Pregnancy Planning Resources

Pregnancy Planning Resources


What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 2nd edition

Author/Editor: Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff and Sandee E. Hathaway
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Copyright: 1991

Your Amazing Newborn

Author/Editor: Marshall & Phyllis Klaus
Publisher: Perseus Publishers
Copyright: 1999

The Birth Partner, 2nd Edition

Author/Editor: Penny Simkin
Publisher: The Harvard Common Press
Copyright: 2001

Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy and Baby’s First Year

Author/Editor: Robert V. Johnson, ed.
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Copyright: 1994

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

Author/Editor: P. Simkin et al.
Publisher: Meadowbrook Press
Copyright: Revised, 2001

A comprehensive guidebook with excellent illustrations. Written by childbirth educators.

The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy, or Everything Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

Author/Editor: V. Iovine
Publisher: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster)
Copyright: 1995

An informal book that discusses issues like sex during pregnancy in detail. Lots of examples of personal experiences.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

409 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024-2188
Phone: (800) 762-ACOG (2264)
Web site:

Lamaze International

2025 M. Street, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-3309
Phone: (800) 368-4404 / (202) 367-1128
Web site:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hotline

Phone: (800) 311-BABY (2229)

Information on pregnancy and prenatal care. Referrals to nearby clinics or providers.
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