One final idea!
Try your college textbooks, law articles or the latest beach read. True, these might not be rhythmic or poetic, but if it’s what you need (or want) to read, feel free to read it aloud. Baby will still hear the sound of your voice and the sounds of the English language. And you will be more prepared for classes or work (or just more relaxed). All of which are good things for a parent-to-be.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2013. It has been updated.