This is the era of knowledge. You can find information pertaining to any subject on the planet with a quick Google search or a visit to Amazon.com. We appreciate when our clients come to us well-informed because it helps us to maximize our time together, reviewing the results of the fertility workups and determining the best course of action for treating or coping with infertility issues – and to begin paving the way towards conceptions.
5 Highly Rated Books About Fertility, Infertility and Individual Journeys
There are plenty of books on the market regarding fertility, infertility and the journeys that individuals and couples have taken to reach their goals. Here are five books that have garnered highly positive reviews on Amazon.com.
1. Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility. If you are just starting out, or have experienced your first few failed pregnancy tests and are beginning to panic, this is probably the best place to start. Covering a wide range of issues that affect human fertility, this book can help you and your partner define your “fertility type” and then work towards making the lifestyle changes that may be necessary to help you conceive. Even if it’s determined that you require further fertility treatments, or IVF assistance, you’ll have a wonderful knowledge bank to draw on. Note: If you are 30+ and have experienced multiple “negatives”, you may want to consult with a fertility specialist sooner, rather than later, just in case.
2. The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies. There is no question that Eastern medicinal practices differ greatly from Western medicine in several regards. There is also no question that Western medicine is beginning to see – and prove – much of the wisdom found in the thousands of years of history experienced by ancient Chinese Wellness programs. We know that acupuncture can improve the outcome of IVF treatments and studies are in the works to evaluate how diet, herbal supplements and other ancient Chinese treatments can be used to facilitate conception.
3. What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant: The Complete Guide to All the Technologies for Couples Facing Fertility Problems. As mentioned above, it’s a good idea to gather some facts before meeting with a fertility specialist. If you’re fairly sure that medical innovation and technology are going to be some of your greatest allies, you’ll want to learn about your options so you are more familiar with the terms and possibilities your fertility specialist presents to you. This book is much like “Infertility Treatment for Dummies,” but with a more sensitive and compassionate approach.
4. The Infertility Survival Handbook. The name says it all. Author Elizabeth Swire Falk had, “seven years of tests and more tests, treatments and more treatments…and understands what it means to struggle with infertility.” Sometimes, you need a more personal – and less medical – version of what is what in the world of infertility, especially when it comes to the emotional rollercoaster ride it can be.
5. Waiting for Daisy. The subtitle continues: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, An Oscar, An Atomic Bomb, A Romantic Night and One Woman’s Quest to Become a Mother. Nothing sums it up better than that. This book is a wonderful read for those experiencing infertility and even those who aren’t! In fact, it might be the one you recommend to family and close friends before they even start to ask you the same laundry list of questions, comments and advice (argh!). Waiting for Daisy is heartbreaking, heartwarming and funny – all at the same time.
What are some of your favorite books about fertility, infertility or the stories of those experiencing each? We’d love to hear your recommendations in our comment box below.