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Product Details

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (March 12, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470115181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470115183
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Tips for boosting fertility and timing it right

Get the facts, get a diagnosis, and get the help you need

Having trouble becoming pregnant? Don't despair. This compassionate, plain-English guide explains the hows and whys of infertility for both women and men and covers the latest low- and high-tech treatments. You'll understand the latest advances in fertility medicine and the pros and cons, as well as how to stay positive and support your partner.

Discover how to

  • Determine if you are infertile
  • Find the right doctor
  • Calculate treatment costs
  • Decide if IVF is for you
  • Improve your chances of conceiving
  • Keep your relationship healthy

About the Author

Sharon Perkins has spent the last twenty years working as an RN, raising five children and spoiling two grandchildren. Following her Air Force pilot husband from state to state, she’s lived from Arizona to South Carolina, and still enjoys traveling from Arizona to Texas to Michigan to Virginia to visit kids, grandkids, and mom.
Sharon’s ambition to be a writer dates back to grade school, if not earlier, and her desire to be a nurse (okay, she originally thought it would be nice to be a doctor but changed her mind) goes back at least that far. Amazingly enough, she found a way to combine nursing and writing in a way she would never have dreamed possible, thanks to a patient (Jackie) with the persistence and drive to make it happen.

Jackie Meyers-Thompson is managing partner of Coppock-Meyers Public Relations/JD Thompson Communications Inc. and a “professional” fertility patient (seeking “early retirement” however!) It’s been said that we make plans . . . and the gods laugh. Jackie has heard that laughter often. It took her longer than she expected, and yielded more than a few laughs, and tears, before she met her husband-to-be, Darren Thompson. But by 35, she was newly married and deliriously happy and felt that the rest of the story would soon fall into place . . . Jackie can be a slow learner.
Nonetheless, she can also be an industrious worker. She loved writing and, as a result, carved her path in marketing and public relations. She had a loving husband and a successful business, so the only things left to add were a few cherubic children and her own Great American Novel. Three years and a slew of physicians later, Jackie had more than a few doubts whether her future would ever include children. But her persistence and focus paid off. Infertility For Dummies is, in part, Jackie’s story of the journey that landed her a book and her beautiful baby daughter Ava Rose, who at 31/2, doesn’t want to be called a baby anymore. When not writing, working, or watching her daughter grow, Jackie spends her time making plans. Some things never change.


More About the Author

I'm a mom of 5, grandma of 3, an RN with a ridiculous amount of nursing experience, including labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, fertility, pediatric home health and retinal treatment. I love to write about health care and hope that my books give you the info you really need and a few laughs along the way.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Parrothead VINE VOICE on May 25, 2011
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I purchased this book before my first visit with a fertility specialist. I have always liked the format of the "For Dummies" books, and this one did not disappoint. I was able to read the book in a few days and when my husband and I went to our appointment we were not completely lost in all of the jargon and overwhelming amount of information. This book is not a substitute for a fertility specialist, but it is a good resource for those people who are experiencing fertility issues to read either before (or while) they are working with a specialist.
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This book gave a nice big picture of the whole infertility process. I read it before we visited the doctors. It was helpful to have background info going into the whole process because the doctors tended to gloss over things.
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By Patrice on October 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
I own this book and on many occassions have looked up a term or explanation during my infertility journey. It offers a great balance of medical knowledge and patient experience.
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By CJ The Mailman on January 19, 2009
Format: Paperback
Out of all the infertility books we bought, this was the best one. You must buy this book first before you buy any other books on infertility.
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