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IVF and Beyond For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-74246-992-8
312 pages
July 2010
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Part I: Getting Ready for IVF.

Chapter 1: Taking First Things First.

Chapter 2: Why Us? Going Through the Emotions of Being Infertile.

Chapter 3: Setting the Perfect Scene.

Part II: All You Need to Know About IVF.

Chapter 4: The Law and the Team.

Chapter 5: Taking IVF One Step at a Time.

Chapter 6: Taking Drugs, Drugs and More Drugs.

Chapter 7: Taking a Peek Inside the Lab.

Chapter 8: Assessing the Odds of Your Dream Coming True.

Chapter 9: Riding the Emotional Roller-Coaster of the IVF Cycle.

Part III: Understanding the Risks of IVF.

Chapter 10: Understanding the Risks of IVF to Your Physical Health.

Chapter 11: Realising How IVF Can Affect Your Mental Health.

Chapter 12: Moving On When IVF Doesn't Work.

Part IV: Pushing the Boundaries.

Chapter 13: Using a Donor.

Chapter 14: Using a Surrogate.

Chapter 15: Putting Things on Ice.

Chapter 16: Avoiding Passing on 'Bad' Genes.

Chapter 17: Looking at Future Possibilities.

Part V: Beyond IVF.

Chapter 18: Jumping For Joy: Baby On the Way!

Chapter 19: Welcoming Your Baby to the World.

Chapter 20: Coming Home With Your New Baby.

Chapter 21: Living and Loving Life with Your New Family Member.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Surviving IVF.

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for New IVF Parents.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Abbreviations.

Appendix B: What Does This Mean? (A Glossary of Terms).

Appendix C: Web Resources.


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