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The best children’s books about pregnancy

A great way to help explain a new baby to a child is with the use of some children's books about pregnancy.

And luckily for us parents, there are some fantastic books that have been written about pregnancy and birthing. Or to put it your child's words... books about how babies grow and how babies come out.

You might have a toddler who doesn't quite understand what having a new baby might mean. Or a preschooler who wants to know what the baby is eating. Or a middle schooler who wants to know all the technical details of birthing. LOL, lucky you 😉

If you are unsure about how to start talking about this topic, you can read this article to learn more about how to start explaining where babies come from. If you are wanting some more specific guidance, then my book Let's Talk About Sex: How To Get Started And What To Say To Your Child About Sex, will help you to get started.

There are a lot of books that talk about pregnancy and birthing. Some of them are older (but still vey popular) and only talk about vaginal births, whereas others will also talk about caesarean births and even surrogacy or adoption. Some of them are very diversity friendly and don't make the ssumption that a child's parents are a male and a female (or a man and a woman).

You will find two types of books listed here. The books that primarily talk about pregnancy and birthing. These are a better choice if you are expecting a baby or if your child is very curious about the subject. Then there are the more general sex education books that have also talk about the subject in some detail (but usually only over 1 -4 pages).

You will only find pregnancy books for children in this list that are readily available at bookshops today.

You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.

And if you find this list a little overwhelming, you might want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.

Sex education books for kids about pregnancy and birthing

Let’s Talk About the Birds and the Bees by Molly Potter
Let's Talk About the Birds and the Bees: Starting conversations about the facts of life (From how babies are made[...]
There’s a House Inside my Mummy by Giles Andreae
There's a House Inside my Mummy by Giles Andreae is a book for younger children that focuses more on the[...]
It’s so Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris
It’s so Amazing: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris is a sex education[...]
It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris is a sex education book[...]
It’s Not The Stork by Robie H. Harris
It's Not The Stork: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Families And Friends by Robie H. Harris, has everything that[...]
What’s the big secret? by Laurie Krasny Brown
What's the Big Secret? Talking about sex with girls and boys by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown, is one[...]
The Pregnant Body Book: The Complete Illustrated Guide from Conception to Birth
The Pregnant Body Book: The Complete Illustrated Guide from Conception to Birth by the publishers DK, is a highly detailed[...]
Bodies, Babies and Bellybuttons by Lynnette Smith
Bodies, Babies and Bellybuttons by Lynnette Smith is generalist book that covers most of the topics pertaining to sex education. This[...]
Hello Baby by Jenni Overend
Hello Baby by Jenni Overend is a lovely little book that talks about what happens during birth. It is written[...]
100+ Questions Kids Have About Having a Baby by Interrelate
100+ Questions Kids Have About Having a Baby by Interrelate is a book that provides answers to the 100 most[...]
The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made by Fiona Katauskas
The Amazing True Story of How Babies are Made by Fiona Katauskas, is the book that replaces the book that many[...]
Baby on the Way by William & Martha Sears
Baby on the Way by William & Martha Sears is an oldie but a classic that talks about pregnancy and[...]
What’s In There? All about before you were born: Book Review
What's In There? All about before you were born is written by Robie H. Harris and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott and talks[...]
What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg: Book Review
When it comes to talking to your little ones about how a baby is made, then What Makes a Baby[...]
Being Born by Sheila Kitzinger and Lennart Nilsson
Being Born by Sheila Kitzinger and Lennart Nilsson is the perfect book for kids who are really curious about what[...]
Our New Baby Inside by Mick Manning
Our New Baby Inside by Mick Manning is a lovely 'lift the flap' book for children that explains pregnancy. This[...]

These are some of the many children's books about pregnancy for children that have been written. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that you will find useful for starting to talk about the private body parts.

If you have looked at these children's books about pregnancy, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my book review site.

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