If At First You Don't Conceive

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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 ...

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Overview

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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  • Dr. William Schoolcraft
    Dr. William Schoolcraft  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605294728
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/16/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 707,997
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Part I The Basics of What You Need to Know

Chapter 1 Understanding the Fertility Challenge 3

Chapter 2 Become Your Own Best Advocate 24

Chapter 3 Treatment Strategies for Your Fertility Challenge 39

Part II The Most Common Fertility Challenges

Chapter 4 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 53

Chapter 5 Endometriosis and Its Impact on Fertility 67

Chapter 6 Tubal and Uterine Challenges 79

Chapter 7 Unexplained Infertility 98

Chapter 8 Miscarriages 105

Chapter 9 Male Infertility 119

Part III The Most Common Solutions and Preventions

Chapter 10 The Donor Sperm Option 135

Chapter 11 The Egg Donor Option 148

Chapter 12 In Vitro Fertilization 160

Chapter 13 The Egg Preservation Option 175

Chapter 14 The Gestational Surrogacy Option 182

Chapter 15 Alternative Treatments for Infertility 191

Chapter 16 The Benefits of Genetic Testing 214

Part IV Preserving Mind and Spirit

Chapter 17 The Emotional Challenges of Infertility 231

Chapter 18 Working Well with Your Fertility Team 247

Chapter 19 A Patient's Story 260

Glossary 274

Acknowledgments 288

Index 290

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