I am currently trying to conceive and this book has been most helpful. It includes lots of useful information on conception, pregnancy and birth, with specific chapters on many issues that other pregnancy books do not really tend to focus on, such as single parenthood, home births, infertility and emotional problems during pregnancy. Obviously these will not necessarily be relevant to everyone, but it's good to have a reference book that covers everything - just in case. The book is easy to understand and includes many pictures and illustrations that make it even easier to understand what is being talked about. Unlike many other pregnancy books, it is not boring at all! In my opinion, this book is a "must" for anyone who is pregnant or trying to conceive.