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

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

by Rebecca Fett

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Overview

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 by Rebecca Fett

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991126903
Publisher: Franklin Fox Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/28/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 67,265
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part 1 What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Chapter 1 Understanding Egg Quality 25

Chapter 2 The Dangers of BPA 39

Chapter 3 Phthalates and Other Toxins 61

Chapter 4 Unexpected Obstacles to Fertility 83

Part 2 How to Choose the Right Supplements

Chapter 5 Prenatal Multivitamins 101

Chapter 6 The Power of Coenzyme Q10 113

Chapter 7 Melatonin and Other Antioxidants 125

Chapter 8 Restoring Ovulation with Myo-Inositol 145

Chapter 9 DHEA for Diminished Ovarian Reserve 155

Chapter 10 Supplements That May Do More Harm Than Good 173

Part 3 The Bigger Picture

Chapter 11 The Egg Quality Diet 183

Chapter 12 The Other Half of the Equation: Sperm Quality 217

Chapter 13 Putting It All Together: Your Complete Action Plan 235

Author's Note 243

Notes 245

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