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.
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
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
With information on how to develop healthy meal plans, choose a sustainable exercise routine, relieve stress, address fertility issues, and find emotional support, this accessible, all-in-one guide will be your trusted companion to a better life.
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
Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine shows you how it is possible to conceive even when Western medicine has deemed it impossible. Dr. Seidman explains in a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow way how patients can use the Hunyuan Method to dramatically increase their ability to conceive in a healthy, natural way and improve overall health using ancient Chinese herbal medicine.
Primarily intended for infertility patients, Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine is also aimed at modern Chinese medical practitioners, most of whom lack any training in the classical ways. Inside, Dr. Seidman shows time and time again that it is, in fact, possible to conceive.
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.
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.
Deciding to start or build your family is a life-changing decision. Maybe you recently decided to try to become pregnant, or perhaps it’s something you’ve been contemplating for a while. But once the decision is made, there’s a whole new set of unknowns, including whether the journey will be easy or difficult.
You may already have a lot of questions: How can you increase your chances of becoming pregnant? What health and lifestyle changes should you make to have a healthy pregnancy? And if you’re struggling to become pregnant, what medical treatments are available? Where can you get emotional support if you can’t get pregnant or if you’ve had a miscarriage? And when is enough?
The fertility experts at Mayo Clinic want to offer you the answers to these questions and more. Through the pages of this book, they’ll guide you through the process of trying for – and achieving – a successful pregnancy.
You will also hear throughout the book from couples and individuals who have struggled to have a family. For a variety of reasons – health conditions, unexplained infertility or life circumstances – getting pregnant or deciding to have a family was difficult for them. These personal stories are to let you know that you’re not alone in your journey, and to give you hope that with time and patience, pregnancy is often possible.
From lifestyle and dietary recommendations to understanding your ovulatory cycle to medications and procedures that can improve fertility, this book is a comprehensive source of answers from Mayo Clinic experts you can rely on.
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.
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.”
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.
Jody Day would have liked to have had children, but it didn't work out that way. At the age of forty-four she realized that her quest to be a mother was at an end. She presumed that she was through the toughest part, but over the next couple of years she was hit by waves of grief, despair and isolation. Eventually she found her way and created the Gateway Women Network, helping many thousands of women worldwide. In Living the Life Unexpected, Jody Day addresses the taboo of childlessness and provides a powerful, practical 12-week guide to help women come to terms with their grief, and to move on to live creative, happy, meaningful, and fulfilling lives without children.
Previously titled Rocking the Life Unexpected, this inspiring and practical guide to a life without children has been extensively revised and updated, and includes significant additional content including extracts from the stories of 24 women and 2 men from around the world.
Follow the journey of Eloise and Tracey in the series readers have called wonderful and warm, full of flawed women living not in a perfect world but the real world, with all its joys and pain! Have a tissue handy, but expect some laughs as well.
If you haven't yet read the first two books in the series, visit the author's website and join her mailing list for your free gift of Skinny Me and Where There Is Life, PLUS a bonus chapter linking the stories.
By What We Love, Book 3
Eloise Grant, a successful and driven Public Relations Consultant, has worked her whole life to make sure she never has to depend on anyone but herself.
When she's offered the job of a lifetime she must decide whether to move half a world away from her family, friends and the man she loves.
Determined to have it all, Eloise struggles to keep the life she’s sure she deserves, while battling with memories of a past she’d rather forget.
As she loses control of the life she envisioned, she learns that sometimes getting exactly what you’ve always wanted doesn’t mean you have what you really need.
The third book in the A New Start series, By What We Love explores the power of love to define who we are and what we believe.
Forever In My Heart, Book 4
After years of heartbreak and disappointment, Tracey Sampson has finally met a man she can trust. He’s handsome. He’s smart. He knows how to make her laugh.
Everything seems perfect, until she wakes up one morning and learns she may not be perfect for him …. or anyone. Struggling with the unknown, and desperate for answers, Tracey must combat the fear lurking inside her and search out the family she’s never known.
Will she lie to the ones she loves, or reveal the truths she’s always kept hidden?
Can she create new dreams or risk losing every hope she’s ever had?
Most of all, will she finally believe that despite her imperfections, she is worthy and enough, just as she is.
Forever In My Heart, book four in the A New Start series, is a deep and passionate read about coming to terms with your imperfections and insecurities.
Whispers of Hope, Book 5
The act every woman is supposed to be capable of, to do so easily they spend most of their lives trying to prevent, Tracey Sampson is failing at, over and over again.
Part of her life are wonderful, but she's yet to fulfill her greatest dream - to hold her own child in her arms.
After some devastating news, Tracey is forced to acknowledge that not everyone gets their happily every after ... but she's never been one to succumb to defeat.
Sick of being tormented by the fear she's a broken woman, Tracey decides to take matters into her own hands. With heartbreaking obsession, she does everything she can to assure her happiness.
Will Tracey overcome the diagnosis that threatens to tear her hopes apart? Or realize all she truly needs to conquer are her own personal demons?
Whispers of Hope is book five in the A New Start series. If you're searching for a novel that looks at the heart of a woman who, above all else, wants to have the family she's always yearned for, and needs to learn what that really means, then Whispers of Hope is for you. Witness the power of hope to transform a life.
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Matt and Cheri Appling couldn’t get pregnant. One minus sign after another cast them into a long season of trying, failing, waiting, and hoping—into the wilderness where faith grew tired before it got stronger. And in that wilderness they wrote this book.
A blend of story, reflection, and lament, Plus or Minus is the chronicle of three couples warring with infertility. It depicts life, faith, and love amidst the ebb and flow of gain and loss. Amidst empty nurseries and quiet hallways, another baby shower for someone else.
As you journey with the Applings and their friends, you will learn to cope when dreams and reality collide. You will learn to cling to God’s real promises even as you long for gifts he may not give. You will see marriage in sickness and in health and witness strength in weakness. You will see what it means to live fruitfully amidst barrenness and to be thankful in every season.
This book provides solace for those battling infertility and a window into their pain for those who aren’t. Poetic and raw, Plus or Minus is a portrait of faith in the trenches of infertility.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading causes of infertility. The rate of women being diagnosed with this disorder is between 5-10 percent. If you are having the following symptoms, PCOS may be to blame.
- Irregular ovulation with or without a monthly period
- A relative lack of menstrual periods or irregular monthly periods
- Hyper hair growth on the face and body
- Thinning scalp hair
- Many unruptured follicles on the ovaries, misdiagnosed as cysts
- Having trouble losing weight
In "PCOS No More", you will learn everything you need to know about PCOS - its causes, symptoms, complications & health risks. Left untreated, PCOS could lead to certain forms of cancer and diabetes. Unfortunately, most conventional PCOS treatments only focus on treating symptoms instead of the underlying issues. However, with a holistic approach involving lifestyle changes, diet, & exercises, not only the symptoms can be virtually eliminated, but also the factors that trigger PCOS can be removed. You will even get the added benefit of losing weight & stay healthy.
Here are just a few things you will discover in "PCOS No More":
- What is PCOS?
- What are the causes of PCOS?
- How genetics play a role in PCOS?
- What are the symptoms of PCOS?
- How PCOS is diagnosed?
- How PCOS affects your relationships with loved ones & how to deal with the issues?
- Conventional Treatments for PCOS
- PCOS & infertility
- Natural Treatments for PCOS
- Diet and Exercise for PCOS
- The PCOS Fertility Diet Plan
- PCOS-Friendly Recipes
- And much more...
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.
If you are interested in learning everything there is to know about Infertility, then this is going to be the most important book you'll ever read...
If you're suffering from infertility this book will give you the information you'll need to finally have the family you've always dreamed about.
You'll also learn the exact steps you should take to increase your chances of getting pregnant naturally.
In "Infertility No More," you will discover:
- 3 little known causes of infertility and how you may avoid them...
- How to recognize infertility problems...
- Secrets of expert infertility specialists that few people ever know about...
- Understanding fertility treatments...
- 3 proven steps to picking the right treatments for you...
- 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to conceiving a child...
- WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to trying to conceive...
- 6 time-tested and proven strategies to increase your chance of getting pregnant naturally...
- When to look for other alternatives to pregnancy like adoption, surrogacy, or donors...
- 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for using diet to combat fertility problems...
- And much more...
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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!
Yoga for Fertility will help you:
Redirect blocked energy to improve blood flow to the reproductive centerReduce stress with breathing practices, visualization, and affirmationModify yoga classes when youíre trying to conceiveIncorporate fertility-enhancing lifestyle approaches and natural fertility treatments Use yoga to improve the success of either natural cycles or assisted reproductive technology cycles, including in vitro fertilization (IVF)
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.
The Complete Guide to Overcoming Infertility 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.
The increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advancing ages at which couples seek to have children, have made it more difficult for women to conceive. In Be Fruitful, Dr. Victoria Maizes, an expert on women’s health and the executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, delivers all the information women and their partners need in order to conceive with ease and confidence, and to bear healthy children.
Warm, friendly, and hands-on, Be Fruitful offers a comprehensive self-assessment to help identify any potential physical, emotional, and practical roadblocks that may interfere with conception, as well as clear and easy-to-follow dietary, supplemental, and exercise recommendations proven to increase optimal fertility. Dr. Maizes details how nutrition, mind-body practices, elimination of environmental toxins, and traditional Chinese medicine can all contribute to a successful pregnancy.
Unique in its integrative approach, Be Fruitful acknowledges that wellness comes from caring for the entire person—not just the physical body—a crucial factor for the countless women trying to conceive and committed to transforming their overall health.
• Conditions that negatively affect fertility, such as sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and immune system conditions
• Surrogate motherhood, egg donation, and other third-party parenting options
• Detailed discussion of ovulation and the influence of age on egg quality
• Ethics in fertility technology, including the recent controversies over cloning
This book provides extensive technical guidance to couples who are considering in vitro fertilization, allowing for a more well-informed life changing decision.
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.
Getting a grip on your finances is one of the few things you can do to regain control of this process. Infertility experts Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss have created the ultimate guide to ensuring the most cost-effective care with the highest chances for success. With anecdotes, interviews, and advice from both doctors and patients, you can easily apply these specific money-saving strategies to your own unique situation. Learn how to:
- Select a fertility clinic with a high rate of success
- Convince your insurance company to cover more of the costs
- Track down the most affordable fertility drugs
- Travel abroad for cheaper care or international surrogacy
- Avoid the scams and unnecessary expenses every step of the way
Personal and professional, Budgeting for Infertility is an invaluable resource that shows you how to pay for infertility treatment...and still have money in the bank for diapers and day care.
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, is a godsend.
ÒThe Baby ChaseÓ is a primer for anyone contemplating or undergoing IVF. More than that, itÕs a story of longing, hopeÑand hormonesÑthat will appeal to all parents, present and future.
FinnÕs engaging and honest account sheds light on a subject that few people who undergo IFV are willing to talk about: what happens when the science doesnÕt work. ÒUsually, itÕs only the people who come out on the other side, beaming, with a baby on one hip, who speak up about IVF,Ó she writes. ÒWe never hear from those IVF has failed - itÕs too crushing to talk about. We donÕt hear from men and women in the middle of treatment, either.... People like me.Ó
In this Byliner Original from the new digital publisher Byliner, ÒThe Baby Chase: An Adventure in FertilityÓ chronicles what itÕs like to go through the IVF process at a time of rapid changes in fertility medicine. Finn takes readers on her intrepid, at times comical, journey through the IVF frontierÑfrom her selection of a fertility clinic to her first hormone shot to her most recent experiments with new treatment methods (testosterone gel, anyone?). Candidly, and with good humor, she discusses dream-date sperm donors, nightmare boyfriends, and rampant emotions. And she addresses thorny issues such as adoption, egg donation, and the loneliness and social ostracism associated with IVF. Will her story end with a baby? Only time and technology will tell.
PRAISE FOR "THE BABY CHASE"
"Anyone wanting a baby but putting it off should read Holly FinnÕs 'The Baby Chase' now, or should probably have read it already. But even if you donÕt think youÕre interested in fertility, this thoughtful, witty, breathtakingly honest essay will tell you things you didnÕt know about your friends, your colleagues, and possibly your own body. Finn has been to the frontier of reproductive technology and sent back a generous and harrowing report." ÑMaile Meloy, author of ÒBoth Ways Is the Only Way I Want ItÓ
Drawing on the author's own personal triumph over infertility, Conceiving Healthy Babies is a unique herbal guide geared to helping couples achieve balance in preconception, pregnancy, lactation, and beyond. Its individualized approach to fertility explains the importance of:
* Understanding, accepting, and celebrating our own bodies
* Basing our diets on organic, nutrient-dense foods that have been traditionally prepared
* Using whole plants in their original form for their medicinal benefits
Packed with detailed information on hundreds of different herbs with a focus on their roles in building healthy babies, this comprehensive manual is a roadmap to wellbeing. The reference guide is rounded out by complete information on herbal use before, during, and post-pregnancy, and special attention is paid to supporting nursing and lactation. Whether you are have experienced challenges in conceiving or just want to ensure that your pregnancy is as natural and uncomplicated as possible, Conceiving Healthy Babies is an indispensable guide.
Dawn Combs is an ethnobotanist and herbalist who apprenticed with Rosemary Gladstar. After resolving her own infertility diagnosis through whole foods and natural herbal remedies, she chose to specialize in helping women rebalance their bodies for fertility.