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Overcoming Infertility: Couples Share Success, by Herbert A. Goldfarb, Zoe Graves, Judith Greif

Overcoming Infertility: 12 Couples Share Their Success Stories

by Herbert A. Goldfarb, Zoe Graves (Contributor), Judith Greif (Contributor)

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Paperback - 252 pages 1 edition (January 11, 1995)
John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471557064

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Written in an accessible style, this book offers couples pertinent information on how today's technology can help them have a baby. Features narratives of a dozen couples, each with a different cause of infertility, who share their experiences with endless cycles of medication and even surgery. Explains how the latest medical techniques, including laser surgery, gamete intrafallopian transfer and in vitro fertilization, were used to help each couple with such common problems as endometriosis, fibroids and male infertility.

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"Helps couples learn about and sort through the numerous treatment options available--An invaluable resource for couples undergoing treatment."--from the Foreword by Vicki Baldwin Founding Director, IVF America Member of the Board of Directors, National RESOLVE

"Rightfully celebrates the fruits of the struggle to conceive. I hope that it will encourage couples to continue their quest."--from the Preface by Charles Debrovner, M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

In these poignant and inspiring true stories, twelve couples share their personal struggles with infertility and the joy of overcoming it. Noted obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Herbert Goldfarb reveals how new fertility drugs and the latest advances in laser surgery, GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer), and IVF (in vitro fertilization) helped them. He explains the most frequent symptoms, risk factors, and underlying causes of infertility, details the pharmacological and surgical treatments available, and discusses the prospects for a successful pregnancy.

For every couple who has faced the seemingly endless cycle of testing, wondering, and waiting, here is new reassurance and hope that they can achieve their dream of having their own baby.

About the Author

HERBERT A. GOLDFARB, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who specializes in laser surgery and other innovative medical procedures. The author of The No-Hysterectomy Option (Wiley), Dr. Goldfarb is a clinical instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine and Director of the Montclair Reproductive Center. Zoe Graves, Ph.D., is a medical writer. Judith Greif, R.N.C., F.N.P., M.S., is a family nurse practitioner at Rutgers University Health Center. She is also the author of AIDS Care at Home (Wiley).

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