Don't Panic, You Are Having a Baby
If you are completely happy and carefree about being pregnant, you probably won't be holding this book but will be off painting the nursery and choosing a pram. If you are still reading this, then like many prospective parents there will be questions that you want answers to. Sometimes you will feel that these questions are too silly to bother the doctor or midwife. This book has been built around exactly those questions, asked by friends at parties or parents at the school gates who did not want to bother their doctor or midwife. The book is written with your child at the centre. So, if you do have any questions, what you want to know is 'how will this affect my baby?' and not just now, but also in the long term. The book covers normal and abnormal pregnancies, antenatal testing, delivery, what to expect from newborn babies, prematurity, neonatal care and other issues such as sleep, immunisations and the crying baby. If you do read this book, the hope is that it will answer your questions clearly, and help to ease any anxiety so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and feel more confident as a new parent. You should get only joy and pleasure from your children.