Emma Tom (2009)
Well known Sydney writer and broadcaster, Emma Tom, documents her experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. Beginning pre conception and ending with the succesful birth of Alice, this book contains everything you need to know plus lots of extra information, advice and opinion - sharply observed, sometimes grim but often amusing and always honest. There is an interesting chapter written from her partner's perspective about the labour and birth and good information about resources available and what to do if everything goes wrong afterwards. Emma also mentions the people she encountered who provided useful advice as well as those who were no use at all, including some health workers.