Whether you are young and fertile, over 40 and having trouble conceiving, or anywhere in between, here is the best resource to help you get pregnant.
The only must-have fertility book, Getting Pregnant, completely revised and updated, not only addresses the needs of those who cannot conceive but serves as the ultimate guide for anyone planning to have a baby, now or in the future. Addressing the newest, state-of-the-art medical treatments for infertility, Getting Pregnant gives you all the latest news on:
eight brand-new fertility drugs
donor eggs and donor sperm
a new 15-minute in-office surgery that can double conception odds
breakthrough technologies for preventing chronic miscarriage
how both sex and lifestyle factors affect fertility, including the "Nine to Five" guide for protecting your reproductive health on the job
Getting Pregnant also provides a wealth of practical information about the exercises, foods, and supplements that encourage a faster, healthier conception, as well as brand-new, all-natural techniques that influence the gender of your child. You'll also find a helpful six-month personal pregnancy planner that addresses all of your pre-conception health and medical needs.
Don't miss the new chapters that focus on protecting, increasing, and extending fertility, while new frontiers in both the treatment of male fertility and the science of motherhood are explored.
There is hope and help for women having difficulty becoming pregnant, assures Lauerson, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York Medical College. The author of several books on women's health, with journalist Bouchez he here describes what factors affect fertility, as well as environmental and bacterial threats to both male and female fertility. But more important, the coauthors show what steps can be taken to prevent or remedy impediments, including ovarian cysts, fibroids, sexually transmitted diseases, pelvic inflammatory disease and endometriosis. Although many guides to becoming pregnant focus on the female, this contains a comprehensive chapter on threats to male fertility--sexual infections, high blood pressure and diabetes. Unfortunately, some well-known fertility problems, such as a woman's prenatal exposure to diethystilbestrol (DES), are mentioned but not discussed fully. For the couple still unable to conceive, Lauersen and Bouchez offer know-how on in vitro fertilization procedures and programs. A brief but helpful resource section lists the names of medical associations, self-help groups and physicians specializing in reproductive medicine.