8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The best baby book around,
This review is from: Birth And Beyond: The Definitive Guide to Your Pregnancy, Your Birth, Your Family - From Minus 9 to Plus 9 Months (Hardcover)
I bought all the high-profile baby books before my first daughter was born, and this has been by far the most useful. It is fantastic on preparation for labour and birth and on understanding babies' development from the first days through to nine months old, but what I like best is that it covers lots of more 'holistic' stuff like relationships, feelings, family dynamics etc, as well as having a very comprehensive enclyclopedia-style section which includes complementary as well as conventional medical advice for various conditions in mothers and babies. It's beautifully written and reassuring, and even on a bad day with a crying newborn can help you feel calmer and get some perspective and good advice. I have bought it for every pregnant friend since I discovered it.