You may have waited a long time. You may have tried and tried.
Now your chances of having a baby are better than ever!
There have been remarkable advances in fertility technology and choices in the last few years, with pregnancy success rates skyrocketing. Now Making a Baby provides the information you need to become your most fertile--and increase your chances for having the baby you've always wanted. Up-to-date, comprehensive, written with compassion and clarity, this book reveals how to protect, increase, and extend your fertility, with essential information on:
- The optimal frequency, timing, and sexual positions for getting pregnant
- Surprising new findings on which foods and exercise programs boost fertility--and which ones actually decrease your chances
- Advances in baby-boosting medications--and a complete assessment of risks, costs, and alternatives
- Breakthrough medical techniques that help achieve pregnancy without the risk of multiples
- Avoiding the common--and often hidden--threats to fertility at work, at home, and in public places
- Choosing the A.R.T. (assisted reproductive technology) that's right for you
- Special issues for midlife mothers
- What every man should know about his long-term reproductive health
- How to minimize emotional stress and keep your relationship strong
- How to work with your HMO to get the right treatments--at the right cost
This detailed, insightful, and meticulously researched book will help guide you to a wonderful new beginning as a parent!
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|Title of eBook: Making a Baby|
|Release Date: 12-10-2008|
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|Publisher: Ballantine Books|
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Making a Baby
What You Must Know About Infertility
"This was the first time in my life that I was faced with failure," 31-year-old Megan said about her inability to get pregnant. "Since I was a child, I always set lofty goals and worked hard to meet these. When my doctor said we had 'unexplained infertility,' it was as if my life was in chaos and out of my control."
Lorri had a successful dental practice and finally married her college boyfriend at age 34. "I could not believe that I was a successful pedodontist, dedicating my life to helping young children, yet I could not have my own baby. After three years of trying to conceive, we finally turned to in vitro fertilization and now are the parents of twins. But I will never forget the emotional upheavals and feelings of grief and anxiety we went through."
When 26-year-old Rob played college basketball, he suffered a groin injury that resulted in a ruptured testicle. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that this problem slashes the chances of making a baby. After undergoing a battery of tests, my urologist said I have a low sperm count. Yet medical technology is amazing. Our team of doctors used some high-tech methods to sperm to fertilize my wife's eggs so we could make a healthy baby. The result? Two active boys, now ages two and four. They are my life!"
Remember how, when you were eight, you dreamed of having a family some day? For 32-year-old Jennifer, being a mother was her ultimate childhood wish.
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