192 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.6 in
May 15, 1999
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0892818328
ISBN - 13: 9780892818327
Table of Contents
Enhancing Fertility Naturally
Holistic Therapies for a Successful Pregnancy
1. The Background of Infertility
Causes of male infertility
Causes of Female infertility
2. The Emotional Effects
3. Medical and Surgical Fertility Treatments
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)
Superovulation with Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
4. Coping Strategies
5. Improving Your Chances of Natural Conception
Guidelines for healthy eating
Vitamins and Minerals
Chemicals (estrogens and toxins)
6. Alternative Therapies
Why try alternatives?
Choosing a therapy and finding a therapist
Chinese herbal medicine
7. Becoming Pregnant
From the Publisher
• A guide to safe and inexpensive natural alternatives to often hazardous and extremely expensive conventional medical treatments for infertility.
• Provides guidelines for using alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques.
• Explores acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism.
• Includes the personal stories of couples who have successfully conceived using these methods.
Enhancing Fertility Naturally outlines ways in which you can improve your fertility through alternative therapies, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques and avoid some of the hazards associated with conventional treatments. It discusses the most common causes of infertility and explains how to determine which therapy is most appropriate for you. In vitro fertilization, conventional medicine's most prescribed remedy for infertility problems, is expensive, dangerous, and has a success rate of only 14 percent, yet few of the one in six couples that experience infertility are aware of the effectiveness and safety provided by the wide range of alternative treatments.
Thoroughly researched and packed full of invaluable advice and tips, the book explores such therapies as acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy, and herbalism. The author includes case histories for each of the therapies discussed, showing how the therapies helped couples overcome both primary and secondary infertility in order to have the baby they longed for.
About the Author
Nicky Wesson is a member of the Association for the Improvement in Maternity Services, a National Childbirth Trust teacher, and the author of Natural Mothering. She lives in England.
From Our Editors
With this book, you’ll learn how to enhance your fertility using alternative therapies, diet, exercise and relaxation techniques. Enhancing Fertility Naturally discusses the most common causes of infertility and explains how to choose which therapy is appropriate for you. You’ll also learn about acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy, aromatherapy and herbalism. Author Nicky Wesson explains why conventional treatments don’t work and educates readers about helping themselves.