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Infertility, IVF and Miscarriage
The Simple Truth
First published in 2016 Reviewing this edition published in 2017 by Parthian Books
Dr Sean Watermeyer MBChB, MRCOG- Consultant Gynaecologist
Dr Watermeyer certainly has the credentials to make this book a concise, well informed, understandable and reliable guide to fertility. He is a full time Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant. In addition to his Obstetrics and Gynaecology training, he has a First-Class honours degree in Genetics, is a qualified GP and has membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners as well as membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and also teaches junior doctors.
It is clear this book is written by someone who cares about this subject. He has endeavoured to ensure that everybody who is experiencing a fertility issue is able to understand the journey they are on. It gives the reader absorbable and understandable information and all terminology is broken down and made clear.
The book begins with an explanation of women’s bodies, the reproductive system in particular. There follows a set by step exploration, not only the issues of fertility, but also the treatments and options available. This clarity means that this book offers an excellent guide to Infertility, IVF and miscarriage
The set-up of the book is quite clear, with a very detailed index; each section you could read in isolation depending on what one needs. At the end of each chapter it gives you a clear precis of the subject matter, thus allowing the reader to recap on their understanding. This is important if you are attending an appointment and you know there is a piece of information or an issue you want to address as you will be able to find the information quickly.
Dr Watermeyer’s approach is very honest and realistic about what is involved, the choices we must make and, also, the likely outcomes.
If you are looking for one book to explain fertility this is a very good and useful read.
How to Cope with IVF - Sylvia Dunn
This practical and no nonsense guide to IVF treatments is a valuable handbook for anyone entering into the highly emotional and complex world of IVF. It has a sensitive yet straight talking manner and covers all the stages of treatment from waiting to start, to managing outcomes, whatever they may be.
Infertility: The Essential Guide - Jane Dean
I must first say that I am a fertility nurse so I am reviewing this from a healthcare provider perspective and not a patient perspective. I should also say that I am not wholly against alternative or complementary therapies and I do feel that they have a place.
The Baby Making Bible - Emma Cannon
Emma Cannon writes that her approach is ‘underpinned by the spirit and principles of Chinese medicine, a great and mighty system of diagnosis and treatment that has been in use for over 2,000 years. Now you are going to use Chinese medicine to improve your over-all health, your fertility and your chances of conceiving and carrying a baby full-term’.
The Pursuit of Motherhood - Jessica Hepburn
This book presents a very personal account of Jessica’s IVF journey. It charts her early concerns with the unfamiliar IVF process, her heartbreak at continued failed attempts, her frustration and the heavy impact the journey has on her relationship with her partner and on her career.
The Smart Guide to Infertility - Professor Robert F Harrison
This book states that ‘it is the smart companion that any couple seeking help for possible infertility can turn to for advice about who and what will be most appropriate for them’. It has chapters discussing conception to birth, male and female infertility factors through to the current treatment options.
Women Code - Alisa Vitti
Woman Code is such a great book for those of us who suffer with bad periods, PCOS and as a result finding we have fertility struggles. Reading and reviewing this book I now feel more capable and confident in being able to help, control and possibly cure or keep at bay, quite a few symptoms.