Published: April 2018
Your medical, emotional and financial guide to: Causes of and coping with infertility | Low-tech fertility treatment | IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies | Complementary therapies | Donor conception | Surrogacy | Miscarriage
Former Australian Netball Captain Liz Ellis found herself part of the one-in-six couples in Australia and New Zealand affected by infertility, a road she stayed on for five years. With If At First You Don't Conceive Liz wants to help other hopeful parents-to-be navigate these often bewildering, almost always uncomfortable and sometimes utterly devastating waters.
Drawing on interviews with specialists and couples, and covering everything medical from alternative therapies, fertility drugs, IVF, donor eggs and miscarriages to the frustration, disappointment and heartbreak that such a journey brings, this book is a must-have, friendly, and more often than not funny guide on how to try, and try again.
PRAISE FOR IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T CONCEIVE
"When everything doesn't quite go to plan, this forensically detailed but engaging and highly readable guide to assisted conception is an absolute must-have." David Gillespie, bestselling author of Taming Toxic People and Eat Real Food
"In this comprehensive text, Liz Ellis has detailed all the steps to take on your journey to parenthood. I will certainly recommend it to my patients!" Professor Michael Chapman, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology UNSW |Senior Fertility Specialist IVF Australia | Clinical Director for Women's and Children's Health, St George Hospital | Executive Clinical Director for the Royal Hospital for Women | Fertility Society of Australia President | Australian and New Zealand Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Chairman | Author 'The IVF Journey' on iTunes Podcast
"This clear and comprehensive book is a must-have for anyone struggling to conceive." Professor Maneesh Singh, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, Laparascopic and Robotic Surgeon
"As someone who struggled with infertility, I wish this book was around decades ago! Liz Ellis is a comic genius. She's managed to make information about the fraught issue of infertility accessible, relatable, and - yes - wickedly funny. Her research is robust, and opinions offered without judgement. This is a brilliant book." Tracey Spicer, journalist, speaker, trainer and writer, including author of The Good Girl Stripped Bare
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