Having a baby is probably the most important thing that you will ever do so it's worth planning ahead to get you and your baby off to the best possible start. Elizabeth Fenwick explains the considerations and factors that you should be aware of in the progression of a pregnancy from planning to become pregnant right through to the first days that you spend with your newborn baby. This is a well written and easily understandable book that deals with the issues.Elizabeth Fenwick: Elizabeth Fenwick is a freelance writer and medical journalist with a special interest in pregnancy children's health family issues and sex education. As the mother of three children and having five grandchildren herself she can relate and empathies with the expectant mother.Dr. Tony Smith: Family Doctor Publications' Medical Editor-in-Chief was for many years Deputy Editor of the British Medical Journal and continues to work as an Associate Editor. He is the Medical Editor of both the Complete Family Health Encyclopaedia and the Family Home Adviser.We regret the author(s) are unable to enter into correspondence with readers.The British Medical Association (BMA): The British Medical Association is the professional body that looks after doctors' interests speaks on their behalf and keeps their scientific knowledge up to date through meetings and publications.