Trying for a Baby

Trying for a Baby

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This is a book for those who are facing difficulties in conceiving a child. It explains in simple terms the problems and available solutions, including IVF and donation. The opening chapter deals with the pressures faced by the one in six couples reported to have difficulty conceiving, and those who have miscarried. Chapter two asks when a couple should look for help and raises such issues as the culture of demand which views a child as the ultimate consumer good, and a partner who carries a genetic disease. Chapter three looks at the biology of conception as a prelude to chapter four which examines why conception may fail. Chapter five outlines the treatments currently available but points out that despite new developments, the success rate is not high. A final chapter discusses the ethics of fertility treatment and asks questions about where life begins and how persons are valued in relationship to others and to God.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 135 x 198mm | 158g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 b&w diagrams
  • 0745934218
  • 9780745934211