SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 16, 2016) - Chronicle Books LLC announced today the launch of the expanded and revised fourth edition of The Pregnancy Journal: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy, the ultimate resource for today's expecting mother. A meaningful gift for new moms, this updated version of a true classic is available at Chronicle Books, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Selling more than 1.5 million copies worldwide, this one-of-a-kind journal has now been beautifully repackaged with a fresh design and the latest medical information on both mom's health and baby's development. In addition to health updates pertaining to doulas and midwives, lactation needs and exercise, The Pregnancy Journal now includes added space for personal reflection and thoughts about personal birthing plans.

Written by Dr. A. Christine Harris, a professor of psychology and child development at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, Calif. and illustrated by Greg Stadler of New York, The Pregnancy Journal has been translated into 13 languages since its debut in 1996. This definitive companion for mothers-to-be was also named the winner of an iParenting Award (2009 edition).

"The reasons why it's the bestselling pregnancy journal are because, through the years, Christine Harris has informed her work with all the latest findings in the pregnancy field and because of how much it's trusted as a resource," says Chronicle Books Publisher Christine Carswell. "That's why so many women share it with their pregnant girlfriends and loved ones. Whether it's a gift to yourself or someone else, The Pregnancy Journal is such a go-to resource for -- and unique record of -- those nine unforgettable months."

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