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Pregnant and Postpartum Amazon Book List

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are transformative and emotional times in a person’s life. While they are often associated with joy and anticipation, they also bring about significant mental health changes. It is essential to recognize and address these changes, and one valuable resource in this journey is literature. Here is a collection of books about pregnant and postpartum mental health written by Black writers. These books offer unique insights, experiences, guidance, and advice that can help individuals navigate the complexities of pregnancy and early motherhood while addressing mental health concerns. These books empower black mothers and birthing people to navigate this transformative journey with confidence, self-awareness, and resilience. Please enjoy this plethora of books that can be found on Amazon or a bookstore near you!


  1. Pregnant While Black: Advancing Justice for Maternal Health in America: Rainford, Monique: 9781506487618: Amazon.com: Books

  2. Black, Pregnant and Loving It: The Comprehensive Pregnancy Guide for Today’s Woman of Color

  3. Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America: Austin, Nefertiti: 9781492679011: Amazon.com: Books

  4. Amazon.com: My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children eBook : Millner, Denene: Books

  5. Natural Pregnancy Guide: Empowering Moms To Make Healthy Choices: White, Laurena: 9781647397074: Amazon.com: Books

  6. Mama's Little Baby: The Black Woman's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby's First Year: Brown, Dennis, Toussaint, Pamela A.: 9780452274198: Amazon.com: Books

  7. Amazon.com: To Black Parents Visiting Earth: Raising Black Children in the 21st Century eBook : Stickmon, Janet: Books

  8. Amazon.com: The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home eBook

  9. MOCHA MANL TO FABULOUS PREG: Seals-Allers, Kimberly: 9780060762292: Amazon.com: Books

  10. Expecting The Black Woman's Pregnancy Diary: Premium Pregnancy Planner Workbook And Journal With Prompts Worksheets, To-Do Lists and Checklists Week By Week - The Best Gift The Expecting Mom-To-Be

  11. Pregnant A.F The Black Woman's Pregnancy Journal: Premium Pregnancy Planner Workbook And Journal With Prompts Worksheets, To-Do Lists and Checklists ... Week - The Best Gift The Expecting Mom-To-Be

  12. Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines: Gumbs, Alexis Pauline, Martens, China, Williams, Mai'a, Ross, Loretta J: 9781629631103: Amazon.com: Books

  13. Body Belly Soul: The Black Mother's Guide to a Primal, Peaceful, and Powerful Birth: Bailey, Nicole: 9781955090162: Amazon.com

  14. Mothering While Black: Boundaries and Burdens of Middle-Class Parenthood

  15. Pregnancy Journal for Black Moms: Pregnancy Book, Record Every Precious Moment of Your Pregnancy, Gift for Black Moms: Marques, Sany: 9798735724995: Amazon.com





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