Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Women's Health. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

Unlock the life-changing power of self-love with this workbook for women In a woman’s journey toward realizing her full potential, embracing self-love is a powerful step. The Self-Love Workbook for Women empowers women to focus on their own emotional health and make positive changes by nurturing self-compassion. By building better relationships with themselves, women can develop the confidence they need to take on the world. Witty prompts, quizzes, and creative activities designed by therapist Megan Logan make it fun to build self-care habits. Proven therapeutic tools and insightful writing exercises put women in touch with their thoughts and feelings and help them let go of doubt. Full of warm affirmations, this workbook encourages women to develop a positive mindset that will move them toward greater self-esteem and happiness. Deepen self-love and grow stronger as a woman with the help of this interactive workbook.

  • Author: Megan Logan MSW LCSW
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; Workbook edition (September 29, 2020)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-1647397296
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.48 x 9.25 inches

                 

2. What to Expect When You're Expecting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

America’s pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions. When can I take home a pregnancy test? How can I eat for two if I’m too queasy to eat for one? Can I keep up my spinning classes? Is fish safe to eat? And what’s this I hear about soft cheese? Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job? I’m blotchy and broken out—where’s the glow? Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound? Will I know labor when I feel it? Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they’re so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can’t tell a baby by mom’s bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you’ll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options—from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will—and you’ll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There’s a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

  • Author: Heidi Murkoff
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; 5th edition (May 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-0761187486

                 

3. Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls (Celebrate You, 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

A body-positive guide to help girls ages 8 to 12 navigate the changes of puberty Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girl―and it’s natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body is a reassuring entry into puberty books for girls that encourages girls to face puberty with excitement and empowerment. From period care to mysterious hair in new places, this age-appropriate sex education book has the answers you’re looking for―in a way you can relate to. Covering everything from bras to braces, this body-positive top choice in books about puberty for girls offers friendly guidance and support when you need it most. In addition to tips on managing intense feelings, making friends, and more, you’ll get advice on what to eat and how to exercise so your body is healthy, happy, and ready for the changes ahead. Puberty explained ―Discover what happens, when it happens, and why your body (and mind) is amazing in every way. Social skills ―Learn how to stand up to peer pressure, stay safe on social media, and keep the right kind of friends. Self-care tips ―Choose the right foods, exercises, and sleep schedule to keep your changing body at its best with advice you won’t find in other puberty books for girls. This inclusive option in puberty books for girls is the ultimate guide to facing puberty with confidence.

  • Author: Sonya Renee Taylor
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (May 29, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1641521666
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches

                 

4. We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

Become an excellent first-time dad and an all-time great partner Being a great first-time dad doesn’t mean being perfect; it means participating in the experience with empathy and confidence. From the basics of pregnancy, to designing a birthing plan, to tips on being helpful and supportive for your partner, We’re Pregnant! provides all the need-to-know information on how to be a fully prepared parent. Featuring must-ask questions for the doctor, milestone trackers, and more, this funny and friendly standout among pregnancy books also takes you beyond the due date, offering a helping hand on how to plan and perfect your own style of childcare. This essential guide for new dads help you: Focus on one month at a time ―Organized by each month in each trimester, you’ll know exactly what to expect and which milestones are coming up. Look forward to your growing family ―Keep your relationship healthy by setting family goals like creating a fun pregnancy announcement or planning a relaxing trip. Find insight on issues big and small ―Learn how to thrive as new parents with useful tips on everything from bottle temperature to bonding with your new baby. Become a pro parent with this relatable dad book that tells you everything you need to know.

  • Author: Adrian Kulp
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1939754684
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches

                 

5. Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

The twentieth anniversary edition of a transformative blueprint for ancestral healing—featuring new material and gateways, from the renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and healer of women’s bodies and souls “This book was one of the first that helped me start practices as a young woman that focused on my body and spirit as one.”—Jada Pinkett Smith Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, holistic healing plant-based medicine, KMT temple teachings, and The Rites of Passage guidance, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak, the foods we eat, the relationships we attract, the spaces we live and work in, and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women—to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world.

  • Author: Queen Afua
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group; 9/30/01 edition (October 30, 2001)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-0345434869
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches

                 



6. Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know (The ParentData Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

“Emily Oster is the non-judgmental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way.” —Amy Schumer *Fully Revised and Updated for 2021* What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics : an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. From the author of Cribsheet , a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told why these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices. When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong. Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, Expecting Better is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.

  • Author: Emily Oster
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group; 1st edition (June 24, 2014)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-0143125709
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.44 inches

                 

7. Come As You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

A revised and updated edition of Emily Nagoski’s game-changing New York Times bestseller Come As You Are , featuring new information and research on mindfulness, desire, and pleasure that will radically transform your sex life. For much of the 20th and 21st centuries, women’s sexuality was an uncharted territory in science, studied far less frequently—and far less seriously—than its male counterpart. That is, until Emily Nagoski’s Come As You Are , which used groundbreaking science and research to prove that the most important factor in creating and sustaining a sex life filled with confidence and joy is not what the parts are or how they’re organized but how you feel about them. In the years since the book’s initial publication, countless women have learned through Nagoski’s accessible and informative guide that things like stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it—and that even if you don’t always feel like it, you are already sexually whole by just being yourself. This revised and updated edition continues that mission with new information and advanced research, demystifying and decoding the science of sex so that everyone can create a better sex life and discover more pleasure than you ever thought possible.

  • Author: Emily Nagoski Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Revised, Updated edition (March 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-1982165314
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

                 

8. A Radical Awakening: Turn Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth, Live Free


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

The  New York Times  best-selling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled. A Radical Awakening  lays out a path for women to discover their inner truth and powers to help heal others and the planet. Dr. Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives. The result is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self.

  • Author: Shefali Tsabary
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Applied Psychology

                 

9. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

New York Times Best Seller “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.” (Brené Brown, PhD, author of the number one New York Times best seller Dare to Lead ) This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men - and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life. Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things - and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between them. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has 10 diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” at work when you’re already operating at 110 percent and aren’t recognized for it? How can you live happily and healthily in a sexist world that is constantly telling you you’re too fat, too needy, too noisy, and too selfish? Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Instead of asking us to ignore the very real obstacles and societal pressures that stand between women and well-being, they explain with compassion and optimism what we’re up against - and show us how to fight back.  In this audiobook, you’ll learn: What you can do to complete the biological stress cycle - and return your body to a state of relaxation How to manage the “monitor” in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration How the Bikini Industrial Complex makes it difficult for women to love their bodies - and how to defend yourself against it Why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are keys to recovering and preventing burnout  With the help of eye-opening science, prescriptive advice, and helpful exercises, all women will find something transformative in this audiobook - and will be empowered to create positive change. Emily and Amelia aren’t here to preach the broad platitudes of expensive self-care or insist that we strive for the impossible goal of “having it all”. Instead, they tell us that we are enough, just as we are - and that wellness, true wellness, is within our reach.  Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Book Riot   "Burnout is the gold standard of self-help books, delivering cutting-edge science with energy, empathy, and wit. The authors know exactly what’s going on inside your frazzled brain and body, and exactly what you can do to fix it. Truly life-changing." (Sarah Knight, New York Times best-selling author of Calm the F--k Down )  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Emily Nagoski
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health, General

                 

10. The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal: Monthly Checklists, Activities, & Journal Prompts


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Women's Health - August 2021

Capture the joy of pregnancy with your own keepsake journal Your first pregnancy is an exciting time filled with moments and milestones you’ll want to remember forever. The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal will help you record every precious memory as you prepare for the arrival of your little one. From finding out you’re pregnant to the moment you hold your newborn for the first time, this pregnancy journal for first-time moms guides you in chronicling and celebrating your pregnancy journey through: Inspiring quotes and supportive journaling prompts Trimester-by-trimester checklists Space to plan your nursery and brainstorm baby names Scrapbook pages for sonograms, belly photos, and more Appointment tracker and organization tools Plus, you’ll find prenatal size charts along with tips and suggestions for managing your symptoms throughout this pregnancy journal. Start telling your pregnancy story today and create a baby journal you’ll always treasure with The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal .

  • Author: Aubrey Grossen
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (July 16, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-1641524506
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.46 x 9 inches