Getting Pregnant : What Couples Need To Know Right Now
Whether you are young and fertile, over 40 and having trouble conceiving, or anywhere in between, here is the best resource to help you get pregnant.The only must-have fertility book, Getting Pregnant, completely revised and updated, not only addresses the needs of those who cannot conceive but serves as the ultimate guide for anyone planning to have a baby, now or in the future. Addressing the newest, state-of-the-art medical treatments for infertility, Getting Pregnant gives you all the latest news on: eight brand-new fertility drugs donor eggs and donor sperm a new 15-minute in-office surgery that can double conception odds breakthrough technologies for preventing chronic miscarriage how both sex and lifestyle factors affect fertility, including the "Nine to Five" guide for protecting your reproductive health on the job Getting Pregnant also provides a wealth of practical information about the exercises, foods, and supplements that encourage a faster, healthier conception, as well as brand-new, all-natural techniques that influence the gender of your child. You'll also find a helpful six-month personal pregnancy planner that addresses all of your pre-conception health and medical needs.Don't miss the new chapters that focus on protecting, increasing, and extending fertility, while new frontiers in both the treatment of male fertility and the science of motherhood are explored.
- 15 Jun 2010
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- United States
- 15 - 25 b-w line drawings
Table of contents
ContentsPREFACE:Getting Pregnant in the New Millennium: Dear Mother-to-BeINTRODUCTION:The Really Good News About Getting PregnantPart INew Discoveries: What Affects Fertility MostCHAPTER ONEHOW YOUR BODY WORKS: THE LATEST NEWSÃ The New Conception Chemistry Ã The Hormones That Help You Get Pregnant Ã Getting Ready to Get Pregnant Ã How Your Life Cycles Function Ã Why You Get a Menstrual Period Ã How Your Personal Biology Affects Your Fertility n You Can Prevent Infertility CHAPTER TWOSEVEN SUPER FERTILITY THREATS AND HOW TO AVOID THEMÃ Surgical Adhesions (Scar Tissue) Ã Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Ã Fibroid Tumors Ã Ovarian Cysts and PCOD Ã PMS Ã Abortions Ã Ectopic Pregnancy Ã A Final Thought About Your FertilityCHAPTER THREEYOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND YOUR FERTILITY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENDOMETRIOSIS, THYROID DISORDER, AND MOREÃ The Secret Immune Disorder That Destroys Fertility Ã Endometriosis, Immunity, and Fertility Ã A Final ThoughtCHAPTER FOURFINALLY! THE TRUTH ABOUT MALE FERTILITYÃ Problem Within a Problem Ã Understanding Male Fertility: What Every Woman Needs to Know Ã Seven Super Male Fertility Threats and How to Avoid Them Ã The Male Fertility Protection Exam Ã A Final Word About Male FertilityCHAPTER FIVESEX AND INFERTILITY: WHAT EVERY COUPLE NEEDS TO KNOW RIGHT NOWÃ STDs: What Are They? Who's at Risk? Ã How STDs Are Spread Ã How STDs Can Affect a Woman's Fertility Ã How STDs Can Affect a Man's Fertility Ã An STD Primer: The Most Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases and How to Treat Them Ã HIV, AIDS, and Your Fertility Ã STDs: Are You at Risk Ã A Final Word: Safe Sex, Not Fearful SexCHAPTER SIXYOUR FERTILITY FROM NINE TO FIVE: REPRODUCTIVE HAZARDS OF THE WORKPLACE AND HOW TO AVOID THEMÃ The Workplace and Your Fertility Ã The Reproductive Hazards: Who Is at Risk n Computers and Your Fertility n Workplace Cautions Ã Workplace Fertility Protection Guide Ã Seven Steps to a Safer Workplace Ã You Are Not Alone!CHAPTER SEVENFERTILITY PROTECTION 2000: A COUPLE'S GUIDE TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLEÃ The Lifestyle Fertility Quiz Ã The Fertility Protection Update 2000 Ã Drug Abuse and Your Fertility Ã How Climate Affects Fertility Ã The Time to Protect Your Fertility Is Now!Part IIThe Fastest, Easiest Ways to a Safe, Natural ConceptionCHAPTER EIGHTTHE PRE-CONCEPTION EXAM 2000: GETTING READY TO GET PREGNANTÃ How Pre-Conception Counseling Works Ã The Personal Facts Your Doctor Needs to Know Ã The T.H.E. 2000 Physical Exam n The Newest Diagnostic Tests Ã Testing for Genetic Diseases Ã The Final Evaluation Ã Some Final AdviceCHAPTER NINEBODY FAT, DIETING, AND FERTILITY: HOW YOUR WEIGHT AFFECTS CONCEPTIONÃ Too Thin to Get Pregnant? Ã How Your Body Fat Affects Your Fertility Ã Overweight and Infertile? The New Links n Finding Your Ideal Fertility Weight Ã Achieving Your Fertility Weight Goals Ã Enhancing Your FertilityCHAPTER TENFITNESS, STRESS, AND GETTING PREGNANTÃ The Body-Fat Connection Ã Working Out: The Silent Dangers Ã The Workouts That Can Encourage Your Fertility Ã How Yoga Can Help You Get Pregnant Ã Stress, Anxiety, and InfertilityCHAPTER ELEVENFERTILITY DIET 2000: THE FOODS THAT ENHANCE YOUR FERTILITY AND PROTECT YOUR PREGNANCYÃ The Fertility Power Boost Ã The Antifertility Foods Ã Food Additives and Fertility Ã Caffeine and Infertility Ã Vegetarian Diets and Your Fertility Ã A Food Strategy for Getting Pregnant Ã Fertility Food Plan 2000CHAPTER TWELVEMOTHER NATURE'S BOUNTY: ALL-NATURAL WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR FERTILITYÃ The Vitamin You Need Most Ã More Fertility Nutrients Ã The Fertility Vitamin-Mineral Support Guide Ã The Fertility Plants Ã The Herbal "Cocktail" to Boost Fertility Ã The Helpful Herbs That May Harm Fertility Ã All-Natural Male Fertility Boosters Ã Taking the Natural ApproachCHAPTER THIRTEENMAKING LOVE AND MAKING BABIES: HOW TO GET PREGNANT FASTÃ Predicting Ovulation Ã Love, Sex, and Getting Pregnant Ã Sex and Conception Ã One Dozen New and Time-Tested Ways to Encourage Conception Ã A Final Word About Getting PregnantCHAPTER FOURTEENBOY OR GIRL...IS THERE A CHOICE? THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT GENDER SELECTIONÃ How Gender Selection Works Ã Tried and True: The Shettles Method of Gender Selection Ã Sex and Your Baby's Gender Ã Do Opposites Attract? The Whelan Method Ã Eat Chocolate -- and Give Birth to a Baby Boy! Ã The Electricity of Love Ã High-Tech Gender Selection Ã Gender SelectionCHAPTER FIFTEENPREVENTING MISCARRIAGE: NOW YOU CAN!Ã Understanding Pregnancy Loss Ã Your Immune System and Miscarriage Ã Four Powerful Immune Boosters to Save Your Pregnancy Ã Men, Immunity, and Pregnancy Ã Preventing Pregnancy Loss Ã Five Medical Breakthroughs That Can Save Your Pregnancy Ã Dry-Cleaning, Nail Polish Remover, and Miscarriage Ã Stress and Pregnancy Loss Ã Exercise and Miscarriage Ã Orgasm and Pregnancy Loss Ã How Water Beds Can Cause a Miscarriage Ã The Skin Treatment That Threatens Your Pregnancy Ã Miscarriages and Men Ã Twenty-One Super Easy Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Miscarriage Before and After You Conceive Ã You Can Stop a Miscarriage Ã Getting Pregnant AgainPart IIIIf You Don't Get Pregnant Right Away:How Science Can HelpCHAPTER SIXTEENCAN I HAVE A BABY? HOW TO TELLÃ How to Test Your Own Fertility Ã How Your Family History Can Predict Your Fertility Ã Take Charge of Your Fertility Ã Your Basic Fertility Exam Ã The Fertility Blood Tests Ã If You Don't Get a Period Ã Reading Your Body Signals Ã The Postcoital Test for Fertility Rhythm Ã Visualizing Your Fertility Ã Under the Microscope Ã Looking Inside Your Body Ã Underwater Vision Ã Where Do We Go from Here? Ã Seeing a Fertility ExpertCHAPTER SEVENTEENTHE NEW FERTILITY SURGERIES: NATURAL CONCEPTION MADE FAST AND EASYÃ Can Fertility Surgery Help You? Ã The Procedures -- and How They Can Help Ã The Nonsurgical Way to Save Your Fallopian Tubes Ã The Fibroid Surgery That Preserves Your Fertility Ã The Surgery That Saves Your Fertility -- Even After Cancer Ã If You Decide on Fertility Surgery Ã Some Final AdviceCHAPTER EIGHTEENWHEN HE'S THE REASON YOU CAN'T CONCEIVE: THE NEWEST TREATMENTS FOR MALE INFERTILITYÃ Understanding Male Fertility Ã Good Sperm - Bad Sperm Ã The Male Fertility Exam Ã Can He Make a Baby ? How to Find Out Fast Ã The Fertility Blood Tests Ã Hot Testicles and Infertility Ã From Zero Sperm Count to Fatherhood in Less Than Sixty Minutes Ã When Sperm Can't Leave a Man's Body Ã Restoring His Sperm Flow Ã The New Testicle Biopsy Ã Zero Sperm Count -- and You Can Still Get Pregnant Ã Love on Ice Ã Restoring Male Fertility by Reversing a Vasectomy Ã Overcoming Impotence Ã A Final WordCHAPTER NINETEENSUPER OVULATION AND OTHER NEW WAYS TO A FASTER, EASIER CONCEPTIONÃ Super Ovulation Ã The Most Common Fertility Drugs and How They Work Ã Lupron and Other "Agonizing" Treatments That Help You Conceive Ã Growth Hormone Ã Progesterone Ã Are Fertility Drugs Safe? What You Need to Know Ã Fertility Drugs and YouCHAPTER TWENTYTHE NEW ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION: NOTHING ARTIFICIAL AT ALLÃ Can Artificial Insemination Help You? Ã Not All Inseminations Are Alike Ã How Your Body Helps Your Partner's Sperm Ã Getting Your Body Ready for Insemination Ã The Insemination Process Ã Donor Sperm Ã A Final Word About InseminationCHAPTER TWENTY-ONETHE A.R.T. OF CONCEPTION: THE NEW IN VITRO FERTILIZATION AND HOW IT CAN HELP YOU CONCEIVEÃ The A.R.T. of Conception Ã How In Vitro Fertilization Works Ã Preparing Your Body for IVF Ã Preparing Your Partner for IVF Ã Making Your Baby Ã When Science Plays Mother Hen Ã Giving Your Baby Back to You Ã Confirming Your Pregnancy Ã Improving Your Pregnancy Rate Ã The Natural Cycle Ã Will Your IVF Be Successful? Ã Ensuring the Health of Your IVF Baby Ã Improving the Odds of Your IVF Ã A Final WordCHAPTER TWENTY-TWOTHE GIFT OF LIFE -- AND OTHER NEW TECHNOLOGIESÃ What Is the GIFT Procedure -- and What Makes It Special Ã Increasing Your Pregnancy Success Odds Ã Natural Pregnancy After GIFT Ã More Conception Options Ã ICSI Ã Improving Your Pregnancy Odds Ã Ensuring Your ICSI Baby Ã A Final ThoughtCHAPTER TWENTY-THREETHE SCIENCE OF MOTHERHOOD: DONOR EGGS, FROZEN EMBRYOS, AND MORE NEW WAYS TO HAVE A BABYÃ Stopping Your Biological Clock Ã Your Donor Pregnancy Ã Selecting a Donor Ã Getting Pregnant Ã Bonding to Your Donor Baby Ã Egg Freezing Ã Good Eggs -- No Pregnancy Ã More Pregnancy Options n The New Surrogacy Ã MotherhoodCHAPTER TWENTY-FOURTHE MIDLIFE PREGNANCY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWÃ A Woman's Body Ã You're Only as Old as Your Eggs Ã Preserving Your Good Health Ã Your Fertility Exam Ã Getting Pregnant Ã IVF After Forty Ã The GIFT for Women Over Forty Ã Increasing Your Pregnancy Odds Even More Ã Protecting Your Pregnancy Ã Preventing Birth Defects Ã The Older New MomPart IVYour Personal Pregnancy Planner:A Six-Month Guide to a Safe and Healthy ConceptionPLANNING YOUR PREGNANCY STEP-BY-STEPRESOURCESINDEX
About Niels H. Lauersen
Niels H. Lauersen, M.D., Ph.D., is an obstetrician/gynecologist affiliated with St. Vincent's Hosspital New York City. he has been a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Hospital Corrnell University Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and Lenox Hill Hospitals and is the author of several bestselling books. Colette Bouchez is an Emmy Award Winning investigative medical reporter. Both authors live in New York City. Colette Bouchez is the coauthor of GETTING PREGNANT and the former medical writer for the New York Daily News. She is currently a medical reporter for www.healthscout.com, and her weekly columns are distributed nationwide by The New York Times Syndicate. Colette Bouchez lives in New York City.