Reading List: Summer Beach Reading List if You’re Trying to Conceive
The struggle with infertility is both emotionally and physically painful and a process that requires a much-needed break from time to time. And being that it is the lazy days of summer, hopefully, that much-needed break involves a beach chair and a good read.
Since it’s hard to get baby making completely off your mind, we’ve provided a list of our favorite books about the fertility process. Some are more inspirational, some are more scientific, so, sit back and try to relax, as you enjoy a much-needed break.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary edition, Taking Charge of Your Fertility is one of the most well-known books on infertility and tackles topics such as the basics of fertility and how to increase your chances of conception. Author Toni Weschler, a nationally respected women’s health educator, and speaker, also includes information on the latest and most up-to-date medical advice and fertility treatments.
Written by three physicians who specialize in reproductive health, Unsung Lullabies offers infertility patients different ways to help ease the pain and anxiety often associated with the fertility struggle. Some of which include learning how to grieve after a miscarriage, teaching you and your partner how to better communicate, and how to deal with the everyday stress and psychological trauma of infertility.
This book goes into the scientific and specific details of the reproductive process as well as the latest research on egg health and fertility treatments. The subtitle says it all…How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds with IVF. It’s been recommended as a great option for those who have not yet had success with fertility treatments.
Psychological stress often has a huge impact on fertility and vice versa, and this book helps women break that cycle. It is a mind-body guide to living with infertility and offers tools on how to stay positive and avoid the depression that is often accompanied with your infertility struggle.
Included in this book are both personal stories and medical advice that explains the science of infertility as well as the realities of the people who are affected. An approachable and informative read, it will tell you everything you need to know about infertility and covers topics such as IVF, endometriosis, genetic screening, uterine disorders, and the latest in fertility treatments.