wealth of information on postpartum thanks to interviews with experts, but also testimonials from mothers, allowing the reader to realize that she is not alone in going through these stages. Practical, this book also contains a log and gratitude journal, to be able to compile all the information and see the positive in everyday life. You can also find it in our Mama Saver postpartum kit, alongside 5 other essentials for a peaceful postpartum.
13. Living the Fourth Trimester Naturally , Julia Simon – Editions First
We often talk about pregnancy... but much less about postpartum and what awaits you after giving birth. This book is one of the books to read during pregnancy, to better understand the fourth trimester. It will give you a lot of information about the period following the birth of your baby, with concrete tips for organizing yourself well and taking care of yourself naturally.
14. The dream life of postpartum , Anna Roy and Caroline Michel – Editions Larousse
Since the beginning of her career as a midwife, Anna Roy has sought to remove the taboos surrounding motherhood. In this book, she shares with you the reality of postpartum, far from the very negative or watered down testimonies often broadcast. Throughout the 224 pages, you will discover realistic advice for living your postpartum life as well as possible.
15. Becoming a Super Dad in 365 Tips and Tricks , Olivier Barbin – Editions Leduc
Written by Olivier Barbin, author of the blog Je suis papa, this easy-to-read book is full of practical advice for becoming a great dad! During pregnancy, during childbirth, from birth to 36 months of the child. This book brings together all the information that future dads should know. A perfect gift, to slip into your partner's hands without waiting ;-)