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With patience, fortitude, and proper care, however, most of these people can eventually become parents. The Couple's Guide to Fertility shows them how to address and, possibly, overcome their ...
With patience, fortitude, and proper care, however, most of these people can eventually become parents. The Couple's Guide to Fertility shows them how to address and, possibly, overcome their current condition. Dr. Gary S. Berger and Dr. Marc Goldstein -- specialists in male and female treatment -- thoroughly examine the causes of infertility, the tests you may undergo, and the state-of-the-art treatments that can help you have a baby. Joining these highly regarded experts is Mark Fuerst, a medical writer who himself has faced infertility, and who gathers stories of patients, told in their own words, to shed light on the emotional effects of this silent epidemic. Together, the authors report on all the available therapies, as well as alternatives to further treatment -- including adoption and surrogate parenting. They also supply a directory of fertility specialists in the United States and in vitro fertilization clinics in Canada, and suggest questions you may want to ask your doctor so you can participate fully in your own care.
Today more than ever, there is hope for infertile couples. Compassionate and practical, The Couple's Guide to Fertility tells you how to recognize the problem, sort through the options, and get the medical assistance that can help you have a baby.
|Preface to First Edition||xiii|
|Preface to Revised Edition||xvii|
|Preface to Third Edition||xix|
|Part 1||What's Going on||1|
|1.||The Orchestration of Conception||3|
|2.||The Medical Facts: What Stands in Our Way of Making a Family||16|
|3.||The Social Facts: Why Is This Generation Different from All Other Generations?||33|
|Part 2||What You Can Do||53|
|4.||Getting Started with a Fertility Specialist||55|
|5.||The Fertility Evaluation: Initial Tests||81|
|6.||The Evaluation Continues: Additional Tests||106|
|8.||Other Medical and Surgical Treatments||155|
|9.||More Advanced Treatments||190|
|10.||IVF and its "Cousins"||207|
|11.||Donating Sperm, Eggs, Embryos||239|
|12.||Coping with Infertility, and Alternatives to Further Treatment||259|
|Part 4||Pregnancy Success||287|
|13.||Pregnancy After Fertility Treatments||289|
|Part 5||Twenty-First-Century Fertility||315|
|16.||The Brave New World of Fertility||331|
|Directory of U.S. and Canadian Fertility Specialists||349|
|Canadian in Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Centers||426|
|About the Authors||469|
Posted August 29, 2002
I highly recommend this book. You will read it over and over again as you go through your own infertility journey. It will answer so many of your questions regarding procedures, choices, risks of treatment, outcomes, etc. I can't imagine going through infertility without this critical resource.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.