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A Baby at Last! by Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, Dr. Marc Goldstein, and Mark L. Fuerst
The trailblazing fertility program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center has pioneered many of the procedures that are now standard practices in fertility centers around the world. If you can’t get to New York for a consultation with Dr. Zev Rosenwaks and Dr. Marc Goldstein, A Baby At Last! puts the doctors’ expertise down on paper, offering all the information you need on the latest fertility treatments in order to make informed decisions. In this comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date handbook for diagnosing and treating infertility in both men and women, you’ll get invaluable advice on when to seek help; finding the right doctors, and knowing the tough questions you need to ask; what tests to have for him and her, when to have them, and why; and whether or not you’re a candidate for advanced treatments, including IVF, ICSI, and beyond. Covering everything from the latest technologies to the emotional hurdles associated with infertility, Drs. Rosenwaks and Goldstein share the knowledge and expertise that make the pregnancy success rates for Weill Cornell patients among the highest in the world. Here, as never before, is a book that can help you, too, bring home a baby at last! For more information, follow this link.
Acupuncture and Hormone Balance by Li Zheng
This book tries to answer the following questions:
- Why can acupuncture relax our mind and body to alleviate stress and balance our immune function and nervous system?
- How can acupuncture strengthen the functions of our adrenal glands, thyroid, testicles and ovaries so that to reduce inflammation and balance the levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone?
- How can acupuncture and herbs improve digestion and fix the leaky gut?
- How can acupuncture reduce the pain without causing drowsiness and addiction
- How can acupuncture increase the success rate of fertility?
- How can acupuncture help people quit smoking or alcohol?
- Why can acupuncture promote your metabolism and suppress your appetite so you can regain your healthy body shape?
- Why do celebrities choose acupuncture to reduce their muscle drooping and skin wrinkles?
- How can acupuncture help depressed people regain their confidence and reduce their medication?
A Fertile Path: Guiding the Journey with Mindfulness and Compassion by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D.
A Fertile Path: Guiding the Journey with Mindfulness and Compassion shows how the gifts of mindfulness can help you navigate the emotional and physical challenges of fertility and realize your dream of parenthood. When confronted by the often overwhelming stress that comes from infertility and its treatment, staying present and maintaining equanimity isn’t just important, it’s essential. Mindfulness can help you navigate the complex network of emotional and physical trials that infertility presents. Drawing from the lessons of her own journey through infertility and those women and men with whom Dr. Marotta has worked, A Fertile Path presents a step-by-step guide that offers strategies for the challenges on the road ahead and support to develop the resilience you need to stay the course of your fertility journey. Each chapter presents mindfulness exercises to support the teachings, with links to guided meditation audio on the author’s website that complement the formal practices. For more information, follow this link.
Barren Grace by Nikolina Kulidžan
Barren Grace is a novel inspired by the author’s own experience with infertility, a difficult but transformational journey of several years. While trying to come to terms with the fact that she would never have biological children, Nikolina longed to find solace in a novel that would make her feel less alone while also giving her hope for a way forward. Unable to find such a book, she decided to write it. The result is an entertaining and moving story of two strong women—one at the threshold of adulthood, another of middle age—negotiating passion, family, and career, and discovering a few things along the way, most notably—themselves. For more information, follow this link.
Conception: A Fertility Doctor's Memoir by Merle J Berger, MD
Conception – A Fertility Doctor’s Memoir describes the history of IVF and the world it made from someone who has been practicing since its earliest days. It will appeal to anyone who has considered IVF in the past 40 years, and those who wonder if they will ever need it in the future. It will also likely appeal to those who have reservations about assisted reproduction and how it has so dramatically moved a fundamental human act out of the bedroom and into the lab, even as it has stoked our fears about designer babies. Conception will help people to understand the headlines we read every day about egg-freezing technology and the way in which celebrities over 45 get pregnant. (Hint: they use donor eggs.)
What lies ahead is thrilling to contemplate and even a little bit frightening. But when we have context for these discussions, readers will be able to make the choices that are best for them. For more information, follow this link.
Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children by Robert L. Klitzman, M.D.
Drawing on extensive new research, this book explores how prospective parents grapple with a range of dilemmas, and provides insights on how to address these challenges and cope. Fertility treatments, including In vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies continue to advance rapidly, producing millions of babies, but also pose difficult medical, psychological, ethical and financial quandaries for many patients.
Prospective parents commonly struggle with whether, when and how much to use these treatments, how to choose an infertility doctor, which treatments to use, how many embryos to implant and cycles of IVF to undergo, whether to use donor eggs or sperm, how much to spend, how old is too old, whether to tell offspring about use of donor eggs or sperm, and how to cope. This book can aid these patients as well as their family members and friends who may not to fully understand the complex journeys involved. For more information, follow this link.
Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope Conceived from Infertility by Sue A. Johnston
Detours is an unprecedented collection of inspirational infertility journeys that offers hope, against all odds, for those struggling with infertility. Never before have eleven friends come together to create a book that is more than mere stories on paper. Detours is a published support group for those who are also facing their own overwhelmingly difficult quest for parenthood. You will hear and feel each author’s fears and frustrations as they begin and end a journey none of them imagined. The path of infertility can be littered with horrendous disappointments and unbelievable happiness. These friends, who met through RESOLVE of San Diego, cover the gambit of assisted reproductive technologies and will be your guides as you navigate roadblocks and setbacks of infertility. Celebrate with them as they rejoice their solutions and share what they wish they had known when they were going through infertility treatment. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Detours will be donated to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. For more information, follow this link.
Fertility Walk: A Fertility Nurse’s Guide Along Your Journey by Tamara Tobias
Proceeds from this book benefit Fertility Walk Hope Fund, a non-profit organization providing grants to those who need fertility treatment but have no insurance coverage and are financially restricted. Tamara’s goal of this book was to help envision the journey of infertility as a walk. The trail one follows through infertility is not an easy one. We stumble and fall, meander at times, and occasionally skip with joy. The chapters in this book are meant to serve as your walking tools and they guide you through the process with easy-to-comprehend explanations and many ultrasound images to explain the menstrual cycle, treatment options, and procedures. Abnormal findings such as a cyst or fibroid are reviewed as well as all of those questions that arise when a cycle IS successful. As your walking partner, Tamara’s ultimate intention for you is to find HOPE… For more information, and to purchase the book, visit http://www.bit.ly/FertilityWalkOnAmazon
Happy Together by Julie Marie (Author) and Ashley Lucas (Illustrator)
Hope Strong: Navigating the Emotions of Your Infertility Journey: Overcome the Pain and Thrive with Hope by Christina Oberon
It's Conceivable!: Hypnosis for Fertility (2nd Edition) by Lynsi Eastburn, MA
It’s Conceivable! was first released 2006. The second edition, revised and updated to reflect the current infertility epidemic, was released eleven years later. It contains Lynsi’s research study Hypnosis as a Viable Treatment for Infertility. This book provides hope to those struggling with infertility. It addresses what hypnosis really is, and the many ways it can help with fertility issues. The power of the mind is enormous, and hypnosis is the most direct, rapid route to unlocking its potential. Gain insight into hypnosis and hypnotherapy, the interrelation of the conscious and subconscious, the roles of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system, subconscious blocks, etc., in specific application to infertility. Firsthand accounts of client cases provide a “fly-on-the-wall” experience. To realize the strength and capacity of your mind is to discover how it can help (or hinder) you to conceive. For more information follow this link.
Missing Mothers by Martha Birkett Bordwell
Six-year-old Martha’s world changes abruptly when her mother dies during childbirth. First she must adjust to having no mother and then, when her father remarries, to a second mother. But she never stops missing her first mother, the mother she struggles to remember. Excited by marriage to her college sweetheart, she hopefully anticipates pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. Infertility leads to another change in plans. She and her husband enter the unfamiliar landscape of interracial and intercultural adoption. They adopt an infant son from South Korea and a daughter from Guatemala. Martha pledges to provide her children with the childhood she did not have and to mother them in ways she can’t remember being mothered. but as the lives of her children unfurl, their individual attitudes toward maternal loss don’t conform to Martha’s experience or expectations. For more information follow this link.
Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss by Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG
Not Broken is a comprehensive, evidence-based but easy-to-read guide for anyone who wants to understand all aspects of miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. Whether you are a patient struggling with miscarriages or a medical provider caring for patients with recurrent pregnancy loss, you will learn something from this resource. Dr. Shahine explains not only a typical Western medicine approach to evaluation and treatment for miscarriage but also includes Eastern approaches to care, lifestyle factors that will decrease your risk of miscarriage, and the emotional impact of recurrent pregnancy loss. You will finish this book feeling more empowered to be an advocate for your care and more hopeful than ever to continue towards your family goals. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link
Not Pregnant by Cathie Quillet
After four miscarriages and years of infertility, Cathie Quillet felt stuck and alone in her negative emotions. In Not Pregnant, Quillet offers a place for women who are experiencing infertility to come together, validate their emotions, and let go of their pain. This motivational and comforting book addresses: infertility’s effects on sex and marriage; handling the public’s general ignorance about infertility; secondary infertility; miscarriages; grief and the plethora of emotions experienced; hormonal changes with fertility medications; and how to move on with your life. Cathie Quillet has been working with couples for years as an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist. Unable to have children, Quillet is familiar with all of the complexities of the infertile journey. Not Pregnant is a compilation of tough lessons she learned and what no-one warns you about when standing face-to-face with infertility. In addition, Quillet collaborated with her ob-gyn, Dr. Shannon Sutherland, to further explain the medical side of infertility. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link
On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility by Helen Adrienne
Levels of stress are unbearable levels and both individuals and couples can feel destabilized. With On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility in hand, you will learn how to turn the tables on this unwanted change and ride the infertility wave rather than be swamped by it. Author Helen Adrienne, psychotherapist, equips readers with the weapons to win battles against the consequences of infertility. Easy-to-learn mind/body exercises are at the end of each chapter, some of which have a statistically significant association with pregnancy. Stories of former patients support the effectiveness of mind/body interventions, and show readers that it is possible to “gain from the pain.” On Fertile Ground goes beyond typical self-help books by showing how to navigate through the normal resistance to change. This is a growth-from-adversity book, a managing-stress book and a get-back-in-control book that is comprehensive and provides relief. Visit Helen’s web site www.helenadrienne.com for more tips on managing infertility. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.
Spirit Baby: Travels Through China on the Long Road to Motherhood by Nina Nielson Little
The journey from broken to beautiful began with a plane ticket.
When Nina and Chris step off the plane onto Chinese soil, they are a couple in crisis. Fleeing the heartbreak of failed fertility treatments and the silence of their childless home, they arrive in Beijing just in time for the annual spring sand storms. As they travel from the historic cities of northern China to the stunning countryside of southern China, Nina finds new wonders in the world.
Part humorous travelogue, part heartfelt memoir, Spirit Baby weaves together themes of longing, loss, and learning to live again, while celebrating the healing benefits of travel. It tells of the power of a couple’s dream for a child and celebrates the many paths to motherhood.
Life can take a toll…but that doesn’t mean the journey’s not worth taking. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.
The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally (Updated Edition) by Christopher D. Williams, M.D.
Each year a new group of couples decides they’re ready to have a baby. One thing they all share: the desire to have a healthy baby as quickly as possible. They’ve done their thinking, they’ve made their plans, and they want to get pregnant NOW. Fortunately for them, renowned fertility specialist Christopher Williams, M.D., has updated his popular guide, The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally, to include all the later findings. Since the first edition was published in 2001, there have been significant changes in fertility research and recommendations to maximize the odds during each cycle. The revised edition includes:
- An updated introduction
- Revised and reader-friendly figures
- Current statistics
- An examination of new products
- Up-to-date nutritional information
- New developments in all studies covered in the original book
- The latest resource and reading information
- A new chapter preparing readers for the first appointment with a fertility doctor
The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility by Mark P. Trolice, M.D.
Give yourself the best-possible odds for getting pregnant and having a baby with this concise, expert, and encouraging companion as your guide!
In the only general guide to infertility written by a medical doctor who specializes in the subject, Mark Trolice, MD—who is board-certified in both OB/GYN and REI (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)—shares the practical knowledge he has gained from working in infertility medicine for years, with many hundreds of patients, along with the warmth and wisdom he has acquired from getting to know prospective parents from all kind of backgrounds. For more information follow this link.
The IVF Planner by Monica Bivas
In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is a complex process that can involve multiple medical teams and points of contact, and it is a significant financial investment. The cost for treatment includes numerous medications, appointments, daily tests, and procedures. Predictably, IVF is the theme of endless books, websites, blog posts, and articles. Based on her personal experiences with IVF, author Monica Bivas created this journal to help you organize the process, handle stress better, and bring focus and clarity to your personal IVF journey. She created The IVF Planner both as an information guide and for you to write your own story. She touches on everything from the basics of the process to financing to a support network and more. Bivas communicates that the IVF journey, no matter the end result—negative, positive, or even cancelled cycles—takes strength, takes courage, and teaches you to be disciplined. Though expensive and challenging, it’s a journey to be proud of. For more information, and to purchase the book, visit Amazon here.
The 3 Keys to Conception: Pregnancy Against All Odds by Lynsi Eastburn, MA
Trying to conceive and getting nowhere is not only frustrating, it is heartbreaking. It seems it’s easy for everyone else, but not for you. You may feel alone, isolated, and even find yourself wondering if you are somehow being punished for an unknown transgression that has rendered you undeserving of becoming a mother. You are not alone, and you are not being punished. But you may be missing a crucial piece of the puzzle. The 3 Keys to Conception contains the simple but powerful message that may be just what you need to tie it all together. Whether you resonate with this book or not, know that your baby is coming to you in just the right time and in just the right way. For more information follow this link
Triple Blessing by Michael Cave
Michael Cave and his wife, Angelique, always wanted children—they just didn’t expect it to take so long.
Then, after nearly eight years of fertility treatments, their dream came true; Michaela, Emma and Christopher, AKA “The Cavelets”, were born.
The journey was a long one, peppered with invasive procedures, miscarriages and financial woes. In his book, Triple Blessing, Michael shares his deeply personal and sometimes painful story of infertility. The book offers a fresh perspective from a husband while providing some concrete information for anyone affected by infertility. For more information, follow this link.
Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping With Infertility by Janet Jaffe, David Diamond, and Martha Diamond
For people struggling with infertility and/or pregnancy loss, wanting a baby is a craving unlike any other. The intensity of their longing is matched only by the complexity of the emotional, physical, financial, and psychological maze they must navigate. Unsung Lullabies is a compassionate companion for anyone coping with infertility that addresses these difficult issues. Written by three psychologists, who have each experienced their own struggles with infertility, Unsung Lullabies provides tools to help individuals and couples reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation; identify their partner’s coping style which may be vastly different from their own; listen to their “unsung lullabies” – their conscious and unconscious dreams about creating a family; and mourn the multiple losses of infertility and move on. For more information, visit www.UnsungLullabies.com. Follow this link to purchase a copy.