Fertility for dummies

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Wiley, Apr 25, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 408 pages
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Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it. People do it too—have babies, that is—but sometimes they need a little help getting there. Often the problem is simple and can be handled without medical intervention. Unfortunately, in many cases it’s more complicated and can lead to a long, costly, and emotionally trying treatment process. Each year, more than 6 million people become fertility patients in the United States, alone. And they’re just the ones who can afford treatments which can cost as much as $20,000—with no guarantee of success.

Ready for a baby but having a hard time conceiving? In this friendly guide, fertility patient, Jackie Meyers-Thompson and fertility expert Sharon Perkins use humor, heartache, and the real-life experiences of actual patients to cover the complete fertility story. In jargon-free language, they clue you in on the essentials of human reproduction and what can impede it. And they tell you what you need to know to

    li>Take control of your fertilit
  • Optimize you chances of conceivin
  • Know why you’re not conceivin
  • Understand your treatment option
  • Find the right doctor and work with him or he
  • Navigate the confusing world of fertility treatment

From basic life-style changes to in vitro fertilization, Fertility For Dummies covers all the basic and high-tech fertility choices available. You’ll discover what you need to know about

    li>The female anatomy, the logistics of getting pregnant, and behaviors you should or shouldn’t change before trying to conceiv
  • Fine-tuning conception efforts using methods to predict ovulation, best sexual behaviors, diet, vitamins and supplements, and mor
  • Tests for diagnosing fertility problems and understanding the effects of various diseases on fertilit
  • Choosing a specialist and choosing a treatment, including intrauterine insemination and fertility injection
  • In vitro fertilization, what to expect physically, emotionally, and financiall
  • Third-party reproduction—working with sperm donors, egg donors, embryo adoption, and surrogate

Relax, discover your fertility options, and let Fertility For Dummies be your guide to having a baby

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This book definetly answered many questions that my husband and I had. It also helped us understand and relate more to the situation we are going through. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Road Less Traveled So Far 283
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In the Beginning
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Jackie Meyers-Thompson, a public relations professional, spent more than three years becoming a successful student of high-tech fertility when she and her spouse simply tried to conceive.

Sharon Perkins, RN, is Nurse Coordinator at a large infertility clinic visited by patients from around the world.