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Publisher's Summary

This book is a compilation of beneficial information on trying to conceive with fertility treatments, specifically in-vitro fertilization, 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 should 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 two-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 - lovingly put together by another IVF veteran, Rachel Campbell of Sprout & Co.

Bianca Smith has undergone eight IVF embryo transfers using her own and donor eggs. Amongst other supporting procedures, she has had a hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, intralipid infusions, endo scratch, EmbryoGlue, 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 experience, research, and interviews with other women who 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.
©2016, 2017 Bianca Smith (P)2017 Bianca Smith
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1 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 02-22-18

Should not listen to this- more like a manual

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

You sit for a long time just listening to emails and organization numbers and websites- not a good listen

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Should not be an audio book, more like a manual

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4 out of 5 stars
By Vivian M Orgill on 05-28-17

Tons of resources

While here wasn't a huge amount of information to prepare me for my first IVF, there was page after page and list after list of experts and resources. it would be easier to have this in paper copy in order to see and reference resources easily.

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