I do not know what I would do without From the Hips, by Rebecca Odes and Ceridwen Morris.  I purchased this book because of its cool quote “bubbles” from anonymous moms and dads.  

First I read the pregnancy section, and then the birth section.  Only after my Little Guy was born did I realize what a great resource it is for its Parenting section.  Each page contains inserted text boxes discussing issues and controversies of all kinds.  The book always mentions multiple points of view (on things like demand feeding, epidurals, pacifiers) and offers websites/books where you can get more information.  I swear I’ll never read the whole thing from cover to cover — there is THAT much info in this book!  I bought a copy for my pregnant cousin, who is due in January.  I’ve heard she keeps it in her car.