Hi Ali. I really enjoyed 'The Rough Guide to Pregnancy'. It's very English humour! Not really a bible of explanations and not strong on labour/ birth, but it definitely describes very well and humourously what women go through during pregnancy and the baby's development. I had another bible-y book (Sheila Kitzinger - and she's American!) that a friend lent me, but it was a bit overwhelming! We got given a Miriam Stoppard by my husband's work more on babies and children after the birth, and used that a bit too - so she's still 'en vogue'.