• This book is written by two economists who do not belong to the medical profession. This book does not make any diagnosis, issue medical prescriptions, or venture into gynecological issues. For all chapters, the authors recommend referring to your primary care physician, gynecologist, or pediatrician. The authors and/or publisher shall have no liability or responsibility to anyone with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained in this book.
    This book deals with the physical and emotional aspects that women often experience during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of the baby, and offers practical advice. We hope you find it helpful, but remember, all mothers (and babies) are different.