What are the best books for soon-to-be parents?

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    #1The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be

    The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be
    The second edition of Armin A. Brott's The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be describes the changes that come with each month of a pregnancy. It also covers financial concerns, emotions, and ways to support one's partner.
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    Kelly Jones
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a great book! Even though my husband has been a father twice, after being so many years ago, this book really helped jog his memory! If you are expecting, you should get your man to read this one."
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    #2Pregnancy and Men: Your First Step Toward A Great Parenthood

    Pregnancy and Men: Your First Step Toward A Great Parenthood

    Pregnancy and Men by Pratik Patil is a guidebook written to help men understand the process they'll need to go through when dealing with pregnancy and to show them how they can participate in positive ways.

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    Michelle Parker
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This book would be a great starting point for any soon to be parent. I think it is important that the father is involved and can look to something on what to expect. Many times the father is left out. This book will help fathers to know what to expect. "
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    #3The Birth Partner

    The Birth Partner
    The Birth Partner: Everything You Need to Know to Help a Woman Through Childbirth is a non-fiction book written by Penny Simkin. It is a comprehensive guide on childbirth education and labor support.
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    Anna Wood
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Birth Partner is a fantastic birthing book. It's a great book for pregnant women and their partners. It is very detailed and lets both the woman giving birth and those attending with her, know exactly what to expect. It provides fantastic insight as to what is going on with a woman's body. It is also a great point of reference throughout pregnancy, as it can answer questions, as they occur with the pregnant woman. The charts are phenomenal as well, if you're a visual learner. I find it to be a great resource."
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    #4How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Rooms

    How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Rooms

    How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Rooms Using Rubric Rules: A Teacher's Strategy is a nonfiction parenting book written by Katie Ely and illustrated by Hunter Hobbs. Published in 2015 by Createspace.

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    Billy Gutierrez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "How to Get Your Children to Clean Their Rooms shows you how teachers and their knowledge can translate to the home. A very good read for to-be parents or those that already have kids."
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    #5Birthing from Within

    Birthing from Within
    Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation is a non-fiction book written by Pam England, CNM, and Dr. Rob Horowitz. First published in 1998, it is a comprehensive guide to natural childbirth.
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    Anna Tran
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Birthing from Within is a little dated but could still be valuable. The book starts kind of slow and can be a bit negative. However, the second half of the book provides a lot of tips and techniques."
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    #6HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

    HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method

    HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to a Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing is a nonfiction parenting health book written by Marie F. Mongan. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2005.

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    Jonathan Adams
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I found this very interesting to read. The technique illustrated here is such a great way of doing this. I think everyone should know of this method."
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    #7Conscious Parenting

    Conscious Parenting

    Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents is the fifth in the Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training by Nataša Nuit Pantović and Ivana Milosavljevic. This self-help book is specifically made for parents.

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    Danielle Harrison
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I have the bottles, blankets, and diapers all ready to go, yet I am still not feeling prepared! As a soon to be father I am worried about the world that I am brining my new little one into. There is so much hatred and fear in the world and technology only brings that to our fingertips quickly. I was looking for a book that would help me create a healing environment full of love to help my baby develop. I found a lot of this hard for a new parent to implement with a baby but I am glad I am now mindful of it as we grow together in this life."
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    #8Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

    Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

    The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is a book that compiles month-by-month vital information from Mayo Clinic's obstetrics experts. The self-help book was published on April 13th,  2004 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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    Roger Brooks
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Me and my wife were so excited to learn we were about to have our first borne. My wife was really obsessed with really healthy while pregnant. She picked up many books and her most read one is Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. She used a lot of the advise and it made her feel good."
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    #9The Attachment Parenting Book

    The Attachment Parenting Book

    The Attachment Parenting Book is the work of Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the husband-and-wife who coined the term "attachment parenting". In this book, they answer various questions about parenthood. The book was published August 7th 2001 by Little, Brown and Company.

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    Douglas Arnold
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I'm not a parent myself, but this book could be very useful for expecting parents. It goes into good amounts of detail of do's and don't's."
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    #10Parenting By Heart

    Parenting By Heart
    Parenting By Heart is a nonfiction birth parenting book written by Pinky McKay as a guide for mothers. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2001 by Lothian Books.
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    Tammy Johnson
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This would be a wonderful book to get a new parent, honestly it says a book for mothers but this is for fathers too. This book is short and to the point, a good read."
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    #11A Thomas Jefferson Education

    A Thomas Jefferson Education

    A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-first Century is a non-fiction information book written by Oliver DeMille. This book was originally published in 2000.

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    Cat Zhang
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I wouldn't say this is a good book for soon-to-be parents, probably better for already parents thinking about education. It was decent and made me think."
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    #12The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey)

    The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey)

    The Prisoner of Cell 25 is the first book in the science fiction series Michael Vey written by Richard Paul Evans which follows the life of Michael Vey living with Tourette’s syndrome but turns out he has special powers. 

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    Anthony Davis
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The storyline itself is interesting, but I would not classify this as a helpful book for soon-to-be- parents. The plot progresses slowly and is somewhat predictable. It was okay, but not great."
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    #13Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 
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    Michael Griffin
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I absolutely do not think Pride and Prejudice is a the "best book for soon-to-be parents". It has nothing to do with parenting. This book is rather boring for most people. The re are far to many other books directly related to parenting that new parents need to read."

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Best What are the best books for soon-to-be parents
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-BeBooks 50 Paid
2Pregnancy and Men: Your First Step Toward A Great ParenthoodBooks 46 Paid
3The Birth PartnerBooks 43 Paid
4How to Get Your Children to Clean Their RoomsBooks 40 Paid
5Birthing from WithinBooks 33 Paid
6HypnoBirthing: The Mongan MethodBooks 31 Paid
7Conscious ParentingBooks 28 Paid
8Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy PregnancyBooks 25 Paid
9The Attachment Parenting BookBooks 24 Paid
10Parenting By HeartBooks 23 Paid
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