Author Lucy J. Puryear, M.D. is an expert in women's emotional health before, during, and after pregnancy. Using personal stories from her own practice, she talks about the virtually universal feelings of pregnant women: fear of losing control, being a bad mother, and loss of a career. By explaining exactly what is going on with your hormones, she empowers women to make a plan for emotional well being during this exciting and sometimes scary time. Paperback.