What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant: The Complete Guide to All the Technologies for Couples Facing Fertility Problems

What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant: The Complete Guide to All the Technologies for Couples Facing Fertility Problems

by Daniel A. Potter, Jennifer S. Hanin M.A.
     
 


Infertility can be a couple’s biggest nightmare, and for many of them, technology is the only place to turn for a chance at successfully conceiving their own child. In What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant, world-renowned fertility expert Dr. Daniel A. Potter and Jennifer S. Hanin—a journalist who conceived twin girls through in vitroSee more details below

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Infertility can be a couple’s biggest nightmare, and for many of them, technology is the only place to turn for a chance at successfully conceiving their own child. In What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant, world-renowned fertility expert Dr. Daniel A. Potter and Jennifer S. Hanin—a journalist who conceived twin girls through in vitro fertilization—walk readers step-by-step through the intricate process of having a baby using the latest technologies, sharing insider information on all possible procedures, how to choose the right doctor, what questions to ask, and how to live a healthy “fertile” lifestyle to increase the chances of success. For the first time, readers will have access to detailed information on the very latest scientific advances in the field, including prescreening for genetic diseases, gender-choosing, and pre-selecting desirable traits for children. Complete with smart advice on handling emotional issues caused by the frustrations of infertility, What to Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant is the only guide couples will ever need to navigate the complicated maze of technology and science leading to parenthood and to make informed choices about their treatment, family, and future.

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Library Journal
From natural family planning to high-tech methods like in vitro fertilization (IVF) and zygote and gamete intrafallopian transfers, this easy-to-read, empathic guide covers every option for infertile couples wishing to conceive-and much more. Reproductive endocrinologist Potter (director, Huntingdon Reproductive Ctr. Medical Group, CA) and Hanin, a freelance journalist who has conceived two children through IVF, begin by outlining the reproductive system and showing how to recognize infertility. Guidance on choosing a doctor and discussion of what to expect of an infertility workup, what such a workup might find, and how to assess treatment options follow. Other topics include sperm and egg donation; embryo donation and surrogacy; technologies that allow prescreening for genetic diseases, sex selection, and preselection of desirable traits; keeping a relationship healthy; deciding when to move on; and the role that legal and mental health professionals play in all these processes. A glossary and resource list of various organizations round out the text. This solid, up-to-date resource supplants Debra Fulghum Bruce and Samuel Thatcher's Making a Baby: Everything You Need To Know To Get Pregnant. Recommended for most consumer health collections.-Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Fdn. Lib. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781569243718
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.88(d)

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