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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0786885564
  • ASIN: B000JGWDUU
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,350,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Infertility specialist Christopher D. Williams, M.D., counsels the "everyday, presumably fertile couple" in The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally: The Latest Information on Conceiving a Healthy Baby on Your Timetable. Two-career partners can often have a difficult time coordinating and planning what should be a joyful undertaking. Williams outlines steps to be followed, such as taking vitamins within the recommended dosages to cover deficiencies, discontinuing birth control methods within sufficient time, along with exercising and eating well. His timetable is clear and concise, and his list of sources and bibliography offer further assistance.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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From Library Journal

Williams, a medical doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, offers important preconceptual advice for everyone of childbearing age. He discusses how to achieve a speedy conception and explains what to do in the preconceptual and early pregnancy periods to improve the pregnancy outcome and increase the child's chances for a healthy start in life. Despite the book's title, those seeking information on natural fertility enhancement methods, such as herbal supplementation, may be disappointed. The natural methods alluded to involve working with the body's natural fertility by better understanding human reproductive physiology, and the author does recommend the use of medical technology, including hormone testing, sonograms, and vaccines. Still, this is a useful book that fills a gap in the current literature in two ways: it addresses conception for couples who do not have diagnosed medical conditions interfering with fertility, and it incorporates new research findings and information on current reproductive technology. Recommended for all public libraries. Noemie Maxwell, Seattle Midwifery Sch.
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Customer Reviews

This book is comprehensive, well-written and easy to read.
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This is a very useful book that gives you information about healthy habits to help you get preganant quickly.
Oriette Nayel
By the time I finished this book, (2 months of intermittant reading) I was pregnant!
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343 of 353 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 2001
Format: Paperback
I found a recent review that I thought was excellent by Vicky Collins of [...] It reads,
"If you're like most women, once you decide you want to be pregnant, you want it to happen immediately. If you fall into this category, then this book is for you. The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally is an essential book for every woman who yearns to earn the title of "mommy."
"This wonderful book is written by OB/GYN and fertility specialist, Dr. Christopher Williams. The first few chapters cover the preconception steps you should take to ensure maximum fertility, and a healthy baby. These chapters include everything from cutting out the obvious, like smoking, alcohol and caffeine, to taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid, stopping birth control, getting the proper nutrition, and getting to a healthy weight (not too thin or too heavy).
"After you read about what you need to do before trying to conceive, you get to the good stuff...predicting ovulation. Unlike the more traditional ways of detecting ovulation, such as basal body temperature and cervical mucus, this book encourages the use of the ovulation kits that are so readily available in your local drug store (the author explains why using the ovulation kits is an easier and a more reliable methods for detecting ovulation). In addition, the book goes into more detail on how to properly use the kits than I found in the pamphlet included in the kit itself.
"Before reading this book I didn't think ovulation kits (they run about $15-30 per month) were worth the cost. However, when I thought about the fact that I could probably conceive faster using the kits, $15 a month didn't seem like too much!
"An entire chapter is dedicated to what to do in the bedroom to maximize fertility.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 6, 2001
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When we decided it was time to get pregnant, I wanted to understand what was happening to my body - so I went book hunting. I was impressed that he wrote this book for his wife - an average, healthy woman who just wanted to understand what she needed to do to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. I also appreciated that he was writing for women who did not have any known fertility issues. Most books I looked at were designed for couples have trouble conceiving. This booked reviewed the basic biology, concerns about contraception, exercise, nutrition, common misconceptions and possible fertility concern. I found the chapter on how to monitor my fertility to the most helpful! I've loaned it to two friends who also agree it's the best book on conceiving they have seen.
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58 of 64 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 2001
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This book was the first I purchased on the subject of fertility, and while it did provide me with information, it also discouraged my hopes of getting pregnant. I came away from the book with the idea that both aspiring parents must be in superb physical condition in order to become pregnant; and if the woman is over 35 the chances are between slim and none. After reading other books and talking to other over-35 women (none of whom were in 'peak' condition) I got a more encouraging view of the situation. Armed with a different perspective I did spend some time rereading sections of Dr. Williams' book and found it less disheatening. This book might be best for someone who has already done some research on fertilty; I would not recommend it as the first read on the subject.
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 3, 2001
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After months of trying to conceive our second child, a friend sent me this book. Having easily conceived our first child with the use of ovulation predictor kits, my husband and I thought we knew everything we needed to know about conception. I was amazed at how much information this book contains that I had never heard before. For instance, I never knew that a woman's caffiene and alcohol consumption can affect her fertility. That is just one of the numerous ways in which this book was helpful. It also contains great information about the various sex selection techniques that have been used throughout the years. I am happy to report that we are now expecting our second child! Thanks Dr. Williams!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 31, 2002
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My husband and I are newly married, so we're not planning on having a baby just yet; however, it has been on my mind a lot lately. I know the basics of getting pregnant, but I bought this book to learn more details and what exactly will be needed on our parts to conceive a healthy baby. I am so glad I did!!! This is an excellent book all the way around. It is very detailed and thorough, but at the same time it is very clear and easy to understand, even if you know only the basics.
I appreciated the fact that the author didn't just say what to do, but he explained the reasoning behind it. For example, after reading the chapter "Predicting Ovulation," I was convinced that ovulation prediciton kits are the way to go, but the author didn't just say that up front. He explained other methods of predicting ovulation and why they may not be as reliable as the kit. Things like that made the book very enjoyable and informative. I also appreciated how he would come right out and say that not enough studies have been done to support a particular idea. The chapter "Sex and Fertility" is a good example of that. He stresses that some of his recomendations are based more on common sense than on scientific research.
I recommend this book to everyone, even if having a baby is still a couple of years away. It is very interesting and awe-inspiring to learn about our wonderful bodies and the miracle of conception.
One caution though: If you read this book before it's time to have a baby, be prepared to want one!!! :)
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