This publication provides a comprehensive monthly guide on prenatal health for low-income women. Additional chapters focus on postpartum care, nutrition, and special issues such as homelessness, miscarriage, and drug addiction. Each chapter begins with "The Basics," which describes the baby's development and the mother's changing body, basic medical advice, and what to expect and ask at monthly visits to the doctor or midwife. The next section, "Take Care of Yourself," provides expecting mothers with more in-depth information on pregnancy issues. "The Basics" is written at a Grade 3 readability level, while "Take Care of Yourself" is written at a Grade 6 readability level. In each chapter, health information comes alive through personal pregnancy stories, cultural stories, myths, and old wives' tales. Please note that the final chapter on referrals is specific to the United States.