The Couple's Guide to in Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Your Chances of Success

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Da Capo Press, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 300 pages
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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 medications and coping with hormonal surges to dealing with the emotional aspects of the grueling IVF process, Liza Charlesworth's The Couple's Guide to In Vitro Fertilization offers knowing, sensitive counsel. Full of hard-won personal wisdom and the most up-to-date medical information explained in layman's terms, this invaluable guide is sure to become recommended reading for couples trying to conceive and their families alike.
  

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Review: The Couple's Guide To In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need To Know To Maximize Your Chances Of Success

User Review  - Erica - Goodreads

This book came out in 2004 so it is up to date and explains the entire IVF process in clear terms. It offers a thorough explanation of the process, emotional support and good advice. Read full review

Review: The Couple's Guide To In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need To Know To Maximize Your Chances Of Success

User Review  - Shana - Goodreads

For anyone who is investigating the process of in-vitro, I would highly recommend this book. I knew much of the detailed information about the process before reading this, but found the prospective of ... Read full review

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Contents

The Facts on IVF
1
Getting a Fix on Your Infertility
21
Is IVF the Right Choice for You?
47
Seeking Emotional Support
61
Funding Your Fertility Treatments
85
Locating the Perfect Practice
111
If You Need Specialized Treatment
137
Gearing Up for a Great Cycle
169
Questions and Answers About Your Cycle
217
To Try Again?
267
Glossary
279
Online Resources
287
Acknowledgments
289
Index
291
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About the author (2004)

Liza Charlesworth underwent two rounds of IVF, the second of which was a success. An educational writer and the former editorial director at Scholastic Books, she lives in Forest Hills Garden, New York.

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