The Most Inspiring Books About Infertility

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This article showcases our top picks for the Inspiring Books About Infertility. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

It Starts with the Egg by Rebecca Fett

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It Starts with the Egg reveals a new approach for improving egg quality and fertility based on a thorough investigation of a wide range of scientific research. Poor egg quality is becoming a major cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles, and this book provides practical solutions to help you improve your fertility health.

The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis

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There is no single answer to this question as everyone’s personal opinion on the best books about infertility will likely be different. However, in my opinion, the best book about infertility that is both inspiring and informative is The Infertility Cure by Dr. Randine Lewis. This book provides a wealth of information on all aspects of infertility, from causes and treatments to coping strategies, and is written in a positive and encouraging tone. It also includes personal stories from women who have struggled with infertility, which can provide hope and inspiration to those who are currently going through or have gone through similar experiences.

The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean M. Twenge

This product was recommended by Mark Joseph from Parental Queries

This book was a lifesaver for me during those dark times when I felt like losing hope. It helped me understand that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that, eventually, we would be able to have the family we so desperately wanted. This book talks about how there is light at the end of the tunnel for couples struggling with infertility and that they will eventually be able to have the family they want.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler

This product was recommended by Ryan Bolling from Bolling Behavioral Consulting

A completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough book that launched a new generation of women to take control of their fertility. For twenty years, Taking Charge of Your Fertility has been a groundbreaking guide to fertility awareness, helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally. Fully updated with the latest medical developments and natural fertility treatments, this anniversary edition includes an expanded section on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as well as two new chapters—one on managing menopause naturally and another on using fertility awareness for birth control after having children.

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

This product was recommended by Dr. Staci Holweger from LifePatches

In the Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins provides a scientific look into the evolutionary basis of altruism, and argues that human beings survive and thrive through the increasing propagation of their genes. Through Dawkins’ compelling literature and scientific reasoning, readers will appreciate the depths of genetics and evolution, and what it means to be human.

Didn’t See That Coming by Rachel Hollis

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Being told that you’re infertile is one of the biggest gut-punch moments that any woman will ever receive, and trying to come to terms with, and accept the diagnosis is never easy. But in her book, Hollis uses a series of anecdotes and life lessons to guide the reader through those tumultuous moments that seem to be impossible to deal with and teaches you how to turn devastation into affirmation and live the best life you possibly can in the wake of heartbreak and sorrow.

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup by Greg Wolfe

This product was recommended by Derrick Hathaway from VEM Medical

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup is a guy’s guide to infertility that takes a humorous and insightful approach to critical topics like the age-old dilemma of which type of underwear is better: boxers or briefs. This book is a favorite among our nursing team. An insightful look at things from a man’s point of view can also enlighten the female reader about what her partner may be going through.

Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein

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Peggy Orenstein takes readers along on her path to fertility as she recounts it in this book based on actual events. This hilarious book tackles the emotional roller coaster of fertility therapy, from the dreaded two-week wait to the injections themselves, a diagnosis of breast cancer and many miscarriages along the way.

The Garden of Fertility by Katie Singer

This product was recommended by Sarah Watson from BPTLAB

The Garden of Fertility was the first book to present the sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness in a clear, accessible, step-by-step guide. Now completely revised and updated, this classic book includes the latest information on everything from cycle charting to preconception care for both men and women. With more than 125,000 copies sold, The Garden of Fertility is an essential resource for any woman who wants to get pregnant or avoid pregnancy naturally.

Conquering Infertility by Alice D. Domar

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In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Alice Domar, one of the world’s leading experts on mind/body health and fertility, offers infertile women a unique program to help them enhance their fertility and cope with the stress of infertility. Drawing on her ten years of research at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Domar has designed a program that combines state-of-the-art medical information with proven stress-reduction techniques. The result is a book that will help women understand the physical and emotional causes of infertility and give them the tools they need to increase their chances of getting pregnant.

Making Babies by Sami S. David

This product was recommended by Jen Stark from Happy DIY Home

From two world-renowned experts in Eastern and Western medicine comes the first integrative guide to getting pregnant—in just three months—that draws on the best of both approaches. Based on a revolutionary program that has already helped thousands of couples conceive, Making Babies offers practical techniques from acupuncture and nutrition to yoga and meditation that maximize fertility and lead to a healthy pregnancy.

The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

This product was recommended by Jen Stark from Happy DIY Home

This is a novel about two women who have been best friends since college. They’ve been through everything together, including the ups and downs of their careers and relationships. But when one of them is diagnosed with infertility, their friendship is put to the test. Can they still be there for each other when only one of them can have the baby they both desperately want?

The Baby Matrix by Laura Caroll

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There is a taboo surrounding women and infertility. Society ostracizes women for something that they cannot control. Laura Caroll, in her book, explores the universal idea that everyone should have children. She expresses how having kids should not be a societal necessity but something that you truly want. She shifts the focus from how having kids should be one’s life’s purpose. Instead, she debunks misconceptions and myths surrounding society’s expectations of child-bearing. It is a truly inspiring and empowering book.

Inconceivable by Julia Indichova

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Infertility is treated like a hush-hush topic, even in this day and age. Julia Indichova deals with her infertility by diving into unconventional methods to get a chance to become a mother. She explains how she beat the odds by listening to her body and staying determined. She adopted a new routine, one that allowed her body to adapt and change. While multiple doctors told her she would not be able to conceive, she stayed determined. It is a book about self-discovery and just how powerful our bodies are.

1000 Needles by Karissa Stelma

This product was recommended by Ashley Marie Mireles from Familius

Infertility affects about 15 percent of couples globally, yet somehow infertility and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are taboo subjects, often hidden and un-talked about. 1000 Needles: How to Increase Your Odds and Take Control of Your IVF Journey removes the stigma with a touch of sass and an unapologetically honest voice, exploring one couple’s IVF challenges and discoveries in order to normalize the infertility conversation. This guidebook: – addresses the medical and personal sides of the fertility coin, – suggests research-backed lifestyle changes to boost your odds of success, – sifts through drug and treatment options, – dispels myths, breaks taboos, and more! Most importantly, 1000 Needles offers that elusive kernel of hope, whether you are just beginning IVF or nearing its desperate end. The combination of meticulous research and personal experience that resulted in a successful pregnancy and birth for the author provides a solid cheat sheet of what to expect as you traverse your own IVF journey.

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