Books on Infertility



Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better control of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller includes:

  • New 'Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition"
  • Updates on new fertility technologies
  • Natural approaches to conception
  • Updated Resources and Books
  • Infertility is a heartbreaking condition that affects nine million American couples each year. It causes tremendous stress, can trigger debilitating sadness and depression, and can tear a marriage to shreds.

    In Conquering Infertility, Harvard psychologist Alice Domar - whom Vogue calls the 'Fertility Goddess' - provides infertile couples with what they need most: stress relief, support, and hope. Using the innovative mind/body techniques she has perfected at her clinic, Domar helps infertile women not only regain control over their lives but also boost their chances of becoming pregnant.


    The author, Dr. Randine 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 explains that most hormonal imbalances which 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 simplifies many complex concepts, such as the theory that there are four vital substances in the body (Yin, Yang, Qi, and Blood) and how to overcome the imbalance between these substances.

    Hannah's Hope is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief of not yet conceiving, losing a child, or struggling through the adoption process. Jennifer Saake and her husband, Rick, are the founders of Hannah's Prayer Ministries (www.hannah.org), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help women who are infertile or have suffered miscarriage or adoption loss. Since their infertility battle began in 1992, the Saakes have lost ten children via miscarriages and failed adoption attempts and have been blessed with two living miracles. Compassionately written by a woman who knows well these painful struggles, Hannah's Hope will direct you to the Source of strength, whose name is "the God of all comfort."

    MAKING BABIES offers a proven 3-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Dr. David and Blakeway know a better way. Starting by identifying "fertility types," they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF. MAKING BABIES is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention. Dr. David and Blakeway are revolutionizing the fertility field, one baby at a time.

    Marc Sedaka stood by while he and his wife endured endless rounds of drug therapies, sixteen artificial inseminations, ten in-vitro fertilizations, three miscarriages, and, finally, a gestational surrogate ('womb for rent') who carried their twin girls to term. He was as supportive and loving as he could be, but he really wished he had had a book like What He Can Expect When She's Not Expecting during the process. Most books about dealing with infertility are geared toward women, leaving the man to his own devices when it comes to comfort and encouragement (never a good idea).

    With the help of his own infertility doctor, Sedaka provides straightforward guy-friendly advice on situations similar to his own.

    The man's guide to anything and everything in the infertility universe. Greg Wolfe went through four cycles of IVF on his rocky journey to fatherhood and now, with profound sympathy and side-splitting humor, he lays it all out for guys on similar baby-making quests. This is not a typical medical guide but a helpful handbook designed specifically with the male partner in mind, with answers to his most pressing questions about the infertility process, including:
    - Why are boxers better than briefs?
    - How can hamsters help determine what's wrong with my sperm?
    - My wife's already moody enough - why am I injecting her with even more hormones?
    - Is it necessary for me to fill the whole cup at the fertility clinic?

    The Fertility Diet reveals new research from the landmark Nurses' Health Study which examined the effects of diet and other lifestyle changes on fertility among nearly 20,000 female nurses. It shows that the food you eat can boost your fertility. The book prescribes ten simple changes in diet and activity that can increase your chances of getting pregnant.These changes include:
    - Cutting back on red meat and trans fats
    - Getting protein and iron from veggies and nuts
    - Choosing whole-fat milk and even ice cream
    - Drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol in moderation
    - Losing weight (if needed) and exercising.

    Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Infertility, Second Edition is an indispensible resource for both the recently diagnosed infertility patient and the veteran of unsuccessful treatments.

    Written in an easy-to-read format, it provides authoritative, practical answers to the most commonly asked questions about infertility. It covers a wide-range of topics including the etiology, diagnosis, and therapies available for infertility. Additionally, the appendix features key information from the CDC-SART IVF outcome.

    If you and your partner have struggled with fertility issues, you’re well aware of the emotional roller coaster of confusion, frustration, and disappointment that infertility can set in motion. This book offers a comprehensive set of mind-body techniques you can use to help improve fertility from the comfort of your home and make the most of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other fertility treatments.

    The book includes exercises and worksheets for:
    - Understanding how worry and stress affect fertility
    -Finding and working with a fertility specialist
    -Coping with envy, disappointment, and blame
    -Making the lifestyle choices that can help you conceive


    Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. Maybe you've planned your career and are now ready to start a family with the same organized approach. Or you've been trying to get pregnant for a few months. Or perhaps you don't have time to be casual about your fertility.
    The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant. Dr. Jean Twenge - a renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, brought her research background to the huge amount of information 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.

    Fully updated to include the latest scientific advancements, Conceptions and Misconceptions is a guided tour through the complex world of infertility treatments and clinics. Respected fertility specialists provide valuable knowledge to consumers about the proper diagnosis and treatment of infertility problems. They explore basic fertility enhancement methods, alternative treatments, and guide the reader through assisted reproduction techniques. This book helps demystify the "alphabet soup" of assisted reproduction.
    A new chapter explores alternative infertility treatments, including Chinese medicine, and the authors also provide tips for evaluating infertility programs.

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and if left unchecked, is linked to serious health issues like infertility, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and endometrial cancer. In this groundbreaking book, registered dietitian Hillary Wright explains this increasingly diagnosed disorder and introduces the holistic symptom-management program she developed by working with hundreds of patients. The PCOS Diet Plan also zeroes in on exactly what exercise, supplements, and self-care choices you can make to feel better every day. 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.

    If you or your partner is suffering from male infertility, you're not alone. Millions of couples are struggling with this problem. About 40% of these couples have exclusively male infertility problems, while another 20% have both male and female infertility problems. Now, two leading experts, a urologist specializing in male infertility and a psychologist, team up to write the most complete guide available on male infertility. From the latest, state-of-the-art treatments to advice on how to handle the emotional aspects of male infertility, you'll find out where to get the help you need. Overcoming Male Infertility also covers the psychological issues that are unique to men, and gives advice to women on helping their man through the trauma of infertility treatment--including how to get him to see a doctor in the first place.

    This revolutionary, Yoga for Fertility DVD Series, was developed by reproductive medicine specialists Brandon Horn and Wendy Yu, two of the most knowledgeable Chinese medicine practitioners working in the specialty field of infertility. It has helped thousands of women become pregnant.
    The four sets of exercises in this DVD alternate through the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle while describing what's happening at each phase. It has been uniquely designed, integrating yoga poses with acupuncture channels, to optimize each of the four phases of the reproductive cycle (menstrual, follicular, ovulatory and luteal). The result is a powerful tool to optimize and restore your fertility. This series comes highly recommended by prominent gynecologists and fertility specialists.

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