Synopses & Reviews
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception offers premiere medical knowledge and advice for couples trying to have a baby. The book presents available options in detail. More than that, it gives solid information about which approaches may be most suitable for which couples. The language is accessible; the tone, one of companionship. Full-color throughout, with numerous diagrams, photos, and case studies.
What options does a couple have when they’ve been trying to conceive a child, but so far haven’t had a baby?
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception offers premiere medical knowledge, as well as advice about what to try when. Mayo Clinic has brought a team of physicians to the subject, whose specialties range from the physical to the emotional aspects of the subject. They address readers with humanity, care, and empathy.
Tone and Emphasis
The book presents in detail the options that are available. But more than that, it helps a couple sort out what methods they should consider based on what is right for them, rather than highlighting only those approaches with the greatest success rates or the most reasonable costs.
The Guide includes these chapters:
• Preparing your body for pregnancy
• Adjusting your lifestyle
• Eating to conceive
• Producing healthy sperm
• Tips for increased success
• The effect of age on pregnancy
• Who to see when you need some help
• Reproductive assistance
• Managing stress and anxiety
Timelines and Special Features
As many women and men wait longer to start families, fertility and conception are of high and increasing interest. The Mayo Clinic fertility experts recognize the desperation so many couples experience and offer resources for dealing with that.
In addition to including reliable and the most current medical information, the book includes stories of those who’ve struggled with infertility. It addresses Frequently Asked Questions. Beside medical options, it offers alternative approaches, openly giving the pros and cons of each.
What Sets This Book Apart?
It offers world-class medical information in accessible language with a tone of companionship. It offers gentle advice by discussing which approaches may be most suitable for which couples. And it suggests the order in which couples might want to try various methods if they’re not immediately successful.
Full-color throughout, with numerous diagrams and photos.
This is the Mayo Clinic's first book focusing on fertility and conceptionand#151;an essential resource for those who are trying for a successful pregnancy. This easy-to-use, yet comprehensive book provides answers and explanations to many common questions of people who want to have a baby.
Deciding to start or build a family is a life-changing decision, and, once the choice is made, thereand#8217;s a whole new set of unknownsand#151;including how challenging the journey will be. For the first time, fertility experts at Mayo Clinic offer an essential guide for those who want to have a baby. With color photographs and graphics throughout, this user-friendly yet comprehensive book provides answers and explanations on nearly every aspect of achieving a successful pregnancy: lifestyle and nutrition; the intricacies of natural conception; common fertility problems; the latest medical treatments (including intrauterine insemination,IVF, and donors); and information on special situations (including fertility preservation, chosen single parenthood, same-sex couples, and more).
About the Author
Mayo Clinic is a world-class medical institution, renowned for its research and treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic is highly ranked for quality more often than any other academic medical center in the United States. In this book, Mayo Clinic’s team of fertility experts draws on its extensive research and treatment experience.