In question and answer presentation, this is a straightforward, sensible, on occasion statistical, and unfussy approach to pregnancy and childbirth which disposes of popular misconceptions and misinformation. Conception; fitness for childbearing; your chances of a normal birth; the stages of pregnancy; hospitals, doctors, and the costs involved; prenatal care (diet, travel, etc. etc.); abnormalities; normal labor and delivery; feeding the baby-and the return home. The last chapters include contraception, abortion, infertility, what to and what not to do.... The market is obviously the prospective parent.