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It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF

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Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, the quality of your eggs will have a powerful impact on how long it takes you to get pregnant and whether you face an increased risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is emerging as the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. It is also a major contributor to infertility in PCOS.

Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, ...

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Overview

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, the quality of your eggs will have a powerful impact on how long it takes you to get pregnant and whether you face an increased risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is emerging as the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. It is also a major contributor to infertility in PCOS.

Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a groundbreaking new approach for improving egg quality and fertility.

With a concrete strategy that includes minimizing exposure to toxins such as BPA and phthalates, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.

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Editorial Reviews

Dr., Reproductive Endocrinologist at The Center For Human Reproduction, New York - Norbert Gleicher
"Rebecca Fett did a stellar job of researching and summarizing the current understanding of the impact of egg quality on IVF pregnancy chances."
Diane Donovan - Midwest Book Review
"It Starts With The Egg uses the latest fertility research to show that women can take a proactive stand in assuring egg health and production, complimenting physician efforts to support fertility and health. Thus the specific strategies offered here are solidly backed by the latest medical research, not idealism; and they provide women with step-by-step options that are easily followed and clearly outlined...The text is lively, easily grasped, and blends solid science with all the background readers need to thoroughly comprehend the subject, from the history of fertility efforts to modern approaches...it doesn't get any clearer, more contemporary, or any easier than It Starts With The Egg. Any aspiring parent needs to add this self-help primer to their fertility program!
Carolyn Martinez - The Compulsive Reader
"I wish this book had of been available when I first commenced IVF and before I miscarried four babies; it would have prevented me from some of the blind alley's and false turns I have pursued. In my view, this is a must read for those who want to get pregnant naturally and are having some difficulties, for those undertaking IVF, and for those who have experienced multiple miscarriages. I could not put this book down, riveted as I was to the simple explanations of complex science. I now find myself informed and empowered regarding the reasons and possible solutions for my infertility. It all makes much more sense now."
San Francisco Book Review
"For couples or individuals thinking of conceiving, and for those who have endured miscarriages, or been labeled with low fertility, this practical rendering of how to improve one's chances for pregnancy should be required reading.
Dr., Reproductive Endocrinologist at The Center For Human Reproduction, New York - Norbert Gleicher
"Rebecca Fett did a stellar job of researching and summarizing the current understanding of the impact of egg quality on IVF pregnancy chances."
Diane Donovan - Midwest Book Review
"It Starts With The Egg uses the latest fertility research to show that women can take a proactive stand in assuring egg health and production, complimenting physician efforts to support fertility and health. Thus the specific strategies offered here are solidly backed by the latest medical research, not idealism; and they provide women with step-by-step options that are easily followed and clearly outlined...The text is lively, easily grasped, and blends solid science with all the background readers need to thoroughly comprehend the subject, from the history of fertility efforts to modern approaches...it doesn't get any clearer, more contemporary, or any easier than It Starts With The Egg. Any aspiring parent needs to add this self-help primer to their fertility program!
Carolyn Martinez - The Compulsive Reader
"I wish this book had of been available when I first commenced IVF and before I miscarried four babies; it would have prevented me from some of the blind alley's and false turns I have pursued. In my view, this is a must read for those who want to get pregnant naturally and are having some difficulties, for those undertaking IVF, and for those who have experienced multiple miscarriages. I could not put this book down, riveted as I was to the simple explanations of complex science. I now find myself informed and empowered regarding the reasons and possible solutions for my infertility. It all makes much more sense now."
San Francisco Book Review
"For couples or individuals thinking of conceiving, and for those who have endured miscarriages, or been labeled with low fertility, this practical rendering of how to improve one's chances for pregnancy should be required reading.
bestselling author of Super Natural Home. - Beth Greer
“A thoroughly-researched and eye-opening account of how small, simple lifestyle changes can have powerful, positive effects on your health and fertility. A must-read for women wanting the best chance of conceiving a healthy baby.”
Epidemiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital. - Dr. Loretta McKinnon
“This timely synthesis of scientific literature is essential reading for both women and men wanting practical, evidence-based recommendations to enhance their fertility.”
Laboratory for Ageing Research, University of New South Wales - Dr. Lindsay Wu
“With detailed, up to date research Rebecca Fett provides a clear, cool-headed guide to both the science that determines IVF success, and the practical changes that patients can make to drastically increase their chances of IVF success.”
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands - Dr. John Twigt
“With ‘It Starts with the Egg,’ Rebecca Fett delivers a much needed overview on the available scientific evidence regarding the influence of nutrition on fertility and fertility treatment, providing a valuable resource for couples trying to conceive.”
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Public Health - Dr. Laura Vandenberg
“It Starts with the Egg presents a reasoned and balanced review of the latest science linking environmental chemicals to reduced fertility and other health problems. Readers will find sound advice for how to avoid chemicals of concern, providing a useful guide for couples that want to improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780991126903
  • Publisher: Franklin Fox Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2014
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 126,669
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Fett has a degree in molecular biotechnology and biochemistry, and experience performing laboratory research in the field of genetics. She is currently a patent litigation attorney at a large law firm in New York, where she specializes in analyzing scientific and clinical evidence for biotechnology companies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    A really helpful book if you are trying to get pregnant. It's gr

    A really helpful book if you are trying to get pregnant. It's great to get practical advice that is actually based on scientific research. I've read several other fertility books but still found myself googling to figure out what else we could be doing in the lead up to our IVF cycle - especially after hearing from friends who got pregnant with DHEA and our doctor saying he couldn't tell us whether it would help in our case or not. This book allows you to get a good sense of what is supported by scientific research and what is not (eg recommends against L-arginine because the evidence is lacking and might actually be bad). All in all a great resource if you want to really find out about what affects egg qualty.

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