Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Fertility. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF
A practical and evidence-backed approach for improving egg quality and fertility. The latest scientific research reveals that egg quality has a powerful impact on how long it takes to get pregnant and the risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is in fact the single most common cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. Based on a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg provides a comprehensive program for improving egg quality in three months, with specific advice tailored to a variety of fertility challenges— including endometriosis, unexplained infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, PCOS, and recurrent miscarriage. With concrete strategies such as minimizing exposure to common environmental toxins, 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.
- Author: Rebecca Fett
- Publisher: Franklin Fox Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (February 23, 2019)
- Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
- ISBN: 978-0999676189
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.82 x 8.5 inches
2. Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the leading book on fertility and women’s reproductive health. Since the publication of Taking Charge of your Fertility two decades ago, Toni Weschler has taught a whole new generation of women how to become pregnant, avoid pregnancy naturally and gain better control of their gynecological and sexual health by taking just a couple minutes a day using the proven Fertility Awareness Method. Now, this 20th Anniversary Edition has been thoroughly revised and fully updated with: the latest medical advances in assisted reproductive technologies (ART) more in-depth coverage of women’s gynecological and sexual health new illustrations, photographs, and an expanded color insert new sample charts an expanded appendix Six new chapters including: Three Prevalent Conditions—Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts and PCOS Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones Preserving Your Future Fertility Miscarriages Idiopathic Infertility Causes of Unusual Bleeding Clear and comprehensive, yet warm and approachable, Taking Charge of Your Fertility is one of the most universally lauded health books on the market today. It is an essential reference for every woman of reproductive age.
- Author: Toni Weschler
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 20th Anniversary ed. edition (July 7, 2015)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
- ISBN: 978-0062326034
- Dimensions: 7.38 x 1.4 x 9.12 inches
3. Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You
'Maisie Hill has written a bloody brilliant book (pun intended). Everything you need to know about periods and how they affect you and your life is here. It's revolutionary' - Miranda Sawyer 'Thank GOODNESS for Maisie Hill! Flipping open the lid on a vital conversation. It's about time we claimed the power of our periods!' - Gemma Cairney, broadcaster & co-founder of Boom Shakalaka Productions 'This is such an important book. Maisie's insights and cycle strategy have changed my life and my cycle. Period Power is written with such intelligence, humour and a deep understanding of women's health. If you have a period you need to read this book.' - Anna Jones, author of The Modern Cook's Year A profound and practical blueprint for aligning daily life with your menstrual cycle. Period Power is the handbook to periods and hormones that will leave you wondering why the hell nobody told you this sooner. The hormones of the menstrual cycle profoundly influence our energy, mood and behaviour, but all too often we're taught that our hormones make us unreliable, moody bitches, or that it's our lot in life to put up with 'women's problems'. Maisie Hill, a women's health practitioner, knows the power of working with the menstrual cycle and refuses to accept this theory. Instead, Maisie believes that our hormones are there to serve us and, if utilized correctly, can be used to help you get what you want out of life. Yes, we are hormonal, and that's a very good thing. This revolutionary book reveals everything you need to know about taking control of your menstrual cycle and outlines The Cycle Strategy to help us perform at our best, throughout our cycle. In Period Power you will discover how to: - maximise your natural superpowers each month while making adjustments for the darker days, and use Maisie's favourite tips to improve them - identify your personal patterns, powers and pitfalls for each phase of the menstrual cycle - plan your month to perform at your best in all aspects of your life - figure out if you have a hormonal imbalance and what to do about it. Period Power is a no-nonsense guide with all the tools you need to improve your menstrual health.
- Author: Maisie Hill
- Publisher: Green Tree; 1st edition (May 2, 2019)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Health, Fitness & Dieting
4. Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill
Out of the 100 million women—almost 11 million in the United States alone—who are on the pill, roughly 60 percent take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women’s health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection. As if women didn’t have enough to worry about, that little pill we’re taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse. Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new book BEYOND THE PILL , specializes in treating women’s hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day—whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, BEYOND THE PILL is an actionable plan for taking control, and will help readers: • Locate the root cause of their hormonal issues, like estrogen dominance, low testosterone, and low progesterone • Discover a pain-free, manageable period free of cramps, acne, stress, or PMS without the harmful side effects that come with the pill • Detox the liver, support the adrenals and thyroid, heal the gut, reverse metabolic mayhem, boost fertility, and enhance mood • Transition into a nutrition and supplement program, with more than 30 hormone-balancing recipes Featuring simple diet and lifestyle interventions, BEYOND THE PILL is the first step to reversing the risky side effects of the pill, finally finding hormonal health, and getting your badass self back.
- Author: Jolene Brighten
- Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition (February 4, 2020)
- Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
- ISBN: 978-0062847096
- Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.86 x 8 inches
5. Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health
This nationally bestselling book explains the shocking new science of how hormones are wreaking havoc on the body, and the delicious solution that improves health, reduces pain, and even helps to shed weight. Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, hot flashes, and much more. All of these conditions have one thing in common: they are fueled by hormones that are hiding in foods or are influenced by the foods we eat. Your Body in Balance provides step-by-step guidance for understanding what's at the root of your suffering-and what you can do to feel better fast. Few people realize that a simple food prescription can help you tackle all these and more by gently restoring your hormone balance, with benefits rivaling medications. Neal Barnard, MD, a leading authority on nutrition and health, offers insight into how dietary changes can alleviate years of stress, pain, and illness. What's more, he also provides delicious and easy-to-make hormone-balancing recipes, including: Cauliflower Buffalo Chowder Kung Pao Lettuce Wraps Butternut Breakfast Tacos Mediterranean Croquettes Apple Pie Nachos Brownie Batter Hummus Your Body in Balance gives new hope for people struggling with health issues. Thousands of people have already reclaimed their lives and their health through the strategic dietary changes described in this book. Whether you're looking to treat a specific ailment or are in search of better overall health, Dr. Neal Barnard provides an easy pathway toward pain relief, weight control, and a lifetime of good health.
- Author: Neal D Barnard MD FACC
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Illustrated edition (February 4, 2020)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
- ISBN: 978-1538747421
- Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
6. What to Expect Before You're Expecting: The Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant
What to expect. . . the first step. Answers to all your baby-making questions. Are there ways to improve our chances of having a girl (or boy)? Does stress affect fertility? Should we be having sex every day? Every other day? Three times a day? I’m 37. Does that mean I’ll have a harder time getting pregnant? How long should we keep trying to conceive before we get some help? What fertility treatments are available—and how will we be able to pay for them? Expecting to expect? Plan ahead. Here’s everything you need to know to help prepare for the healthiest possible pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies, all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your body into the best baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. All about baby-making sex, from timing to positions to logistics—and how to keep it sexy. Figuring out your fertility (and his). When to seek fertility help, and the latest on tests, treatments, and reproductive technology. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too. Plus, all about the family-building options for single women and same-sex couples.
- Author: Heidi Murkoff
- Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Second edition (October 3, 2017)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
- ISBN: 978-1523501502
- Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.75 x 9.5 inches
7. Drinking for Two: Nutritious Mocktails for the Mom-To-Be
Selected as one of Food Network's "Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2019" and as a "favorite must-read" by The Bump, Drinking for Two is perfect for pregnant women, the health conscious new mom, or any woman just trying to stay healthy. It also makes a great baby shower or pregnancy gift! This mocktail recipe book features 45+ delicious, plant-based recipes carefully crafted to deliver essential nutrients and antioxidants, and target common pregnancy symptoms, all leading to a healthy pregnancy. With recipes for flat, bubbly, apres-dinner, and warm comfort drinks, registered dietitians Diana Licalzi and Kerry Criss carefully developed and tested each mocktail to include whole foods and all-natural sweeteners. Quick-to-prepare recipes (including many that are gluten free!) feature plant-based and everyday ingredients that are healthy for mom and baby, accompanied by notes to highlight the benefits of various ingredients with respect to common pregnancy symptoms like nausea and swelling. The book also features other valuable nutrition information to help women modify their diets and stay healthy throughout their pregnancy. Recipes include: • No Way Rose • Mocktail Mule • Ging-osa • Virgin Mary • Sour Mock-a-rita • ...and many more
- Author: Diana Licalzi
- Publisher: Blue Star Press; Illustrated edition (September 17, 2019)
- Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Methods
- ISBN: 978-1944515829
- Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
8. The Menopause Reset: Get Rid of Your Symptoms and Feel Like Your Younger Self Again
Ditch your menopause symptoms and feel like yourself again! Are you struggling through your menopausal years? As if from out of nowhere, you experience symptoms such as sleepless nights, irritable moods, unexplained anxiety, trouble retrieving words, and hot flashes. Your weight won’t budge no matter how hard you try. How great would it feel to wake up feeling rested, to have a brain that is calm, joyful, and clear, and to finally lose weight in an easy and sustainable way? The good news is that there is a way for you to do all of this and more. Nutrition and functional medicine expert and best-selling author Dr. Mindy Pelz has helped thousands of women just like you reset their health during their turbulent menopausal years. Join Dr. Mindy as she reconnects you to your more vibrant and youthful self. In The Menopause Reset , you will learn: * What hormone changes cause your symptoms, and proven strategies to fix them * The best way to stop your menopause-related memory loss * How you can put an end to your symptoms without the use of medications * How to unstick your metabolism and finally lose the extra weight * How to slow the aging process and keep yourself forever young You don't have to suffer through these years. Join Dr. Mindy as she outlines her transformational Menopausal Reset program, which has helped thousands of women get their lives back. Hope is here!
- Author: Dr. Mindy Pelz
- Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press (April 6, 2021)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss
- ISBN: 978-1950367993
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
9. Healing PCOS: A 21-Day Plan for Reclaiming Your Health and Life with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is one of the most common hormonal disorders and the most common cause of female infertility, affecting roughly five million American women. Because its symptoms are so varied - including stubborn weight gain, acne, mood swings, abnormal hair loss or growth, and irregular menstrual cycles - PCOS is often misdiagnosed and treated with "Band-Aid" pharmaceuticals with uncomfortable side effects that only mask the root causes. While there is no cure for PCOS, women can learn to control their symptoms naturally. In Healing PCOS , certified health coach and founder of PCOS Diva Amy Medling guides listeners step-by-step through her transformative 21-day plan to successfully treat their PCOS. Grounded in the latest medical research and filled with the knowledge Amy has acquired living with PCOS herself and helping tens of thousands of women take charge of their fertility, health, and happiness, Healing PCOS shows women how to thrive, not just survive, with PCOS. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
- Author: Amy Medling
- Genre: Medical Books, Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
10. It Starts with the Egg Fertility Cookbook: 100 Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes
The cookbook companion to the groundbreaking fertility book It Starts with the Egg. A wealth of scientific research shows that adopting a Mediterranean diet can help you get pregnant faster and boost success rates in IVF. This book helps you put that research into practice, with a detailed nutrition guide and over 100 recipes inspired by the Mediterranean diet. Recipes include: •Smoked Salmon and Leek Frittata •Baked Falafel with Lemon Tahini Dressing •Chicken Souvlaki with Avocado Tzatziki •Dairy-Free Chicken Alfredo •Low-Carb Rosemary Flatbread •Blueberry Almond Cake •Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies
- Author: Rebecca Fett
- Publisher: Franklin Fox Publishing LLC (October 1, 2020)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
- ISBN: 978-0999676165
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.25 inches