A Baby at Last!: The Couple's Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant--from Cutting-Edge Treatments to Commonsense Wisdom

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Your very own consultation with the world’s leading fertility doctors!

 

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. Rosenwaks and Dr. 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: you may not need to wait at all

 • 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

 • 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!
  

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Contents

One You Are Not Alone
3
Two What Factors Determine His Fertility?
15
Three What Factors Determine Her Fertility?
35
Four What a Couple Can Do
49
Five Whos on Your Team?
65
Six What Tests Should a Man Have?
81
Seven What Tests Should a Woman Have?
99
Eight Taking Action for Men
114
Eleven Am I a Candidate for ICSI?
169
Twelve What Are My Other Options?
182
Thirteen ThirdParty Reproduction
195
Fourteen Other Fertility Issues
210
Fifteen Can We Still Get Pregnant after Cancer?
219
Sixteen Do Alternative Treatments Work?
235
Seventeen What About the Rest of My Life?
249
Conclusion
264

Nine Taking Action for Women
130
Ten Am I a Candidate for IVF?
151

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About the author (2010)

ZEV ROSENWAKS, MD is the Director of The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, the world-renowned infertility clinic at New York Weill Cornell. He is a world known authority on reproductive endocrinology and infertility and one of the founding pioneers in the assisted reproductive technologies. He was part of the medical team that successfully used IVF for the first time in the U.S. in 1981. Dr. Rosenwaks is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and was appointed an endowed professorship in 1994 -- the Revlon Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received his subspecialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1981.

MARC GOLDSTEIN, MD is Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Professor of Urology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Surgeon-in-Chief, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Executive Director, Men's Service Center of the Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at the New York Weill Cornell University Medical Center. He is Senior Scientist with the Population Council's Center for Biomedical Research, located on the campus of Rockefeller University. He recently became the Matthew P. Hardy Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Urology at Weill Cornell and in Spring 2008 was named Doctor of Science (Honorary) at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

MARK L. FUERST  is a health and medical writer and the co-author of nine books, including the three editions of The Couple's Guide to Fertility As a free-lance journalist for more than 30 years, his articles have appeared in popular consumer magazines such as Family Circle, Woman's Day, Health, Parents, and Self. His articles on fertility have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Woman’s World, Baby Talk, and the United Features newspaper syndicate. Fuerst earned a biology degree from Dickinson College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and two children.

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