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The Infertility Survival Handbook
Elizabeth Swire Falker
1573223816
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
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 xto dealing with insurance. She helps readers:

€ Navigate the maze of infertility tests and treatments
€ Handle the financial strain and marital stress that accompany the treatments € Formulate questions to ask doctors and nurses and learn to be their own advocate for good medical care € Understand the options:

-IUIs
-IVF
-traditional adoption
-embryo adoption
-donor eggs
-gestational...


The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
Radine A. Lewis
0316159212
March 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Lewis, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, believes infertile couples should turn to Chinese medicine as an alternative to what she considers painful, invasive and time-consuming Western treatments. She first explains, "Traditional Chinese medicine holds that a woman's body must be gently nourished and encouraged to bear fruit.... I have found that most hormonal imbalances (which contribute to 40 percent of documented cases of infertility, yet are considered untreatable by conventional Western medicine) respond to Eastern methods of treatment." In Lewis's experience, women who have undergone three to six months of the dietary changes, herbs and acupuncture treatments become pregnant with no further effort. Lewis intersperses her somewhat technical examination of the program with anecdotes about her patients,...


Natural Solutions to Infertility

0871319551


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Book Description
An internationally known nutritional expert has found that couples can maximize their chances of getting pregnant by making changes in diet and lifestyle.


The Everything Getting Pregnant Book
Robin Elise Weiss
1593370342
Apr 2004
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Book Description
For many couples, getting pregnant can be a harrowing and emotionally draining experience. In fact, one in every six couples of childbearing age has a problem conceiving. The Everything Getting Pregnant Book is a one-of-a-kind fertility book that outlines the steps to follow when planning for a pregnancy, such as discontinuing birth control methods, exercising, and eating well. This exhaustively researched guide also provides explanations of a wide-range of fertility treatments available today, what they entail, and their success rates - allowing parents to choose their treatment wisely. The Everything Getting Pregnant Book helps readers understand: Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility surgery Low-tech fertility aids Male and female factor infertility Medication therapy Menstrual cycle basics Whether...


Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility 7e
Leon Speroff
0781747953
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
New edition of a text that provides both factual knowledge and systematic approaches to clinical problems. Speroff, Robert H. Glass, and Nathan G. Kase present 32 chapters reflecting the explosion of knowledge in reproductive biology and medicine.

Book Info
Reference to reproductive endocrinology for physicians and residents. Previous edition c1994. Two-tone format. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Hannah's Hope
Jennifer Saake
1576836541
May 2005
Paperback
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Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar's Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility
Alice D. Domar
0142002011
February 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Focusing on a topic the author covered more briefly in Healing Mind, Healthy Women, Domar, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard, with freelance writer Kelly, provides here a well-written and supportive self-help manual for women who have been unable to sustain a pregnancy. The stresses that accompany infertility can impact negatively on a woman's relationship with her husband, family members, friends and colleagues. Domar strongly recommends and fully describes such relaxation techniques as yoga, meditation, journal writing and guided imagery as useful ways to cope with infertility treatments, feelings of failure, and obsessive envy of women who are mothers. She also details how to overcome sexual and emotional tensions that spring up between married couples around this issue. Drawing on case studies and...


The Conception Chronicles
Patty Doyle Debano
0757302386
June 2005
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Book Description
When we first started down the baby-making path, we thought we'd be pregnant in no time. We'd just toss out our birth control pills and before we knew it, we'd be rocking our little one to sleep. Little did we know what was in store for us, or the energy it would take to face all of the crazy, unpredictable and (sometimes) irrational emotions we felt along the way. Neither did our husbands. Sound familiar? If your idea of foreplay is screaming, "I'm ovulating; it's time!!!" to your oblivious husband... If your ovulation schedule is ruling your life and every trip to the drug store includes a bulk purchase of pregnancy sticks... If you're running out of answers to the chronic questioning from the pregnancy paparazzi about your plans for parenthood ... Then this is the book for you. Whether it's been three...


Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth about Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and how They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives
Lori Leibovich (Editor)
0060737816
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Inspired by a letter written to Salon.com requesting more stories about people who chose not to have children, senior editor Leibovich brought together a broad spectrum of writers to create a refreshing, sometimes painful, collection of essays in which, to quote the subtitle, "28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives." Lionel Shriver celebrates her adults-only existence in "The Baby Stops Here"; Amy Richards goes through the seldom-discussed procedure of "selective reduction" in "Triple Threat"; and Kathryn Harrison cares for her dying grandmother as well as her newborn daughter in the beautiful "Cradle to Grave." Other standout essays include Neal Pollack's, defending his right to have only one child (his...


A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility
Julie Vargo
0060776811
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The comprehensiveness of this accessible guide to managing infertility reflects the somewhat obsessive approach of the authors, who have both undergone years of infertility treatment and whose anecdotes frame each chapter. In plain language, journalist Vargo and literary agent Regan (sister of publisher Judith) detail the impact of a variety of factors (age, weight, stress, exercise, nutrition, STDs, pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs, pollution) on both female and male infertility. They provide solid tips on finding a fertility specialist and navigating the wide variety of questions, tests and treatments readers can expect to go through, and frankly discuss the difficult choices (medical, ethical, legal, financial and emotional) parental hopefuls will have to make. Vargo and Regan believe motherhood is a...


The Fastest Way To Get Pregnant Naturally
Christopher D. Williams, Christopher D. Williams M.D.
0786885564
February 21, 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Infertility specialist Christopher D. Williams, M.D., counsels the "everyday, presumably fertile couple" in The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally: The Latest Information on Conceiving a Healthy Baby on Your Timetable. Two-career partners can often have a difficult time coordinating and planning what should be a joyful undertaking. Williams outlines steps to be followed, such as taking vitamins within the recommended dosages to cover deficiencies, discontinuing birth control methods within sufficient time, along with exercising and eating well. His timetable is clear and concise, and his list of sources and bibliography offer further assistance. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Williams, a medical doctor specializing in obstetrics...


Making a Baby
Debra Fulghum Bruce
0345435435
Jan 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
According to authors Bruce (a prolific health writer) and Thatcher (a reproductive endocrinologist), five to eight million couples in the U.S. currently experience difficulties conceiving a baby. To assist them, and others who may confront the prospect of infertility in the near future, Bruce and Thatcher present a comprehensive examination of the options and technologies available today. From "conception 101" to cutting-edge procedures, this clearly written book guides couples through the causes of infertility and the options available to counteract it. While stressing that certain problems can't be controlled (a parent's age or an inherited disorder, for instance), the authors claim that there has "never been a better time than now to get pregnant." Along with familiar "BMTs" (baby making tips), such as the...


The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception
Debora L. Spar
1591396204
February 14, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Among the troubling aspects of new reproductive technologies is the takeover of reproduction by the marketplace. This probing study accepts the free market process while casting a discerning and skeptical eye at its pitfalls. Harvard business prof Spar (The Cooperative Edge: The Internal Politics of International Cartels) explores many aspects of the high-tech commodification of procreation: the fabulous revenues commercial fertility clinics earn from couples' desperate desire for children and the ensuing conflicts between medical ethics and the profit motive; the premiums paid for sperm and eggs from genetically desirable donors; the possible exploitation of poor, nonwhite and Third World surrogate mothers paid to gestate the spawn of wealthy Westerners; the fine line between modern adoption practices and...


The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
Randine A. Lewis
0316172294
January 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lewis, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, believes infertile couples should turn to Chinese medicine as an alternative to what she considers painful, invasive and time-consuming Western treatments. She first explains, "Traditional Chinese medicine holds that a woman's body must be gently nourished and encouraged to bear fruit.... I have found that most hormonal imbalances (which contribute to 40 percent of documented cases of infertility, yet are considered untreatable by conventional Western medicine) respond to Eastern methods of treatment." In Lewis's experience, women who have undergone three to six months of the dietary changes, herbs and acupuncture treatments become pregnant with no further effort. Lewis intersperses her somewhat technical examination of the program with anecdotes about her patients,...


Inconceivable : A Woman's Triumph over Despair and Statistics
Julia Indichova
0767908201
October 9, 2001
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Book Description
A memoir of hope for the thousands of women struggling with infertility, from one who beat the odds by simply tuning in to her body and tapping her well of sheer determination.

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:...


Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility: Handbook for Clinicians - Resident Survival Guide
John David Gordon
0964546760
September 2000
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Book Description
George Washington Univ., Washington DC. Pocket outline and reference includes more than 200 tables, flowcharts, and figures. New sections are: breast cancer treatment, menopause management, management of hypercholesterolemia, HIV in pregnancy, and GYN oncology guidelines. Previous edition: c1995. For students and residents.

Book Info
George Washington Univ., Washington DC. Pocket outline and reference includes more than 200 tables, flowcharts, and figures. New sections are: breast cancer treatment, menopause management, management of hypercholesterolemia, HIV in pregnancy, and GYN oncology guidelines. Previous edition: c1995. For students and residents.

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Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
Toni Weschler
0060937645
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
This comprehensive book explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control (which is not to be confused with the woefully ineffective "rhythm" method). Author Toni Weschler has been teaching fertility awareness for almost 20 years, and it's only just now gaining in popularity. As the book explains, by using simple fertility signs including peaks in morning body temperature and changes in cervical position and cervical mucus, it's possible to determine when ovulation is taking place. Fertility awareness is therefore useful for not only couples who are trying to conceive, but for those who are aiming to avoid pregnancy without the use of chemical contraceptives. It will be of special interest to those women who...


When the Cradle Is Empty
John Van Regenmorter
1589971574
Apr 2004
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Book Description
Having a child is a cherished dream for most of us. But what happens when nothing happens--or a pregnancy ends in tragedy? Authors John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter share their own experience in When the Cradle Is Empty: Answering Tough Questions about Infertility. With wisdom, compassion, and sound biblical advice, this comprehensive guide helps couples explore their options, get the medical help they need, deal with pressures from family and friends, and protect their marriage.


The Infertility Diet: Get Pregnant and Prevent Miscarriage
Fern Reiss
1893290395
June 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This unique natural healing "recipe" book describes the way food affects a couple's ability to get pregnant and stay pregnant. Reiss, who studied cooking and nutrition at the Culinary Institute of America and the Kushi Institute for Macrobiotic Studies, combines her educational background with medical research to conclude that a balanced diet of whole foods rich in vegetables, fruits, and grains may improve one's fertility. Claiming personal success, she discusses general good eating habits and the physiological basics of timing. Reiss has organized her book by fertility problem and its nutritional remedy (for example, eating yams may correct a short luteal phase defect). Food groups rather than vitamin dosages are emphasized (and vitamin pill supplements discouraged), which leads to vague recommendations of the...


Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book
Richard Marrs
0440508037
Feb 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Marrs, the head of the Institute for Fertility Research in California and editor of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Blackwell Science, 1993), offers an up-to-date, no-nonsense look at infertility. Enhanced by detailed illustrations, his text reviews both causes and treatment. Marrs does not gloss over the pitfalls of treatment and the likelihood of a cure. In outlining the avenues to take, he discusses assisted reproductive technologies, including current embryology lab techniques. Thankfully, he does not limit his discussion of the emerging field of reproductive immunology to antiphospholipid antibodies, which is just one immune disorder, but broadly considers immunological problems, a topic not discussed in other infertility books. Emotional and financial issues are given equal weight (the unique...


Water from the Rock: Finding God's Comfort in the Midst of Infertility
Donna Gibbs
0802429319
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Hope and encouragement for those dealing with infertility. Issues of Infertility are epidemic within and without the church. The pain and disappointment runs so deep, and often threatens the relationships of those involved. Water from the Rock is an excellent resource for women facing this crisis on a daily basis. Rather than addressing the medical aspects of infertility, this book helps readers focus on reaching out to God and allowing Him to comfort them throughout this trial. Biblically based strategies are offered in each chapter to help women and couples move from emotional grief to spiritual growth as they travel this difficult road.

About the Author
Donna Gibbs, a licensed professional counselor and national certified councilor, is a member of the American Association...


The Couple's Guide to In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Your Chances of Success
Liza Charlesworth
0738208973
May 2004
Paperback
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Parents Express March 2005
"This book offers support, guidance and valuable information for the couple considering this process."

Book Description
A wise and compassionate guide to getting successfully through one of the most expensive and stressful fertility treatments. Despite the fact that it is an expensive, complex, emotionally draining, and often last-ditch fertility treatment, there are now over 250,000 couples who consider in vitro fertilization (IVF) every year; more than 125,000 couples decide to undergo it. While dry, clinical information is available, there is a gaping need for sisterly advice from someone who's been through the process herself. From evaluating care and preparing for the complicated process to understanding egg retrieval and embryo transfer; from tips on taking...


An Atlas of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: An Illustrated Textbook & Reference for Clinicians, Second Edition
Yury Verlinsky
1842142453
December 22, 2004
Hardcover
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R.G. Edwards, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is now applied successfully to the detection of more and more severe forms of inherited disease. . . . Its advanced technologies are well illustrated in the pictures and text so carefully gathered in this book. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

Review
Read the reviews of the first edition: "The Atlas is technically detailed and beautifully illustrated." --Joy Delhanty, Journal of Medical Geneitcs "The book's raidon d'etre is its 119 pages of color illustrations. Too effusive praise cannot be given for these illustrations…the book should be on the shelf of every prenatal genetic and IVF unit." --Joe Leigh Simpson, Fertility and Sterility "An extraordinary documentation on...

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