Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-235) and index
Introduction: Becoming a Family -- Pt. I. The New Pioneers. 1. Changing Families in a Changing World. 2. To Be or Not to Be a Parent. 3. The Pregnant Pause: Nine Long Months -- Pt. II. Crossing the Great Divide. 4. What's Happening to Me? 5. What's Happening to Us? 6. Beyond the Doorstep: New Problems, New Solutions. 7. Legacies from Our Parents. 8. Parenting Our Children -- Pt. III. Protecting the Homestead. 9. An Ounce of Prevention: Couples Groups. 10. Talk to Me: Hidden Challenges in Couples' Communication. 11. Who Is at Risk and What Can Be Done?