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1992 The Year Book of Infertility (Year Book) by Daniel R., Jr., M.D. Mishell, C. Alvin, M.D. Paulsen (October 1992) Mosby-Year Book; ISBN: 0815160232

1993 The Year Book of Infertility by Daniel R., M.D. Mishell, Rogerio A., M.D. Lobo (October 1993) Mosby-Year Book; ISBN: 0815160240

50 Essential Things to Do When the Doctor Says It’s Infertility by B. Blake Levitt Plume; ISBN: 0452271193

A Matter of Trust: The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy by Gail Dutton – Paperback – 217 pages First edition (July 1997) Clouds Publishing; ISBN: 0965596605

And Hannah Wept: Infertility, Adoption, and the Jewish Couple by Michael Gold Paperback Published by Jewish Pubns Society Publication date: 1994 ISBN: 0827604424

The Couples Guide to Fertility: With the Newest Scientific Techniques to Help You Have a Baby, Updated Version, by Gary S. Berger, M.D., Marc Goldstein, M.D., and Mark Fuerst. Published by Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-47124-6. A comprehensive guide to understanding a wide range of infertility diagnoses and treatments. Excellent descriptions of diagnostic tests and when they should be conducted. Clear explanations of infertility drugs, their effectiveness with specific diagnoses, and potential side effects. Addresses donor issues, the psychological impact of treatment, when to move on to other options, and pregnancy after treatment. Includes directory of board certified fertility specialists by state and city.

A Woman Doctor’s Guide to Infertility, by Susan Treiser, M.D., Ph.D., with Susan K. Levinson. Published by Hyperion, ISBN 0-7868-8010-4. This book is a simple, easy-to-understand introduction to the world of infertility diagnosis and treatment, with clear descriptions of important tests and treatment options. It debunks many infertility myths, and pays special attention to the importance of culling through the “facts” presented by treatment facilities so the couple can make an educated decision about which clinic or practice is most qualified to meet their needs. (Currently out of print, but Amazon will search for it for you)

A Woman Doctor’s Guide to Infertility: Essential Facts and Up-To-The-Minute Information on the Techniques and Treatments to Achieve Pregnancy by Susan Treiser, Robin Karol Levinson (Contributor) Paperback – 149 pages (August 1994) Hyperion ISBN: 0786880104 (Currently out of print, but Amazon will search for it for you)

Atlas of Infertility; Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging by Amy S. Thurmond Hardcover – 128 pages (December 1997) Blackwell Science Inc; ISBN: 0632043059

Beyond Second Opinions: Making Choices About Fertility Treatment by Judith Steinberg Turiel – Learn more about 1-ClickSM ordering Paperback – 419 pages (April 13, 1998) Univ California Press; ISBN: 0520208544

Choosing Assisted Reproduction: Social, Emotional & Ethical Considerations by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer, Susan Lewis Cooper – Hardcover – 400 pages (February 1998) Perspectives Press; ISBN: 0944934196

Conceptions & Misconceptions: A Guide Through the Maze of in Vitro Fertilization & Other Assisted Reproduction Techniques by Arthur L. Wisot, David R. Meldrum – Paperback (September 1997) Hartley & Marks; ISBN: 0881791474

Dr. Richard Marrs’ Fertility Book: America’s Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant by Richard, MD. Marrs, Lisa Friedman Bloch, Kathy Kirtland Silverman – Paperback – 510 pages (March 1998) Dell Books (Paperbacks); ISBN: 0440508037

Dr. Richard Marrs’ Fertility Book, by Richard Marrs, M.D., Lisa Friedman Bloch and Kathy Kirtland Silverman. Published by Delacorte Press, ISBN 0-385-31436-1. The conversational tone of this book is misleading—the reader suddenly finds him/herself in the midst of an extremely technical explanation that is virtually painless! An excellent overview of all aspects of infertility, from acknowledging that there is a problem to finding competent care, to getting through the diagnosis and deciding on a treatment plan. The book advocates being a partner in your treatment plan, not just the subject of the treatment plan, and clearly explains details of misleading studies and media stories. “Pull Quotes” are used effectively to highlight important information and insights in each section.

Drug-Induced Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction by Robert Forman, Nathalie Forman, Susanna Gilmour-White, Natalie Forman – 155 pages (April 1996) Cambridge Univ Pr (Short); ISBN: 052146563X

Getting Pregnant When You Thought you Couldn’t: The Interactive Guide that Helps You Up the Odds, by Helane S. Rosenberg, Ph.D., and Yakov M. Epstein, Ph.D. Published by Warner Books, ISBN 0-446-39388-6. Excellent guide for managing treatment, and making treatment decisions, as a team. Covers a broad range of emotional and financial issues, and includes a variety of well-designed worksheets. Also provides comprehensive descriptions of tests and therapies.(New edition due in spring 2001)

Getting Pregnant! by Melvin J. Frisch, Gayle Rapoport -. Paperback 1st Ed. edition (January 1987) H.P. Books; ISBN: 0399517111

Getting Pregnant: What Couples Need to Know Right Now, by Niels H. Lauersen, M.D., Ph.D., and Colette Bouchez. Published by Fawcett Columbine, ISBN 0-449-90667-1. This book presents easy-to-understand explanations of a range of fertility diagnoses and treatments, as well as some patient-directed methods to improve fertility. Though it does not give detailed information (such as specific hormone levels which indicate a problem or exactly HOW drug therapies interact with the endocrine system), it does provide a comprehensive overview. Much attention to diet and fitness.

Helping the Stork: The Choices and Challenges of Donor Insemination by Carol Frost Vercollone, Heidi Moss, Robert Moss – Paperback, 302 pages Published by MacMillan General Reference Publication date: October 1, 1997

High-Tech Conception: A Comprehensive Handbook for Consumers by Brian Kearney (Preface) – Paperback – 359 pages (May 1998) Bantam Books; ISBN: 0553378996

How to Be a Successful Fertility Patient: Your Guide to Getting the Best Possible Medical Help to Have a Baby, by Peggy Robin. Published by Quill, a Division of William Morrow and Company, ISBN 0-688-11732-5. An excellent “Beginner’s Guide” for those starting on the road to infertility diagnosis and treatment. Includes many worksheets and charts on the pros and cons of each kind of treatment, how to select a doctor that’s right for you and knowing when it’s time to switch, and how to wage the insurance coverage battle. Lots of anecdotes from patients. Excellent overview of religious and moral considerations of various treatments.

How to Get Pregnant with the New Technology,by Sherman J. Silber, M.D. Published by Warner Books, ISBN 0-446-39322-3. Everything you never thought you’d need to know about the human reproductive process—until you discovered a fertility problem. Very comprehensive explanations of what could be wrong on both the male and female sides of the equation. Also, excellent explanations of Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ARTs—IVF, ZIFT, GIFT), though written before ICSI breakthrough technology. Heavily slanted toward moving directly to ART procedures and bypassing lengthy diagnostic testing and low tech treatments.

How to Get Pregnant: With the New Technology by Sherman J. Silber – Paperback – 416 pages Rev edition (August 1998) Warner Books; ISBN: 0446674052

I Got Pregnant, You Can Too!: How Healing Yourself Physically, Mentally and Spiritually Leads to Fertility by Katie Boland, Khalil Tabsh – Paperback – 224 pages 1 Ed edition (April 1998) Understanding Business; ISBN: 1887424385

Immunological Obstetrics by Carolyn B. Coulam, W.P. Faulk, John A. McIntyre. Published by W W Norton & Co Publication date: May 1992 : A comprehensive, current treatise devoted to both basic and clinical reproductive immunology, documenting what is known and discussing what is unknown. The 57 contributed chapters are divided into eight sections on basic principles, interaction of other systems with the immune system, immunogenetics of reproduction, immunology of pregnancy, of pregnancy loss, of complications of pregnancy, immunological diseases complicating pregnancy, and immunological aspects of infertility. Appropriately illustrated and extensively referenced. For obstetricians, gynecologists, endocrinologists, and immunologists. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. ISBN: 0393710114

In Pursuit of Fertility, by Robert Franklin, M.D., and Dorothy Kay Brockman. Published by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., ISBN 0-8050-4181-8. This book is a clearly-written, easy-to-follow book that covers the full spectrum of family-building for the infertile couple—from balancing hormones to surrogacy to adoption. Notably, this book also contains extremely comprehensive sections on the reproductive challenges of women suffering from Endometriosis and histories of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
In Pursuit of Fertility: A Fertility Expert Tells You How to Get Pregnant by Robert R. Franklin, Dorothy Brockman, Veasy C. Buttram – Paperback Reissue edition (January 1996) Henry Holt (Paper); ISBN: 0805041818

In Search of Parenthood: Coping With Infertility and High-Tech Conception by Judith N. Lasker, Susan Borg (Contributor) – 216 pages Revised edition (June 1995) Temple Univ Press; ISBN: 1566392594

In Vitro Fertilization: The A.R.T. of Making Babies by Geoffrey Sher, Virginia Marriage Davis, Jean Stoess – Learn more about 1-ClickSM ordering Paperback – 208 pages Updated edition (May 1998) Facts on File, Inc.; ISBN: 0816038279

Inconceivable: Winning the Fertility Game by Julia Indichova – Hardcover – 201 pages (June 1998) Adell Pr; ISBN: 0966007859

Infertility by Roger Neuberg – Paperback (August 1991) Thorsons Publishers; ISBN: 0722515170

Infertility (Natural Way) by Belinda Whitworth – Paperback – 128 pages (July 1997) Element; ISBN: 1852309253

Infertility: All Your Questions Answered by Gab Kovacs, Carl Wood (Contributor) – Paperback (July 1996) Hill of Content Pub Co Pty Ltd; ISBN: 0855722630

Infertility: The Emotional Journey by Michelle Fryer Hanson, – Paperback (April 1994) Fairview Pr; ISBN: 0925190748

Infertility and Identity: New Strategies for Treatment by Lara L. Deveraux, Ann Jackoway Hammerman – Hardcover – 288 pages 1 Ed edition (May 1998) Jossey-Bass Publishers; ISBN: 0787938815

Infertility on the Internet: How to Get On-Line and in Charge of Your Fertility by Julie A Watson, Corinne Greenberg – Paperback – 176 pages 1 edition (January 15, 1998) Conceiving Concepts, Inc.; ISBN: 0966081617

Infertility: New Solutions by Womens Health Series – VHS Tape Vhs Video edition (June 1995) NTSC format (for use in United States and Canada only) P P C; ISBN: 6302899184

Management of the Infertile Woman by Helen Nelson Carcio (Editor), Helen A. Carcio (Editor) Paperback – 328 pages (July 1998) Lippincott-Raven Publishers; ISBN: 0781710448

Natural Treatments for Infertility by Karen Bradstreet – Paperback – 32 pages (August 1997) Woodland Publishing; ISBN: 1580540023

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility; Handbook for Clinicians-Resident Survival Guide by John D. Gordon, Jan T. Rydfors, Maurice L. Druzin, Yona Tadir – Hardcover – 242 pages 4 edition (December 1997) J. A. Majors Company; ISBN: 0964546744

Overcoming Infertility: 12 Couples Share Their Success Stories by Herbert A. Goldfarb, Zoe Graves (Contributor), Judith Greif (Contributor) – Paperback – 252 pages (January 1995) John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471557064

Overcoming Infertility: A Compassionate Resource for Getting Pregnant by Robert Jansen – Hardcover – 352 pages (May 1997) W H Freeman & Co; ISBN: 0716730553

Overcoming Infertility: A Compassionate Resource for Getting Pregnant by Robert Jansen – Paperback – 1695 pages (May 1998) W H Freeman & Co; ISBN: 0716733021

Overcoming Infertility Naturally by Karen Bradstreet – Paperback (June 1994) Woodland Publishing; ISBN: 0913923869

Postponing Parenthood: The Effect of Age on Reproductive Potential by Gale A. Sloan, Paul B. Marshburn. Hardcover – 286 pages (April 1993) Plenum Pub Corp; ISBN: 0306444666. This title is out of print. Although it is no longer available from the publisher, Amazon will query their network of used bookstores for you and send an update within one to two weeks.

Preventing Miscarriage—The Good News By Jonathan Scher, M.D., and Carol Dix. Published by Harper Perennial, a division of Harper Collins, ISBN 0060920564. A series of personal miscarriage histories supported with insightful medical information on the causes and treatments for recurrent miscarriage. Includes hormonal disorders, anatomical barriers, immunological problems and chromosomal anomolies. Excellent advice for grieving and recovering from loss.

Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation by Mark V. Sauer (Editor) Hardcover – 272 pages (December 1998) Springer Verlag; ISBN: 0387949607

Recent Advances in the Management of Infertility by Christopher Chen, W.C. Cheng (Editor), S. L. Tan (Contributor) Paperback (December 1989) McGraw Hill Text; ISBN: 0070991448

Reproductive Endocrinology, Surgery, and Technology by Eli Y. Adashi (Editor), John A., MD Rock (Editor), Zev, MD Rosenwaks. Hardcover Published by Lippincott-Raven Publishers Publication date: April 1996 ISBN: 0781702038

Taking Charge of Infertility by Patricia Irwin Johnston *NR Edition Paperback, 270 pages Published by Perspectives Press Publication date: September 1995 ISBN: 0944934080

Taking Charge of Infertility by Patricia Irwin Johnston. Hardcover – 270 pages (March 1994) Perspectives Press; ISBN: 0944934072

Taking Charge of Your Fertility : The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement by Toni Weschler 1 Edition Paperback, 382 pages Published by Harperperennial Library Publication date: July 1995

The American Medical Women’s Association Guide to Fertility and Reproductive Health by Roselyn, MD Payne (Editor), Susan Cobb, MD Stewart (Editor) – Paperback – 248 pages (August 1996) Dell Books; ISBN: 0440222478

The Complete Guide to Fertility & Family Planning by Sarah Freeman, Vern L. Bullough (Contributor) – Hardcover – 129 pages (June 1993) Prometheus Books (Short Disc); ISBN: 087975785X

The Complete Guide to Fertility & Family Planning by Sarah Freeman, Vern L. Bullough (Contributor) – Paperback – 129 pages (July 1993) Prometheus Books; ISBN: 0879757981

The Couple’s Guide to Fertility: Updated with the Newest Scientific Techniques to Help You Have a Baby by Marc Goldstein (Contributor), Mark Fuerst, Gary S. Berger – Paperback – 457 pages Rev edition (January 1995) Main Street Books; ISBN: 0385471246

The Fertility Question by Margaret Nofziger – Paperback (July 1982) Mnd Pub; ISBN: 0913990434

The Fertility Solution: A Revolutionary Approach to Reversing Infertility by A. Toth, Jack Maguire Paperback Published by Atlantic Monthly ISBN: 0871134586

The Fertility Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know by M. Sara Rosenthal, Masood A. Khatamee – Paperback – 252 pages Reprint edition (March 1996) Contemporary Books; ISBN: 1565654552

The Fertility Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know by M. Sara Rosenthal, Masood A. Khatamee – Paperback – 272 pages 2nd edition (March 1998) Lowell House; ISBN: 1565658663

The Infertility Book: A Comprehensive Medical and Emotional Guide, by Carla Harkness. Published by Celestial Arts, ISBN 0-89087-664-9. Although a bit unwieldly in its presentation, this book is full of information and insights. Provides personal anecdotes from both health care providers and patients, as well as clear descriptions of medical procedures and treatments.

The Language of Fertility: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Conscious Conception by Niravi B. Payne, Brenda Lane Richardson Hardcover, 288 pages Published by Random House Publication date: June 1, 1997. ISBN: 0517703904

The Master’s Touch; Living with Infertility Paperback (June 1994) Concordia Publishing House; ISBN: 0570095204

The Pregnancy Prescription: The Success-Oriented Approach to Overcoming Infertility by Hugh D. Melnick, Nancy Intrator. Paperback – 184 pages 1 edition (February 1998) Pathway Book Service; ISBN: 0966041909

The Stork and the Syringe : A Political History of Reproductive Medicine (Feminist Perspectives) by Naomi Pfeffer. Paperback – 235 pages (January 1994) Polity Pr; ISBN: 0745611877

The Whole Person Fertility Program: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Process to Help You Conceive by Niravi B. Payne, Brenda Lane Richardson, Brenda Lee Richardson Paperback – 288 pages 1 Pbk Ed edition (June 1998) Three Rivers Pr; ISBN: 0609801988

Tough Choices : In Vitro Fertilization and the Reproductive Technologies (Health, Society, and Policy) by Patricia Stephenson (Editor), Marsden G. Wagner (Editor). Hardcover – 170 pages (October 1993) Temple Univ Press; ISBN: 1566390605

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