I bought this book rather than the ubiquitous "What to Expect..." book and am happy with my choice. It's thorough and factual, not preachy, doesn't scare-monger, and presents all the information I'm looking for in a straightforward manner. I love the drawn-to-actual-size diagrams (though after a while that becomes impossible!). I also really appreciate the "when to call your doctor" chart at the end of each month, which tells you which symptoms are normal and which are potentially more worrisome, which is a big help in the no-need-to-panic department. (It also helps my husband relax, because when I complain about some symptom or other and he gets the scared look on his face, I can show him the book and say, "See? It's normal, don't worry.")
I saw this book referred to in another book as "dry"; well, it's certainly not cutesy, like so many other pregnancy books try to be, and it doesn't have humourous anecdotes about hormonal pregnant women throwing dishes at their husbands or flirting with their o.b.'s-- there are other books for that. This is the straight goods, without a lot of extraneous commentary thrown in, which, really, is all I cared about, especially when I first found out I was pregnant and had no idea what I should be doing or what I could anticipate. I also like that it has the Mayo Clinic name on it-- I feel like I can trust the information much more than any of the other pregnancy books I have, where the sources are potentially less reliable (or at least less known).