Being pregnant is wonderful, but totally life-changing. You are expected to make a mountain of critical decisions with no previous experience whatsoever, and everyone from your best friend to your mother-in-law is giving you different advice. Pregnancy for Beginners is a reassuring guide that helps you bloom during your pregnancy and takes you calmly through all the big decisions that you need to make, such as when to tell people you're pregnant, what to buy before the baby is born, what paternity leave to take, where the baby will sleep and what kind of pain relief to have. It also covers the decisions that aren't so vital but which seem hugely important when you're pregnant such as when to decorate the nursery, or whether to find out if you're having a boy or a girl.
Roni Jay is a professional author of 16 years and mother of three young boys. She is widely admired as an instinctive parent who handles tricky child issues with wisdom and inspired thinking. Having written over 60 books, Roni prides herself on writing intensely practical, straightforward advice. She has used this wealth of experience to write many parenting titles including Pregnancy for Beginners, Nobody Told Me That!: 10 Tools for Parenting Happy, Healthy Children and Family Matters: Parenting Tips from the Business World. Babies for Beginners has been read, checked and approved by Dr Sally Roberts, a family GP and Carolyn Westwood, a mid-wife and health visitor. Both are also mothers.