Recommended Resources During Pregnancy

The physicians of Complete Family Care, LLC are members of the American Board of Family Medicine. ACOG offers valuable patient information on its website on a wide range of topics. If you have questions or concerns about your obstetric or gynecologic health, we suggest you discuss them first with your physician.

The following are recommended reading selections in preparation for childbirth and parenting.


  • What to Expect Before You’re Expecting – 2009; Heidi Markoff and Sharon Mazel


  • Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month, 5th Edition –2010; The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 4th Edition – 2008; Heidi Markoff and Sharon Mazel
  • Eating Well When You’re Expecting – 2005; Heidi Markoff and Sharon Mazel
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth – 2003; Sheila Kitzinger
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn – 2010; Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley RN, Ann Keppler RN, Anne Bolding, Janelle Durham
  • Your Pregnancy Week by Week – 2007; Glade Curtis and Judith Schul

New Father

  • The Expectant Father – 2001; Armin Brott, Jennfier Ash
  • The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year– 2004; Armin Brott


  • The New Age Baby Name Book – 2009; Sue Browder
  • 15,000+ Baby Names – 2011; Bruce Lansky
  • The Baby Names Almanac – 2010; Emily Larson

Your Child

  • Heading Home with Your Newborn, from Birth to Reality, 2nd Edition – 2011; Laura Jana, MD and Jennifer Shu, MD
  • Your Baby’s First Year, 3rd Edition – 2010; The American Academy of Pediatrics, Steven P. Shelov
  • What to Expect the First Year – 2008; Heidi Markoff
  • What to Expect the Toddler Years – 2008; Heidi Markoff
  • Touchpoints: 0 to 3 – 2006; T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Revised by Joshua D. Sparrow
  • Your Baby and Child from Birth to Age Five – 1997; Penelope Leach
  • Caring for Your Baby and Child: Birth to Age Five - 2009; The American Academy of Pediatrics, Steven P. Shelov, Tanya Remer Altmann
  • The Baby Book: Everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two – 2008; William Sears, Martha Sears, James Sears, Robert Sears
  • Mommy Calls! – 2009; Tanya Altmann, MD


  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 6th Edition: 25th Anniversary Edition – 2010; Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – 2010; La Leche League International
  • The Complete Book of Breastfeeding – 2010; Marvin Eiger, MD, Sally Wendkos Olds, Laura Marks
  • The Breastfeeding Book: Everything you need to know about nursing your child from birth through weaning –2010; Martha Sears, William Sears


  • Mothering Twins from hearing the news to the terrible twos – 2010; Linda Albi, Deborah Johnson, et al
  • Raising Twins from Pregnancy to Preschool – 2009; Shelly Flais, MD

Online Resources