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IVF : a patient's guide / Rebecca Matthews.

  • Matthews, Rebecca
Date
[2010]
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

In vitro fertilization : a patient's guide

Description

A guide to facts and understanding about the in vitro fertilization process.

Publication/Creation

Portland, Oregon : Get It Right, [2010]

Physical description

159 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (page 145).

Contents

Chapter 1. Choosing a fertility center -- Considerations -- Diagnosis and treatment -- Tests for diagnosis of female infertility -- Tests for diagnosis of male infertility -- What you can do to improve sperm quality -- Chapter 2. Treatment options -- Intrauterine insemination (IUI) -- In vitro fertilization (IVF) -- Medication made simple -- Stimulation protocols -- Donors and carriers -- Legal considerations -- Chapter 4. IVF: from egg collection to transfer -- Inside the IVF laboratory -- ICSI or insemination? How we fertilize the eggs -- Stages of embryonic development -- Hatching -- Embryo transfer -- Possible outcomes from an IVF cycle -- Chapter 5. Genetic screening of embryos -- Choosing the gender of your baby -- Chapter 6. Cryopreservation: fertility on ice -- Embryo freezing -- Sperm freezing -- Fertility preservation: freezing eggs -- Chapter 7. Complications from fertility treatments -- Complications of pregnancy -- Ethical and religious complications -- Chapter 8. Case studies -- Chapter 9. Why IVF fails -- Biological causes -- Other causes -- Chapter 10. How to improve your chance of success -- Complementary and alternative techniques -- Optimizing natural conception -- Lifestyle factors -- Chapter 11. Ten women's personal stories.

Languages

  • English


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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780557731008
  • 0557731003