Parenting and Caring Collection: IVF Fertility Care
This guide showcases UCD Library books on aspects of stages of parenting and caring for parents
How to cope with IVF - An Essential Survival Guide for First Timers by Sylvia Dunn'How to Cope with IVF’ guides you through a series of lifestyle, nutrition and wellbeing tips in order to maximise your chances of conceiving, and offers clear, practical guidance and information on what’s involved in each stage of the IVF process.
"How to Cope with IVF" feels like a virtual hand-hold: one I would have wanted to hold very tightly if I’d been able to read it when I went through my IVF treatment" - Infertility Network UK
Watch the book trailer here: https://youtu.be/UWZQpa4TlPk/
If you’ve just discovered that you need to undergo IVF treatment, or you’re in the middle of an IVF cycle, you may find yourself in unfamiliar territory and it can be easy to feel bogged down by the science, the statistics, the success stories and, most worryingly, stories of unsuccessful IVF treatment.
Written by Silvia Dunn, a writer with personal experience of both successful and unsuccessful IVF treatment, ‘How to Cope with IVF’ gives a jargon-free breakdown of the IVF process and recommends coping strategies for each stage, from preparing emotionally and physically for your IVF cycle through to coping with the results.
This book also explains how to enhance your nutrition by eating a variety of superfoods known for boosting fertility, strengthening and repairing immune systems and keeping bodies strong, happy and healthy. It also recommends simple fertility-boosting juices you can add to your daily routine before, during and after IVF.
It also arms you with ways in which you can cope with IVF in a healthy and positive way, from relaxation and meditation exercises through to pampering yourself using natural products to manage any physical side effects of fertility drugs.
Whatever your fears, concerns, doubts, misconceptions or worries may be, this book will give you hope: hope that you can and will emotionally and physically survive IVF and hope for the future, no matter what happens.
Call Number: 618.178DUN
Without a Doubt by Fiona Whyte; Sean Malone'Without a Doubt' is the compelling and heartfelt story of Fiona Whyte and Sean Malone's quest to start their own family; first by in vitro fertilization (IVF), followed by a farcical attempt to adopt, and then (successfully) by surrogacy through a clinic in India. Their journey exposes the shortcomings of the current Irish legal system relating to these deeply emotional issues and their heart-breaking human consequences. In Fiona's own words: In the eyes of the Irish state I do not exist. Written with profound clarity, Fiona and SeÃ?Ã?¡n's personal story follows the couple through their extraordinary experience of trying to conceive through IVF, adopt, and then the many arduous journeys to India for the ultimately successful birth of twins with an Indian surrogate. Their story highlights the dire need for new legislation to provide for and protect parents seeking surrogacy in Ireland, and explores the complex legal, ethical, and social issues created in a legal vacuum. Without a Doubt is the emotional story of one couple's dream of starting a family and a damning indictment of the inadequacies of the so-called 'adoption system' and urgent need for surrogacy legislation in Ireland today. [Subject: Irish Studies, Memoir, Sociology, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)]
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IVF a Detailed Guide by Bianca SmithThis book is a compilation of beneficial information on trying to conceive with fertility treatments, specifically invitro fertilisation and will guide you step-by-step on a journey through: The things to consider and the tests to do before deciding that you need fertility treatments,What you could expect at your initial fertility consultation, Tips on how to choose the clinic that's right for you,The stages of a standard IVF, frozen and natural cycle,Suggested activities during your 2-week-wait,Additional genetic tests to consider after repeated implantation failures or miscarriages,Finding an IVF support group where you will feel comfortable as well as explanations of the many abbreviations used within them,Notes on alternative treatments to support IVF, such as acupuncture and fertility massage,Advice on how to keep it together when the hormonal medication is trying to drag you down,Fertility friendly recipes and a collection of 125 valuable tips on everything from administering shots, to maintaining your relationship, nutrition and much more - both lovingly put together by another IVF veteran, Rachel Campbell of Sprout & Co.Bianca Smith has undergone 8 IVF embryo transfers using her own and donor eggs. Amongst other supporting procedures, she has had a hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, intralipid infusions, endo scratch, embryo glue, assisted hatching, and embryoscope, all of which she describes in detail, including what they are, who should have them and what they involve.All the information in this IVF guide is based on Bianca's personal research, experience and interviews with other women who are or have been through fertility treatments. It is does not claim to have any medical endorsement, but is written in a casual, 'girlfriend to girlfriend' manner, and will be a great pocket companion throughout your IVF journey.From the author...If we had known even half the things we know today, we would have been so much better prepared for what was coming. A resource book would have been a lighthouse while I sailed through the dark and so I put together this guide, to equip other individuals or couples embarking on and also still in the middle of this journey with at least the basic knowledge they need to navigate the rough seas of fertility treatments and IVF. The information in this book is only a fraction of all the information out there. All information is an attempt to bring together everything that I have learnt along the way to make life a little easier for you on your journey than it was for me and I sincerely hope it will do exactly that for you. I feel positive that with this guide, much of your initial stress in knowing where to start and what route to pursue will be eliminated.
Call Number: 618.1780092 SMI/S
Publication Date: 2016-12-20
IVF A Patient's Guide by Rebecca MatthewsThis is the best patient guide to IVF and infertility you can own. Reduce your stress and improve your chance of success by arming yourself with the facts. This is not written by a patient This is written by a Senior Embryologist who has helped bring more than 2000 children into the arms and homes of loving parents around the world. Get answers to the most commonly asked questions, but even better, get answers to the critical questions that aren't asked often enough; some could even save the life of your baby. Inside these pages, you'll learn about the most up-to-date, cutting edge techniques utilized in IVF and genetic testing, you'll see exactly what happens under the microscope, learn how to choose the very best clinic and what, exactly, you should be asking your doctor. Packed with charts, tables, graphs and photos, this easy to navigate guide is the next best thing to having a best friend in the field of reproductive medicine.
Call Number: 618.1780599 MAT
The Complete Guide to IVF by Kate BrianThe most recent studies show that 40,000 cycles of IVF are carried out in the UK each year - and approximately a million are carried out worldwide. It is estimated that at least 200,000 IVF babies are born annually - and this figure is constantly rising. With assisted conception increasing year on year, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IVF offers an invaluable and insightful approach to the process. Packed with first-hand accounts of patients who have been through it, and Kate Brian's own experience of IVF, this book will de-mystify the treatment and give a 'behind-the-scenes' account of what really happens. Addressing the entire experience, right from the initial clinic visit through to the assisted conception cycle, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IVF provides an accessible, down-to-earth and reassuring account of using IVF to conceive.
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Fertility & Conception the complete guide to getting pregnant by Zita West1 in 7 couples in the UK experience difficulties conceiving (nhs.uk). If you're not getting pregnant as quickly as you'd like, this fertility book will reassure you such issues are common, and offers a variety of conventional and complementary ways to help you take charge of your fertility.
Renowned pregnancy expert Zita West takes a uniquely holistic approach to fertility and conception, guiding you through every stage of trying for a baby, from before you stop using contraception through to natural conception, fertility testing, and assisted conception, such as IVF.
Discover the best time to get pregnant, the reasons behind infertility, understand the relationship between fertility and diet, and much more.
With advice you can trust, Fertility and Conception is a 'must have' for all men and women looking to maximize their fertility and welcome a new baby into their lives.
Call Number: 618.2WES
Getting Pregnant by Anne CharlishThis book is a guide to help couples planning a pregnancy and for those who have been trying but have so far been unsuccessful. In "Getting Pregnant", the author unravels the issues surrounding fertility and conception. The reproductive system is clearly explained, as are the medical factors that may affect the likelihood of you getting pregnant. The text also offers practical yet simple methods to help improve your lifestyle and suggestions for dietry changes will help ensure that you have the optimum chance of conception. Alternative remedies are also explored to keep a healthy body and mind. The text looks at what happens to your feelings, your relationship and your body when conception is delayed, and suggests ways of coping with this. A range of alternative actions - both medical and non-medical - are outlined to complement the conventional methods.
Call Number: 618.2CHA
Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant by Diana Raab1993
Call Number: 618.2 RAA
Warrior by Tori DayEver had to leave the room when someone announces their pregnancy?Ever felt like weeing on sticks is your only hobby?Wondered if you're losing your mind?Then this book is for you.Tori takes us with her on her roller coaster journey to conceive. She documents the highs and lows with complete candour, striking self-awareness and a sense of humour. Hope prevails throughout the crushing monthly disappointment, the medical appointments, the setbacks and the waiting. Oh, the waiting.Full of tears, laughter and told with love.*10% of proceeds go to Fertility Network UK - the national charity for anyone with fertility problems*
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Coping with infertility
Not Pregnant by Cathie Quillet; Shannon SutherlandMaybe you have suffered a miscarriage. Maybe you have been told you cannot have children. Maybe you have followed every bit of advice from every doctor and self-help book, but you still aren't seeing that pink plus sign. Many women face the disheartening struggle of infertility in silence. Between the feelings of shame, the strain on marriages, and the loads of money spent on medicines and failed procedures, they don't want to admit what they often see as a personal flaw: that they cannot bear children. After four miscarriages and years of infertility, Cathie Quillet felt stuck and alone in her negative emotions. In Not Pregnant, Quillet offers a place for women who are experiencing infertility to come together, validate their emotions, and let go of their pain. This motivational and comforting book addresses * infertility's effects on sex and marriage, * handling the public's general ignorance about infertility, * miscarriages, * the plethora of emotions experienced, * hormonal changes with fertility medications, and * how to move on with your life. With real stories from women who have been there and an added scientific perspective from ob-gyn Dr. Shannon Sutherland, Not Pregnant is the emotional companion you need when it seems like no one else gets it.
Call Number: 616.692QUI
Living the Life Unexpected by Jody Day'The book to recommend to patients when they face coming to terms with unavoidable childlessness.' British Medical JournalIn Living the Life Unexpected, Jody Day addresses the experience of involuntary childlessness and provides a powerful, practical guide to help those negotiating a future without children come to terms with their grief; a grief that is only just beginning to be recognised by society.This friendly, practical, humorous and honest guide from one of the world's most respected names in childless support offers compassion and understanding and shows how it's possible to move towards a creative, happy, meaningful and fulfilling future - even if it's not the one you had planned.Millions of people are now living a life without children, almost double that of a generation ago and the numbers are rising still. Although some are childfree by choice, many others are childless due to infertility or circumstance and are struggling to come to terms with their uncertain future. Although most people think that those without children either 'couldn't' or 'didn't want' to be parents, the truth is much more complex.Jody Day was forty-four when she realized that her quest to be a mother was at an end. She presumed that she was through the toughest part, but over the next couple of years she was hit by waves of grief, despair and isolation. Eventually she found her way and in 2011 created Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women which has now helped almost two million people worldwide.This edition, previously titled Rocking the Life Unexpected, has been extensively revised and updated, with significant additional content and case studies from forty involuntarily childless people (mostly women) from around the world.
Call Number: 306.87DAY
Miscarriage, Pregnancy and baby loss
The Unspeakable Loss by Nisha ZenoffA guide to hope and healing after the death of a child, from a grief counselor and psychotherapist who has been there. Nisha Zenoff lost her son in a tragic accident when he was just seventeen years old. Now, with decades of experience as a grief counselor and psychotherapist, she offers support and guidance from her own journey and from others who have experienced the death of a child. The Unspeakable Loss helps those who mourn to face the urgent questions that accompany loss: "Will my tears ever stop?" "Who am I now without my child?" "How can I help my other children cope?" "I lost my only child, how do I live?" "Will my marriage survive?" "Will life ever feel worth living again?" No matter where you are in your grieving process, The Unspeakable Loss provides a space to mourn in your own way, and helps you understand how the death of a child affects siblings, other family members and friends, recognizing that we each grieve differently. And while there is no one prescription for healing, Zenoff provides tools to practice the important aspects of grieving that are easily forgotten--self-compassion and self-care. The Unspeakable Loss doesn't flinch from the reality or pain caused by the death of a child, yet ultimately it is a book about the choice to embrace life, love, and joy again. As Zenoff writes in the Preface: "Our relationships with our children do not end with their deaths. Our relationships change, they're transformed, but our children will always be with us."
Call Number: 155.93ZEN
Miscarriage what every woman needs to know by Professor Lesley ReganOne in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage - it is the most common complication of pregnancy and also one of the least understood. Professor Lesley Regan is the first woman to hold a chair on obstetrics and gynaecology in the country and for the past decade she has worked to establish the biggest miscarriage clinic in the world.
This book gives up-to-date information on the many causes of miscarriage and the latest treatments available. It covers the chances of a successful pregnancy, how to prepare for and cope with the next pregnancy, infertility, and gives answers to the most commonly asked questions on the subject of miscarriage. Revised and updated to take account of the latest developments in the study of miscarriage, this book is the guide everyone who has ever suffered a miscarriage will need.
Call Number: 618.392REG
The Baby Loss Guide by Zoë Clark-CoatesWritten by one of the world's leading baby loss support experts, The Baby Loss Guide is designed to help you navigate this complex issue. Whether you have personally encountered loss, or are supporting people through this harrowing time, this book provides practical and compassionate advice. Zoe and her husband Andy have personally faced the loss of five babies. Out of their experiences came the charity The Mariposa Trust (more often known by its primary division Saying Goodbye), offering support to thousands of grieving parents and relatives around the world each week. In her first bestselling book Saying Goodbye Zoe wrote a moving account of their experiences and how they found a way through loss. In The Baby Loss Guide Zoe provides a supportive and practical guide to walk people through their darkest days of suffering and gives them hope for the future. The first half of the book answers the many questions those who encounter loss ask themselves and others, and until now have resulted in people spending hours exploring the internet to gain answers and insight. It is interlaced with personal stories from both men and women who have been there, and tackles the many myths, taboos and assumptions around loss. It also provides clear guidance and advice on how to navigate life following your world imploding, such as: How do I return to work? How do I know if or when I should try again for more children? How do I communicate with my partner about loss? The second half of the book offers 60-days of practical and compassionate support. Whether someone's loss be recent or historic, this support will be a wonderful gift, and will help the person walk the scary path of grief. Zoe's friendly and down to earth approach means she removes the often over used medical terminology, and this makes The Baby Loss Guide readable, easy to absorb and a vital source of information and help.
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Coping with Pregnancy Loss by Petra BoyntonPregnancy loss can leave us with many unanswered questions, and knowing where to find answers is not always clear. ¿ This book is for you if, like me, you¿ve been affected by pregnancy loss ¿ currently or in the past. You might have had an early or late miscarriage, molar pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, or stillbirth ¿ or you might be the partner of someone who has had one or more of these experiences. Alternatively, your friend or family member might be affected by pregnancy loss and you want ideas on how to comfort them. Or you might work in healthcare, for a charity, or be a therapist wishing to provide better pregnancy loss care. ¿ Here you¿ll find practical advice and self-care strategies to help you cope during or after pregnancy loss. Plus ideas that will enable you to make sense of what¿s happened ¿ including explaining different ways you may feel; outlining what you can expect during and after your loss; how to navigate physical and mental health care (if appropriate); considering the choices you may need to make; and, if you want to, thinking about how to remember your baby. ¿ This book is designed to help you feel like you are not going through your loss alone. It is a reminder that we all react ¿ and cope ¿ in different ways; and respects diverse needs when it comes to getting information, support, and care. While it is not a replacement of healthcare or therapy, it signposts you to other sources of support that can assist you. With straightforward information, reflection exercises, self-help resources, and other people¿s stories about how they coped with loss, you should feel better able to understand what is happening to you and more confident about seeking additional help if needed.
Call Number: 618.392BOY Also available as an eBook click on the title to access