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Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant Kindle Edition

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From Publishers Weekly

Marrs, the head of the Institute for Fertility Research in California and editor of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Blackwell Science, 1993), offers an up-to-date, no-nonsense look at infertility. Enhanced by detailed illustrations, his text reviews both causes and treatment. Marrs does not gloss over the pitfalls of treatment and the likelihood of a cure. In outlining the avenues to take, he discusses assisted reproductive technologies, including current embryology lab techniques. Thankfully, he does not limit his discussion of the emerging field of reproductive immunology to antiphospholipid antibodies, which is just one immune disorder, but broadly considers immunological problems, a topic not discussed in other infertility books. Emotional and financial issues are given equal weight (the unique contribution of coauthor and former patient Lisa Friedman Bloch). Handy glossaries are found at the end of each chapter, and vital resources (including infertility and adoption groups) are also listed. A necessary primer for any couple faced with infertility, this is essential for public libraries. (Index not seen).
Lisa A. Errico-Cox, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Marrs, the head of the Institute for Fertility Research in California and editor of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (Blackwell Science, 1993), offers an up-to-date, no-nonsense look at infertility. Enhanced by detailed illustrations, his text reviews both causes and treatment. Marrs does not gloss over the pitfalls of treatment and the likelihood of a cure. In outlining the avenues to take, he discusses assisted reproductive technologies, including current embryology lab techniques. Thankfully, he does not limit his discussion of the emerging field of reproductive immunology to antiphospholipid antibodies, which is just one immune disorder, but broadly considers immunological problems, a topic not discussed in other infertility books. Emotional and financial issues are given equal weight (the unique contribution of coauthor and former patient Lisa Friedman Bloch). Handy glossaries are found at the end of each chapter, and vital resources (including infertility and adoption groups) are also listed. A necessary primer for any couple faced with infertility, this is essential for public libraries. (Index not seen).
Lisa A. Errico-Cox, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4307 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (March 23, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 23, 2011
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JHYR9K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,282,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was very pleased with all the information and how it was presented in the book. I knew absolutely nothing about the steps that were needed to achieve pregnancy at my age of 43.Dr. Marrs was excellent in explaining my options and what the side effects could be. I would definitely recommend to anyone trying to start a family and want information!
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I bought this book after 2 years + of infertility, and still learned information from Dr. Marrs. The tone of his book is not condescending, but helpful to the reader, and the patient experiences he puts in the book to discuss the emotional aspects of the disease cover all areas that couples go through. An wonderful resource!
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After 6 years of trying to start a family we purchased this book. Two years later we managed to conceive, however we lost the baby at 8 weeks. Although we are lost at the moment we will try again.
This book helped us to conceive. It's also helping us with our miscarriage. I have shared this book with others and they have all found it helpful. We have purchased other titles, however non-compare.
It is easy to read and understand. Definitely recommend this to anyone trying to understand their infertility and options.
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If you want one book to do it all, get this one.
At least it provides you with a vision of most of the issues surrounding infertility.
It provides excellent information on female infertility issues.
It provides cursory information about male infertility issues.
We have recommended and loaned out this book to several friends, and they all were happy with the details provided.
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This is a very comprehensive book, filled to the brim with information for the infertility patient. It's a great resource, but some parts are written in a very technical way, with a lot of medical terminology. I didn't read it from cover to cover, but do use it often as a resource.
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What an exceptional book. This is clearly the most recent resource out there for those struggling with infertility. It is written in plain english and is well-organized. I found the glossaries at the end of each chapter and the end of the book invaluable. The level of detail is exceptional. This book covers material that most others leave out. Most importantly it is UP-TO-DATE. In an area that is changing so quickly, a three-year-old book is out of date. Dr. Marrs and his co-authors have done a real service to todays fertility patients.
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Dr. Richard Marrs' book is the most wonderful purchase I've made in a long-time. I have several "fertility" related books, and this book is the most "dog-eared" of the lot. He has a great conversational style, and he explains the "theory" behind the treatments. That way as new techniques are developed, it's easy for the informed patient to understand why treatment plans change because the fundamentals are so well understood. Highly recommended reference book for all IF patients!
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This book does not offer everything you need to know. It will help you self-diagnose your infertility problem, but it does not offer much information past the original diagnosis. There is not enough info about the specific diseases or treatments beyond a cursory medical explanation and a description of IVF,GIFT,etc.(this is probably a great book if you are primarily interested in these alternatives). I would have liked to have seen more information regarding natural methods to use with or instead of assisted reproductive methods. It's a large book to buy for such a limited range of topics.
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