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The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood. Belle Boggs, $22.99

Belle Boggs eloquently recounts her realization that she might never be able to conceive. She searches the apparently fertile world around her — the emergence of thirteen-year cicadas, the birth of eaglets near her rural home, and an unusual gorilla pregnancy at a local zoo — for signs that she is not alone. Boggs also explores other aspects of fertility and infertility: the way longing for a child plays out in the classic Coen brothers film Raising Arizona; the depiction of childlessness in literature, from Macbeth to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; the financial and legal complications that accompany alternative means of family making; the private and public expressions of iconic writers grappling with motherhood and fertility. She reports, with great empathy, complex stories of couples who adopted domestically and from overseas, LGBT couples considering assisted reproduction and surrogacy, and women and men reflecting on childless or child-free lives.

In The Art of Waiting, Boggs deftly distills her time of waiting into an expansive contemplation of fertility, choice, and the many possible roads to making a life and making a family.


A Baby at Last! Zev Rosenwaks & Marc Goldstein, $19.99

The couple’s complete guide to getting pregnant — from cutting edge treatments to commonsense wisdom.


Be Fruitful: the Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child. Victoria Maizes, $22.99

Warm, friendly, and hands-on, Be Fruitful offers a comprehensive self-assessment to help identify any potential physical, emotional, and practical roadblocks that may interfere with conception, as well as clear and easy-to-follow dietary, supplemental, and exercise recommendations proven to increase optimal fertility. Unique in its integrative approach, Be Fruitful  acknowledges that wellness comes from caring for the entire person—not just the physical body—a crucial factor for the countless women trying to conceive and committed to transforming their overall health.

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Before Your Pregnancy: a 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception, Revised. Amy Ogle & Lisa Mazzullo, $23.00

Enhance your reproductive well-being; predict peak fertility and decrease your risk of complications during pregnancy.


Conceiving Healthy Babies: an Herbal Guide to Support Preconception, Pregnancy, and Lactation. Dawn Combs, $24.95

Healthy babies don't just happen. The lifestyle of the prospective parents is a crucial factor in promoting fertility and ensuring a successful pregnancy. But the average North American diet is saturated with processed foods, and environmental toxins are rampant — we must take responsibility for what we put into and onto our bodies to create optimum conditions for the childbearing year. Drawing on the author's own personal triumph over infertility, Conceiving Healthy Babies is a unique herbal guide geared to helping couples achieve balance in preconception, pregnancy, lactation and beyond.


Conceiving: Preventing and Treating Infertility. Pierre Miron & Mathieu Provençal, $22.99

In recent years, infertility has become a medical phenomenon that affects more and more adults of reproductive age. In western countries, between 10 and 15 percent of couples are infertile. These couples are victims of a silent human tragedy that can cause major suffering and significantly erode quality of life. This work presents a guide to reproductive difficulties and the medical approaches that can help prevent and treat infertility. Inside, you will find:

  • The kinds and causes of infertility that affect men and women
  • A thorough look at key treatments, including in-vitro fertilization
  • Prenatal screening and other critical post-conception procedures
  • Health advice for conception and pregnancy

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Conceptions & Misconceptions: the Informed Consumer's Guide through the Maze of In Vitro Fertilization and other Assisted Reproduction Techniques. Arthur Wisot & David Meldrum, $27.95

Conceptions & Misconceptions guides the reader through the vast amount of information available on fertility treatments. Clear, concise and practical, this completely updated and revised edition discusses everything from basic physiology, to choosing a doctor and information on avoiding some of the pitfalls — including unethical or misleading statistics and fraudulent claims. This edition also includes a new chapter on complementary and alternative methods, including acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition and the mind-body connection.


Cooking to Conceive: Fertility-Boosting Foods & Recipes to Help You Get Pregnant. Kim Hahn, $29.95

In Cooking to Conceive, nutrient-rich recipes and expert tips ensure that every snack, meal and sweet treat you eat packs a delicious, fertility-boosting punch.

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Coping with Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning. Amy Wenzel, $25.95

Pregnancy loss can be devastating, regardless of whether it is early or late in pregnancy or in the short period after a baby is born. In many instances, similar emotions are experienced when a couple learns that their fertility treatments were unsuccessful.

This wise, compassionate book teaches proven cognitive-behavioral strategies for coping with infertility and pregnancy loss. You will learn about common grief experiences that occur with such losses, as well as ways to find perspective and meaning, identify and change unhelpful thoughts, gain acceptance, reconnect with others, and reengage in life. By applying these strategies, you can break out of the cycle of sadness and rumination and heal with grace and dignity.


Creating Your Perfect Family Size. Alan Singer, $19.95

Creating Your Perfect Family Size takes an in-depth look at how to make an informed decision about having a baby — or having more than one. Invaluable and fascinating, the book includes a wealth of self-tests that helps individuals to customize their own decision making based on their unique background and current situation.


Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine: How to Become Pregnant and Healthy with the Hunyuan Method. Yaron Seidman, $21.95

Infertility treatment doesn’t have to be invasive and distant. In Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine, fertility expert Dr. Yaron Seidman teaches couples how to live healthier, more balanced lives and create an environment where a baby can grow without resorting to reproductive technologies. Dr. Seidman explains in a clear, concise, and easy-to-follow way how patients can use the Hunyuan Method to dramatically increase their ability to conceive in a healthy, natural way and improve overall health using ancient Chinese herbal medicine.

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The Essential Fertility Log: an Organizer and Record Keeper to Help You Get Pregnant. Suzanne Schlosberg, $18.00

When it comes to getting pregnant, timing and accuracy are everything. What a woman in charge of her fertility really needs is one place to track everything. Spiral-bound for easy and frequent use, The Essential Fertility Log has three main sections: a daily journal with space to record ovulation/cycle information, a monthly calendar that displays the big picture of fertility and menstrual cycles, and a section for medication, treatment, and test records. Fun facts and tips throughout also emphasize staying fit and healthy through regular exercise, good nutrition, and stress management, The Essential Fertility Log is a source of daily encouragement as well as a tool for effective communication and collaboration with her doctor.


Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction is Changing Men, Women and the World. Liza Mundy, $18.95

Skyrocketing infertility rates and the accompanying explosion in reproductive technology are revolutionizing the North American family and changing the way we think about parenthood, childbirth, and life itself. In this riveting work of investigative reporting, Liza Mundy, an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post, captures the human narratives, as well as the science, behind what is today a controversial, multibillion-dollar industry, and examines how the huge social experiment that is assisted reproduction is transforming our most basic relationships and even our destiny as a species. Fascinating, commanding, keenly observed and reported, rich in personal drama as well as in the science of evolution and reproduction, Liza Mundy’s Everything Conceivable is a groundbreaking consideration of the changes sweeping through our culture and the world.


The Everything® Fertility Book. Nicole Galan, $17.99

All you need to know about fertility, conception and a healthy pregnancy.

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The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally. Christopher Williams, $18.95

The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally has been updated to reflect the fast-changing science of fertility. Since the first edition was published in 2001, there have been significant changes in fertility research and recommendations to maximize the odds during each cycle. A valuable and timely resource for couples ready to start their families.


Fertility & Conception. Karen Trewinnard, $23.00

The essential guide to natural ways to boost your fertility and conceive a healthy baby – from learning your fertility signs to adopting a healthier lifestyle.


The Fertility Diet. Jorge Chavarro & Walter Willett, $20.95

It’s common knowledge that diet and exercise have profound effects on your health. Current research also shows that these same factors can affect your fertility and increase — or decrease — your chances of becoming pregnant. The Fertility Diet describes ten simple changes in diet, activity and lifestyle that can have positive effects on your fertility as well as your overall health.

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Fertility Foods: Optimize Ovulation and Conception through Food Choices. Jeremy Groll & Lorie Groll, $22.00

Research has shown that there is a powerful link between insulin resistance and fertility problems. Resistance to insulin increases the body's insulin levels, hindering normal ovulation either by limiting the maturation process of the released egg or by preventing ovulation altogether. High insulin levels can also impede the fertilized egg's ability to attach to the uterus, leading to implantation failure and miscarriage. Women with insulin resistance problems are four to five times as likely as other women to suffer miscarriages.

Fertility Foods offers an insulin-reducing diet based on balancing protein and complex carbohydrate intake to create insulin levels most conducive to ovulation, including nutritional charts, food suggestions, and recipes. Also included is an exercise program that enhances insulin metabolism and keys to developing emotional support system.


Fertility Yoga: a Natural Approach to Conception. Kerstin Leppert, $20.95

With straightforward advice and beautifully illustrated exercises, Fertility Yoga will help prepare the mind and body for conception and pregnancy. The yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises will help readers focus the mind, strengthen the body, and relax and let go of worries and the need for control. 

In addition to its calming effect, yoga is healing for the whole body and its systems. The exercises in this book were designed to boost fertility by improving circulation in reproductive organs and balancing hormones. The book includes exercises for both men and women to do individually and as a couple. 

Author Kerstin Leppert walks readers through ancient poses, exercises, and visualizations in natural, contemporary language. In addition to physical exercises, the author explains chakras and how they relate to fertility, and gives recommendations about nutrition, natural remedies, stress relief, and even sexual positions. 


50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility. Sally Lewis, $11.95

Diet, weight, stress and many other factors can affect your fertility. This book offers practical advice and a holistic approach to increasing your fertility with simple lifestyle changes and complementary therapies.

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Fit for Fertility: Overcoming Infertility and Preparing for Pregnancy. Michael Dooley, $16.95

A unique, individually tailored programme for treating infertility through conventional and complementary medicine, Fit for Fertility is an individually tailored approach to treatment, combining changes to lifestyle, good nutrition and complementary therapies.


The Garden of Fertility: a Guide to Charting Your Fertility Signals to Prevent or Achieve Pregnancy Naturally and to Gauge Your Reproductive Health. Katie Singer, $30.00

The Garden of Fertility is a practical, insightful guide for women on learning to take care of their reproductive health naturally. Includes information on:

  • Fertility Awareness techniques
  • Natural pregnancy prevention
  • Increasing chances of conceiving without drugs or hormones
  • Gauging reproductive health
  • Strengthening gynecological health
  • Reproductive anatomy, hormonal changes and much more…

Having Children after Cancer: How to Make Informed Choices Before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams. Gina Shaw, $18.99

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, many doctors and patients rush full-speed ahead into treatment, giving minimal attention to the potential fertility implications. Luckily, the field of oncofertility is growing quickly, and medical writer Gina Shaw, herself a cancer survivor, unravels the complex and evolving issues involved in pre- and post-cancer fertility — for men and women. She also looks at the issue of childhood and adolescent cancers and the impact and choices available regarding future fertility.  A unique book, Having Children after Cancer offers readers the tools they need to make important, and informed decisions.

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Having Your Baby through Egg Donation, 2nd Edition. Ellen Sarasohn Glazer & Evelina Weidman Sterling, $25.95

Having Your Baby through Egg Donation is a helpful, authoritative guide to negotiating the complex and emotive issues that arise for those considering whether or not to pursue egg donation. It presents information clearly and with compassion, exploring the practical, financial, logistical, social and ethical questions that commonly arise. This fully updated second edition also includes recent developments in the field, including travelling for egg donation and the emerging field of epigenetic.

This book will be valued by all those considering or undergoing donor conception, as well as the range of professionals who support them, including infertility counsellors, psychologists, therapists and social workers.


Helping the Stork: the Choices and Challenges of Donor Insemination. Carol Frost Vercollone, Heidi Moss & Robert Moss, $24.99

A reassuring, supportive and comprehensive guide for anyone considering or going through donor insemination.


Hope & Will Have a Baby: the Gift of Sperm Donation. Iréné Celcer, illustrated by Horacio Gatto, $22.95

Follow an inquisitive little boy who learns of his parents' quest to have children, and the success they ultimately achieve in creating a family. Told in a language a child can understand, read the tale of how mom and dad met, fell in love, and ultimately built a family.

(Also available in editions on Egg Donation, Embryo Donation and Surrogacy)

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How to Get Pregnant: the Classic Guide to Overcoming Infertility. Sherman Silber, $21.95

A completely revised new edition of a classic book on fertility — from the basics of getting pregnant to the newest breakthroughs in infertility treatments, How to Get Pregnant explains all the latest research and developments on tests and treatment.


How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: a Guy’s Guide to the World of Infertility. Greg Wolfe, $15.99

The man’s guide to anything and everything in the infertility universe, How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup answers men’s most pressing questions about infertility treatments.


I Want a Baby, He Doesn't: How Both Partners Can Make the Right Decision at the Right Time. Donna Wade & Liberty Kovacs, $17.95

Donna Wade has been through the trials of wanting to have children with a husband who didn't. With the help of co-author Liberty Kovacs, a licensed marital therapist, I Want a Baby offers unbiased, clinical advice and anecdotal wisdom to help you and your partner reach the best possible resolution without damaging your relationship. Whether a baby is in your future or not, I Want a Baby is designed to help you and your partner work out the issues and keep your relationship intact.

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The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. Jean Twenge, $17.00

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant. The book gets to the heart of the issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving, how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner, and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage; as well as how to know when you're ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet.

Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant  is the bedside companion to help you through it. 


In Vitro Fertilization: the A.R.T. of Making Babies. Geoffrey Sher, Virginia Davis & Jean Stoess, $23.95

In Vitro Fertilization: the A.R.T. of Making Babies addresses the key issues and concerns of infertile couples. From how to locate and choose the best IVF programs to what to expect as you go through the process, the authors will prepare you for the complex and emotional IVF journey. This book provides extensive technical guidance to couples who are considering in vitro fertilization, allowing for a more well-informed life changing decision.


Inconceivable: a Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn’t Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift. Carolyn & Sean Savage, $29.99

When Sean and Carolyn Savage learned in February 2009 that their fertility doctor had transferred the wrong embryos into Carolyn’s body, and she was now pregnant with another couple’s child, they embarked on a journey unlike any other. Inconceivable is a riveting story of sacrifice, love and the meaning of motherhood.

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The Infertility Cure: the Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies. Randine Lewis, $23.95

Offering the reader a natural, holistic way to support efforts to get pregnant, The Infertility Cure outlines simple guidelines involving diet, herbs, lifestyle choices and acupuncture in order to create a nurturing environment for conception. Whether used on its own or to enhance the latest Western reproductive technology, The Infertility Cure opens the door to new ideas about fertility management.


The Infertility Workbook. Barbara Blitzer, $27.95

A mind-body program to enhance fertility, reduce stress and maintain emotional balance.


IVF & Ever After: the Emotional Needs of Families. Nichola Bedos, $29.95

A groundbreaking work, IVF and Ever After explores in-vitro fertilization, the impact the treatment has on families and relationships, and how to manage the stress it causes.

Author Nichola Bedos explains the critical skills needed to cope with the emotional highs and lows of IVF, the joys of achieving the miracle of life and the long-term challenges of establishing a healthy, functioning family.

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The Kangaroo Pouch: a Story about Surrogacy for Young Children. Sarah Phillips Pellet & Laurie Faust, $17.95

Meet Oliver, a young kangaroo whose mother has decided to help another family to have a child through surrogacy. This simple picture book helps children gain a clear understanding of what can be a complicated topic.


Making Babies: Personal IVF Stories. Theresa Miller, $25.95

Around 15 per cent of couples in various Western countries suffer from infertility. Every year thousands try IVF and other assisted-reproduction techniques, but only about a third go home with a baby in their arms. IVF now accounts for 3 per cent of all births in many developed countries. Making Babies tells the stories behind the statistics, inside the world of egg harvesting, blatocyst transferral, and hormone injections. Here are fourteen personal memoirs of IVF survivors: many are inspiring, some are heartbreaking, and others are miraculous. From single mothers, to long-term heterosexual and gay couples, Making Babies presents an array of experiences from those who have been touched by the incredible possibilities that are opened up by IVF technology.

Within this remarkable collection of memoirs are stories of personal endurance, loss, unwavering dedication and sacrifice and, above all, confirmation of the inexplicable love that stems from the act of becoming a parent —  whether through natural means, reproductive technology, surrogacy, or adoption.


Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception. Jani Jensen & Elizabeth Stewart, $29.99

Deciding to start or build a family is a life-changing decision, and, once the choice is made, there's a whole new set of unknowns, including how challenging the journey will be. For the first time, fertility experts at Mayo Clinic offer an essential guide for those who want to have a baby. With color photographs and graphics throughout, this user-friendly yet comprehensive book provides answers and explanations on nearly every aspect of achieving a successful pregnancy: lifestyle and nutrition; the intricacies of natural conception; common fertility problems; the latest medical treatments (including intrauterine insemination, IVF, and donors); and information on special situations (including fertility preservation, chosen single parenthood, same-sex couples, and more).

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Motherhood, Rescheduled: the New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, $28.99

Just a decade ago, the idea of women freezing their eggs seemed futile or dangerous. But with new advances in medicine, women who choose this route face no higher risk of birth defects in their babies than other women, and pregnancy rates using frozen eggs are approaching those using fresh eggs.

Sarah Richards tells the history of this controversial science, from its moments of premature enthusiasm to the exciting race that led to the big breakthroughs. She also explores the hard facts of egg freezing—from the cost and practical obstacles to the probabilities of success. Above all, she shares the stories of four women, including her own, with emotional honesty and compassion.


My So-Called Family. Courtney Sheinmel, $18.99 (novel)

Leah Hoffman-Ross just moved to New York and she wants her new friends to think she's a typical thirteen-year-old. But Leah has a secret: She doesn't have a father; she has a donor. Before Leah was born, her mother went to Lyon's Reproductive Services and picked Donor 730. Now Leah has a stepfather and a little brother, and her mom thinks that they should be all the family Leah needs. Despite her attempts to fit in and be normal, Leah can't help but feel like something is missing.


100 Questions & Answers about Cancer and Fertility. Kutluk Oktay, Lindsay Nohr Beck & Joyce Dillon Reinecke, $33.95

A valuable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, physical and emotional turmoil of cancer and fertility issues, this guide offers both professional and personal perspectives.

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Pathways to Pregnancy: Personal Stories and Practical Advice for Your Fertility Journey. Mary Wong, $19.99

Pathways to Pregnancy is a collection of wide-ranging and relatable stories, shared by an expert who also knows first-hand the pain and joy of the fertility journey from her own experience. Instructional and inspirational to anyone going through it or seeking to understand it deeply and in all its variations, these are real stories of hope and humour — and some practical advice that is often overlooked but easy to incorporate into your life.

Mary Wong’s riveting accounts of women and couples’ fertility struggles will inspire you to become self-responsible and proactive in your fertile health and overall well-being. You will discover along with them that one of the very best things you could do for yourself when you’re trying to get pregnant is to stop trying so hard. You will find that there is no one ‘right way’ to build a family, but there is one that is ‘right’ for you. By blending new research in the field of epigenetics with experiences from both Eastern and Western medicines, Pathways to Pregnancy optimizes your chances to conceive while nourishing the unborn mother in you. Use this book to navigate the fertility world, dispel shame, decrease stress, discover the surprising interconnectedness of life and renew your belief that you can overcome infertility.


The Pea that Was Me: a Sperm Donation Story. Kimberly Kluger-Bell, $21.95

The Pea that Was Me is a charming introduction to sperm donation for young children ages three and up.


Plan to Get Pregnant: 10 Steps to Maximum Fertility. Zita West, $17.00

Planning to get pregnant or having difficulty conceiving? This ten-step guide gives research-based information and guidance on everything for foods that boost fertility to IVF options.

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The Pregnancy Decision Handbook for Women with Depression: 70 Important Questions to Consider. Stephanie Durruthy, $16.95

This book offers a clear and compassionate approach for dealing with this difficult decision. Psychiatrist Stephanie Durruthy guides the reader with useful information on depression and the complexities of pregnancy, including treatment options, risk factors, and developing an effective emotional support network.


Taking Charge of Your Fertility: the Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement and Reproductive Health, Revised, 20th Anniversary Edition. Toni Weschler, $31.99

Since the publication of Taking Charge of your Fertility two decades ago, Toni Weschler has taught a whole new generation of women how to become pregnant, avoid pregnancy naturally and gain better control of their gynecological and sexual health by taking just a couple minutes a day using the proven Fertility Awareness Method. Clear and comprehensive, yet warm and approachable, Taking Charge of Your Fertility is one of the most universally lauded health books on the market today. It is an essential reference for every woman of reproductive age. Now, this 20th Anniversary Edition has been thoroughly revised and fully updated with: 

  • the latest medical advances in assisted reproductive technologies (ART)
  • more in-depth coverage of women’s gynecological and sexual health 
  • new illustrations, photographs, and an expanded color insert
  • new sample charts
  • an expanded appendix
  • Three Prevalent Conditions — Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts and PCOS
  • Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones
  • Preserving Your Future Fertility
  • Miscarriages
  • Idiopathic Infertility
  • Causes of Unusual Bleeding

The Tao of Fertility: a Healing Chinese Medicine Program to Prepare Body, Mind and Spirit for a New Life. Daoshing Ni, $19.99

The Tao of Fertility combines a practical plan for enhancing fertility through traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with empowering Taoist principles that can carry you through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

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Tell Me What to Eat If I am Trying to Conceive. Kimberly Tessmer, $14.50

Tell Me What to Eat If I am Trying to Conceive guides you through the process of healthy conception. Beginning with an overview of the general stages of conception and some of the causes of fertility problems, the book looks at the many ways in which diet and lifestyle can impact your chances of conceiving.


The Twin Kangaroo Treasure Hunt: a Gay Parenting Story. Carmen Martinez Jover, illustrated by Rosemary Martinez, $19.50

A sweet children’s story of how two kangaroos, Jack and Sam, have their own twins by means of an egg donor and surrogacy. This cheerful book helps children understand the complicated methods related to their conception in a simple and loving way.


Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility. Janet Jaffe, Martha Ourieff Diamond & David Diamond, $21.95

For people experiencing infertility, wanting a baby is a craving unlike any other. The intensity of their longing is matched only by the complexity of the emotional maze they must navigate. With insight and compassion, Drs. Janet Jaffe, Martha Diamond, and David Diamond — specialists in the field of Reproductive Psychology who have each experienced their own struggle with infertility — give couples the tools to:

  • Reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation
  • Identify their mates' coping styles to erase unfair expectations
  • Listen to their "unsung lullabies" — their conscious and unconscious dreams about having a family
  • To mourn the losses of infertility and move on

Ground-breaking, wise, and compassionate, Unsung Lullabies is a necessary companion for anyone coping with infertility.

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What to Expect Before You’re Expecting: the Complete Preconception Plan. Heidi Murkoff, $15.95

A step-by-step guide to making a baby, including prepping for conception, boosting your fertility, adjusting your lifestyle, timing sex for baby success and more.


Why Don’t I Have a Daddy? A Story of Donor Conception. George Anne Clay, $23.50 (ages 4-7)

As a little lion club notices all the different families around him, he begins to wonder why there is no daddy in his family.  This storybook presents the basic facts of anonymous donor conception in a simple, loving manner, to help young children understand their own special story.


Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and into Your 40s. Aimee Raupp, $22.50

A nationally renowned women's health and fertility expert, Aimee Raupp has helped thousands of women optimize their fertility and get pregnant. Now, in Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, she provides her complete program for improving your chances of conceiving and overcoming infertility, including the most effective complementary and lifestyle approaches, the latest nutritional advice, and ways to prepare yourself emotionally and spiritually. In a friendly, understanding, and inspirational manner, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant provides hope, scientifically-backed knowledge, and emotional support to help you improve your health and fertility from the inside out so that you can become the mother you want to be.

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Yoga and Fertility: a Journey to Health and Healing. Jill Mahrlig Petigara & Lynn Jensen, $25.50

Yoga and Fertility offers a wealth of information for women who are trying to conceive. The book clearly shows how yoga can help with fertility, as well as explaining specific benefits of the yoga poses. Yoga practices are offered in a useful, practical way with plenty of photos and clear descriptions. Readers will easily be able to do these simple but effective practices at home, regardless of previous yoga experience.

In addition to yoga routines, the authors suggest approaches such as breathing practices, visualizations, affirmations and the use of complementary medicine modalities to improve fertility. They also discuss other factors which may impact fertility, such as stress, nutrition, body weight and exercise, and provide an overview of recent research on these topics, as well as positive suggestions to address these areas.


You Were Meant to Be! Sherry Keen, illustrated by Rosemarie Gillen, $27.95

Colorful illustrations and simple text help explain egg and sperm donation to young children, while keeping the focus on the most important fact of all — how truly loved they are.


Zak's Safari: a Story about Donor-Conceived Kids of Two-Mom Families. Christy Tyner, illustrated by Ciaee, $21.95

When the rain spoils Zak’s plan for a safari adventure, he invites the reader on a very special tour of his family instead. Zak shows us how his parents met, fell in love, and wanted more than anything to have a baby — so they decided to make one. Using simple but accurate language, we learn about sperm and egg cells, known-donors, donors from sperm banks, and instructions called genes that make up who we are. Zak's enthusiasm, combined with his scientific curiosity and gratitude for his inherited "awesome genes" make him the perfect tour guide for this contemporary conception story. 

The book celebrates family. Gorgeous illustrations depict Zak and his two moms living the adventure of everyday life: eating meals together, playing at the beach, going for nature hikes and hanging out with friends and family.  This book will provide a starting place for many future conversations with your kids about their conception story and donor. Zak's Safari is written in a style that is genuine, informative, casual, and easy to understand. It will be most meaningful to kids ages 4-8. 

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Resources for Families & Professionals

Preconception

Before Your Pregnancy: a 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception, Revised. Amy Ogle & Lisa Mazzullo, $23.00

Conceiving Healthy Babies: an Herbal Guide to Support Preconception, Pregnancy, and Lactation. Dawn Combs, $24.95

Creating Your Perfect Family Size. Alan Singer, $19.95

Fertility Foods: Optimize Ovulation and Conception through Food Choices. Jeremy Groll & Lorie Groll, $22.00

The Garden of Fertility: a Guide to Charting Your Fertility Signals to Prevent or Achieve Pregnancy Naturally and to Gauge Your Reproductive Health. Katie Singer, $30.00

Having Children after Cancer: How to Make Informed Choices Before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams. Gina Shaw, $18.99

I Want a Baby, He Doesn't: How Both Partners Can Make the Right Decision at the Right Time. Donna Wade & Liberty Kovacs, $17.95

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. Jean Twenge, $17.00

The Male Biological Clock: the Startling News about Aging, Sexuality and Fertility in Men. Harry Fisch, $17.50

100 Questions & Answers about Cancer and Fertility. Kutluk Oktay, Lindsay Nohr Beck & Joyce Dillon Reinecke, $21.95

The Pregnancy Decision Handbook for Women with Depression: 70 Important Questions to Consider. Stephanie Durruthy, $16.95

Tell Me What to Eat If I am Trying to Conceive. Kimberly Tessmer, $14.50

What to Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy. Judith Brown, $18.95

What to Expect Before You're Expecting: the Complete Preconception Plan. Heidi Murkoff, $15.95

Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and into Your 40s. Aimee Raupp, $22.50

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Conception / Fertility Management

A Baby at Last! The Couple's Guide to Getting Pregnant. Zev Rosenwaks & Marc Goldstein, $19.99

Be Fruitful: the Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child. Victoria Maizes, $22.99

Cooking to Conceive: Fertility-Boosting Foods & Recipes to Help You Get Pregnant. Kim Hahn, $29.95

Enhancing Fertility: a Couple's Guide to Natural Approaches. Chris Meletis & Liz Brown, $20.95

Enhancing Fertility Naturally: Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy. Nicky Wesson, $21.95

The Essential Fertility Log: an Organizer and Record Keeper to Help You Get Pregnant. Suzanne Schlosberg, $18.00

The Everything® Fertility Book. Nicole Galan, $17.99

The Everything® Getting Pregnant Book: Professional, Reassuring Advice to Help You Conceive. Robin Elise Weiss, $22.95

The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally. Christopher Williams, $18.95

Fertility & Conception: the Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant. Zita West, $23.00

The Fertility Diet. Jorge Chavarro & Walter Willett, $20.95

Fertility Yoga: a Natural Approach to Conception. Kerstin Leppert, $20.95

50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility. Sally Lewis, $11.95

Getting Pregnant the Natural Way: the 6-Step Natural Fertility Program Integrating Nutrition, Herbal Therapy, Movement Therapy, Massage and Mind-Body Techniques. D. S. Feingold & Deborah Gordon, $23.50

Getting Pregnant: What Couples Need to Know. Niels Laursen & Colette Bouchez, $24.00

How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, Revised Edition. Landrum Shettles & David Rorvik, $18.95

The Infertility Workbook. Barbara Blitzer, $27.95

Making a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant. Debra Fulghum Bruce & Samuel Thatcher, $21.00

Pathways to Pregnancy: Personal Stories and Practical Advice for Your Fertility Journey. Mary Wong, $19.99

Perfect Hormone Balance for Fertility: the Ultimate Guide to Getting Pregnant. Robert Greene, $19.00

Plan to Get Pregnant: 10 Steps to Maximum Fertility. Zita West, $17.00

Six Steps to Increased Fertility: an Integrated Medical and Mind/Body Program to Promote Conception. Robert Barbieri, $19.50

Taking Charge of Your Fertility: the Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement and Reproductive Health, Revised, 20th Anniversary Edition. Toni Weschler, $31.99

The Tao of Fertility: a Healing Chinese Medicine Program to Prepare Body, Mind and Spirit for a New Life. Daoshing Ni, $19.99

Trying Again: a Guide to Pregnancy after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss. Ann Douglas & John Sussman, $22.95

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Getting Pregnant: Boost Your Fertility with the Best of Traditional and Alternative Therapies. Raymond Chang, $18.99

Yoga and Fertility: a Journey to Health and Healing. Jill Mahrlig Petigara & Lynn Jensen, $25.50

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Fertility Treatment / Reproductive Technology

The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood. Belle Boggs, $22.99

Babies by Design: the Ethics of Genetic Choice. Ronald Green, $29.50

Budgeting for Infertility: How to Bring Home a Baby without Breaking the Bank. E. Weidman Sterling & A. Best-Boss, $21.00

Conceiving: Preventing and Treating Infertility. Pierre Miron & Mathieu Provençal, $22.99

Conceptions & Misconceptions: the Informed Consumer's Guide through the Maze of In Vitro Fertilization and Other Assisted Reproduction Technologies. Arthur Wisot & David Meldrum, $27.95

Conquering Infertility: the Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility. Alice Domar, $22.50

Coping with Infertility: Clinically Proven Ways of Managing the Emotional Roller Coaster. Negar Jacobs & William O'Donohue, $32.50

Coping with Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning. Amy Wenzel, $25.95

The Couple's Guide to In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize your Chances of Success. Liza Charlesworth, $23.95

Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine: How to Become Pregnant and Healthy with the Hunyuan Method. Yaron Seidman, $21.95

Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction is Changing Men, Women and the World. Liza Mundy, $18.95

Experiences of Donor Conception: Parents, Offspring and Donors through the Years. Caroline Lorbach, $29.95

Fit for Fertility: Overcoming Infertility and Preparing for Pregnancy. Michael Dooley, $16.95

Having a Baby … When the Old-Fashioned Way Isn't Working. Cindy Margolis, $16.50

Having Your Baby through Egg Donation, 2nd Edition. Ellen Sarasohn Glazer & Evelina Weidman Sterling, $25.95

Helping the Stork: the Choices and Challenges of Donor Insemination. Carol Frost Vercollone et al, $24.99

Hope & Will Have a Baby: the Gift of Sperm Donation. Iréné Celcer, illustrated by Horacio Gatto, $22.95 (also available in editions on Egg Donation, Embryo Donation and Surrogacy) (**ages 4-9)

How to Get Pregnant: the Classic Guide to Overcoming Infertility. Sherman Silber, $21.99

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: a Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility. Greg Wolfe, $15.99

In Vitro Fertilization: the A.R.T. of Making Babies. Geoffrey Sher, Virginia Davis & Jean Stoess, $23.95

Inconceivable: a Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift. Carolyn & Sean Savage, $29.99

The Infertility Cure: the Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies. Randine Lewis, $23.95

The Infertility Survival Handbook: Everything You Never Thought You'd Need to Know. Elizabeth Swire Falker, $21.00

IVF & Ever After: the Emotional Needs of Families. Nichola Bedos, $29.95

The Kangaroo Pouch: a Story about Surrogacy for Young Children. Sarah Phillips Pellet & Laurie Faust, $17.95

Making Babies, Making Families: What Matters Most in an Age of Reproductive Technologies, Surrogacy, Adoption and Same-Sex and Unwed Parents. Mary Lyndon Shanley, $19.00

Making Babies: Personal IVF Stories. Theresa Miller, $25.95

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception. Jani Jensen & Elizabeth Stewart, $29.99

Motherhood, Rescheduled: the New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, $28.99

My So-Called Family. Courtney Sheinmel, $18.99 (**novel, ages 12-16)

The Pea that Was Me: a Sperm Donation Story. Kimberly Kluger-Bell, $21.95

Preventing Miscarriage: the Good News. Jonathan Scher, $17.99

The Twin Kangaroo Treasure Hunt: a Gay Parenting Story. Carmen Martinez Jover, illustrated by Rosemary Martinez, $19.50

Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility. Janet Jaffe, Martha Ourieff Diamond & David Diamond, $21.95

Why Don’t I Have a Daddy? A Story of Donor Conception. George Anne Clay, $23.50 (ages 4-7)

You Were Meant to Be! Sherry Keen, illustrated by Rosemarie Gillen, $27.95

Zak's Safari: a Story about Donor-Conceived Kids of Two-Mom Families. Christy Tyner, illustrated by Ciaee, $21.95

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