This accessible, easy-to-read guide to pregnancy and childbirth is a simplified version of the best-selling Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by the same authors. It is written for expectant parents who want basic, down-to-earth information on how to grow a baby, how to give birth to a baby and how to nourish and nurture a baby. The book includes all the important do's and don'ts regarding pregnancy, childbirth and baby care presented in a straightforward and unintimidating way with easy-to-understand language and concepts. The book's strength is in its readability for parents of all demographic and social and economic backgrounds. This is a short, simple guide to pregnancy and childbirth for people who don't want to wade through 500+ pages of technical terms and complex issues found in other big, thick intimidating pregnancy guides.