6 Must Read Books For First Time Moms


When you become a new mom, there’s just so much change around you. Most of it is positive but sometimes it can get overwhelming and you may not know who to ask your queries? How to deal with it? And just when you think there’s no one out there to answer your questions…there comes a book to your rescue! Because there will always be someone who went through what you’re experiencing now and decided to write their experience into a book, which would eventually act as a guide for people like you. 

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A book during such times can serve as a light read or can just help you in gaining knowledge. It’s natural for you to crave some support and understanding from another mother. 

There’s a book for every new mom out there. Actually there are plenty of books, some of them you can read to find insight on newly bestowed motherhood and they are as follows:

Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect the First Year’

Heidi Murkoff is among the very first women who penned the how to pregnancy guides for ladies. Her ‘What to expect the First Year’ is considered America’s classic motherhood manual and has served millions of new moms. So if you’re looking for practical tips on how to take care of your little baby while also acknowledging your transformation into motherhood, then this is a must read for you. It acts as a month by month guide so you’ll know what to expect and how to handle everything at your baby’s growing stages. Pick it up today and know how to navigate the way towards motherhood. 

Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year by Dr. Ari Brown & Denise Fields

When you’re a new mom you’re practically worried about everything which surrounds your baby. You’ve got no idea how to put them to sleep. You seem to know very little about how to choose you’re pediatrician. Something as simple as feeding your baby can also trouble you because you may feel like you don’t know the correct way or you’re missing out on something. 


Well, that is why this book is written for you. For any new parent, this book is a boon. It consists of very good parenting advices which have birthed from real life experiences. All of this and a research based input by a paediatrician. So be sure to take a look at this guide. 

Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp

Who doesn’t want their baby to be happy? Every parent wants their baby to eat well and sleep without any disruption. The writer of this book Dr. Harvey karp knows how to get babies to sleep better. And If he does, so should you. If your baby sleeps well, so will you and as new-borns struggle to sleep well which also leads to sleep deprivation in new moms. So save yourself and your baby from sleep deprivation and read this book to gain more knowledge about how to make a great environment for your little one and embrace parenthood. 

Managing the Motherload: A Guide to Creating More Ease, Space, and Grace in Motherhood’ by Rebekah Borucki

New moms are hard on themselves more than anyone in this whole entire world. They’re always worried about if they’re doing enough or what can they do better. Rebekah Borucki comes for the rescue by helping new mothers to take a take step back and look at their accomplishments. Parenting is more than changing diapers and endorphin rushes. 

You need focus and perspective so that you may not lose your mind while trying to do it all. Rebekah helps you in understanding the whole point of view of parenting without being hard on yourself. So if you’re a Mom who always finds herself striving to get a bit better all while exhausting herself, sit back and relax. Also, read this book while you’re at it! 

Work. Pump. Repeat.: The New Mom’s Survival Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work’ by Jessica Shortall

If you’re a working mom and looking for a guide to breastfeeding while managing work at the same time, then Jessica shortall is here for your rescue! With her book Ofcourse. She provides with tips and tricks on how to find a private place. In the office to pump milk. How to navigate your way to bathrooms and security while you’re at the airport with breast milk and lot more. Read this book to know and understand better the mechanism of breastfeeding physically and emotionally. 

First Time Parents by Lucy Atkins

All new mothers have almost the same concerns about their baby like why does my baby cry all the time? When will I lose this weight? And this book addresses all these issues and a lot more. It will take you through all stages step by step as you find out about why your baby cries and what can you do about it. It also covers topics like breastfeeding and supplemental feeding. When should you move to solids and all about the adequate nutrition for the child. 


Your baby’s physical and mental development and how you can participate in it is all outlined in this book. This guide also provides information on single parenting and adoption. Multiple needs of special babies are also addressed. Pick this up for level-headed reassurance and practice advices on how to survive the first few hours to first few years. 


As the popular saying about books goes ‘Books are a man’s best friend’. Well that can be proven true for first time moms as these books will help you and guide you through all phases of motherhood. And if you ever forget about a thing or two, you can always pick it up and read it again.