Helpful Pregnancy Resources: Websites & Books
At CU Medicine OB-GYN East Denver (Rocky Mountain), we hope to be your go-to source for not only your pregnancy care but also your pregnancy and conception questions along the way.
On our website, you can read about pregnancy health, pregnancy tips, labor and delivery options and postpartum care:
As an additional resource, here are some other recommended websites and books that can help you know what to expect before, during and after pregnancy.
Recommended online pregnancy resources
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Premier professional organization dedicated to the improvement of women’s health.
- Part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine offered by the National Institutes of Health, which is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration
- An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for protecting and promoting public health through food safety, dietary supplements, medical devices and more.
American Pregnancy Association
- A national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- A major component of the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for the health security of America through conducting research and providing health information to the public.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- A department of the National Institutes of Health that focuses on understanding disability and important events that occur during pregnancy.
- A section of the Department of Health and Human Services that shares information on pregnancy, breastfeeding and more.
Office on Women’s Health: Your Guide to Breastfeeding
- Learn the best breastfeeding hold for newborns, find answers to common breastfeeding questions, get tips for breastfeeding in public, learn how to overcome common breastfeeding challenges and more.
- A website developed by one of the authors of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” which offers resources and community forums.
“Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month” by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
- Get evidence-based guidance from ACOG, the experts in women’s healthcare. This comprehensive guide covers what to expect in pregnancy, including expert advice and tips about exercise, diet, prenatal testing and doctors’ visits, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and dealing with postpartum.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
- With more than 14.5 million copies in print, this book has become a go-to pregnancy resource for those pregnant or trying to conceive.
“Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth” by Ina May Gaskin
- Written by a midwife with more than 30 years of experience, this book offers a look at natural childbirth.
“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham and April Bolding
- This book provides comprehensive information on pregnancy and childbirth from professionals in pregnancy and delivery.
“Mayo Clinic Guide to Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!” by the pregnancy experts at Mayo Clinic
- A reputable source with information such as week-by-week updates, a pregnancy calendar and more.
“The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be” by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash
- A parenting classic that provides information and reassurance for expectant fathers.
“The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child From Birth Through Weaning” by William Sears, M.D.
- Pediatric experts share comprehensive, authoritative information on breastfeeding.