Top 3 Funny Pregnancy Books

Pregnancy is serious, life-changing business, but sometimes you just need to lighten up a little bit! If you don’t have many close girlfriends who’ve gone through pregnancy and are willing to share the nitty gritty details about everything that goes down (or you’re just up from some humor-infused story-telling) then we suggest picking up one of these three books for an honest, straightforward, and most importantly - funny - take on the journey that is pregnancy. We all know these nine months aren’t all roses and Instagram-perfect moments, and these books will help you sit back, relax, and take it all in stride.

best funny pregnancy books

Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy

If you remember Jenny McCarthy from MTV’s Singled Out in the 90s, then you remember her frank, often crass sense of humor, and as you can imagine, she brings that same perspective to this book all about her experience with her 2002 pregnancy. As Booklist puts it, Jenny addresses some embarrassing pregnancy topics that other books discuss too lightly and “treats them with a candor that borders on crude but that is refreshing, and, ultimately, refreshing.” She talks about everything from morning sickness and weight gain to acne and labor while reassuring women that they’re not alone!


The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine

The title sums it up nicely. Reading this book is like sitting down with your hilarious, unfiltered girlfriends who will tell it like it is. They deliver the info in a friendly, non-scary way, but they give you the honest truth so you’re well prepared for the road ahead! The guide covers topics like what happens to your body, the many moods of pregnancy, staying stylish, and what you can really expect during these 40 weeks.


The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy by Dawn Dais

This is another great option for first time moms who are looking for a funny, down-to-earth guide to pregnancy that’s a big departure from some of the more text-booky guides out there. This easy-to-read book will help you feel prepared AND make you feel normal as you start to relate to some of the topics.  Dawn Dais gives blunt and honest advice with lots of story sharing from real moms.

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