The Pregnancy Book provides a comprehensive guide to pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn child. It is written in a user-friendly voice and has been compiled by the expert team from the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, NSW. The first edition was prepared in 984 by the doctors and staff at the Royal Hospital for Women in response to the demand for a comprehensive, easy-to-understand account of pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn child. This new edition takes into account changing trends in childbirth practices and the tests used to monitor the baby?development. As well, the all-important role of partners and family in the process is discussed. All the expected issues such as preparing for pregnancy, physical and emotional changes that occur, advice on choosing a doctor and choices of confinement style are discussed. Never patronising, and always mindful that pregnancy is a natural event that occurs to healthy women, this is the comprehensive down-to-earth guide for women contemplating pregnancy today.