The sections on nutrition, contraception, screening tests, environmental hazards, food borne infections, and alcohol and caffeine consumption have been thoroughly revised and the text as a whole has been revisited to ensure it conforms with the latest guidelines. The design is being up-dated as well, to make it more appealing to contemporary couples. What hasn't changed, however, is the comprehensiveness of the material, which helps readers to maximise their chances of becoming pregnant using natural means, wherever possible, and the wide range of illustrative material.
Dr. Karen Trewinnard, BM, FFSRH, has worked in contraception and women's health for the last 27 years, during which time she has developed a special interest in pre-pregnancy counselling. In 1995-8 she worked on the Advisory Group for the Health Education Authority's Preconception Folic Acid Campaign as the Faculty of Family Planning representative. She currently works for an integrated sexual health service in Southampton and has broadcast regularly on radio. Her previous publications include Woman Alive Family Health Guide and numerous articles on contraception and preconception advice for the medical and lay press.