If at First You Don't Conceive: A Complete Guide to Infertility from One of the Nation's Leading Clinics

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Rodale, Mar 16, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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More than 7.3 million women in the United States are unable to have children because of infertility challenges, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Women and men diagnosed with infertility often feel overwhelmed and panicked; they are eager for accessible information and medically sound guidance. In this breakthrough book, Dr. Schoolcraft, one of the most renowned fertility specialists, offers hope to prospective parents by explaining what they need to know, including:

  • Choosing the right physician and clinic
  • Finding proven treatments for each condition
  • Dealing with the emotional challenges of infertility
  • Understanding the financial aspects of treatment

The Complete Guide to Overcoming Infertility offers the latest information in the key areas of fertility drugs, insemination, in vitro fertilization, male infertility treatments, fertility options for cancer patients, and much more. It saves millions of hopeful parents from suffering and confusion by allowing them to become their own best advocates in the fight for fertility.

 

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Contents

Become Your Own Best Advocate
24
Treatment Strategies
39
The Most Common Fertility Challenges
51
Endometriosis and Its Impact on Fertility
67
Tubal and Uterine Challenges
79
Unexplained Infertility
98
Miscarriages
105
Male Infertility
119
In Vitro Fertilization
160
The Egg Preservation Option
175
The Gestational Surrogacy Option
182
Alternative Treatments for Infertility
191
The Benefits of Genetic Testing
214
The Emotional Challenges
231
Working Well
247
A Patients Story
260

The Most Common Solutions
133
The Egg Donor Option
148
Glossary
274
Acknowledgments
288

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WILLIAM SCHOOLCRAFT, MD, HCLD, a fertility specialist and researcher, is the director of the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, one of the most successful fertility clinics in the world. He lives in Colorado.

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