This is a wonderful book. My wife and I discovered this book, the first edition, when we had our first daughter 2002. Since then, I've bought a copy for all of my patients, who are to be first time parents. It covers, stretching exercise before labor, and during labor. It has advice regarding, prenatal, perinatal, and goes through the first 5 years of a child's life. This is as close as it comes to have a owner's manual for children. I liked the detail descriptions for preparing formula, irrigating ears, cutting finger nails. I would recommend this book for all new parents.