Published 2001 – From getting into peak condition to choosing a childbirth Education class, from the how-tos of relaxation to knowing when to go to the hospital, this book covers it all. Labor support, due date, proactive labor and even how to interact with hospital staff, including today’s delivery room technology and options explained in clear, easy-to-understand layman’s terms. Good nutrition is made doable, with listings of common food values and answers to commonly asked questions about diet during Pregnancy. Relaxation techniques that work – including methods of breathing – are presented step by step, making them easy to follow. Contemporary childbirth is filled with decisions to be made. Hospital policies are spelled out, including their pros and cons, to help parents-to-be make what may be crucial choices. Throughout the book, real Women tell their stories.