Yes You Can Get Pregnant

Author: Aimee E. Raupp
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781936303694
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Genre: Health & Fitness

This is the complete guide to getting pregnant and improving fertility naturally -- even if you've been told your chances of conception are low. A nationally renowned women's health and fertility expert, Aimee Raupp has helped thousands of women optimize their fertility and get pregnant. Now, in this book, she provides her complete program for improving your chances of conceiving and overcoming infertility, including the most effective complementary and lifestyle approaches, the latest nutritional advice, and ways to prepare yourself emotionally and spiritually.

It Starts with the Egg

Author: Rebecca Fett
Publisher: Franklin Fox Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9780991126903
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Health & Fitness

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, the quality of your eggs will have a powerful impact on how long it takes you to get pregnant and whether you face an increased risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is emerging as the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. It is also a major contributor to infertility in PCOS. Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a groundbreaking new approach for improving egg quality and fertility. With a concrete strategy that includes minimizing exposure to toxins such as BPA and phthalates, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby. "This timely synthesis of scientific literature is essential reading for both women and men wanting practical, evidence-based recommendations to enhance their fertility." - Dr. Loretta McKinnon, Epidemiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital. "A thoroughly-researched and eye-opening account of how small, simple lifestyle changes can have powerful, positive effects on your health and fertility. A must-read for women wanting the best chance of conceiving a healthy baby." - Beth Greer, bestselling author of Super Natural Home

Be Fruitful

Author: Victoria Maizes, MD
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451645484
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

From an internationally recognized integrative physician, a thorough guide to fertility that encompasses all aspects of female well-being to help women prepare their bodies for easy conception, pregnancy, and the delivery of healthy babies. The increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advancing ages at which couples seek to have children, have made it more difficult for women to conceive. In Be Fruitful, Dr. Victoria Maizes, an expert on women’s health and the executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, delivers all the information women and their partners need in order to conceive with ease and confidence, and to bear healthy children. Warm, friendly, and hands-on, Be Fruitful offers a comprehensive self-assessment to help identify any potential physical, emotional, and practical roadblocks that may interfere with conception, as well as clear and easy-to-follow dietary, supplemental, and exercise recommendations proven to increase optimal fertility. Dr. Maizes details how nutrition, mind-body practices, elimination of environmental toxins, and traditional Chinese medicine can all contribute to a successful pregnancy. Unique in its integrative approach, Be Fruitful acknowledges that wellness comes from caring for the entire person—not just the physical body—a crucial factor for the countless women trying to conceive and committed to transforming their overall health.

Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine

Author: Yaron Seidman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781632202437
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

Planning to have a baby is an exciting time for any family, but difficulties with conception can quickly turn excitement into anxiety and worry. For 14 percent of couples in the United States, creating a life is not the miraculous experience they expected, but rather one filled with stress, trips to the doctor, and invasive procedures. But infertility treatment doesn’t have to be invasive and distant. In Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine, fertility expert Dr. Yaron Seidman teaches couples how to live healthier, more balanced lives and create an environment where a baby can grow without resorting to surgery. Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine shows you how it is possible to conceive even when Western medicine has deemed it impossible. Dr. Seidman explains in a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow way how patients can use the Hunyuan Method to dramatically increase their ability to conceive in a healthy, natural way and improve overall health using ancient Chinese herbal medicine. Primarily intended for infertility patients, Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine is also aimed at modern Chinese medical practitioners, most of whom lack any training in the classical ways. Inside, Dr. Seidman shows time and time again that it is, in fact, possible to conceive.

Chill Out and Get Healthy

Author: Aimee E. Raupp L.Ac., M.S.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101133231
Release Date: 2009-08-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

A no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is guide for women who need to get a grip on their health-now! Aimee Raupp, a practitioner of traditional Oriental medicine, provides women with the tools to stress less, look their best, prevent disease, and live more comfortable, harmonious lives-by living clean. Raupp's enthusiasm, sassy tone, and probing questions will motivate women toward ultimate fulfillment and show them how to discard unhealthy habits and become strong and sexy for life. Women will learn how to: ? nourish the body and soul ? decrease general anxiety ? manage overwhelming stressors ? maintain and improve fertility factors ? fight the perils of aging ? sleep better ? and live sensibly and organically in this pre-packaged and overly medicated world Direct and irreverent, Raupp's book encourages today's women to not believe the hype-and to take charge of their own health.

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

Author: Jorge Chavarro
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071595503
Release Date: 2007-11-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

The first fertility-boosting guide to feature the cutting-edge research results on fertility from the Nurses’ Health Study More than 6 million women in the United States alone experience infertility problems User-friendly, medically approved advice clearly explained in 10 nutritional guidelines from two of Harvard Medical School’s top voices in nutrition

The Impatient Woman s Guide to Getting Pregnant

Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451620719
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

Comforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant. Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all—the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information—sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging— that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story. The good news is: There is a lot less to worry about than you’ve been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when you’re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet. Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.

What to Do When You Can t Get Pregnant

Author: Daniel Potter
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738216928
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

The complete guide to all the options for couples facing fertility issues, now revised and updated Newsweek praised What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant for guiding readers through "the medical maze" of infertility treatments. In this completely revised and updated edition, world renowned fertility expert Dr. Daniel A. Potter and journalist Jennifer Hanin have revised their step-by-step guide to walk readers through their best options for conception and birth. Updates include: Advances in natural products for women New supplements, medications, and treatment protocols Advice from leading experts on all areas of infertility treatment The latest in egg freezing, vitrification, gender selection, and genetic testing The future of IVF and reproductive medicine Drawing on the latest science, Potter and Hanin offer sound advice for choosing the right doctor, asking the right questions, and living a healthy, fertile lifestyle. Complete with advice on how to handle the frustrations of not being able to conceive, What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant remains a couple's best guide to making informed decisions about fertility issues.

The Infertility Cure

Author: Randine Lewis
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031605500X
Release Date: 2008-12-14
Genre: Health & Fitness

A groundbreaking alternative approach to treating infertility using traditional Chinese medicine-on its own or in conjunction with the latest Western-based reproductive technology. Dr. Randine Lewis offers you a natural way to support your efforts to get pregnant. In The Infertility Cure, Dr. Lewis outlines her simple guidelines involving diet, herbs, and acupressure so that you can make use of her experience and expertise to create a nurturing, welcoming environment for a healthy baby. The Infertility Cure addresses: Advanced maternal age Recurrent miscarriage Immunological fertility problems Male-factor infertility Hormonal imbalances and associated conditions Anovulation, lethal phase defect, amenorrhea, unexplained infertility Endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, tubal obstruction, uterine fibroids Improving the outcome of assisted reproductive techniques The Infertility Cure opens the door to new ideas about treating infertility that will dramatically increase your odds of getting pregnant-the natural way.

Inconceivable 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Julia Indichova
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767910966
Release Date: 2002-02-19
Genre: Health & Fitness

A memoir of hope for the thousands of women struggling with infertility, from one who beat the odds by simply tuning in to her body and tapping her well of sheer determination. At a time when more and more women are trying to get pregnant at increasingly advanced ages, fertility specialists and homeopathic researchers boast endless treatment options. But when Julia Indichova made the rounds of medical doctors and nontraditional healers, she was still unable to conceive a child. It was only when she forsook their financially and emotionally draining advice, turning inward instead, that she finally met with reproductive success. Inconceivable recounts this journey from hopeless diagnoses to elated motherhood. Anyone who has faced infertility will relate to Julia’s desperate measures: acupuncture, unidentifiable black-and-white pellets, herb soup, foul-smelling fruit, even making love on red sheets. Five reproductive endocrinologists told her that there was no documented case of anyone in her hormonal condition getting pregnant, forcing her to finally embark on her own intuitive regimen. After eight caffeine-free, nutrient-rich, yoga-laden months, complemented by visualization exercises, Julia received amazing news; incredibly, she was pregnant. Nine months later she gave birth to a healthy girl. Unlike the many infertility books that take a clinical “how to” approach, Inconceivable simply professes the wisdom of giving expert status back to the patient. Julia’s self-discovery, and her ability to see her body as an ally once again, yield a beautiful message about the importance of honoring the body’s innate powers, and the power of life itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pregnancy Over 40

Author: Kelley D. Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1477442146
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

Pregnancy Over 40: An In-depth Guide for a Safe and Healthy Pregnancy Over 40 There are a lot of reasons why women put off having children. In most cases, they prioritized their careers over their own personal life. Others were just simply not ready for the commitment that motherhood demands. Becoming a mother is one of the most fulfilling jobs that everyone would be lucky enough to go through during their entire lifetime. The problem is that despite the fact that this is seen by some as a gift, there are also others that see it as a tiring job - fulfilling but at some point, it can take a lot out of you. The fact is that getting pregnant in your 40's is no easy task. The probability of conceiving alone is quite low in comparison to women who are in their 20's or early 30's. But this does not mean that a woman in her 40's cannot bear a child. If you are in your 40's and have found out that you are pregnant, there are a lot of things that you should prepare for. Although there are a lot of articles and other written works that say that getting pregnant in your 40's can lead to a lot of problems for both you and your child, there are still a couple of upsides to this situation. We have an entire chapter dedicated to what you can look forward to when you are having a baby during this delicate age.

Mama Glow

Author: Latham Thomas
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401939212
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

In Mama Glow, maternity lifestyle maven Latham Thomas shares the tips and techniques to support a blissful journey to motherhood. She shows you how to make room for your pregnancy, assess your current diet, banish toxic habits, and incorporate yoga to keep your mind, body, and spirit in balance. Throughout, you’ll get tips to help reduce stress; alleviate common discomforts; demystify birth plans, labor coaches, and midwives; whip up pampering treats like homemade shea butter and coffee sugar scrub; and indulge in over 50 delicious, nutrient-rich recipes to nourish both you and your "bun." Mama Glow also features a postpartum wellness plan to guide you back to your prebaby body, troubleshoot breastfeeding problems, and embrace your abundant new life. Mama Glow includes: • Illustrated exercises for a fit, fabulous, and comfortable pregnancy • Fleshed-out cleansing programs to boost fertility • A simple formula for deconstructing those crazy cravings • Yoga sequences designed for prepregnancy, each trimester, and postpartum • Checklists for your prenatal pantry, finding a birth coach, and packing your birth bag • Glow foods to help you snap back to your fab prebaby body As your certified glow pilot, Latham will guide you through every stage of your pregnancy, giving you practical advice to make your journey a joyful and vibrant one.

Balancing Pregnancy with Pre existing Diabetes

Author: Cheryl Alkon
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1935281348
Release Date: 2010-04-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

A down-to-earth insiderís guide to a healthy pregnancy with diabetes Thinking about having a baby but worried about your type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Thereís a reason for concern: uncontrolled diabetes can lead to health complications for both women and their children. But keeping a tight rein on your blood sugarsóbefore and during pregnancyócan help reduce if not eliminate the risks. Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes explains exactly how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible while balancing the rigors of insulin, diet, exercise, and blood sugar control that are the foundation of diabetes management. Author Cheryl Alkon has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years, and brings a wealth of understanding to the subject. Including the insights of more than 50 women with diabetes and leading medical experts, as well as the latest scientific research, Balancing Pregnancy with Pre-Existing Diabetes covers: Finding the right doctor Pre-pregnancy planning The first, second, and third trimesters Labor and delivery Managing your health needs with those of your child Infertility and pregnancy loss With this myth-busting resource, youíll be armed with the essential information, hope, and inspiration you need for a healthy pregnancy.

The Good Shufu

Author: Tracy Slater
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101634844
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The brave, wry, irresistible journey of a fiercely independent American woman who finds everything she ever wanted in the most unexpected place. Shufu: in Japanese it means “housewife,” and it’s the last thing Tracy Slater ever thought she’d call herself. A writer and academic, Tracy carefully constructed a life she loved in her hometown of Boston. But everything is upended when she falls head over heels for the most unlikely mate: a Japanese salary-man based in Osaka, who barely speaks her language. Deciding to give fate a chance, Tracy builds a life and marriage in Japan, a country both fascinating and profoundly alienating, where she can read neither the language nor the simplest social cues. There, she finds herself dependent on her husband to order her food, answer the phone, and give her money. When she begins to learn Japanese, she discovers the language is inextricably connected with nuanced cultural dynamics that would take a lifetime to absorb. Finally, when Tracy longs for a child, she ends up trying to grow her family with a Petri dish and an army of doctors with whom she can barely communicate. And yet, despite the challenges, Tracy is sustained by her husband’s quiet love, and being with him feels more like “home” than anything ever has. Steadily and surely, she fills her life in Japan with meaningful connections, a loving marriage, and wonder at her adopted country, a place that will never feel natural or easy, but which provides endless opportunities for growth, insight, and sometimes humor. A memoir of travel and romance, The Good Shufu is a celebration of the life least expected: messy, overwhelming, and deeply enriching in its complications. From the Hardcover edition.

The Infertility Cleanse

Author: Tami Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781844099986
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Women who are trying to conceive will find a holistic approach in this hands-on manual. Step-by-step guidelines help implement a three-part program—of yoga, hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory nutrition, and stress-reduction techniques—to cleanse the body, mind, and spirit in preparation for pregnancy. In addition, this program draws on cleansing methods from traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda and has been specifically designed for women who are trying naturally or with assisted-reproduction plans. Also based on new clinical research that suggests that gut health, chronic inflammation, and environmental toxins may be root causes of infertility, this important book offers all women a natural, holistic approach to readying the womb for a child and includes a DVD of yoga exercises.