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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.


Coping with Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning. Amy Wenzel, $28.95

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.


The Couple's Guide to In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize your Chances of Success. Liza Charlesworth, $20.50

Despite the fact that it is an expensive, complex, emotionally draining, and often last-ditch fertility treatment, there are now over 250,000 couples who consider in vitro fertilization (IVF) every year; more than 125,000 couples decide to undergo it. While dry, clinical information is available, there is a gaping need for sisterly advice from someone who's been through the process herself.From evaluating care and preparing for the complicated process to understanding egg retrieval and embryo transfer; from tips on taking medications and coping with hormonal surges to dealing with the emotional aspects of the grueling IVF process, The Couple's Guide to In Vitro Fertilization offers knowing, sensitive counsel. Full of hard-won personal wisdom and the most up-to-date medical information explained in layman's terms, this invaluable guide is sure to become recommended reading for couples trying to conceive and their families alike.

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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, $27.95

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.


Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction is Changing Men, Women and the World. Liza Mundy, $21.50

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.

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Experiences of Donor Conception: Parents, Offspring and Donors through the Years. Caroline Lorbach, $31.95

Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. She provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved.


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, $22.95

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, $17.99

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, $24.95

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, $23.00

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, $28.95

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, $27.00

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.


I Want a Baby, He Doesn't: How Both Partners Can Make the Right Decision at the Right Time. Donna Wade & Liberty Kovacs, $25.50

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.


The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. Jean Twenge, $18.99

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. 

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The Infertility Cure: the Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies. Randine Lewis, $23.50

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, $35.95

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


IVF & Ever After: the Emotional Needs of Families. Nichola Bedos, $34.50

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

Thanks to new reproductive technologies and new ways of forming families, the world of parenting is opening up as never before. What defines a legal family? Should there be any restrictions on buying and selling eggs and sperm, or hiring “surrogate mothers”? How many parents can a child have?

While there’s no going back to the traditional family, Mary Lyndon Shanley shows us that we don’t have to live in moral chaos. She offers a new vision of family law that puts each child’s right to be cared for at its center, while also taking into account the complex needs of every family member.


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.

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

You may have waited a long time. You may have tried and tried. Now your chances of having a baby are better than ever! For ten years, Making a Baby has been the definitive source for couples who want to get pregnant, offering vital information on fertility technology, advances in baby-boosting medications, and cutting-edge medical techniques. Written with compassion and clarity, and now with even more tips on the best ways to prepare the body to get pregnant, this invaluable book, in a newly revised and updated edition, reveals how to protect, increase, and extend your fertility. Inside you’ll find

  • the four basic requirements for reproduction
  • findings from the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study that explain dietary ways to boost fertility
  • breakthrough information connecting insulin levels with ovulation
  • updates on the importance of marine omega-3 fatty acids in your baby’s development
  • groundbreaking pregnancy advice for women over 35
  • news about polycystic ovary syndrome — and the recommended fertility drugs that may temporarily override this condition and boost chances of conception
  • what every man should know about his long-term reproductive health, including the most recent findings on male infertility

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).


MIND BODY BABY: How to Overcome Stress & Enhance Your Fertility with CBT, Mindfulness & Good Nutrition. Ann Bracken, $24.99

The must-have fertility plan that will soothe your mind, nourish your body and maximise your chances at having a baby. Leading fertility counsellor, Ann Bracken, draws together her years of expertise in the field with this supportive guide that will boost fertility by putting wellbeing at the heart of your journey. Ann breaks down the mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques that are scientifically-proven to combat the stress caused by fertility problems and offers clear, practical advice and tips on how to nurture your health and wellbeing to optimise your fertility and inspire positivity during difficult times.

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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.


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.

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The Pea that Was Me: a Sperm Donation Story. Kimberly Kluger-Bell, $21.50

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


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

You have more than one hundred hormones circulating in your body — reproductive hormones, pregnancy hormones, sex hormones, metabolic hormones, and stress hormones — relaying messages from tissue to tissue, organ to organ, brain to body, and body to brain. An equilibrium, a perfect balance in both partners, often determines your ability to conceive and support a pregnancy. When your body is imbalanced, conception becomes very difficult. Luckily, hormonal imbalances can be corrected.

Drawing on the latest research in this field — which links underlying hormonal issues with infertility in men and women — Dr. Robert Greene, fertility specialist, ob/gyn, and reproductive endocrinologist, has created the Perfect Balance Fertility Program to help patients attain the optimal hormonal health that is necessary for conception.


Preventing Miscarriage: the Good News. Jonathan Scher, $19.99

Along with inspiring accounts of women who have delivered healthy babies after years of heartbreak, Dr. Jonathan Scher provides the latest medical information on preventing recurrent miscarriages, including why couples with "unexplained infertility" actually may be suffering repeat pregnancy loss due to failure of the embryo to implant in the womb, important immunological and tissue tests that may explain or prevent miscarriage, emerging treatments such as heparin and I.V.I.G., updated resources, and much more.

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

Yes, you probably can get pregnant... and the really good news is that most of you can conceive naturally, without expensive high-tech intervention. The six-step mind/body fertility enhancement program from Harvard Medical School could give you the answer.

  • How can I relax when I'm worried sick about getting pregnant?
  • Can antidepressants affect my fertility?
  • Is there some medicine I can take to increase my sperm production?
  • Does being a vegetarian increase or decrease my chances of conception?

Start to help yourself by learning the newest information on how simple lifestyle changes affect fertility.


Sophia's Broken Crayons: a Story of Surrogacy from a Young Child's Perspective. Crystal Falk, $21.95

Why is the sky blue? Why do dogs bark? When will I be tall? Where do babies come from? Kids ask a lot of questions. Some of them are easier to answer than others. Explaining why someone would choose to become a surrogate or why a family would choose a surrogate to help grow their family are even harder questions to answer. Sophia’s Broken Crayons can help you answer those questions. As Sophia learns about sharing and helping out friends in need, your child can learn about why moms and dads choose surrogates to help grow their families and why surrogates choose to help other families that way. Sophia's story is about the shared hearts of surrogate families.


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

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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.


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.


Trying Again: a Guide to Pregnancy after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss. Ann Douglas & John Sussman, $21.95

Written especially for parents who have lost a child, Trying Again provides facts to help determine whether you, or your partner, are emotionally ready for another pregnancy.

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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, $24.99

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.


What to Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy. Judith Brown, $24.95

Did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate can be good for you while you’re pregnant? Would you be (happily) surprised to learn that you don’t have to give up your morning cup of coffee? Or disappointed that you should avoid sushi throughout your pregnancy? In What to Eat Before, During, and After Pregnancy, maternal nutrition expert Judith Brown guides you in making smart food selections to improve your chances of delivering a healthy baby.

Based on the latest scientific research, Dr. Brown provides practical nutritional advice on preparing your body for pregnancy; eating right for healthy fetal development; and making the best choices when taking vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements.

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What to Expect Before You’re Expecting: the Complete Preconception Plan. Heidi Murkoff, $19.95

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, $27.50

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, $31.95

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, $29.95

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, $17.99

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

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, $23.00

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, $25.50

The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. Jean Twenge, $18.99

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

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, $24.95

What to Expect Before You're Expecting: the Complete Preconception Plan. Heidi Murkoff, $19.95

Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and into Your 40s. Aimee Raupp, $27.50

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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

Enhancing Fertility: a Couple's Guide to Natural Approaches. Chris Meletis & Liz Brown, $22.95

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

The Fertility Diet. Jorge Chavarro & Walter Willett, $22.95

Fertility Yoga: a Natural Approach to Conception. Kerstin Leppert, $24.95

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

How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby, Revised Edition. Landrum Shettles & David Rorvik, $16.00

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

MIND BODY BABY: How to Overcome Stress & Enhance Your Fertility with CBT, Mindfulness & Good Nutrition. Ann Bracken, $24.99

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

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, $21.95

Yoga and Fertility: a Journey to Health and Healing. Jill Mahrlig Petigara & Lynn Jensen, $31.95

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Fertility Treatment / Reproductive Technology

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

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

Coping with Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning. Amy Wenzel, $28.95

The Couple's Guide to In Vitro Fertilization: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize your Chances of Success. Liza Charlesworth, $20.50

Curing Infertility with Ancient Chinese Medicine: How to Become Pregnant and Healthy with the Hunyuan Method. Yaron Seidman, $27.95

Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction is Changing Men, Women and the World. Liza Mundy, $21.50

Experiences of Donor Conception: Parents, Offspring and Donors through the Years. Caroline Lorbach, $31.95

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, $28.95

Helping the Stork: the Choices and Challenges of Donor Insemination. Carol Frost Vercollone et al, $27.00

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

The Infertility Cure: the Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies. Randine Lewis, $23.50

The Infertility Workbook. Barbara Blitzer, $35.95

IVF & Ever After: the Emotional Needs of Families. Nichola Bedos, $34.50

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

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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

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

The Pea that Was Me: a Sperm Donation Story. Kimberly Kluger-Bell, $21.50

Preventing Miscarriage: the Good News. Jonathan Scher, $19.99

Sophia's Broken Crayons: a Story of Surrogacy from a Young Child's Perspective. Crystal Falk, $21.95

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, $24.99

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, $29.95

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

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