In today's world, men are more involved in their wives'pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad'sGuide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-onguide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotionalaspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, suchas setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care ofyour newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time tobreak the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives,this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect duringthe first six months, such as how to change diapers and feed thelittle one.
You'll also explore much more in-depth topics such as the newtechnology behind ultrasounds, and the information that is gleanedfrom them, the lowdown on vaccination updates, information to takethe fear out of cesarean sections, tips on prenatal depression, newdevelopments on infertility treatments, and so much more!Helps to take the fear out of fatherhood with down-to-earthadvice and informationReveals how smoking leads to development problems and thepossible dangers of e-cigarettesShows new dads a playbook for how they can help throughout thepregnancy and during the deliveryOffers practical tips for chronicling baby's life fromultrasound to year one
If you're going to be a new dad, this is a survival guide ofwhat to expect as your bundle of joy is on the way is the complete,easy-to-read resource for preparing with your partner.
Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is packed withpractical, straightforward information for fathers-to-be, coveringall of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancyfrom a dad’s unique point of view.
When it comes to pregnancy, dads’ roles have changed somuch in the past few decades that expectant fathers don’talways know where to turn to for guidance and advice on thismilestone event. Now they do!
Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies covers:What to expect at doctor’s visitsTips for being a supportive partner during pregnancy andpreparing for fatherhoodAdvice on birth plans, labour and delivery, and the first daysand weeks of a baby’s life
Packed with helpful information on the typical struggles andfeelings expectant fathers face, Dad’s Guide to PregnancyFor Dummies gives first-time fathers and veteran dads alike awealth of useful information.
People are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about managingtheir health as they age. Healthy Aging For Dummies explainshow people can embark on a healthy lifestyle that will enable themto feel young, both mentally and physically, even as they’regetting older. It covers tips and advice on choosing the idealphysician; starting an exercise program; learning to meditate;taking the right vitamins and herbs; dealing with or preventingheart disease, cancer, and dementia; replacing negative thinkingwith positive thinking; and building memory and learningskills.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which thereis an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones, and affects anestimated 10% of all women. This hormone imbalance may causechanges in the menstrual cycle, acne, small cysts in the ovaries,difficulty conceiving, high blood pressure, and other problems. Itis treatable, but not curable, and sufferers have to rely onthemselves for the long-term management of their condition. Ifyou're living with PCOS, this guide gives you the latestinformation concerning treatments and research into PolycysticOvarian Syndrome.
PCOS For Dummies gives you a practical, plain-Englishguide to living with and managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Inaddition to providing valuable information concerning the causesand symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS ForDummies gives you the facts about the various treatment optionsthat are available, including both traditional medical treatmentsand alternative therapies.Discusses the causes and symptoms of PCOSAdvice for dealing with this disorderCovers the treatments and medicine available in the UnitedStates
PCOS For Dummies is an invaluable resource for themillions who are suffering from this condition.
There are an estimated 55 million Americans over the age of 50who have low bone mass. This easy-to-understand guide helps readersassess their risk and find a practical approach to the diagnosis,treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis. It covers bone densitytests and a wide range of treatment options for osteoporosis-fromhormone replacement therapy and acupuncture to calcium-rich foods,supplements, and exercise-and offers pointers on preventing brokenhips and other common fractures.
Find the secrets for keeping your body fit and your mind sharp. Packed with proven strategies to slow down the aging process — from good nutrition and exercise to stress reduction and mental exercises — this fun and easy guide shows you how to stay fit and vigorous no matter what your age.
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How to eat healthfully
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Dr. Randine Lewis offers you a natural way to support your efforts to get pregnant. In The Infertility Cure, Dr. Lewis outlines her simple guidelines involving diet, herbs, and acupressure so that you can make use of her experience and expertise to create a nurturing, welcoming environment for a healthy baby.
The Infertility Cure addresses:
Advanced maternal ageRecurrent miscarriageImmunological fertility problemsMale-factor infertilityHormonal imbalances and associated conditionsAnovulation, lethal phase defect, amenorrhea, unexplained infertilityEndometriosis, polycystic ovaries, tubal obstruction, uterine fibroidsImproving the outcome of assisted reproductive techniquesThe Infertility Cure opens the door to new ideas about treating infertility that will dramatically increase your odds of getting pregnant-the natural way.
Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all—the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information—sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging— that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story.
The good news is: There is a lot less to worry about than you’ve been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when you’re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet.
Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.
Ian Greer has spent his career working with couples trying to conceive and knows exactly the kind of questions they want to know answers to: from the small ones, like 'Is it okay to have a bikini wax?' to the big ones, like 'How do we know which of these treatments is most likely to work for us?'
In this book he explains:
- the menstrual cycle, when you're most fertile and how often to have sex
- understanding your hormones
- what factors can prevent or reduce fertilization and conception
- how to enhance your fertility, and what to do if you want to conceive. A healthy eating with some sample menu plans has been compiled in conjunction with a nutritionist
- genetic issues and your own health issues to consider
- everything you need to know about sperm and ovulation
- complementary therapies such as acupuncture, lymphatic massage, hypnotherapy, Alexander technique, reflexology
- myths and magic: fertility symbols and ancient rites
- tests if you are having trouble conceiving
- how to get the most out of your GP
- how to overcome stress and other emotional blocks to pregnancy
- PCOS, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages and other health issues
- IVF, ICSI, DI, IUI, IUId, egg donation, semen freezing, FER, surrogate mothers
- sources of information, further reading, support groups, and websites
At a time when more and more women are trying to get pregnant at increasingly advanced ages, fertility specialists and homeopathic researchers boast endless treatment options. But when Julia Indichova made the rounds of medical doctors and nontraditional healers, she was still unable to conceive a child. It was only when she forsook their financially and emotionally draining advice, turning inward instead, that she finally met with reproductive success. Inconceivable recounts this journey from hopeless diagnoses to elated motherhood.
Anyone who has faced infertility will relate to Julia’s desperate measures: acupuncture, unidentifiable black-and-white pellets, herb soup, foul-smelling fruit, even making love on red sheets. Five reproductive endocrinologists told her that there was no documented case of anyone in her hormonal condition getting pregnant, forcing her to finally embark on her own intuitive regimen. After eight caffeine-free, nutrient-rich, yoga-laden months, complemented by visualization exercises, Julia received amazing news; incredibly, she was pregnant. Nine months later she gave birth to a healthy girl.
Unlike the many infertility books that take a clinical “how to” approach, Inconceivable simply professes the wisdom of giving expert status back to the patient. Julia’s self-discovery, and her ability to see her body as an ally once again, yield a beautiful message about the importance of honoring the body’s innate powers, and the power of life itself.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a groundbreaking new approach for improving egg quality and fertility. With a concrete strategy that includes minimizing exposure to toxins such as BPA and phthalates, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.
"This timely synthesis of scientific literature is essential reading for both women and men wanting practical, evidence-based recommendations to enhance their fertility." - Dr. Loretta McKinnon, Epidemiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital.
"A thoroughly-researched and eye-opening account of how small, simple lifestyle changes can have powerful, positive effects on your health and fertility. A must-read for women wanting the best chance of conceiving a healthy baby." - Beth Greer, bestselling author of Super Natural Home
there are a few essentials in life. Chanel No. 5, a black dress, Sean
Connery, and this book. You have hormones; Dr. Bob knows how to bring
clarity to what you experience. A must read for you, your girlfriends,
and your family.
- Restore hormonal function without medication
- How to prevent osteoporosis
- Ignite your desire for sexual intimacy
- Reverse heavy menstrual issues
of the greatest joys in life is for you or your partner to conceive and carry a
child. Fertility for Beginners is
your guide to healthy and effective methods for increasing your fertility
naturally, and getting one step closer to becoming pregnant.
you have been trying to conceive for some time, or perhaps you are just
beginning to explore your options. With supportive advice and practical steps, Fertility for Beginners will show you
how to make simple changes to your lifestyle and diet in order to improve your
fertility naturally. Lifestyle changes can have as much effect on fertility as
medical issues or medical intervention. And this handy starter guide gives you
the tools you need to eat healthy, reduce stress, and treat your body kindly in
order to naturally induce fertility and prepare your body for conception.
Fertility for Beginners will coach you through
the basics of increasing fertility naturally with:
· A primer on the science
of fertility, and how to chart your body’s fertility cycle
· Useful tips for ways to
cultivate a healthy lifestyle for greater fertility, including stress
management, suggested tests, and natural treatments to consider
· Information on how to
nourish your body to improve fertility, including what foods to eat and what foods
· A 7-day fertility meal
plan to help you begin the Fertility Diet, with numerous delectable recipes like
Baked Apples with Almonds and Honey, or Citrus-Soy Salmon
Fertility for Beginners will help you increase
your fertility naturally so you can take the worry out of conceiving a child,
and instead enjoy this special time in your life.
Which cutting-edge advances in reproductive technology--including in vitro, gift, zift, sperm manipulation, and immunological therapy--are right for you
Is it your nerves? How emotions can delay or stop ovulation
The biggest mistake doctors make when a man's sperm count is borderline or subnormal
Which fertility drugs work best...and the side effects you should expect
Your chances of multiple births...twins, triplets, or more
When to change doctors or see a specialist
The good news about using a partner's sperm and not a donor's...even if your partner's count is very low
Your insurance coverage--what you can and cannot do
And much more
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Zita West's Guide to Fertility and Assisted Conception leading fertility and pregnancy expert, Zita West, offers an in-depth explanation of all aspects of fertility and, uniquely, addresses the issues involved in using assisted conception. In her clear, yet sensitive, style Zita explains:
- All aspects of fertility - from preconception and trying naturally through to assisted conception
- What is involved in the IVF process
- How to prepare your body to increase your chances of conceiving successfully
- The importance of a proactive approach to diet and nutrition
- How complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, can increase your chances of success
Including interviews with leading experts in the field, case histories from patients and Zita's own holistic principles, this is an invaluable guide for the growing number of people who are considering, or have already embarked on, medical intervention to enable them to conceive.
With insight and compassion, Drs. Janet Jaffe, Martha Diamond, and David Diamond-specialists in the field of Reproductive Psychology who have each experienced their own struggle with infertility-give couples the tools to:
*Reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation
*Identify their mates' coping styles to erase unfair expectations
*Listen to their "unsung lullabies"--their conscious and unconscious dreams about having a family--to mourn the losses of infertility and move on.
Ground-breaking, wise, and compassionate, Unsung Lullabies is a necessary companion for anyone coping with infertility.
With Conquering Infertility, women learn how to cope with infertility in a much more positive way and to carve a path toward a rich, full, happy life.
Hilarious, compelling, and inspiring, No Kidding reveals a perspective that has too long been hidden, shamed, and silenced—and celebrates an entire population of women who have decided that kids are just not right for them.
Additional contributors include Janette Barber, Cheryl Bricker, Valri Bromfield, Cindy Caponera, Bonnie Datt, Jeanne Dorsey, Nora Dunn, Jane Gennaro, Julie Halston, Debbie Kasper, Sue Kolinsky, Maureen Langan, Beth Lapides, Bernadette Luckett, Merrill Markoe, Andrea Carla Michaels, Vanda Mikoloski, Judy Morgan, Judy Nielsen, Susan Norfleet, Suzanne O’Neil, Jennifer Prediger, Kathryn Rossetter, Betsy Salkind, Patricia Scanlon, Jeanette Schwaba Vigne, Nancy Shayne, Carol Siskind, Ann Slichter, Tracy Smith, Suzy Soro, Amy Stiller, and Nancy Van Iderstine.
• choosing the right physician and clinic
• finding proven treatments for each condition
• dealing with the emotional challenges of infertility
• understanding the financial aspects of treatment
If at First You Don't Conceive offers the latest information in the key areas of fertility drugs, insemination, in vitro fertilization, male infertility treatments, fertility options for cancer patients, and much more. It saves millions of hopeful parents from suffering and confusion by allowing them to become their own best advocates in the fight for fertility.
At Wu's Healing Center in San Francisco, miracles are happening. Women and their partners come to the clinic—often from across the country-- to fulfill a passionately held yet fragile dream: to conceive and deliver the healthy baby that mainstream doctors have told them they cannot have. Using traditional Chinese medical techniques, sometimes integrated with Western fertility treatments, Dr. Angela Wu is helping these couples experience the miracle of birth.
In this book, Dr. Wu details a proven 6-part self-care regimen that helps create the internal harmony and balance vital to conception. Her techniques not only enhance the results and reduce the side effects of in vitro and other Western fertility treatments, they also shorten labor and speed postpartum recovery. Babies benefit too, adopting regular sleep patterns more quickly and getting sick less frequently.
At a time when one in five U.S. couples is struggling with fertility problems, this practical and uplifting volume, filled with the inspirational stories of Dr. Wu's grateful patients, will be a godsend.
The complete guide to all the options for couples facing fertility issues, now revised and updated
Newsweek praised What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant for guiding readers through "the medical maze" of infertility treatments. In this completely revised and updated edition, world renowned fertility expert Dr. Daniel A. Potter and journalist Jennifer Hanin have revised their step-by-step guide to walk readers through their best options for conception and birth. Updates include:
Advances in natural products for women
New supplements, medications, and treatment protocols
Advice from leading experts on all areas of infertility treatment
The latest in egg freezing, vitrification, gender selection, and genetic testing
The future of IVF and reproductive medicine
Drawing on the latest science, Potter and Hanin offer sound advice for choosing the right doctor, asking the right questions, and living a healthy, fertile lifestyle. Complete with advice on how to handle the frustrations of not being able to conceive, What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant remains a couple's best guide to making informed decisions about fertility issues.
After seven years of tests and more tests, treatments and more treatments, Elizabeth Swire-Falker understands what it means to struggle with infertility. In this frank, reassuring, and thoroughly researched handbook, she shares her own personal experience and offers insight into what challenges to expect along the way-from getting support to finding the right doctor to dealing with insurance.
Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll's eye-opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities and freedoms afforded by the U.S. women's movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies. Influenced by the pervasive media and cultural messages suggesting that science had eclipsed Mother Nature, Zoll––like millions of women around the world––postpones marriage and motherhood. She embarks on an exciting career, travels the globe, and eventually marries in her mid-30s. By 40, she has finally overcome her fears of being an unfit mother and is ready to embrace motherhood but nature does not cooperate.
In accordance with the times, she and her husband sign up for fertility treatments but neither one is prepared for the science-fiction world they have entered; a world full of medical seduction, capitalist conception and bioethical quagmires. Desperate to conceive, they turn into fertility junkies drawn into the cold, sterile world of the laboratory, where they increasingly find themselves disconnected from nature, their values, and each other. Eventually, they realize that the unregulated multi-billion-dollar U.S. fertility industry has promised her and millions of other couples far more than it can deliver.
Dollar considers multiple sides of the debate, refusing to accept the matter as simply black and white. Her book will help parents who want to understand and make good decisions about assisted reproduction, as well as those who support and counsel them, including pastors and medical professionals.
The only must-have fertility book, Getting Pregnant, completely revised and updated, not only addresses the needs of those who cannot conceive but serves as the ultimate guide for anyone planning to have a baby, now or in the future. Addressing the newest, state-of-the-art medical treatments for infertility, Getting Pregnant gives you all the latest news on:
eight brand-new fertility drugs
donor eggs and donor sperm
a new 15-minute in-office surgery that can double conception odds
breakthrough technologies for preventing chronic miscarriage
how both sex and lifestyle factors affect fertility, including the "Nine to Five" guide for protecting your reproductive health on the job
Getting Pregnant also provides a wealth of practical information about the exercises, foods, and supplements that encourage a faster, healthier conception, as well as brand-new, all-natural techniques that influence the gender of your child. You'll also find a helpful six-month personal pregnancy planner that addresses all of your pre-conception health and medical needs.
Don't miss the new chapters that focus on protecting, increasing, and extending fertility, while new frontiers in both the treatment of male fertility and the science of motherhood are explored.
It doesn't have to be that way. In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one's "baby house" in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive "baby nest." The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone, while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood.
Before science, fertility drugs, and in vitro fertilization, women turned to ancient and traditional wisdom to help make their dreams of motherhood come true. The concepts presented in this book derive from traditional European, American and Asian metaphysical and folk lore. While they should not be understood as directions, recommendations, or prescriptions of any kind, they provide a completely fascinating overview of the ways our ancestors went about increasing the likelihood of becoming pregnant (and excellent tips for the modern couple seeking to become pregnant)!
Many ancient secrets from a variety of cultures around the world are included in the book, among them: traditional symbols, colors, herbs, and foods. Obviously, these are traditions, symbols and methods that worked for the women of the past, our grandmothers, great grandmothers, great-great grandmothers, and the mothers before. These fertility symbols are a part of our history, They are part of our own culture and part of the myth and folklore of other cultures.
Fertility wisdom exists in our ancestral memory, in the very cells that make up our bodies. The symbols are powerful, magical, like a sacred prayer to the heavens. They have worked for generations, and they can work for you, too!
Author Donna Stellhorn doesn't claim to be a Medical Doctor or Scientist, she's a successful Astrologer and Feng Shui expert with more than 20 years experience as a consulting professional, and many more years of study and practice leading into her profession. Her book offers readers an opportunity to have access to the unique blend of techniques she uses to help identify the steps you can take to improve fertility energy in your life.
Over the years of helping clients using Astrology to find the right time, and offering insight into the traditions of the past including the techniques of Feng Shui, Donna has helped countless women from around the world fulfill their dreams. She says, “This book contains some of what I have learned over the years working with countless women, offering encouragement, and sharing fertility folklore from around the world. I have listened to the experiences and stories of others, seeking to help them however I can with their desire to get pregnant. I feel through this work, and through them, I have in some small way helped to welcome many children into the world.”
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With the help of his own infertility doctor, Sedaka provides straightforward guy-friendly advice on situations such as: What questions you should ask at the consultations. How to help rather than annoy. What kinds of tests you and your wife should expect. How to console a wife who appears inconsolable. How to enjoy procreation sex. Sedaka’s accessible, empathetic voice, combined with the fact that he experienced everything he writes about, makes this a must-have book for any infertile couple.
Rohm’s stories—told in a clear, funny, warmhearted voice—cover her untraditional childhood, and her long journey to motherhood. With the frankness of Down Came the Rain and the hope of A Place of Yes, Röhm encourages all women to share their stories because “when women stop talking, women stop being heard.”
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In modern civilization, one of the most tormenting tragedies, impotence, is increasing dramatically, due to the side effects of industrialization.In fact, modern man is under covert chemical attack everyday by various toxic pollutants that can cause chemical castration, and therefore domestication. In contrast, within the pristine jungle lives wildlife that always has the vitality needed to victoriously validate its virility. Turn your bedroom into a lion’s den by becoming one with the wild, harmonizing with the primal power of nature. Jungle King Secrets is the way of sexual rejuvenation, invigoration, and libido liberation!
Worried about your ability to have children in the next five years? Have you been trying to get pregnant for a while now and itís just not happening? Does it seem like every woman you know is having a hard time getting pregnant and you donít want that to be you when youíre ready? Do you want natural, non-invasive options to conceive?
If you answered ìyesî to any one of these questions, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant is for you. A nationally renowned womenís health and fertility expert, Aimee Raupp has helped hundreds of women optimize their fertility and get pregnant, even after age 40. Here, she provides her complete program for improving your chances of conceiving and overcoming infertility, including the most effective complementary and lifestyle approaches and the latest nutritional advice. Her remedies help you how to get in tune with your body, eat the best fertility-enhancing foods, and avoid environmental toxins to achieve a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.
In a friendly, understanding, and inspirational manner, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant provides hope, scientifically-backed knowledge, and emotional support to help you become the mother you want to be.
Your body is going to be your baby's home for nine months so the best birthday gift you can give to your baby is to create a healthy environment well in advance of your pregnancy to reduce the risk of preventable birth defects and complications. This is as important as maintaining a healthy body during pregnancy.
When you discover that you are pregnant you are already in your 10th to 12th week of pregnancy. By this time the organs of your baby are forming and the healthy growth of your baby depends on the state of your health then. So before you plan to have a baby it is vital to ask yourself whether your body is ready for pregnancy.
This book outlines 15 important things all pregnant women, mothers-to-be as well as all women of reproductive age need to do if they want to have a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Not all birth defects can be prevented, but a woman who takes good care of herself long before her pregnancy increases her odds of a healthy pregnancy. Today, having a healthy baby is, most of the time, more up to us than up to chance.