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A Baby at Last! by Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, Dr. Marc Goldstein, and Mark L. Fuerst

The trailblazing fertility program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center has pioneered many of the procedures that are now standard practices in fertility centers around the world. If you can’t get to New York for a consultation with Dr. Zev Rosenwaks and Dr. Marc Goldstein, A Baby At Last! puts the doctors’ expertise down on paper, offering all the information you need on the latest fertility treatments in order to make informed decisions. In this comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date handbook for diagnosing and treating infertility in both men and women, you’ll get invaluable advice on when to seek help; finding the right doctors, and knowing the tough questions you need to ask; what tests to have for him and her, when to have them, and why; and whether or not you’re a candidate for advanced treatments, including IVF, ICSI, and beyond. Covering everything from the latest technologies to the emotional hurdles associated with infertility, Drs. Rosenwaks and Goldstein share the knowledge and expertise that make the pregnancy success rates for Weill Cornell patients among the highest in the world. Here, as never before, is a book that can help you, too, bring home a baby at last! For more information, follow this link.


A Walk in the Valley: Christian encouragement for your journey through infertility by Julie Arduini, Heidi Glick, Elizabeth Maddrey, Kym McNabney, Paula Mowery, and Donna Winters Edited by Lynellen D. S. Perry 

Everyone's path in infertility is different. But we also have so much in common: the hurt, anger, frustration, pain, sorrow, hope and joy that we have experienced along the way. This Christian devotional shares the experiences of six women. Some went on to conceive, others have adopted, and others remain childless. The workbook starts with how each woman discovered her infertility, then explores the diagnostic testing pursued, how they processed the official diagnosis, what decisions had to be explored regarding treatment, their experiences during infertility treatment (including pregnancy, miscarriage, and childbirth), and finishes with their experiences in remaining childless, adoption, foster care, child sponsorship, and the emotional healing regardless of the outcome of their infertility journey. We pray you are encouraged by the Scriptures, journaling questions, and the story of how we found peace in the loving arms of Father God. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.


Don't Tell Her to Relax by Zahie El Kouri

Despite the fact that so many women struggle to have a child, most of them feel alone, in part because those closest to them don’t know what to say or how to say it.

Don’t Tell Her to Relax sets out in 22 short chapters answers to basic questions (like "what is infertility, exactly" and "What's the difference between an IUI and IVF"), practical tips for when and how to raise certain issues like adoption or surrogacy, and specific advice on how best to support your loved one at emotionally difficult times.

Read this book if you know or suspect a loved one is struggling with infertility. And if you’re the one facing infertility, give this book to friends and family, ideally before they start telling you to relax, adopt, or take their children! It will help both parties have better conversations, and ultimately promote better relationships all the way around. For more information, and to purchase the book, visit


Fertility Walk: A Fertility Nurse’s Guide Along Your Journey by Tamara Tobias

Proceeds from this book benefit Fertility Walk Hope Fund, a non-profit organization providing grants to those who need fertility treatment but have no insurance coverage and are financially restricted. Tamara’s goal of this book was to help envision the journey of infertility as a walk. The trail one follows through infertility is not an easy one. We stumble and fall, meander at times, and occasionally skip with joy. The chapters in this book are meant to serve as your walking tools and they guide you through the process with easy-to-comprehend explanations and many ultrasound images to explain the menstrual cycle, treatment options, and procedures. Abnormal findings such as a cyst or fibroid are reviewed as well as all of those questions that arise when a cycle IS successful. As your walking partner, Tamara’s ultimate intention for you is to find HOPE… For more information, and to purchase the book, visit


Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir by Victoria Hopewell

Over seven million couples in the United States struggle with infertility and the hope and pain surrounding it. More and more of them are turning to in vitro fertilization as a path to parenthood, using egg donors and sperm donors and sophisticated medical procedures to achieve their dream of creating a family. Victoria Hopewell entered into this world upon her second marriage, when she found herself unable to become pregnant with a much wanted child. Follow the poignant and informative story of her search for a “Grade A” baby egg in today’s unregulated donor egg market and learn the processes, procedures, and pitfalls that lie in wait for anyone hoping to conceive via in vitro fertilization. For more information follow this link or visit


Male Infertility Guide for Couples by Shane Russell, MD

The Male Infertility Guide for Couples is the first book written by a fellowship-trained male fertility expert to serve as a step-by-step guide for couples experiencing male factor or unexplained fertility problems. Topics covered include:

  • Abnormal Semen Analyses
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Recurrent IVF Failure
  • Unexplained Pregnancy Loss
  • Sperm Extraction Procedures
  • Vasectomy Reversals

Additionally, this book offers:

  • The latest guidelines on evaluating male fertility problems and interpreting test results 
  • A review of the most effective treatment options for male factor fertility problems 
  • Recommendations on how to find a medical provider in your area who is knowledgeable about managing male fertility problems 
  • Up-to-date comparative pricing information on fertility lab testing and medications for male factor problems

For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.


Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception by Jani R. Jensen and Elizabeth A. Stewart

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception is a trusted and essential resource for couples wanting to have a family. Inside you’ll find:

  • Advice on diet, exercise and weight to promote fertility
  • Answers to questions about age, stress, caffeine and alcohol
  • Tools to help you determine when you’re most fertile
  • The latest strategies on various treatments to help you get pregnant

For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.




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