I think that there are plenty of resources out there that you may not be aware of. It can feel extremely overwhelming when you first start looking for resources. It doesn’t matter if you are a first timer or even a second and third timer, getting informed in a sea of options can be a challenge.
Certain books can provide you with the information you might be looking for, they include classics like “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff and so forth. While you can learn a lot from these books and resources they are not a subsistent for a doctor who has been trained to attend to your unique situation. One of the first things that you should do when you realize that you are pregnant is to make an appoint meant with your caregiver.
If you do not have a caregiver to accompany you through your pregnancy you should find one.
These resources will give you a chance to learn about
I have linked to the Amazon versions of the book. You can read a short excerpt from the books on the list to see if they might provide you with useful information.
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting
- Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!
- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: 8th Edition
- Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin PT, Janet Whalley RN IBCLC, and Ann Keppler RN MN
- Pregnancy Week By Week on Mayoclinic.org
- Baby Center’s Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy (Printable Version in PDF)
- Preparing for Baby on Parents.com
If you have a library that makes use of the Evergreen system you may be able to find additional books that will be helpful in informing you about what is ahead.