VERY good sound reading. Every new mother needs this book. Better then calling your mother! Or mother in law! Everything a new mom might think to ask is covered. Even the new dad will find it to be interesting. Plus whenever you have a questions you can find an answer here. I received 2 copies and have put 1 away for my daughter!
Way too fear based...very conservative. Most people like it for the format which is easy to read...but then it scares the crap out of them for no reason! The pregnancy/birth books by Dr. Sears or Sheila Kitzinger are much, much better!
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Never finished reading - horrible format, too clinical, fear based, focuses on negative, "diet" is unreasonable - definately NOT lite-reading. Thought it was a "must-have"... definately NOT (for me, anyway). I wanted a natural birth (in a hospital, though) - this book was NOT helpful for my mindset or spiritual needs. Try Ina May Gaskin "Guide to Childbirth", Henci Goer "Thinking Woman's Guide...", and England/Horowitz "Birthing from Within" - those became my MUST-HAVES!!!
this was one of the most helpful books i had when i was pregnant: it detailed each month including how you might feel emotionally, look physically, as well as what your baby was doing developmentally. It also includes a fair amount of things to watch out for, red flags etc, but it wasn't terrifing like some pregnancy books tend to be. Worth a read.