10 Best Selling Pregnancy Books by Indian Authors

10 Best Selling Pregnancy Books by Indian Authors

Hindu mythology depicts that Abhimanyu learned about entering into the “Chakrabyuha” during the months of his mother’s womb, while “Prahlad” became a famous devotee of Lord Vishnu due to his mother’s faith in God. The months of pregnancy are not only important for the parents but also the child.

As soon as you get informed about the pregnancy, a lot of anxiety takes on, and the best way to beat such anxieties and boredom is by reading books. Spending quality time with friends and relatives is always recommended for pregnant women to keep them cheerful and happy.

  • As soon as the pregnant women step into the second trimester, the baby’s mental growth and development start, and to keep the mother’s mental health sound and to help the baby’s character grow, reading quality stories are a must.
  •  Reading short stories for children or books that help you to remain happy are good pastimes for would-be mothers. Reading Indian mythologies or Epics is also good for your baby (we also have a list of a unique name for baby boy). Many prefer reading religious books or books by famous personalities that provide them with mental strength.
  • Reading helps to grow more concentration and patience in both the mother and the child. Singing or reading books lowers down the heart-beat rate and helps to soothe the mind.

Book to read during pregnancy for child growth

ImageBest pregnancy bookReviewPrice
I’m Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot by Lalita Iyer4/5 Amazon Price
Passport to healthy pregnancy by Gita Arjun4.5/5Amazon Price
Pregnancy: What The Indian Woman Always Wanted To Know But Was Afraid To Ask by Nutan Pandit4/5Amazon Price
Thoughts to Inspire by Swami Vivekananda4.5/5Amazon Price
Spiritual pregnancy book by Gopika Kapoor4.7/5Amazon Price
Ayurvedic Garbha Sanskar: The Art and Science of Pregnancy by Balaji Tambe4.4/5Amazon Price
Sita: An illustrated retelling of Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik4.5/5Amazon Price
Yoga in pregnancy and child-birth by Seema Sondhi4/5Amazon Price
Nutritious Recipes for pregnancy by Tarla Dalal3.5/5Amazon Price
Fit Pregnancy by Namita Jain3.9/5Amazon Price

Reading lists during pregnancy especially depends on the would-be mom’s preference or dislikes. Some prefer religious or devotional reading-list while others prefer detective stories or interesting storylines as while reading them, time will fly, and the waiting period for the new one won’t seem to be lengthy.

Even if you are not a bookworm, there are quite a few books to encourage and inspire you during pregnancy. As first-time pregnant mothers are always filled with many questions and anxieties regarding the baby and both of their safety, reading informative books may help you to persuade any queries or misinformation regarding your pregnancy.

As there are many books that you can enjoy reading for these long nine months and spend some quality time as well as offer your child sound mental health and character, here is a shortlist of ten mostly suggested reading lists for pregnant women.

Top 10 best selling Pregnancy books by Indian Authors

Inspirational books to read during pregnancy

As pregnancy has a strong effect on both women’s minds and bodies, it is always suggested that women during pregnancy take refuge in some inspirational reading lists by famous authors. It can help the mother to grow a more clear view about what pregnancy is all about and to maintain a more normal and structured life, and maintain a plan for during and after the pregnancy.

1. I’m Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot by Lalita Iyer

A very much related book dealing with the personal experience of the author herself is very enjoyable and pleasurable to read. The book is in very simple language with funny touches that will surely make you smile during reading. Based on Indian Background, this book covers many situations and questions faced by would-be-moms during pregnancy. I will suggest you own a copy in just approx Rs 300 as it is one of the bestselling inspirational books suggested for pregnant mothers.

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2. Passport to healthy pregnancy by Gita Arjun

This best-seller covers almost all tips and answers related to the mother’s care during trimesters, as well as a thorough care guide for your new-born and preconceptions related to it. This is a very readable book with health in its prime focus. This trustable book comes from a famous obstetrician and gynecologist and also at a cheaper rate of 170 approx. This book is always suggested would-be mothers guide them right health cares during and after pregnancy.

Passport to healthy pregnancy by Gita Arjun
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3. Pregnancy: What The Indian Woman Always Wanted To Know But Was Afraid To Ask by Nutan Pandit

Pregnancy: What The Indian Woman Always Wanted To Know But Was Afraid To Ask by Nutan Pandit

This book is very useful for Indian mothers, especially as the book deals with many of the myths and ideas relevant in Indian culture and deal with them scientifically. The book, with 17 chapters, deals with many of the questions related to weight gain or problems that they face during pregnancy but do not feel free to ask. This book by a child therapist comes in about Rs 250 and is very useful for Indian mothers during pregnancy.

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Spiritual books to read during pregnancy in India

As pregnancy is a very crucial time for the would-be mothers, we always suggest them to take refuge in spiritual or religious books according to their bents of mind. It is told that reading about Shri Ganesha or listening to meditation music or OM chants helps the mother to calm down and gives strength and makes the organs related to child-birth more strong.

As spiritual books help the mothers and the child to calm down and help in a better flow of blood and oxygen for mothers, if you are interested in reading religious books, we will suggest some best from them.

1. Thoughts to Inspire by Swami Vivekananda

This book is highly recommended as a spiritual reader for pregnant women. The inspirational thoughts and ideas of the great personality Swami Vivekananda always feel you with positive energies and spiritual strength.

Thoughts to Inspire by Swami Vivekananda

I will suggest this book by the spiritual soldier to all pregnant women as the inspirations are likely to affect the child’s mental and characteristic development as well. The book has already won 80 plus positive reviews with 170 plus ratings from readers. The book will surely fill you with positive feelings on these stressful days. The book comes in the English language.

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2. Spiritual pregnancy book by Gopika Kapoor

Spiritual pregnancy book by Gopika Kapoor

This book by communications consultant Gopika Kapoor is very much knowledgeable about how different hormones control the states of mind during pregnancy and how to control and ease your mind with proper meditation and spiritual guidance. The book has a very calming effect that is very important for those stressful months. So if your mental bent is towards meditation and holistic approaches, this book of approx 250 can be an important part of your reading list.

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3. Ayurvedic Garbha Sanskar: The Art and Science of Pregnancy by Balaji Tambe

Ayurvedic Garbha Sanskar: The Art and Science of Pregnancy by Balaji Tambe

Ayurved and natural remedies are very popular among Indians, especially if it is the time of pregnancy. It has a wide range of tips, remedies, and natural formulas to keep baby and yourself healthy through meditation, natural herbal treatments, and holistic approaches. If you believe in the power of Ayurveda, give it a try.

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 Indian mythology books to read during pregnancy

Mythological books are always suggested for pregnant moms as they are very engaging and inspirational. They are also believed to make your child more courageous and strong mentally. Reading traditional epics or Puranas always helps to gather values and goodness and transfer them into the child’s mind.

Chanting the mythological stories loudly helps to grow a familiarity of the mother’s voice for the kid from the womb, and it is also helpful for building a strong sense of connection with the child.

1. Sita: An illustrated retelling of Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik

Sita: An illustrated retelling of Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik

The informative, as well as a gripping story of the most famous mythology of India, is a must-read for all Indians. For a would-be mother, the gripping tell and story-telling capacity of this leadership consultant is surely going to be a treat. If you are a lover of mythologies as well as like to read novels to pass the time, this book can be the best choice.

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 Indian books to read during pregnancy for baby brain development

As the baby’s brain and emotional development start with the third trimester, whatever you read or feel has impacts on the child’s mental and emotional health. Reading fables, fairy tales, and funny stories are always suggested for would-be mothers as they are believed to make the baby more intelligent and calm in the future. Reading practices are always good and increase the baby’s attention span.

1. Yoga in pregnancy and child-birth by Seema Sondhi

Yoga in pregnancy and child-birth by Seema Sondhi

For a problem-free delivery and sound and healthy child, proper yoga and meditation routines are always suggested for moms. Yoga keeps both mother and the child safe during pregnancy, and it is proved to induce positivity and strength of mind. With proper Asana and diet routines, you can give birth to a healthy child. So, for working mothers, this book is a must-read.

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2. Nutritious Recipes for pregnancy by Tarla Dalal

Nutritious Recipes for pregnancy by Tarla Dalal

Good food and proper nutrition are always desirable for a healthy baby. If you have questions in mind regarding your and your child’s nutrition balance and diets, this book could be your proper choice. This book has a list of healthy and delicious and nutritious cooking recopies which may not be very easy to make, but surely with good food value.

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3. Fit Pregnancy by Namita Jain

As I have stated that a proper lifestyle helps in the proper growth and development of your baby, both mentally and physically, I will surely suggest keeping this book on your reading list.

Fit Pregnancy by Namita Jain

This book deals with all possible tips and ideas related to food, hygiene, exercise, and seating postures keeping in mind the Indian pregnant women. This book deals with these practical things very seamlessly and is very pleasurable and knowledgeable too.

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Final Thought 

As it is difficult to suggest any reading list as it varies from person to person depending on their preferences, the above few books are some of the popular books preferred by Indian moms and would-be-moms through the years. However, as it is very important to keep you calm and mentally strong, avoid reading books that make you anxious or unhappy. Books are always best friends, so try to spend more time with books and the waiting will gradually end.

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