This book is a translation of 'What to Expect When You are Expecting' by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel. This book is read by 93% of women who are pregnant or are planning pregnancy. It was named one of the most influential books of the last 25 years. This edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. It answers every conceivable question the expectant parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on prenatal screening and the safety of medications during pregnancy. It's filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what's new in pregnancy, but also what's relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has written every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters. Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor, this edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It's everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect... only better.