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Fertility challenges are more common than you may think. 1 in 8 women in the US has received fertility treatments.

Although every fertility journey is different, there are some common steps:.

Review your family planning goals and understand possible fertility challenges.

Start with a fertility specialist consultation to meet your fertility care team and learn what they do.

Learn about common fertility tests and evaluate your fertility challenges.

Plan your treatment.

Navigating fertility care can feel overwhelming, but help is available.

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A Journal to Guide You Through Every Step of Your Fertility Journey. My Fertility Journey journal is designed to help you feel calmer, more informed, and more in control of what is happening to your body at the various stages of your journey. It can be a long and difficult time for many going through infertility, that's why this journal planner is here to guide you through your fertility journey, to keep your mind clear during an emotional time, and to help you take back some of that all-important control and focus on you. My Fertility Journey journal has 13 weeks of undated daily journaling space designed especially for you to record important information, how you are feeling and some questions to keep you focused on taking care of yourself. it will help you keep your thoughts and feelings in one place. Also, it includes all the tools to support you through your fertility journey, to help you record all the information you need to remember, and organizes your days, weeks, and months for you. Inside you'll find:

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for guidance or support around fertility and planning on expanding your family one day.

And while there is certainly NO shortage of content out there around fertility health (cool!) it’s also kind of overwhelming (i.e. SO much conflicting, complicated and sometimes downright shameful info to weed through).

While everyone is welcome to their own opinion and seeking out the information that fits best with their lifestyle, I want to make a few things clear as far as my stance:

+ I support every woman’s path and always encourage you to do what feels best/most helpful for you

+ i believe the male’s role is just as an important as the female’s in trying to conceive and too much pressure is often placed on women, + my goal is to offer women tools to help them support their hormones, heal their cycles and naturally boost fertility in simple, enjoyable and realistic ways (helping you feel and look your best in the process).

If those align with your views then I think you’ll find this roundup of the best fertility books to read in 2022 if you’re trying to conceive incredibly helpful.

As a nutrition and hormone health coach and mother of two small girls I’ve done a ton of professional and personal research on fertility, and out of ALL of the books out there I found these fertility books to be the most helpful, actionable and supportive (without being annoying, overwhelming or boring).

Above all I encourage you to take what you need on your unique path and know I’m here in your corner cheering you on along the way.

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The best fertility books to read in 2022, 1. best fertility book if you’re just starting out — the fifth vital sign.

There are honestly A LOT of good books out there around the topic of your period, menstrual cycle and female hormonal health, which are instrumental as far as fertility is concerned.

This is because your period, menstrual cycle and hormones are all involved in helping you ovulate each month, which is your fertility window in which you can conceive. Understanding your body and these processes will go a long way in not only naturally priming your body to have a baby, but in optimizing almost every area of your health and life.

The Fifth Vital Sign is my top choice, as it covers super important topics like how to identify menstrual cycle issues that could unknowingly hinder your fertility as well as optimizing your period and cycle health for maximum fertility health in a scientific, beautiful and practical way.

I also love Woman Code as a comprehensive menstrual cycle guide with tools to help women maximize hormone and fertility health.

2. Best Fertility Book For Tracking Ovulation — Taking Charge of Your Fertility

Not gonna lie, this book is somewhat of a beast to read, but I’ve found there’s nothing more comprehensive out there when it comes to charting your cycle in order to optimize fertility awareness and pinpoint when you ovulate.

This is such a necessary component of the fertility journey, as these fertility awareness methods are the only accurate way to know if/when you’re ovulating to maximize chances of conception (spoiler alert: an app or OPK’s can not actually confirm ovulation).

I recommend opting for the physical copy vs. audible, as there’s tons of helpful charts and visuals.

3. Best Fertility Book for Fertility Diet Tips + Recipes — Fertility Boosting Fundamentals Guide  

Full Disclosure: I wrote this e-book, so obviously I’m somewhat biased here, lol. That being said, as someone who LOVES food I’ve found a huge gap in the hormone health space when it comes to fertility diet recipes. If I’m gonna cook something, I want to rest assured it’s not only going to effectively optimize my hormone health but also look beautiful, taste delicious and be easy to make (so that I’ll actually follow through with cooking it).

If you’re looking for ways to incorporate more fertility boosting foods and recipes into you AND your partner’s lifestyle, then this book’s gonna be your jam.

4. Best Fertility Book If You’re Coming Off Birth Control — Beyond The Pill

Coming off birth control is no joke , and unfortunately the longer you’re on it, the longer it can take to heal any underlying hormonal imbalances that might be messing with your fertility (with lots of no-so-fun symptoms like acne or pms resurfacing along the way).

Dr. Brighten is my #1 resource for all things hormonal birth control, and her book will give you all the tools needed to help you limit post-birth-control-withdrawal symptoms and naturally get your cycle (and ovulation!) back on track.

5. Best Fertility Book To Help Heal Hormonal Imbalances — Hormone Intelligence 

Dr. Aviva Romm is one of my all-time fave professionals (Yale-Trained, Board-Certified MD) in the hormone health space, and her new book is an absolute must for anyone looking to further their knowledge around menstrual health and female hormones.

I especially love how actionable the book is, with charts, graphs and self-assessment forms as well as plenty of helpful information to help you heal any hormonal imbalances that could be hindering your fertility.

6. Best Fertility Book to Read If You Have Endometriosis — Know Your Endo

Speaking of hormonal imbalances, endometriosis is a painful condition that affects 1 in 10 women in their reproductive years and can make it exceptionally hard to conceive.

While I wouldn’t technically label it a “fertility book” I love that she offers a personal perspective throughout this book (as someone who was diagnosed with endo) as well as a super actionable and detailed plan to help any woman with endo lower inflammation and manage symptoms, which naturally work to boost fertility health.

7. Best Fertility Book To Read If You Have PCOS — Getting Pregnant with PCOS

As a nutrition and hormone health coach, I’ve worked with many female clients with PCOS struggling to get pregnant after years of being written off with a prescription for hormonal birth control (which masks and often exacerbates symptoms) or simply being told to “lose weight,” which is incredibly frustrating and NOT helpful.

I love that this book offers an evidence-based approach around resolving the root causes associated with PCOS in natural and actually helpful ways, as well as goes into depth on all medical treatments available (with the pros and cons for each) so that every woman with PCOS is empowered to pick the approach right for her.

8. Best Fertility Book To Read If You’re Suffering From Miscarriage or Pregnancy Loss — The Miscarriage Map

As someone who’s personally experienced pregnancy loss, I’m SO grateful this book exists. While not technically a “fertility book,” for me I found that before I was ready to try and conceive again I really needed to be able to healthily grieve and emotionally process my loss, and this book helped me do just that.

I also love that it’s written by a licensed clinical psychologist, but so real, honest and open it feels like I’m conversing with a friend who truly understands me. It also gives excellent advice for any woman looking to navigate difficult situations post-pregnancy loss such as baby showers or intimacy with partners, etc.

9. Best Fertility Book To Read If You’re Facing Fertility Challenges — It Starts With An Egg

This book is a powerhouse of science-backed information and a beacon of hope, offering both men and women a look behind the curtain at what’s REALLY impacting fertility and attributing to infertility challenges, recurrent miscarriage and failed IVF cycles.

Whatever fertility challenge you’re facing, this book gives detailed nutrition, supplement and lifestyle recommendations to support you on your path to a successful conception and healthy pregnancy.

10. Best Fertility Book To Read If You’re Seeking Infertility Humor + Support — Infreakingfertility

While technically not a fertility book, it IS an emotional survival guide of sorts for anyone looking for some light at the end of what can be a very deep, dark tunnel, offering support, humor and a therapeutic advice (in an un-cringey/not-cheesy super REAL way).

11. Best Fertility Book For Your Male Partner — How To Make Love To A Plastic Cup

Finally, a book from the male’s perspective, written for men! While I haven’t personally read this book, I’ve heard a lot of great things about it, and many women have reported it was the only book they could get their husbands to read about fertility (and that it’s not only incredibly informative but also really funny!)

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12 Books on Infertility for Guidance Through Your Journey

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National Read a Book Day is a couple weeks away on September 6, which makes this the perfect time to grow your book collection. If you are struggling with infertility, you know that it can sometimes be a confusing, isolating, and emotional time without the right resources and support. Luckily, there are a number of books on infertility to help guide you through these trying times. From personal memoirs and humor to professional opinions and scientific explanations, these infertility books touch on many subjects to help you feel more comfortable and prepared when approaching fertility treatments.

The Best Books on Infertility

The art of waiting: on fertility, medicine, and motherhood by belle boggs.

In The Art of Waiting , Boggs writes expansive contemplation of fertility, choice, and the many possible roads to making a life and making a family. She reports complex, big-picture stories of couples who adopted, LGBT couples considering assisted reproduction and surrogacy, and women and men reflecting on childless or child-free lives.

Conceivability: What I Learned Exploring the Frontiers of Fertility by Elizabeth L. Katkin

This book covers one woman’s gripping journey through the global fertility industry in search of the solution to her own “unexplained infertility”. This fertility book exposes eye-opening information about the medical, financial, legal, scientific, emotional, and ethical issues at stake – proving conception is hardly just a simple biological process.

Empowered Fertility: A Practical Twelve-Step Guide by Claire Hall with Dr. Devora Lieberman

Written by experienced counsellor Claire Hall and fertility expert Dr Devora Lieberman, Empowered Fertility is a practical guide for women to help them cope with their psychological wellbeing, their emotions, family and friends and their attitudes during a very difficult time.

Fueling Male Fertility: Nutrition and Lifestyle Guidance for Men Trying to Conceive by Lauren Manaker

An increasing collection of research confirms that men’s fertility health is just as important as women’s when couples are trying to conceive. Yet, there are only a small handful of resources supporting men trying to expand their family. This guide you will find specific nutrition and lifestyle interventions that have been shown to improve male fertility.

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Get a Life: His & Hers Survival Guide to IVF by Rosie Bray and Richard Mackney

Written by couple Rosia and Richard, Get a Life is the perfect down-to-earth guide for anyone thinking of embarking on fertility treatment based on their fertility journey. It’s two books in one: a book of advice for women and a survival guide for men, each chapter mirrored but with very different experience and advice.

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

Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a new approach for improving egg quality and fertility. Poor egg quality is emerging as a large cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles, and this book offers practical solutions to improve your fertility health.

IVF: A Patient’s Guide by Rebecca Matthews

Many infertility books are written by people who have personally gone through the infertility journey themselves. This guide is instead written by a senior embryologist who provides answers to the most commonly asked questions, along with answers to the critical questions that aren’t asked often enough – some could even save the life of your baby.

Not Pregnant: A Companion For the Emotional Journey of Infertility by Cathie Quillet with Dr. Shannon Sutherland

Maybe you have suffered a miscarriage. Maybe you have been told you cannot have children. Maybe you have followed every bit of advice from every doctor and self-help book, but you still aren’t pregnant. In Not Pregnant , there is a place for women who are experiencing infertility to come together, validate their emotions, and let go of their pain.

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Pathways to Pregnancy by Mary Wong

Pathways to Pregnancy is a collection of wide-ranging and relatable stories, shared by an expert who also knows first-hand the pain and joy of the fertility journey from her own experience. Instructional and inspirational to anyone going through it or seeking to understand it, these are real stories of hope, humor, and practical advice.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler

For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman’s body. For over 20 years, this book continues to be one of the most popular infertility books available.

The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant without Losing Your Mind by Amy Klein

With advice from medical experts as well as real women, author Amy Klein outlines your options every step of the way on the roadmap to infertility. From questions you should ask to advice on getting your mother-in-law to keep her opinions to herself, this guide is empowering, compassionate, and down-to-earth.

Wanting Another Child: Coping with Secondary Infertility by Harriet Fishman Simons

Parents experiencing infertility experience many of the losses of childless individuals, but have unique issues to confront as well. Often, theirs is an unacknowledged loss which increases their sense of isolation. This book incorporates the narratives of 60 individuals coping with secondary infertility and draws on their experiences.

Going through this journey can be difficult, but look into these infertility books and resources to help guide you through the experience. No one source will have all the answers and support in one spot, but combining the expertise of a fertility specialist with the subject of these books on infertility can provide a well-rounded look into infertility. Book an appointment with a fertility specialist to learn more and take the next steps in your journey.

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Top 11 Books To Read If You Are Trying To Conceive

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Yes, the fact that you need fertility treatments when trying to conceive is very heart breaking as well as confusing. Doctors and clinics know it very well that you are not aware of these medical jargons and some with ill intensions will misuse your innocence for their personal benefit. Hence, the moment you diagnose your problem, the very next step is to educate yourself of the condition and always ask right questions to your doctor if you don’t understand or have doubt about the process or any test.

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So, what’s better than Books when it comes to acquiring knowledge? Having said that, we do agree that reading is not everyone’s cup of tea! and if you happen to fall in this category, then you need not worry as you can always visit our website and read our short, well research articles that covers all the infertility situations. Just type your condition in the search box and you will get to see list of articles.

Unfortunately, most of the books are written by non – Indian authors and so sometimes the readers feel disconnected with the story or condition described in the book. On this note, we would like to announce that,

“Our Founder – Ms. Gitanjali Banerjee, who won the battleground with infertility after fighting for 10 years and later blessed with a baby boy, is soon coming up with her own book on “How To Manage Your IVF Journey” – published by Harper Collins.”

Here Is Our List of Top 11 Books to Read if You Are Trying to Conceive

1. how to get pregnant with ivf : your roadmap to ivf by gitanjali banerjee, founder of fertility dost.

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S truggling with infertility? You’re not alone. Infertility warrior and IVF mom Gitanjali Banerjee shares her expertise and experience in this comprehensive guide to navigating the world of IVF treatment.

How to Get Pregnant with IVF is your roadmap to IVF success, packed with practical information, emotional support, and real stories of hope. This empowering book will equip you with:

  • Step-by-step guidance through each stage of the IVF process, from initial consultations to pregnancy and beyond.
  • Expert advice on managing finances, medications, and emotional well-being during treatment.
  • Honest and relatable real-life stories from other IVF journeys, offering inspiration and support.

Whether you’re just starting your IVF journey or facing another cycle, How to Get Pregnant with IVF provides the knowledge, confidence, and encouragement you need to turn your dream of parenthood into reality.

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2. It Starts With The Egg

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About the book – The most common factor for failed IVF, recurrent miscarriage, PCOS and other infertility situations is due to poor egg quality. This book focus on how to improve egg quality and fertility by minimising exposure to toxins, following healthy diet and lifestyle which will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.

Who should read this book ?

If you have gone through various IVF, IUI or recurrent miscarriages then it’s time to take a break. Let your body & mind heal naturally while you read this book. Go back to basic of how to get pregnant because it all starts with the basic thing, The egg.

3. The Impatient Women’s Guide For Trying To Get Pregnant

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About the book – Written in a very friendly way, this book is complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant. The author covers all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law’s pressures and social pressures. You will find comfort, humour and straight forward advice in this book.

Who should read this book?

If you are sensitive and emotionally stressed on how to handle the pressure to get pregnant then you need this book.

4. Mayo Clinic Guide To A Healthy Pregnancy

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About the book – This book gives a detail information on fertility, planning for a healthy pregnancy, prenatal care, common pregnancy symptoms, and childbirth. The book features a 40-week pregnancy calendar, where moms-to-be can track their baby’s progress, as well as find a thorough analysis of weekly changes to expect over the course of their pregnancy. Straightforward, easy-to-understand guidance every parent needs to know.

If you want a book that can guide you on fertility and healthy pregnancy by giving you weekly progress report then you must buy this book.

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5. What To Expect: Before You’re Expecting

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About the book – A book guide every expectant couple needs before they even conceive. Everything that couples need to know before sperm and egg meet. With fully updated information on immunisation, genetic screening, Zika, ovulation tracking, the latest on high- and low-tech fertility treatments – from IVF to surrogacy and more. Complete with a fill-in fertility journal to keep track of the baby-making adventure and special tips throughout for hopeful dads.

A couple who is eager to become parents and want to know every detail about making their baby. A father who is passionate to support his wife on every progress of her fertility and pregnancy journey should read this book.

6. Eating For Pregnancy

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About the book – Eating for Pregnancy will provide you with all you need to know about nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy. It gives helpful information about nutrition, explanations of the fat groups, folic acids, and vitamins essential for a healthy mother and baby. And not just for women trying to conceive, the healthy recipes also give delicious easy to make food for whole family.

If you are not sure about your diet and need detail information on what, when and how to eat then you need this book for your healthy body.

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7. Mastering Your Fertility

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About the book – The secret to understanding your fertility lies in understanding your cycle.  Mastering Your Fertility  provides you with all the information you need to take complete control of your reproductive health.

Mastering Your Fertility  includes:

  • Decode your fertility?From fluids to follicular phases, learn all the things your mom (probably) never taught you about your period.
  • Two-years of charts?Track your basal body temperature over twenty-four months with color-coded charts that make it simple to understand and visualize the progression?whether you have a regular or irregular cycle.
  • Empower yourself?Discover how to take all this information and apply it to your life, health, and reproduction.

If you are not sure about your reproductive health and wants to understand whether or not you have regular or irregular periods then you should read this book.

8. What To Do When You Can’t Get Pregnant

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About the book – 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. This book guides you on how to choose the right doctor, what questions to ask, and how to live a healthy “fertile” lifestyle to increase the chances of success. It will help you to navigate the complicated maze of technology and science leading to parenthood and to make informed choices about their treatment, family, and future.

If you are not sure on how to proceed with medical technology to get pregnant and how to navigate through difficult procedures of IUI, IVF and other infertility treatments then you should read this book.

9. Making Babies

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About the book – Making Babies  offers a proven 3-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but the author knows a better way. Starting by identifying “fertility types,” they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF.

Making Babies  is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention.

10. Hannah’s Hope

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About the book – Seeking God’s Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss. Hannah’s Hope  is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief of not yet conceiving, losing a child, or struggling through the adoption process.

Yes, the infertility journey is long and tiring. It takes away your faith and hope. For people struggling to build a hope again… read this book.

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11. When God Says Wait

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About the book – We’re all waiting for something from God. And the place between His answers can feel like a wasteland where dreams—and faith—go to die. When we’re waiting, we wonder,  “Why?”, “Why me?”, and “How long?”

But the truth? When God says, “Wait,” He doesn’t tell us for how long. we can control only two things: how we wait, and who we become along the way.

This book is about the journey of waiting, the space between answers, and the people we become while we live there.

If you have tried everything possible to achieve your goal and is still waiting for your prayers to be heard! Then you need to read this book.

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The 15 Best Books To Help With Infertility

By: Author Liz Talton

Posted on Published: December 7, 2018  - Last updated: January 13, 2023

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The 15 Best Books To Help With Infertility

Infertility is a lonesome journey.  Once you find out it will take a lot more work for you to conceive a child, suddenly you’ve never felt so alone.

Whether your starting to try to conceive or going through infertility treatment, there’s a book for you! 

Sometimes the best way to find hope, reassurance and infertility guidance is by reading books about infertility.

I have compiled a list of the best books centered around the topic of fertility. Each of these books are written by either esteemed doctors and individuals who have first hand experienced infertility.  

In this list of books you will find the following subjects on infertility:

  • Fertility foods
  • Tips for increasing fertility
  • Male infertility
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Personal experience with fertility treatments
  • Budgeting for infertility
  • Ways to make light of infertility

Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you click on them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

1. The Infertility Cure  

Written by Dr. Randine Lewis, The Infertility Cure presents a different approach to getting pregnant. 

Dr. Lewis presents an all natural approach to fertility that outlines a guide for combining diet changes, herbs and acupressure.  

The Infertility Cure discusses common fertility issues like…

  • Miscarriage
  • Male factor
  • Ovulation issues
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS and ect.

This book is perfect for anyone that believes in naturally enhancing fertility. 

The Infertility Cure is also designed and based off scientific information combined with natural treatments.

Learn about ways to naturally cure your infertility.

2. It Starts With An Egg

Like the title implies, the book is all about egg health. 

The author (Rebecca Fett) combines the latest research about women’s fertility and egg quality.  

Through her research, the author found poor egg quality is increasing and leads to multiple fertility issues including: infertility related to age, multiple miscarriages and failed IVF cycles.

It Starts With An Egg is designed to help women increase egg health.  

The book presents an outline to help enhance egg health by removing toxins and including the right vitamins and supplements. 

This book is perfect for women who specifically want to increase egg health or if you’re worried about your egg quality.

Increase your egg health and conquer infertility today with this book!

3. Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping With Infertility

Unsung Lullabies is written by a team of Reproductive Psychology specialists. 

Reproductive Psychology is a field in mental health that specifically deals with emotional roadblocks related to fertility issues.  

This book serves as a self-help book for anyone going through infertility.

Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping With Infertility helps women and men through infertility by:

  • Reducing feelings of helplessness and isolation
  • Helps couples cope with unfair expectations
  • Identify conscious and unconscious dreams about family

This is a perfect book for any couple that feels they need to erase emotional issues or roadblocks preventing them from conceiving.

Learn ways to cope with the emotional and physical stress of infertility.

4. Conquering Infertility

This book tops my list of favorite books!  I would label this book as a self-help book that’s specifically focused on the mind-body connection.

Essentially, Conquering Infertility helps women with fertility issues heal their mind in order to increase their fertility.  

Written by Dr. Alice Domar and her career stats are impressive to say the least! 

She’s the founder of Mind/Body Program for Infertility, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard and the director at the Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health in Boston. 

I would say she knows her stuff…

This book was a game changer for me and I loved it!  Going through fertility issues is a serious emotional battle. 

Conquering Infertility can provide you with…

  • A sense of hope for upcoming treatment
  • Coping skills for stress and depression
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Marriage advice when dealing with infertility

Best of all, Dr, Domar provides coping skills to help you through failed fertility treatments.

This book is a must read for anyone struggling with infertility and those who are finding it hard to hang on to hope in the midst of it all.

Learn how to conquer infertility!

5. Fertility For Beginners: The Fertility Diet and Health Plan to Start Maximizing Your Fertility

If you haven’t heard by now… Increasing your fertility includes changing your diet. 

Fertility For Beginners is the perfect book companion for you.

This book highlights ways to naturally increase fertility by living a healthy lifestyle. 

On top of that, it includes a 7 day fertility meal plan to help jumpstart your fertility diet plan.  

Fertility For Beginners can help you begin your trying to conceive journey with stress management skills, a meal plan, fertility success tips and 25 recipes.

Although this book offers a ton of valuable information, I believe it is only worth the buy if you are a beginner to trying to conceive. 

If you know nothing about the connection between healthy living and your fertility, then this book is perfect for you.

However, if you’ve been trying to conceive for some time, you’re probably well aware of the beginning basics of enhancing fertility naturally. 

So I’d skip this book and move on to a similar book that made number 13 on this list.

Learn about the connection between the foods you eat and infertility.

Related Articles: Everyday Foods That Are Killing Your Fertility Health

6. overcoming male infertility: understanding its causes and treatments.

Of all the infertility cases, half of them are caused by male infertility or both male and female fertility issues.  

When it comes to finding books related to infertility, you will notice that many of the books are written by women.  I really don’t know why that is. 

My husband and I are infertile because of a male fertility issue.  But when you try to find books only related to male fertility, they’re hard to find.

Until I found this book, Overcoming Male Infertility .

This book is loaded with information about male fertility that covers the following topics:

  • Male fertility treatment options
  • Psychological issues 
  • Advice to women to help men through the emotional challenges of infertility

This book is great for any man or couple struggling with male fertility.  

Learn everything you need to know about male infertility with this book.

7. Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and into Your 40’s

Author Aimee Raupp is a renowned fertility expert with a Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine. 

She is also the author of the book Chill Out and Get Healthy.  

In Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, Aimee Raupp takes a natural approach to increasing fertility. 

Especially in women over 40!  As you know, with age your fertility decreases. 

Once a woman hits 35 fertility treatments are started after 6 months of trying to conceive compared to one year.

This book highlights natural ways to get pregnant even after 40 that include eating fertility foods, removing environmental toxins and avoiding stress. 

The author combines science based facts about fertility with lifestyle changes and nutritional advice.

Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40’s is perfect for women looking for a natural approach to increasing fertility and women 40 years or older.

Learn how to conquer infertility over 40 with this book!

8. Dear God, Why Can’t I Have A Baby?

This book is not just for women, but for couples who are trying to conceive.  

Obviously by the title, you can tell this book has a spiritual approach to it. 

I specifically added this book to this list because I think every person going through infertility has asked “Dear God, Why Can’t I have A Baby?”  

Infertility is an extremely lonely journey.  Those that have never been through it don’t understand.  

If you’re struggling with loneliness or isolation from infertility, Dear God, Why Can’t I Have A Baby can help ease loneliness by helping you maintain faith and hope. 

It’s meant to serve as a companion guide to couples trying to conceive to offer guidance through infertility.

Here's a guide to help you cope with infertility.

9. Budgeting For Infertility

When you have to use a little science to get pregnant, it’s bound to cost a lot. 

Fertility treatment is expensive in the United States.  On top of the cost, most insurances do not cover fertility treatment.  

Over my 2 and half years of infertility, my husband and I spent thousands on appointments, inseminations, medications, sperm donation, etc.  

Related Articles:  The Real Cost Of Infertility  

In Budgeting For Infertility , you will learn the following:

  • How to get your insurance company to pay for fertility treatment
  • Finding quality clinics
  • How to find the most affordable fertility drugs available
  • Avoiding unnecessary expenses
  • The cost of treatment abroad and international surrogacy

This book is a must have for anyone entering into fertility treatment.  

Have this book help you find a fertility clinic and treatment within your infertility budget.

10. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant

The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a guide for women who are just starting out on their fertility journey. 

If you are just learning about timed sex and ovulation, this is a great introductory book to get you baby making in no time!

While it’s great for beginners, skip this book if you’ve been trying to conceive for awhile.  

For the beginner, this book is a handy guide to…

  • Physical and mental preparation for trying to conceive
  • Talking about fertility with family and friends
  • How to handle sadness associated with miscarriage
  • Ovulation signs and symptoms
  • When to time sex
  • Increasing fertility
  • Prenatal diet
  • Increasing your chances of conceiving a boy or girl

Use this handy guide to help you through infertility.

11. Best 999 Reasons To Laugh At Infertility

Fertility issues are normally not a laughing matter. 

But when your going through a lot of sadness, you sometimes just need a good belly laugh about it.

It is said that laughter is the best medicine! 

With this book, you can take a break from the sadness of infertility and find 999 ways to laugh about it.

If you want to change your attitude about infertility and find reasons to laugh about trying to conceive, this this book is a great buy for you!

The Best 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility is for anyone wanting a belly laugh and forget about the struggles of infertility.

Find a way to laugh at infertility with these 999 reasons!

12. Inconceivable

Inconceivable tells the story of Julia who underwent dozens of natural and medical treatments in her path to motherhood. 

This book begins with Julia’s diagnosis and continues through her fertility journey.

The author was told by multiple fertility specialist’s that pregnancy was not possible for her. 

But she didn’t give up!  

Instead, she found was to increase her fertility naturally and maintained hope of one day having a child. 

This book is the ultimate story of hope!

Above all, the Inconceivable shows women everywhere that a bad fertility diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t have children.  Sometimes, doctors don’t always get it right.

This book is perfect if you are struggling with finding and maintaining hope throughout your fertility journey.  

Explore one woman's journey through infertility in Inconceivable.

13. Fertility Foods: 100+ Recipes to Nourish Your Body While TTC

Fertility Foods takes the guess work out of foods and cooking for fertility!  

While trying to conceive, you may know what foods you need to eat, but do you know how to include them in delicious recipes?  With this book, you will!  

When I was trying to conceive, I struggled with making dishes that were both fertility friendly and not boring. 

I ended up eating a lot of the same boring foods to boost my fertility.  

Fertility foods: 100+ Recipes to Nourish Your Body While TTC will provide you with over 100 recipes to increase your fertility health naturally! 

The book also provides…

  • A dietary breakdown of each recipe and how it increases fertility
  • Tips to manage stress
  • Support for infertility
  • How to organize your kitchen for fertility success

This book is perfect for any couple who are trying to conceive. 

Whether you’re just starting your ttc journey or your undergoing fertility treatment, it’s never too late to change your diet to increase fertility naturally!

Make this book a part of your kitchen with recipes to help your infertility.

14. Making Babies: A Proven 3 Month Program for Maximum Fertility

This 3 month program was created by a reproductive endocrinologist and an acupuncturist/herbalist. 

The program takes a different approach to traditional medical intervention when it comes to an infertility diagnosis.

The author’s begins the Making Babies book by helping you identify your “fertility type.” 

Along with identifying your fertility type, the book also covers how to…

  • Recognize the causes of fertility issues
  • Making lifestyle changes to increase fertility

Instead of suggesting medical intervention, Dr. David and Dr. Blakeway suggest taking cough medicine, reducing fertility medication doses, and combining acupuncture with IVF.

This book is great if you are wanting to take a step away from traditional infertility treatment. 

Three months is honestly not a long time compared to years of infertility treatment. 

It may be worth a try to change your fertility game with this 3 month program.

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15. When You Can’t Find The Words To Pray

Like the title implies, it is for anyone going through infertility who are wavering in faith and hope.  

I wrote this book when I was in the middle of going through 2 and a 1/2 years of infertility. 

I had reached a breaking point after multiple failed attempts of IUI’s and medications. 

Depression took over and I lost all hope of having children. 

My faith was wavering and I no longer could find the words to pray anymore.

That’s when I started researching and finding bible verses related to topics and feelings of infertility. 

Those bible verses gave me hope in a very dark time in my life.  

From those verses, I sat down and wrote out prayers specific to infertility issues. 

Such as feelings of jealousy, sadness, loss of hope and faith.  

When You Can’t Find The Words To Pray is a 30 day prayer guide providing you with a topic for the day, along with 3 bible verses and a prayer related to the infertility topic.  

This book is perfect for you if you are struggling with keeping hope and faith in God during infertility. 

I hope that this book brings you comfort, peace and closeness to God to restore your hope in the mother/father you are meant to be! 

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Final Thoughts

All of these 15 books are incredible books written by renowned fertility experts and individuals who’ve experienced infertility first hand. 

While there are many other books on the market about infertility, these books are a great start to helping increase your fertility or provide you with hope.

Although I implore you to find a book that inspires and helps your infertility journey, let me give you a bit of advice if I may…

These books are intended for individuals who are trying to conceive. 

If you are not having troubles conceiving, please don’t buy one of these books for a friend that’s struggling with infertility.

If you have friend who’s trying to conceive, the best thing you can give him or her is an empathetic, listening ear! 

Sometimes when people are struggling with infertility, they are not looking for help. 

Just for someone to listen.  

I’ve talked to many women who’ve gone through infertility and a family member or friend gifted them a book about infertility. 

The thought is kind and they meant the best.  But to someone suffering with infertility, it can be hurtful.  

Instead, let them choose their own infertility books in their own time!

If you are in need a book to bring you hope, naturally increase fertility or help explain infertility and treatment, these books are for you!

Just because your having troubles conceiving, does not mean your alone in the world. 

These 15 fertility books will help you realize that there are others who struggle with infertility and there is always hope!

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Doctor-Recommended Best Fertility Books

No matter where you are in your fertility journey, you probably have come across so much information that you don’t even know where to start. When Doctor Google leaves you with more questions than answers, books are great places to start so you can digest focused content and absorb what you learn.

At Kofinas Fertility Group, we want to give you the best information we can from our three decades of experience. We encourage you to prioritize your physical and mental health throughout the journey so that you can better understand how your unique body and our unique science can work best together. 

Here are some recommended reads that our team thinks will resonate with you and help guide you through every step of planning your own fertility journey.

1. The Woman Code

Author: alisa vitti, hhc.

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2. 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

Author: rebecca fett .

It Starts With The Egg

3. Empowered Fertility: A Practical Twelve-Step Guide

Author: claire hall with dr. devora lieberman.

Empowered Fertility

4. The Impatient Woman's Guide for Trying to Get Pregnant

Author: jean m. twenge, phd.

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

5. How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility

Author: greg wolfe.

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup

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There are so many books out there for people to seek a helpful perspective. It’s all about how you resonate with the resources you find, so listen to your intuition and take charge of your informational journey. Happy reading, and if you need any more help along the way, Kofinas is here for you!

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20 best books on ivf – 2023 reading list & recommendations

If you’re embarking on the journey of IVF, you know how overwhelming and emotional it can be. But fear not, because there are books out there that can provide guidance, support, and inspiration every step of the way. Whether you’re looking for personal stories, medical advice, or tips on coping with the ups and downs, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best books about IVF. From heartwarming memoirs to informative guides, these IVF books are a must-read for anyone navigating the world of fertility treatments.

  • 1 The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood
  • 2 Inconceivable: A Woman’s Triumph over Despair and Statistics
  • 3 The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy Is Transforming the American Family
  • 4 The Pursuit of Motherhood
  • 5 The IVF Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Assisted Reproductive Techniques
  • 6 The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
  • 7 The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
  • 8 The Whole Life Fertility Plan: Understanding What Effects Your Fertility to Help You Get Pregnant When You Want To
  • 9 The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception
  • 10 The IVF Diet: The 12-Week Plan to Support IVF Treatment and Help Couples Conceive
  • 11 The Infertility Workbook: A Mind-Body Program to Enhance Fertility, Reduce Stress, and Maintain Emotional Balance
  • 12 The Fertility Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Your Chance of Pregnancy
  • 13 The IVF Journal: The Solution for Managing Practitioners, Tests, Medications, Appointments, Procedures, Finances, and the Emotional Aspects of Your Journey
  • 14 The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility: Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby
  • 15 The IVF Planner: A Personalized Journal to Organize Your IVF Cycle
  • 16 The Fertility Book: Your Comprehensive Guide to Getting Pregnant, Choosing Your Treatment, and Having a Healthy Baby
  • 17 The IVF Companion: A Personal Journal for Your Journey
  • 18 The Infertility Handbook: A Guide to Making Babies
  • 19 The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant
  • 20 The IVF Guide: What You Need to Know About Fertility, Infertility, and Available Treatment Options
  • 21 Conclusion

best books about ivf The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood

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The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood

By belle boggs.

The Art of Waiting is a captivating exploration of the emotional and practical complexities surrounding fertility, medicine, and the journey to motherhood. In this thought-provoking book, Belle Boggs delves into the world of assisted reproduction with a refreshing and empathetic perspective.

Through her own personal experiences and extensive research, Boggs delves into the realm of infertility, IVF, and the societal pressures that often accompany the desire to have a child. She skillfully weaves together stories of women and couples who have embarked on the arduous path of assisted reproduction, highlighting both the triumphs and the heartbreaks along the way.

What sets The Art of Waiting apart from other books on IVF is Boggs’ ability to tackle the tough questions surrounding motherhood and identity. She explores the societal expectations placed on women to become mothers, the complex emotions that arise when faced with fertility struggles, and the ways in which medical interventions can shape our understanding of motherhood.

With her eloquent and introspective writing style, Boggs invites readers to reflect on their own notions of motherhood, family, and the meaning of a fulfilled life. She navigates the delicate balance between hope and despair, providing a nuanced perspective on the emotional rollercoaster that accompanies the quest for a child.

Whether you’re personally familiar with the challenges of infertility or simply curious about the experiences of those who have undergone IVF, The Art of Waiting offers a compelling and compassionate exploration of the highs and lows of the journey to motherhood. Boggs’ poignant storytelling and insightful reflections make this book about IVF a must-read for anyone interested in the complexities of fertility and the transformative power of hope.

best books about ivf Inconceivable: A Woman's Triumph over Despair and Statistics

Inconceivable: A Woman’s Triumph over Despair and Statistics

By julia indichova.

Inconceivable: A Woman’s Triumph over Despair and Statistics is a mesmerizing journey into the world of fertility struggles and one woman’s unwavering determination to overcome the odds. This remarkable book about IVF by Julia Indichova shines a spotlight on the emotional rollercoaster that couples face when trying to conceive.

best books about ivf The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy Is Transforming the American Family

The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy Is Transforming the American Family

By leslie morgan steiner.

The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy Is Transforming the American Family by Leslie Morgan Steiner is an eye-opening book on IVF that delves into the fascinating world of surrogacy and its impact on modern families.

With the advancements in reproductive technology, more and more couples are turning to surrogacy as a solution to their fertility struggles. Steiner takes us on a captivating journey, exploring the stories of both intended parents and surrogate mothers, as they navigate the complex emotional and legal terrain of surrogacy.

This book about IVF provides a comprehensive look into the surrogacy process, from the initial decision to pursue surrogacy, to finding the perfect surrogate, and finally, to the joyous moment of welcoming a long-awaited baby into the world. Steiner’s writing is both informative and empathetic, allowing readers to truly understand the emotional rollercoaster that couples go through on their surrogacy journey.

Through personal anecdotes and in-depth research, Steiner highlights the challenges and triumphs experienced by families who choose surrogacy as their path to parenthood. She explores the various ethical and legal debates surrounding surrogacy, shedding light on the complexities of this rapidly growing industry.

Whether you are personally considering surrogacy, know someone who has gone through the process, or simply have a curiosity about modern reproductive technology, this IVF book offers a compelling and thought-provoking read. It challenges societal norms and encourages a deeper understanding of the diverse ways in which families are created today.

The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy Is Transforming the American Family is a must-read for anyone interested in the evolving landscape of family-building and the profound impact it has on the lives of those involved.

best books about ivf The Pursuit of Motherhood

The Pursuit of Motherhood

By jessica hepburn.

The Pursuit of Motherhood is a captivating book about the rollercoaster journey of Jessica Hepburn in her quest to become a mother. This extraordinary memoir takes readers on an emotional ride through the world of assisted reproduction, exploring the highs and lows of fertility treatments, and the toll it takes on relationships, careers, and personal well-being.

With raw honesty and a touch of humor, Hepburn shares her experiences of undergoing various fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg freezing, and donor eggs. She delves deep into the physical and emotional challenges faced by women struggling with infertility, shedding light on the often misunderstood and stigmatized world of assisted reproduction.

However, The Pursuit of Motherhood is not just a book about IVF; it is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of hope. Hepburn’s relentless determination to become a mother shines through every page, inspiring readers to never give up on their dreams, no matter how daunting the obstacles may seem.

With its poignant storytelling and heartfelt insights, this book is a must-read for anyone who has experienced the trials and tribulations of infertility or is seeking a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those on the journey to motherhood. The Pursuit of Motherhood is a beacon of hope and a reminder that love and resilience can conquer even the most difficult of circumstances.

best books about ivf The IVF Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Assisted Reproductive Techniques

The IVF Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Assisted Reproductive Techniques

By robert winston.

Are you ready to embark on a journey through the groundbreaking world of assisted reproductive techniques? Look no further than The IVF Revolution: The Definitive Guide to Assisted Reproductive Techniques by the renowned scientist and author, Robert Winston. This extraordinary book on IVF is your gateway to understanding the intricate processes, challenges, and triumphs of fertility treatment.

Within the pages of this captivating book about IVF, Winston takes you on an immersive exploration of the history, science, and future of assisted reproductive techniques. With his expert knowledge and engaging storytelling, he unravels the complexities surrounding in vitro fertilization (IVF) and its impact on countless lives.

From the early experiments that paved the way for IVF to the groundbreaking discoveries that revolutionized the field, Winston paints a vivid picture of the tireless efforts that have led to the birth of millions of babies. He delves into the ethical dilemmas and societal implications surrounding assisted reproductive techniques, offering thought-provoking insights that challenge our perceptions.

This captivating IVF book is not just a scientific exploration, but also a deeply personal journey. Winston shares heartwarming stories of individuals and couples who have struggled with infertility, providing a glimpse into their emotional rollercoaster and the hope that IVF offers. He addresses the fears, doubts, and anxieties that come hand in hand with fertility treatment, offering reassurance and guidance.

Whether you are personally affected by infertility, have a loved one seeking fertility treatment, or simply have an insatiable curiosity about the marvels of modern science, The IVF Revolution is an essential read. Winston’s eloquence and expertise make this IVF book an enlightening and empowering resource that will leave you in awe of the remarkable possibilities offered by assisted reproductive techniques.

best books about ivf The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies

The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies

By randine lewis.

The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies by Randine Lewis is not just another book about IVF. It offers a refreshing and alternative approach to infertility treatment, drawing upon the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine.

This groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and addressing the root causes of infertility, focusing on the importance of balancing the body’s energy and restoring overall wellness. Dr. Randine Lewis, a renowned expert in the field of Chinese medicine and infertility, shares her unique insights and proven techniques to help couples conceive naturally and have healthy babies.

Unlike other books on IVF, The Infertility Cure takes a holistic approach, considering the mind, body, and spirit as interconnected and essential for fertility. Dr. Lewis guides readers through a step-by-step program that combines acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to optimize fertility and increase the chances of conception.

With its practical advice and empowering message, this IVF book stands out as a valuable resource for anyone struggling with infertility. Dr. Lewis provides hope and encouragement, showing that there are alternatives to invasive procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF). She emphasizes the importance of self-care and self-awareness, helping couples regain control of their fertility journey.

If you’re looking for an IVF book that offers a fresh perspective and explores the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine, The Infertility Cure is the perfect choice. It provides a comprehensive program for enhancing fertility and creating a healthy environment for conception, making it an essential read for anyone seeking a natural and holistic approach to overcoming infertility.

best books about ivf The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

By jorge chavarro and walter willett.

The Fertility Diet is a groundbreaking book that unveils natural ways to enhance ovulation and increase the chances of getting pregnant. Written by Jorge Chavarro and Walter Willett, this captivating guide offers a comprehensive approach to improving fertility without relying on invasive procedures like IVF.

Unlike traditional methods, The Fertility Diet focuses on harnessing the power of nutrition and lifestyle choices to optimize reproductive health. Chavarro and Willett draw from extensive research and their expertise in the field of nutrition to provide evidence-based recommendations that can make a significant difference in fertility outcomes.

The authors explore the impact of various foods, nutrients, and dietary patterns on ovulation and overall reproductive health. They emphasize the importance of consuming a balanced diet that includes essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Additionally, they delve into the significance of maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and managing stress levels to maximize fertility potential.

What sets this book apart is its emphasis on natural approaches to fertility enhancement. Chavarro and Willett highlight the limitations and potential risks associated with assisted reproductive technologies like IVF. They argue that by adopting the principles outlined in The Fertility Diet, couples can improve their chances of conceiving naturally and avoid the often costly and emotionally challenging journey of IVF.

With its engaging and accessible style, The Fertility Diet offers valuable insights and practical strategies for couples who are trying to conceive. Whether you are just starting your fertility journey or have been struggling for some time, this book provides a refreshing perspective on how to boost fertility naturally and increase the likelihood of a successful pregnancy.

best books about ivf The Whole Life Fertility Plan: Understanding What Effects Your Fertility to Help You Get Pregnant When You Want To

The Whole Life Fertility Plan: Understanding What Effects Your Fertility to Help You Get Pregnant When You Want To

By kyra phillips and jamie grifo.

The Whole Life Fertility Plan is an insightful and comprehensive book about the journey of trying to conceive and the various factors that can affect fertility. Co-authored by Kyra Phillips, an award-winning journalist, and Jamie Grifo, a renowned reproductive endocrinologist, this book provides valuable knowledge and guidance for individuals and couples who are navigating the world of infertility.

Whether you are just beginning to explore the possibility of starting a family or have been struggling with infertility for some time, this book offers a wealth of information to help you understand the intricacies of fertility. It covers a wide range of topics, from the basic science of conception to the emotional and psychological aspects of infertility.

The authors delve into the various factors that can impact fertility, including age, lifestyle choices, medical conditions, and environmental factors. They provide practical tips on optimizing fertility, such as maintaining a healthy diet, managing stress, and seeking appropriate medical interventions when needed.

What sets this book apart is its emphasis on a holistic approach to fertility. It goes beyond just the medical aspects of infertility and explores the importance of addressing emotional well-being, relationships, and overall lifestyle choices. The authors emphasize the importance of taking care of oneself both physically and emotionally throughout the fertility journey.

Whether you are considering assisted reproductive technologies like IVF, exploring alternative treatments, or simply looking for guidance on how to increase your chances of conceiving naturally, this book has you covered. It provides a balanced and evidence-based perspective on the various options available, allowing readers to make informed decisions that align with their values and goals.

In summary, The Whole Life Fertility Plan is a comprehensive and engaging book that offers a wealth of knowledge and guidance for anyone navigating the challenging world of infertility. With its holistic approach and expert insights, it is a valuable resource for individuals and couples seeking to understand and improve their fertility.

best books about ivf The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception

The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception

By debora l. spar.

The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception by Debora L. Spar is an eye-opening and thought-provoking book that dives deep into the fascinating world of assisted reproduction. This captivating read explores the intricate web of money, science, and politics that fuel the booming commerce of conception.

Spar takes readers on a journey through the history and evolution of reproductive technologies, shedding light on the ethical, legal, and social implications of these advancements. From in vitro fertilization (IVF) to surrogacy, sperm and egg donation to genetic testing, this book covers it all.

Through extensive research and interviews with experts, Spar delves into the complex relationships between doctors, patients, and the multi-billion dollar fertility industry. She examines the motivations behind those seeking assisted reproduction, the financial burdens they face, and the ethical dilemmas that arise.

The Baby Business is not just a book about IVF; it is a thought-provoking exploration of the intersection between science, commerce, and the desire for parenthood. Whether you are personally touched by infertility, curious about the science behind assisted reproduction, or interested in the ethical implications of reproductive technologies, this book is a must-read.

Prepare to be captivated by the stories of individuals navigating the world of assisted reproduction, enlightened by the scientific advancements that have revolutionized conception, and challenged to ponder the complex moral questions that arise in this rapidly evolving field. The Baby Business is a compelling and informative read that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the profound impact that money, science, and politics have on the commerce of conception.

best books about ivf The IVF Diet: The 12-Week Plan to Support IVF Treatment and Help Couples Conceive

The IVF Diet: The 12-Week Plan to Support IVF Treatment and Help Couples Conceive

By zita west.

The IVF Diet is a comprehensive and informative book on assisted reproductive technology, commonly referred to as IVF. This book, written by renowned fertility expert Zita West, offers a 12-week plan specifically designed to support IVF treatment and help couples increase their chances of conception.

Using her vast knowledge and experience in the field of fertility, Zita West provides valuable guidance and practical advice on nutrition, lifestyle changes, and ways to optimize fertility. The book explores the intricate relationship between diet and reproductive health, emphasizing the importance of nourishing the body with the right nutrients to enhance fertility.

What sets The IVF Diet apart is its holistic approach. It recognizes that fertility is not solely dependent on medical interventions but also on the overall well-being of the individual. The book delves into topics such as stress management, exercise, and emotional well-being, highlighting their impact on fertility and IVF success.

With its easy-to-follow 12-week plan, The IVF Diet provides a structured framework for couples undergoing IVF treatment. The book offers meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists tailored to meet the nutritional requirements of those on the IVF journey. It also addresses common concerns and challenges faced by individuals going through IVF, providing helpful tips and strategies to overcome them.

Whether you’re just starting your fertility journey or are already in the midst of IVF treatment, The IVF Diet is a valuable resource that empowers couples with knowledge and practical tools to optimize their chances of conceiving. With its comprehensive approach and expert advice, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking guidance on fertility and IVF.

best books about ivf The Infertility Workbook: A Mind-Body Program to Enhance Fertility, Reduce Stress, and Maintain Emotional Balance

The Infertility Workbook: A Mind-Body Program to Enhance Fertility, Reduce Stress, and Maintain Emotional Balance

By barbara blitzer.

The Infertility Workbook: A Mind-Body Program to Enhance Fertility, Reduce Stress, and Maintain Emotional Balance by Barbara Blitzer is a comprehensive guide designed to support individuals and couples who are navigating the challenging journey of infertility. This book offers a unique approach that combines both the mind and body aspects of fertility, providing readers with valuable insights and practical techniques to enhance their fertility, reduce stress, and maintain emotional balance throughout the process.

Blitzer, a renowned fertility expert, understands the emotional toll that infertility can take on individuals and couples. She recognizes that the mind and body are interconnected, and by addressing both aspects, individuals can optimize their chances of conception. The book delves into various techniques, including mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, and visualization, all of which have been shown to have a positive impact on fertility.

One of the standout features of this book is its focus on stress reduction. Blitzer highlights the detrimental effects of stress on fertility and provides readers with practical tools to manage and mitigate stress levels. By incorporating stress reduction techniques into their daily routine, individuals can create a more conducive environment for conception.

The Infertility Workbook also addresses the emotional rollercoaster that often accompanies the journey of infertility. Blitzer provides guidance on managing emotions such as grief, anger, and disappointment, helping readers maintain emotional balance and resilience. By acknowledging and processing these emotions, individuals can navigate the challenges of infertility with greater strength and resilience.

Overall, The Infertility Workbook is a valuable resource for anyone seeking support and guidance during their fertility journey. Blitzer’s comprehensive approach, which combines mind and body techniques, offers readers a holistic and empowering toolkit to enhance their fertility, reduce stress, and maintain emotional well-being. Whether you are considering IVF, exploring alternative fertility treatments, or simply looking for ways to optimize your chances of conception, this book is a must-read.

best books about ivf The Fertility Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Your Chance of Pregnancy

The Fertility Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Your Chance of Pregnancy

By mary wingfield.

The Fertility Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Your Chance of Pregnancy by Mary Wingfield is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for anyone on the journey to parenthood. This groundbreaking book provides a wealth of knowledge and guidance on the intricate world of assisted reproductive technologies, commonly known as IVF.

From the very first page, Wingfield’s expertise shines through as she takes readers on a captivating exploration of the various aspects of fertility treatments. With her warm and compassionate tone, she demystifies the complex medical terminology, making it accessible to both laypeople and medical professionals alike.

What sets this book apart is its emphasis on empowerment and education. Wingfield firmly believes that every individual and couple should be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions about their fertility journey. She covers a wide range of topics, including the different types of fertility treatments, the emotional and psychological aspects of infertility, and the legal and ethical considerations surrounding assisted reproduction.

Wingfield’s expertise in the field of reproductive medicine is evident throughout the book. As a leading fertility specialist, she provides evidence-based information, practical advice, and real-life anecdotes to help readers navigate the often overwhelming world of fertility treatments. Her depth of knowledge and years of experience shine through, making this book a trusted and reliable resource.

Whether you are just starting to explore the possibility of IVF or have been on the fertility journey for some time, this book is a must-read. Wingfield’s empathetic and informative approach will leave you feeling empowered and equipped to make the best decisions for your fertility treatment. With its comprehensive coverage and engaging writing style, The Fertility Handbook is the ultimate guide for anyone seeking to maximize their chance of pregnancy.

best books about ivf The IVF Journal: The Solution for Managing Practitioners, Tests, Medications, Appointments, Procedures, Finances, and the Emotional Aspects of Your Journey

The IVF Journal: The Solution for Managing Practitioners, Tests, Medications, Appointments, Procedures, Finances, and the Emotional Aspects of Your Journey

By stephanie fry.

The IVF Journal is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for anyone embarking on the emotional and complex journey of assisted reproduction. Written by Stephanie Fry, this groundbreaking book on IVF offers a unique solution for managing practitioners, tests, medications, appointments, procedures, finances, and the plethora of emotional aspects that come with the territory.

More than just a book about IVF, The IVF Journal serves as a trusted companion, providing practical guidance and support throughout every step of the process. Fry’s expertise as a fertility coach shines through as she provides insightful advice, empowering readers to take control of their fertility journey.

With its user-friendly layout and interactive features, The IVF Journal allows individuals to track and document all relevant information in one place. From medication dosages to upcoming appointments, this invaluable tool ensures that nothing falls through the cracks.

Furthermore, Fry delves into the emotional rollercoaster that can accompany the IVF experience. She provides coping strategies, exercises, and prompts for self-reflection, making The IVF Journal not only a practical resource but also a cathartic outlet for the myriad of emotions that arise.

Whether you are just starting your fertility journey or have been navigating the world of IVF for some time, The IVF Journal is an essential companion that will equip you with the knowledge, organization, and emotional support needed to face the challenges ahead. Don’t let the complexities of IVF overwhelm you; instead, allow Stephanie Fry’s IVF book to guide you towards a more empowered and informed fertility journey.

best books about ivf The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility: Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby

The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility: Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby

By mark p. trolice.

Are you ready to embark on the miraculous journey of parenthood but facing the heart-wrenching challenge of infertility? Look no further than “The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility: Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby” by the renowned reproductive specialist, Dr. Mark P. Trolice.

This groundbreaking book on IVF is a comprehensive resource that delves into the complex world of infertility, offering invaluable insights, evidence-based solutions, and a glimmer of hope for those struggling to conceive. Dr. Trolice’s expertise, compassion, and dedication shine through every page as he guides readers through the maze of fertility treatments, empowering them to take control of their reproductive health.

As you immerse yourself in this captivating book about IVF, you’ll uncover a wealth of information on various fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), fertility medications, and reproductive surgery. Dr. Trolice explains the intricacies of each procedure, breaking down medical jargon into easily understandable language, ensuring that readers are well-informed and equipped to make informed decisions.

But this book is not just about medical procedures; it’s about understanding the emotional toll that infertility takes on individuals and couples. Dr. Trolice explores the psychological and emotional aspects of infertility, providing guidance on coping with the rollercoaster of emotions, managing stress, and nurturing relationships throughout the fertility journey.

What sets “The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility” apart is Dr. Trolice’s unwavering commitment to empowering readers with the knowledge and tools necessary to optimize their reproductive potential. From lifestyle modifications to cutting-edge advancements in reproductive technology, he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to increase the odds of having a baby.

So, whether you’re just beginning your fertility journey or have experienced setbacks along the way, this IVF book is a must-read. Dr. Trolice’s compassionate guidance, scientific expertise, and unwavering support will help you navigate the challenging road to parenthood with hope, confidence, and ultimately, the greatest gift of all—a precious bundle of joy.

best books about ivf The IVF Planner: A Personalized Journal to Organize Your IVF Cycle

The IVF Planner: A Personalized Journal to Organize Your IVF Cycle

By elizabeth walker.

The IVF Planner is a comprehensive and practical journal designed to help individuals and couples navigate the intricate journey of undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). This indispensable book on IVF offers a personalized approach to organizing and documenting every step of the IVF cycle, ensuring that no detail goes unnoticed.

Written by Elizabeth Walker, a renowned fertility expert, this book about IVF is a treasure trove of information, guidance, and support. It goes beyond being just a mere planner and serves as a trusted companion throughout the emotional and physical rollercoaster that IVF can bring.

With its user-friendly layout and beautifully designed pages, The IVF Planner is a joy to engage with. It offers insightful prompts, checklists, and trackers to help individuals keep track of appointments, medications, and important milestones. The book also includes valuable tips on managing stress, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and optimizing chances of success.

Moreover, this IVF book provides a safe space for journaling and reflecting on the emotional aspects of the IVF journey. It encourages individuals to express their feelings, fears, and hopes, fostering a sense of empowerment and self-care.

Whether you are just starting your IVF journey or have been through multiple cycles, The IVF Planner is an invaluable resource that offers structure, knowledge, and emotional support. With its holistic approach and personalized touch, it is a must-have companion for anyone embarking on the path to parenthood through IVF.

best books about ivf The Fertility Book: Your Comprehensive Guide to Getting Pregnant, Choosing Your Treatment, and Having a Healthy Baby

The Fertility Book: Your Comprehensive Guide to Getting Pregnant, Choosing Your Treatment, and Having a Healthy Baby

By dr. zev rosenwaks and dr. marc goldstein.

The Fertility Book: Your Comprehensive Guide to Getting Pregnant, Choosing Your Treatment, and Having a Healthy Baby is a groundbreaking book on IVF written by renowned fertility experts Dr. Zev Rosenwaks and Dr. Marc Goldstein. Whether you’re just starting your journey towards parenthood or have been struggling with infertility for a while, this book about IVF is here to provide you with the knowledge, guidance, and support you need.

From explaining the basics of reproductive health to discussing the latest advancements in assisted reproductive technologies, this IVF book covers it all. The authors dive deep into the various causes of infertility and offer practical advice on how to optimize your chances of getting pregnant naturally. They also provide a comprehensive overview of the different fertility treatments available, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and egg freezing.

What sets this book on IVF apart is its compassionate and patient-centered approach. Dr. Rosenwaks and Dr. Goldstein understand the emotional toll that infertility can take on individuals and couples, and they address these concerns with empathy and understanding. They provide guidance on how to navigate the emotional rollercoaster of fertility treatments and offer strategies for managing stress and anxiety along the way.

Furthermore, this book about IVF is filled with real-life success stories of couples who have overcome infertility and achieved their dream of having a healthy baby. These stories serve as a source of inspiration and hope, reminding readers that they are not alone in their struggles and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Whether you’re considering fertility treatment, currently undergoing it, or simply want to educate yourself on the subject, The Fertility Book is an invaluable resource. With its comprehensive information, compassionate approach, and empowering message, this IVF book will guide you on your journey to parenthood and help you make informed decisions about your fertility treatment options.

best books about ivf The IVF Companion: A Personal Journal for Your Journey

The IVF Companion: A Personal Journal for Your Journey

By silvia schneider fox.

The IVF Companion: A Personal Journal for Your Journey by Silvia Schneider Fox is a remarkable book that serves as a guiding light for anyone embarking on the extraordinary journey of in vitro fertilization (IVF). This captivating journal is not just another book on IVF, but rather a heartfelt companion that will accompany you every step of the way.

From the moment you decide to pursue IVF, this book about IVF becomes your trusted confidant, offering solace, encouragement, and insightful advice. Silvia Schneider Fox, a renowned fertility expert, understands the rollercoaster of emotions that come with the IVF process, and she skillfully weaves her knowledge and personal experiences into this beautifully written journal.

The IVF Companion is more than just a journal; it is a sanctuary where you can pour out your thoughts, fears, and hopes. With each turn of the page, you will find thought-provoking prompts, inspiring quotes, and practical tips that will help you navigate the complexities of IVF with confidence and resilience.

What sets this IVF book apart is its emphasis on self-care and mindfulness. Silvia Schneider Fox recognizes that the IVF journey can be physically and emotionally demanding, and she encourages you to prioritize your well-being throughout the process. The journal prompts will encourage you to reflect on your emotions, practice gratitude, and find moments of joy amidst the challenges.

This journal is also a treasure trove of information, providing you with essential facts about IVF, fertility treatments, and lifestyle changes that can optimize your chances of success. Silvia Schneider Fox’s expertise shines through as she breaks down complex medical jargon into easily understandable language, empowering you to make informed decisions alongside your medical team.

Whether you are just starting your IVF journey or have been on this path for some time, The IVF Companion will be your steadfast companion. It will remind you that you are not alone and encourage you to believe in the strength within you. This IVF book is a beacon of hope, resilience, and unwavering support, guiding you towards the possibility of creating the family you’ve always dreamed of.

best books about ivf The Infertility Handbook: A Guide to Making Babies

The Infertility Handbook: A Guide to Making Babies

By jacqueline tomlins.

The Infertility Handbook: A Guide to Making Babies is not just your average book on IVF. It’s a comprehensive and empowering guide for anyone navigating the challenging journey of starting a family. Whether you’re looking for a book about IVF or an IVF book, this is the ultimate resource you’ve been searching for.

Written by Jacqueline Tomlins, a renowned fertility specialist, this handbook goes beyond the technicalities of IVF and delves into the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of infertility. Tomlins understands that this journey is not just a medical process but a deeply personal and often overwhelming experience.

With a compassionate and informative approach, Tomlins takes you by the hand and guides you through every step of the way. From understanding the causes of infertility to exploring various fertility treatments, she leaves no stone unturned. The book covers topics such as fertility testing, assisted reproductive technologies, medication options, and even alternative therapies.

What sets this book apart from others on the market is its focus on empowerment. Tomlins believes that knowledge is power, and she equips her readers with the tools and resources needed to make informed decisions. She provides advice on finding the right fertility clinic, choosing a specialist, and managing the emotional rollercoaster that often accompanies fertility treatments.

Furthermore, The Infertility Handbook offers personal stories from couples who have walked this path, providing a sense of camaraderie and hope. These stories serve as a reminder that you are not alone in your struggles and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

So, if you’re in search of an IVF book that goes beyond the technicalities and truly understands the complexities of infertility, look no further. The Infertility Handbook: A Guide to Making Babies is the comprehensive and empowering resource you need to navigate this challenging journey with confidence and hope.

best books about ivf The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant

The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant

By philippa kaye.

The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant by Philippa Kaye is a comprehensive and empowering resource for couples looking to start a family. Whether you’re just beginning your journey or have already explored other options, this book is your go-to guide for all things fertility.

From understanding the basics of conception to navigating the complexities of assisted reproductive technologies, this book covers it all. Dr. Kaye, a renowned fertility specialist, provides a wealth of knowledge and expert advice to help you make informed decisions.

This isn’t just another book about IVF – it’s a roadmap to understanding and overcoming the challenges of infertility. Dr. Kaye delves into the emotional aspects of fertility struggles, offering support and encouragement to those who may be feeling overwhelmed.

With its easy-to-follow format and compassionate approach, The Fertility Handbook is a must-read for anyone on the path to parenthood. It’s not just an IVF book, but a comprehensive resource for anyone seeking guidance and support through their fertility journey.

best books about ivf The IVF Guide: What You Need to Know About Fertility, Infertility, and Available Treatment Options

The IVF Guide: What You Need to Know About Fertility, Infertility, and Available Treatment Options

By nicole galan.

The IVF Guide: What You Need to Know About Fertility, Infertility, and Available Treatment Options by Nicole Galan is a comprehensive book on IVF that delves into the intricacies of fertility, infertility, and the various treatment options available.

With a warm and empathetic tone, Galan takes readers on an enlightening journey through the world of assisted reproductive technology. She provides a wealth of information about the complex process of IVF and explores the emotional, physical, and financial aspects that accompany it.

This book about IVF covers everything from understanding the root causes of infertility to exploring the different diagnostic tests and procedures involved in IVF. Galan offers a detailed explanation of each step, making sure readers are well-informed and prepared for what lies ahead.

What sets this IVF book apart is Galan’s ability to combine scientific knowledge with personal stories, creating a captivating and relatable narrative. She shares real-life experiences of couples who have undergone IVF, providing a glimpse into the emotional rollercoaster that often accompanies the journey to parenthood.

Galan also addresses common concerns and misconceptions surrounding IVF, offering practical advice and guidance. From managing the stress of treatment to dealing with the financial implications, she covers all the bases, ensuring readers feel supported and empowered throughout their own IVF journey.

Whether you are considering IVF, currently undergoing treatment, or simply seeking to broaden your knowledge on the subject, The IVF Guide is an invaluable resource. Galan’s expertise and compassionate approach make this book a must-read for anyone navigating the world of fertility and infertility.

In conclusion, these 20 books about IVF offer a wealth of knowledge and personal stories that will educate, inspire, and provide hope to anyone navigating the world of fertility treatments. From practical guides to heartfelt memoirs, there is something for everyone in this diverse collection. Whether you are going through IVF yourself or simply seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the journey, these books are sure to leave a lasting impact. So grab a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and dive into these captivating reads that shed light on the complexities and triumphs of the IVF experience.

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Being overweight or underweight can reduce fertility, so it is important to keep your body weight within the normal healthy range.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indication of your body weight and can be calculated by dividing weight by height. You should aim for a BMI of between 20 and 25, as this will optimise your chances of conception.

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Even in these modern times, nature knows best. If a woman's BMI falls below 19, the body senses famine and ovulation is switched off to prevent the risk of having a baby with malnutrition. Excessive exercise can reduce body fat and increase muscle mass to a point where periods cease for the same reason. Risk of miscarriage is also increased in women with a low BMI.

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If a woman's BMI falls below 19, the body senses famine and ovulation is switched off to prevent the risk of having a baby with malnutrition. Excessive exercise can reduce body fat and increase muscle mass to a point where periods cease for the same reason. Risk of miscarriage is also increased in women with a low BMI.

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This can reduce fertility by 50%. Pregnancy for women with a 30+ BMI is often associated with problems such as maternal diabetes, high blood pressure, big babies and increased risk of caesarean section.

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How to transfer your care to Shady Grove Fertility 

Looking to switch fertility providers or get a second opinion? Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) is dedicated to making your transfer of care as seamless as possible. Here are three easy steps you should take if you’re ready to start your family-building journey with SGF! 

1. Get your medical records 

To obtain a full picture of your health history, as well as previous testing and treatments, it’s imperative that your new care team has a copy of your medical records. Due to patient privacy laws, most providers have a formal process for records requests. Once the request is received, it can take several days or weeks for a provider to fulfill, so that’s why we recommend this as a first step in transferring your care. If you have questions about the request process, we suggest first reaching out to your current provider for details. In some cases, SGF may be able to assist in that outreach as well. 

2. Schedule a new patient appointment 

With your insurance information in hand, you can schedule an appointment by filling out a scheduling form on the SGF website or by calling 888-761-1967 to speak with one of our new patient liaisons. 

For your convenience, we offer virtual or in-person new patient consultations. We understand that sometimes timing is tight, and our patients want to be seen as soon as possible. As such, while it is ideal for the care team to have your medical records in advance, it is not required. We want our patients to feel empowered to schedule their first appointment and move forward in their fertility journey without delay. 

Learn more information on scheduling and what to expect during your first appointment.

3. transfer previously frozen materials  .

If you have previously frozen eggs, sperm, or embryos that you want to use in future treatments, you will need to have them transported to an SGF lab. 

To start, patients should obtain the embryology report from their current or former provider, and if applicable, the IVF stimulation spreadsheet. 

Patients will then have a video consultation with an SGF physician, who will assign a nurse to work with you through the process. Patients will also be assigned a financial counselor and a clinical coordinator.  

All outside frozen embryos must be approved for acceptance by SGF’s risk management team, comprised of physician and lab directors. This process typically takes 1 to 3 months.  

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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 07: Former professional soccer player Carli Lloyd during the Pro-am to the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 07, 2024 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Carli Lloyd, the two-time World Cup winner and double Olympic gold medallist, recently wrote an article for Women’s Health magazine . She spoke movingly of her secret journey of unexplained infertility and IVF treatment, culminating in a joyous development: she is now pregnant, and expecting her first child in October.

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Post-retirement and now aged 41, Lloyd wrote that her “heart has come alive” and explained how, for the first time, she feels able to open up and allow herself to be vulnerable.

This is not Carli Lloyd, the player, that people think they know.

“People had to get used to that,” she tells The Athletic . “They had to understand me a little bit more. But the fanbase and media only saw the competitor Carli. They only saw me with raging, bulging eyes, like I wanted to hurt somebody and be the ultra, uber-competitor. And that was the way that I was going to be able to survive.

“And when I look back at my career and reflect, ‘Would I have done things differently?’, I do think I maybe would have tried to enjoy things a little bit more. But I had to have a guard up, because I had some coaches that kind of stabbed me in the back. And you’re part of a team where everybody’s competing with one another. So that guard stayed up until I announced my retirement.

“And I felt, in the last couple of months, I could finally be a bit more vulnerable. I could finally be a bit more like myself.”

Lloyd attributes her mindset as a player to the “cut-throat” environment of the United States women’s national team.

“People don’t understand how cut-throat it is,” she says. “I would say that it’s entirely unhealthy, but it’s what made our team the best and it’s what made me the best. It made me into the player and person I am today. I don’t think that (culture) needs to change. In order to be the best, you have to be in an environment that’s really hard.”

Lloyd’s record is testament to that success: 134 goals in 316 international appearances (making her the second-highest appearance-maker and third-highest scorer in USWNT history), as well as a hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup final against Japan.

When Carli Lloyd, the broadcaster of today, speaks about what it takes to be successful at the highest level, she commands an audience.

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That has certainly been the view of U.S. broadcaster Fox Sports, whose “summer of soccer” culminates on Sunday with a double bill of the finals of the European Championship (3pm ET) and Copa America (8pm ET). Fox made Lloyd the centrepiece of last summer’s Women’s World Cup coverage and over the past few weeks she has also been a studio analyst during the men’s Copa America.

Lloyd has been engaging and compelling, even if her strident opinions may at times divide opinion: during the Women’s World Cup, she provoked strong feelings when she argued the USWNT players appeared to be celebrating excessively.

But Lloyd is rated highly by broadcasters because she is prepared to give an opinion. She does not do wishy-washy. She “wasn’t surprised” by Alex Morgan’s recent omission from the USWNT Olympic roster and thinks “there needs to be a change” with the U.S. men’s national team, too — the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) is conducting a review following a disappointing Copa America in which Gregg Berhalter’s side did not progress beyond the group phase.

“(The U.S. co-hosted men’s World Cup in) 2026 is looming very quickly,” Lloyd says. “Gregg is a great person and I don’t think that there’s just one problem here. But from the outside, they do appear maybe a little bit comfortable, maybe there needs to be some ruffling of feathers and somebody to come in and give a little tough love at times. But that’s just pure speculation.

“From the standpoint of their play, things look a little rigid on the field. Something is just not clicking. With the state the team’s in now — with everybody in an uproar, the fans, sponsors, media, everybody — unfortunately, I think that there needs to be a change.

“You want to go into 2026 with the support of your nation and all those around you. So I do think that there has to be a change, and it needs to be someone that’s outside of the box, somebody international. (Jurgen) Klopp’s name has been thrown out there.”

Is the currently unattached former Liverpool manager her dream hire for the USMNT? “It would be amazing,” Lloyd says. “But there’s no time for development here. This is about 2026 and you want to put the best team out there and get the best result.”

Lloyd is also combative, hitting back on social media when some viewers felt she was wrong to add USMNT captain Christian Pulisic to a roll call of the sport’s all-time greats such as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi . She also responded last week when one X user criticised her appearance, countering: “You call a pregnant woman big… clearly you haven’t been taught anything in your life to be respectful.”

“I view that as a really sad state of affairs in the world that we live in today,” Lloyd adds. “I’m almost 42, comfortable in my own skin and confident in that regard. But it saddens me that young girls have to go through this.

“Some of the things that have come at me have been hurtful, disgusting, verbally abusive. In this realm of commenting on Copa America, people are telling me to get back into the kitchen, that I don’t belong in men’s sports. You have to have thick skin. I’ve had thick skin throughout my playing career and that has hardened me… And I pride myself on being honest and saying what I think. And that’s not always the popular choice.

“But the block button does come in handy. People come at me about blocking, but I just don’t have time for people to constantly be coming at me. You just don’t deserve to even see what’s happening on my feed.”

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Would it dissuade Lloyd from appearing in the future as an analyst?

“No, it would never put me off, because the most important thing in my life is my circle of people. I don’t get my worth or my justification on how good of a job I’m doing from all of these people on social media. The majority of them are just angry that other people are successful and they’re not happy themselves.”

Lloyd will be present in the Fox studio for the Copa America final this weekend. She says she feels pride in joining others, such as sideline reporter Jenny Taft and former England international Kelly Smith, who have previously broadcast while pregnant. “Jenny said that I can use some of her wardrobe if need be,” says Lloyd. “It’s giving people the confidence to know that, just because you’re pregnant, you can still be on TV and, I’m embracing it all.

“Sure, my body has changed, pretty drastically, from the way that I was as an athlete. But I’m growing a human being inside of me, and I think it’s one of the most amazing things and just such a miracle and I’m just proudly enjoying it.”

In her open letter in Women’s Health, Lloyd explained the psychological and physical challenges she endured in her attempts to become pregnant. At one point, she said she began to question why her body was failing her. Lloyd revealed she became pregnant after three rounds of IVF. She would now like more young athletes, and more young women in general, to receive greater education on the topic and have access to wider conversations.

“It would be healthy if more people understand that a woman is born with a certain amount of eggs and, as you age, your eggs are ageing,” she says. “Maybe if there were other opportunities, if there were teams that I was on that were sponsored or linked up with a fertility clinic where you had the option and you had the support to have your eggs frozen. You can’t be working out for several weeks while you go through the process.

“It would be good if we can talk about it more, educate younger players and have those those options available. I do know that several NWSL teams (the top division of the women’s club game in the U.S.) are partnered with fertility clinics, which is great, but hopefully more jump on board.

“I was very naive and had no idea what I was walking into. And there are a lot of women in the sports world and business world that nowadays do want to put off having kids. And times have changed. And in that department, things also need to change.”

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