A Woman Doctor's Guide to Infertility

Essential Facts and Up-the-Minute Information On The Techniques and Treatments To Achieve Pregnancy

A Woman Doctor's Guide to Infertility

For the 2.5 million couples in the U.S. affected by infertility comes the newest title in the successful Books for Women by Women series. Offering essential facts and up-to-the-minute information on the techniques and treatments to achieve pregnancy, this complete guide is written with a compassionate tone in plain language. Includes case histories, a glossary, and a resource list.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women

The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women

The newest addition to the popular Quick-Reference Guide collection, The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women focuses on the special needs of women in counseling situations. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in formal and informal counseling situations. Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies (1) typical symptoms and patterns, (2) definitions and key thoughts, (3) questions to ask, (4) directions for the conversation, (5) action steps, (6) biblical insights, (7) prayer starters, and (8) recommended resources.

Women Doctors Guide to Health & Healing

200 Top Women Doctors Give You Their Best Advice for Preventing Illness and Treating Health Concerns

Women Doctors Guide to Health & Healing


The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility

Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby

The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility

Give yourself the best-possible odds for getting pregnant and having a baby with this concise, expert, and encouraging companion as your guide! In the only general guide to infertility written by a medical doctor who specializes in the subject, Mark Trolice, MD—who is board-certified in both OB/GYN and REI (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)—shares the practical knowledge he has gained from working in infertility medicine for years, with many hundreds of patients, alongwith the warmth and wisdom he has acquired from getting to know prospective parents from all kind of backgrounds. The journey from infertility to fertility, from childlessness to a brand-new baby, can be long and arduous. It involves complicated medical diagnoses, a wide range of treatment options, a host of potential lifestyle changes, lots of emotional ups and downs, and—even with the best medical insurance—challenging financial decisions. Your doctors cannot decide everything for you, and that is why an authoritative and comprehensive book, written in clear and understandable language for the layperson, is essential. This is that book. The book opens with an exploration of all the possible causes of infertility, covering both couples who have never been pregnant and ones who have had recurrent losses of pregnancies. Unique among infertility guides, this volume gives roughly equal weight to male and female causes, which is important because about 40% of infertility cases are due to men's issues—and some couples need to address issues in both the prospective mother and prospective father. It covers endometriosis, fibroids, POS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), tubal factor, male factor, and other possible causes. Next it looks at your treatment options. Importantly, these are not just medical interventions, but they also include lifestyle changes you alone can make, involving sleep, diet, exercise, and other forms of self-care. Among medical options, IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), and various surgical procedures are covered in detail. Some couples are lucky to have a short journey to fertility. For others, the process takes years. With a gentle and sure hand, and non-judgmentally, Dr. Trolice guides you through the many decisions you need to make along the way, such as whether or not to continue treatments, whether to change practitioners or treatments, and whether it is a good idea to continue to spend money on procedures not covered by your insurance. He understands that these are emotionally weighty decisions that involve the future of your family, and he provides ample grounds for optimism and hope, empowering you as you take this journey.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality & Relationship Counseling

The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality & Relationship Counseling

One of the foremost counseling needs in our day is help with sexuality and relationship issues. But sometimes those who are faced with helping the hurting could use a little more information about the problems that people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality and Relationship Counseling provides the answers. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources. About the series The Quick-Reference Guides are A-Z guides that assist people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources.

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

A lighthearted assessment of the medical, psychological, social and sexual aspects of conception shares advice for women on what they can do before contacting a doctor, explaining how to prepare oneself mentally and physically for pregnancy while offering insights into maximizing conception chances. Original. 35,000 first printing.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture & Acupressure

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture & Acupressure

You're no idiot, of course. You know that for centuries, acupuncture and acupressure have been among the most effective alternative medical treatments available. Now you've decided to try one of them, but before you volunteer to be a human pincushion, you have just a few questions. So let's get to the point! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure' offers a comprehensive look at these effective solutions in their various forms and functions. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -An introduction to the tools of the trade, including needles, magnets and exercise. -The lowdown on what to expect at your first treatment, and how to relax and enjoy it. -Treatments for everything from acne to menopause. -Words of wisdom, plus warnings and definitions to make the acu-path easy to follow.

Overcoming Infertility

A Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

Overcoming Infertility

Confronting a problem that affects one out of 10 American couples, this all-inclusive, question-and-answer guide offers insight and encouragement in the face of infertility. Addressing the deep disappointment and emotional distress that accompany a diagnosis, this resource emphasizes that there is still hope regarding this daunting condition. Penned by a reputable endocrinologist who has treated thousands of couples, this helpful reference provides a way to navigate through a confusing time, clearly illustrating the most suitable treatment options. Topics covered include the causes of both female and male infertility, how to cope emotionally with a diagnosis, and utilizing the new Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). From choosing a fertility specialist to taking advantage of the most recent developments, this exhaustive study provides practical guidance for couples facing this overwhelming syndrome.

The Planned Parenthood Women's Health Encyclopedia

The Planned Parenthood Women's Health Encyclopedia

Provides information on health care and medicine, essays on women's health issues, holistic and medical treatments, preventive care tips, and resources for special services

A Woman's Guide to Alternative Medicine

A Woman's Guide to Alternative Medicine

Discusses menopause, menstruation, pregnancy, fertility, childbirth, infections, and disease and suggests optional therapies, including herbal medicine, hypnosis, acupuncture, and naturopathy