In Vitro Fertilization: The A.R.T. of Making Babies / Edition 3

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $58.77   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   


In Vitro Fertilization is a comprehensive guide to this increasingly common and successful practice for the 3.3 million couples in the United States seeking alternative means of conception. It discusses everything you need to know about IVF, including how to find and choose the best in vitro programs, what to expect as you go through the process, and what your chances are of achieving a successful pregnancy. The book is designed to prepare couples for the complex and emotional process of IVF, and it has been specially updated to cover the latest developments in the field. No one considering IVF should overlook this indispensable reference.

" examination into the growth of infertility in the United States and an exploration of in vitro fertilization options...a thorough reference about this often controversial procedure."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Kathryn Carpenter
This clearly written technical handbook guides couples who are trying to conceive in determining whether they are eligible for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and in selecting the program that will help them achieve the best results. It describes in detail the anatomy and physiology of conception and the steps required for realizing it in the IVF procedure. In addition to providing accurate information, the practitioner authors address emotional, financial, physical, and moral-religious issues involved in the decision to conceive with medical assistance. Despite its experimental reputation and persistent high cost, IVF is an appropriate option for many of the estimated 3.3 million infertile couples in the U.S. today, so this specialized manual speaks to a rather large audience of potential users.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816060474
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Growing Dilemma of Infertility 1
Ch. 2 The Anatomy and Physiology of Reproduction 6
Ch. 3 Natural Conception and IVF: Two Pathways to Pregnancy 29
Ch. 4 IVF Step 1: Preparation for Treatment 39
Ch. 5 IVF Step 2: Induction of Ovulation 49
Ch. 6 IVF Step 3: Egg Retrieval 64
Ch. 7 IVF Step 4: Embryo Transfer 76
Ch. 8 Who Are Most Likely to Be Successful IVF Candidates? 86
Ch. 9 Is IVF the Most Appropriate Option? 102
Ch. 10 Shaping Realistic Expectations about IVF 121
Ch. 11 How to Find the Right IVF Program 134
Ch. 12 GIFT and Other Alternatives to IVF 145
Ch. 13 Third-Party Parenting: Other Options for Couples with Intractable Infertility 155
Ch. 14 Ethical Implications of Fertility Technology 168
Ch. 15 Putting the IVF House in Order 182
Glossary 194
Index 216
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)