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Stay Fertile Longer: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant Now--Or Whenever You're Ready Paperback – August 26, 2004


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This book offers a good deal of solid nutritional and medical information in a comfortable, easy-to-understand fashion. Especially useful is the author's ability to synthesize complex information. (Publishers Weekly)

About the Author

Mary Kittel is a seasoned health writer and coauthor of numerous books, including Prevention's Ultimate Guide to Women's Health and Wellness, The Hormone Connection, and Fit, Not Fat, at Forty Plus. She lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Deborah Metzger, M.D., Ph.D., is a leading expert in the field of fertility and reproductive health. She is medical director of Helena Women's health in San Jose, California, and is an advisor to the national Endometriosis Association. She has lectured extensively throughout the world on women's fertility issues. She lives in Woodside, California.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; Reprint edition (September 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159486053X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594860539
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,651,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Brown on September 24, 2012
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I found this book to be informative. I purchased my copy sometime ago and recently pulled it out, referring to various pages that I had laced with sticky notes. When you are trying to conceive you tend to flood your mind and your bookshelf with loads of information, but this is a good book. It is a good reference book for those, primarily over 35 that desire to conceive. There is helpful information on foods to eat, medications that could hinder, normalizing the monthly cycle and environmental pollutants that can hurt. The book covers natural and alternative methods for conception as well as conventional methods. There are quite a few excerpts from various healthcare professionals (alternative and conventional) and experiences from women on what helped them to conceive. There is also helpful information for men.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Laurie in Atlanta on December 7, 2007
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It's true that a woman's general health may play a role in her fertility (and certainly in her ability to carry a healthy pregnancy), and that certain medical problems can drastically increase the risk of infertility (untreated polycystic ovary syndrome, STDs). This book might be useful in suggesting some testing that women in their early 30s might do to help them decide how long it might be relatively safe to delay trying to conceive.

But this book also contains some of the same hype that makes women mistakenly confident that they can easily get pregnant with their own eggs after age 40 (or even 45!):

"You can have it all. A challenging career. A satisfying personal life. A loving mate. And a baby when you're ready." (back cover)

"In addition to the women's revolution and the technological boom weighing in on the age of childbearing, it's become downright fashionable to be a mature mom. Our superstars are looking more capable and beautiful than ever with a baby in tow, including Geena Davis (first-time mom at age 46), Madonna (second-time mom at 41), Kim Basinger (gave birth at 44), and Susan Sarandon (who had babies at 39, 42, and 45). Former *cover* girls are now focused on their *baby* girls (and boys) including over-40 moms Christie Brinkley, Iman, and Cheryl Tiegs (mother of twins at 52 who used a surrogate to carry the babies, although the eggs were her own)." (pp 4-5)

It's true that most women can get PREGNANT and GIVE BIRTH in their 40s, but what this isn't telling you is that a very significant percentage cannot get pregnant with their own eggs in their 40s, and a majority cannot get pregnant with their own eggs in their late 40s.
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By Matilda on September 3, 2013
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Well, I was excited getting this book, but I didn't even make it to half of it... every time I fell asleep! It is informative but everything seems to be overwhelming and really boring. The format is not easy to read through. I thought it's just me, unable to complete the book (btw, I hold two degrees, believe me I went through MANY boring books) but it turned out it wasn't. I purchase two other books about fertility and how to naturally boost the reproduction system and I love them! I learned a lot from those books but nothing from "Stay fertile longer". I guess it's personal preference but my point is to encourage women to seek through other sources as well for info how to get pregnant fast. Don't get discouraged. Best of luck ladies!
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