The best 27 Fertility books

The journey to parenthood can be a complex and emotional one. Whether you're trying to conceive or navigating the challenges of fertility, we've curated a book list to help you along the way. These titles offer valuable insights into reproductive health, fertility treatments, and the emotional aspects of the fertility journey. Let us support you as you explore this important topic.

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Fertility Books: Inconceivable by Carolyn Savage, Sean Savage

Inconceivable

Carolyn Savage, Sean Savage

What's Inconceivable about?

Inconceivable is a memoir by Carolyn Savage and Sean Savage that recounts their extraordinary journey through a devastating IVF mix-up. With raw honesty and unwavering faith, the authors share their emotional turmoil, the challenges they faced, and the ultimate decision they had to make. This powerful story delves into the complexities of modern medicine and the resilience of the human spirit.

Who should read Inconceivable?

  • Anyone interested in personal stories of resilience and hope
  • People facing unexpected challenges in their lives
  • Those curious about the ethical and emotional complexities of IVF and surrogacy

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Fertility Books: Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

Most Wanted

Lisa Scottoline

What's Most Wanted about?

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline is a gripping thriller that delves into the murky world of sperm donation and the unforeseen consequences that can arise. When a woman discovers that her donor may be linked to a series of heinous crimes, she is forced to confront a web of lies and deceit in order to protect her family and uncover the truth. This thought-provoking novel will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Who should read Most Wanted?

  • Readers who enjoy psychological suspense and thrillers
  • Those interested in exploring ethical and moral dilemmas in the context of modern reproductive technology
  • Individuals who appreciate well-developed and complex characters

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Fertility Books: Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition by Marilyn M. Shannon

Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition

Marilyn M. Shannon

What's Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition about?

Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition by Marilyn M. Shannon explores the intricate connection between diet, nutrition, and reproductive health. With a focus on natural approaches, the book provides valuable insights and practical advice for women and couples looking to optimize their fertility and overcome challenges related to menstrual cycles and conception.

Who should read Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition?

  • Individuals struggling with infertility or reproductive health issues
  • People interested in understanding the connection between nutrition and menstrual cycles
  • Those looking for natural and holistic approaches to improving fertility and reproductive health

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Fertility Books: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

What Alice Forgot

Liane Moriarty

What's What Alice Forgot about?

What Alice Forgot is a thought-provoking novel by Liane Moriarty. It tells the story of Alice, who loses her memory after a fall and wakes up thinking she's 29, when she's actually 39 and in the midst of a failing marriage. As she tries to piece together the last ten years of her life, she must confront the reality of who she has become and decide if she wants to make amends.

Who should read What Alice Forgot?

  • Anyone who enjoys fiction that explores identity, relationships, and personal growth
  • Readers who are interested in memory loss and its impact on people's lives
  • Individuals who appreciate thought-provoking and emotionally engaging storytelling

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Fertility Books: My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

My Notorious Life

Kate Manning

What's My Notorious Life about?

My Notorious Life by Kate Manning is a gripping historical novel that follows the life of Axie Muldoon, a young girl who rises from poverty to become a successful midwife in 19th century New York. Set against the backdrop of the women’s rights movement, the book explores themes of motherhood, autonomy, and the fight for reproductive rights.

Who should read My Notorious Life?

  • Readers who enjoy historical fiction, particularly stories set in 19th century America
  • Individuals interested in women's rights and reproductive health issues
  • Those who appreciate complex and morally ambiguous characters

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Fertility Books: Infreakinfertility by Melanie Dale

Infreakinfertility

Melanie Dale

What's Infreakinfertility about?

Infreakinfertility by Melanie Dale is a raw and humorous account of one woman's journey through infertility. With honesty and wit, Dale shares her experiences, from the heartbreak of failed treatments to the unexpected moments of hope. This book offers support and understanding to anyone facing similar challenges, while also educating those who may not fully grasp the emotional and physical toll of infertility.

Who should read Infreakinfertility?

  • Individuals and couples struggling with infertility
  • Those in need of a relatable and humorous perspective on the challenges of infertility
  • People looking for practical tips and emotional support during their fertility journey

What's Taking Charge of Your Fertility about?

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler is a comprehensive guide to understanding and tracking your menstrual cycle. It provides valuable information about fertility awareness and natural birth control methods, empowering women to take control of their reproductive health. With detailed explanations and practical tips, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about their own body.

Who should read Taking Charge of Your Fertility?

  • Women who want to understand their fertility and reproductive health
  • Couples trying to conceive or avoid pregnancy
  • Anyone interested in natural and holistic approaches to reproductive wellness

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Fertility Books: WomanCode by Alisa Vitti

WomanCode

Alisa Vitti

What's WomanCode about?

WomanCode by Alisa Vitti is a groundbreaking book that offers a holistic approach to women's health. Vitti introduces the concept of 'biohacking' your own body to balance hormones and alleviate common menstrual and reproductive issues. With practical advice and a 4-week plan, this book empowers women to take control of their health and unlock their full potential.

Who should read WomanCode?

  • Women looking to balance their hormones and improve their overall health
  • Those experiencing hormonal issues such as irregular periods, PMS, or fertility challenges
  • Anyone interested in a holistic approach to wellness that incorporates nutrition, lifestyle, and self-care

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Fertility Books: Like a Mother by Angela Garbes

Like a Mother

Angela Garbes

What's Like a Mother about?

Like a Mother by Angela Garbes is a thought-provoking exploration of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. Through a blend of personal anecdotes, scientific research, and cultural analysis, Garbes challenges traditional beliefs and provides a fresh perspective on the incredible capabilities of the female body. This book offers empowering insights for expectant mothers and anyone interested in the complexities of motherhood.

Who should read Like a Mother?

  • Expectant mothers who want a deeper understanding of pregnancy and childbirth
  • Women who are curious about the science behind motherhood and the female body
  • Feminists and advocates for women's health and reproductive rights

What's The 4-Week Endometriosis Diet Plan about?

The 4-Week Endometriosis Diet Plan by Katie Edmonds NTC offers a comprehensive guide to managing endometriosis symptoms through diet. With a focus on anti-inflammatory foods and nutrient-rich meals, this book provides a 4-week meal plan, delicious recipes, and practical tips to help alleviate pain and improve overall well-being. It's a must-read for anyone looking to take control of their health and find relief from endometriosis.

Who should read The 4-Week Endometriosis Diet Plan?

  • Anyone diagnosed with endometriosis looking for natural ways to manage symptoms
  • Individuals seeking a holistic approach to improving their reproductive health and overall well-being
  • Those interested in learning about the connection between diet, inflammation, and endometriosis

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Fertility Books: Chasing Kites by Rachel McCracken

Chasing Kites

Rachel McCracken

What's Chasing Kites about?

Chasing Kites by Rachel McCracken is a poignant memoir that delves into the author's journey through infertility, adoption, and foster care. With raw honesty and heartfelt storytelling, McCracken shares her experiences of longing for a child, navigating the complexities of the adoption process, and ultimately finding love and fulfillment in unexpected places. This book is a beautiful tribute to the power of resilience and the unbreakable bond between parent and child.

Who should read Chasing Kites?

  • Individuals struggling with infertility, adoption, or foster care
  • People passionate about creating a family through alternative means
  • Those seeking inspiration and encouragement in their personal journey

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Fertility Books: Mr. and Miss Anonymous by Fern Michaels

Mr. and Miss Anonymous

Fern Michaels

What's Mr. and Miss Anonymous about?

Mr. and Miss Anonymous follows the lives of two strangers, both leading anonymous lives, as they unexpectedly cross paths. As they unravel each other's secrets and past traumas, they find themselves falling in love and confronting their inner demons. Fern Michaels masterfully weaves a tale of suspense, romance, and redemption.

Who should read Mr. and Miss Anonymous?

  • Readers who enjoy suspenseful mystery novels
  • Those interested in exploring themes of identity and family
  • People who appreciate strong character development and complex relationships

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Fertility Books: Fat and Fertile by Nicola Salmon

Fat and Fertile

Nicola Salmon

What's Fat and Fertile about?

Fat and Fertile by Nicola Salmon challenges the societal norms and medical biases surrounding fertility and weight. Through personal stories and evidence-based research, the book offers a fresh perspective on how weight does not determine one's ability to conceive. It provides practical advice and support for individuals in larger bodies who are navigating their fertility journey.

Who should read Fat and Fertile?

  • People struggling with fertility and weight-related challenges
  • Individuals looking for a body-positive approach to fertility
  • Healthcare professionals who want to understand and support their larger-bodied patients

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Fertility Books: What to Expect Before You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

What to Expect Before You're Expecting

Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

What's What to Expect Before You're Expecting about?

What to Expect Before You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel is a comprehensive guide that helps couples prepare for pregnancy. It covers everything from understanding your menstrual cycle and ovulation to making lifestyle changes and addressing any potential fertility issues. With practical advice and expert tips, this book aims to empower couples as they embark on the journey to parenthood.

Who should read What to Expect Before You're Expecting?

  • Individuals or couples who are planning to start a family
  • Those who want to understand the process of conception and pregnancy
  • People who are looking for practical tips and advice on preparing for pregnancy

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Fertility Books: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

The Friend Zone

Abby Jimenez

What's The Friend Zone about?

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez is a heartwarming and humorous novel that explores the complexities of love and friendship. When Kristen meets Josh, she knows he's perfect for her best friend. But as they spend more time together, they develop a deep connection that challenges their beliefs about relationships and the friend zone.

Who should read The Friend Zone?

  • Readers who enjoy romantic comedies and contemporary fiction
  • Individuals looking for a light-hearted and entertaining love story
  • Those interested in exploring themes of friendship, love, and the challenges of infertility

What's 31 Days of Prayer During Infertility about?

31 Days of Prayer During Infertility by Lisa Newton offers a daily guide for women and couples struggling with infertility. Through personal stories, reflections, and prayers, the book provides support and encouragement, helping readers find strength and hope in their faith during this challenging time.

Who should read 31 Days of Prayer During Infertility?

  • Individuals experiencing infertility and seeking to find comfort and hope through prayer
  • Couples navigating the emotional and spiritual challenges of infertility
  • Supportive friends and family members looking to understand and empathize with loved ones facing infertility

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Fertility Books: Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Sing You Home

Jodi Picoult

What's Sing You Home about?

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult tells the story of a woman named Zoe who is seeking a fresh start after a failed marriage. As she embarks on a journey to start a family through in vitro fertilization, the novel explores themes of love, music, and the complexities of modern family dynamics. With thought-provoking questions about identity and belonging, it challenges societal norms and delves deep into the emotional intricacies of its characters.

Who should read Sing You Home?

  • Readers who enjoy emotionally engaging and thought-provoking stories
  • Those interested in exploring complex family dynamics and relationships
  • People who appreciate novels with themes of identity, love, and personal growth

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What's The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross about?

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by John Marco Allegro presents a controversial theory that the origins of Christianity are linked to the ritual use of hallucinogenic mushrooms. Allegro, a philologist and former Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, challenges traditional beliefs and delves into ancient texts and art to support his hypothesis. Thought-provoking and meticulously researched, this book offers a unique perspective on the history of religion.

Who should read The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross?

  • Individuals intrigued by alternative theories about religious history
  • Readers seeking a thought-provoking exploration of the connections between ancient rituals and modern religion
  • Those open to challenging their current beliefs and expanding their understanding of spirituality

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Fertility Books: Hangry by Dr. Brooke Kalanick ND…, Sarah Fragoso

Hangry

Dr. Brooke Kalanick ND…, Sarah Fragoso

What's Hangry about?

Hangry (2019) by Dr. Brooke Kalanick ND and Sarah Fragoso explores the powerful connection between food, hormones, and mood. With a focus on women's health, the book offers practical advice and a 4-week plan to help balance hormones, regulate blood sugar, and conquer cravings, ultimately leading to a happier and healthier life.

Who should read Hangry?

  • Individuals struggling with hormone imbalances
  • People looking to address emotional and physical symptoms related to food and mood
  • Readers interested in a holistic approach to nutrition and overall well-being

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Fertility Books: The Temple of Dawn by Yukio Mishima

The Temple of Dawn

Yukio Mishima

What's The Temple of Dawn about?

The Temple of Dawn is a novel by Yukio Mishima that delves into the themes of beauty, obsession, and spiritual awakening. Set in post-World War II Japan, it follows the story of a young man named Mizoguchi who becomes infatuated with a beautiful noblewoman. His pursuit of her leads him on a journey of self-discovery and ultimately to the Temple of Dawn in Bangkok, where he seeks enlightenment and redemption.

Who should read The Temple of Dawn?

  • Readers who enjoy philosophical and introspective novels
  • Those with an interest in Japanese culture and history
  • Individuals who appreciate lyrical and poetic writing

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Fertility Books: Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein

Waiting for Daisy

Peggy Orenstein

What's Waiting for Daisy about?

'Waiting for Daisy' is a memoir by Peggy Orenstein that delves into the emotional journey of trying to conceive a child. It offers a raw and honest account of the author’s experiences with fertility treatments, the impact on her marriage, and the societal pressures surrounding motherhood. Orenstein paints a poignant picture of hope, loss, and ultimately, the resilience of the human spirit.

Who should read Waiting for Daisy?

  • Those struggling with infertility
  • Individuals who want to gain insight into the emotional and physical challenges of infertility
  • People who are interested in personal narratives and the complexities of modern motherhood

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Fertility Books: How to Cope with IVF by Silvia Dunn

What's How to Cope with IVF about?

How to Cope with IVF by Silvia Dunn is a comprehensive guide for anyone going through the fertility treatment process. The book offers practical advice and emotional support, covering topics such as understanding the IVF procedure, dealing with the emotional rollercoaster, and taking care of yourself during this challenging time. Dunn draws from her own experience and provides valuable insights to help readers navigate their IVF journey with strength and resilience.

Who should read How to Cope with IVF?

  • Individuals undergoing or considering IVF treatment
  • Supportive partners or family members of those going through IVF
  • Healthcare professionals looking to better understand and support their patients

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Fertility Books: The Trying Game by Amy Klein

The Trying Game

Amy Klein

What's The Trying Game about?

The Trying Game by Amy Klein is a heartfelt and informative memoir that chronicles the author's journey through infertility. Through candid storytelling and well-researched insights, Klein offers solace and wisdom to those grappling with similar challenges. Her book is a beacon of hope for anyone navigating the emotional and physical trials of trying to conceive.

Who should read The Trying Game?

  • Individuals or couples struggling with infertility
  • People considering fertility treatments or assisted reproduction
  • Those looking for emotional support and practical advice during the journey to parenthood

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Fertility Books: 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS by Dr. Fiona McCulloch

8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS

Dr. Fiona McCulloch

What's 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS about?

'8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS' by Dr. Fiona McCulloch offers a comprehensive guide to understanding and managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. McCulloch combines her medical expertise with a holistic approach to provide actionable steps for reversing the symptoms of PCOS, including hormonal imbalances, infertility, weight gain, and more. This book empowers women with the knowledge and tools to take control of their health.

Who should read 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS?

  • Women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Individuals looking for natural and holistic approaches to managing PCOS symptoms
  • People who want to understand the root causes of PCOS and how to address them

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Fertility Books: Period Repair Manual by Lara Briden ND

Period Repair Manual

Lara Briden ND

What's Period Repair Manual about?

Period Repair Manual by Lara Briden ND offers a holistic approach to understanding and addressing menstrual health issues. With a focus on natural remedies and lifestyle changes, this book provides practical advice for women looking to improve their menstrual cycles and overall well-being.

Who should read Period Repair Manual?

  • People experiencing menstrual irregularities or painful periods
  • Individuals looking for natural ways to improve hormonal health
  • Those seeking a comprehensive understanding of the menstrual cycle and associated issues

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Fertility Books: The PCOS Fix by Maggie Glisson

The PCOS Fix

Maggie Glisson

What's The PCOS Fix about?

The PCOS Fix by Maggie Glisson offers a comprehensive guide to managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) through diet, lifestyle changes, and natural remedies. With a focus on addressing the root causes of PCOS, the book provides practical advice and information to help women take control of their health and alleviate symptoms such as irregular periods, infertility, weight gain, and hormonal imbalances.

Who should read The PCOS Fix?

  • Individuals diagnosed with PCOS and looking for natural solutions to manage symptoms
  • Women who want to regain control of their health and fertility
  • Those interested in holistic approaches to hormonal imbalances and reproductive health

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Fertility Books: The Fertile Female by Julia Indichova

The Fertile Female

Julia Indichova

What's The Fertile Female about?

The Fertile Female by Julia Indichova is a groundbreaking book that challenges traditional medical approaches to infertility. Drawing on her own experiences and extensive research, the author offers a holistic and empowering perspective on fertility, providing practical advice and alternative methods for women who are struggling to conceive. This book is a must-read for anyone navigating the complex journey of infertility.

Who should read The Fertile Female?

  • Women who are struggling with infertility
  • Couples who are exploring alternative fertility treatments
  • Healthcare professionals who want to understand a holistic approach to fertility

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