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  • Published: 17 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473555617
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Fertility Book

Your definitive guide to achieving a healthy pregnancy


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This comprehensive book will a gap in the market for an up-to-date and entirely evidence-based fertility book by a leading UK expert.

The book you can trust to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Whether you are trying for a baby now or preparing for a family in future, The Fertility Book is the no-nonsense guide you need to help you to optimize your chances of a healthy pregnancy.

Leading NHS consultant and fertility expert Adam Balen dispels the myths in this comprehensive guide to reproductive health, explaining in easy-to-understand terms the genetic and lifestyle factors at play. He takes an honest look at the evidence for both conventional and alternative approaches, equipping you with powerful tools to improve your chances of a natural conception and an understanding of how to create the best environment for a healthy pregnancy. If you do decide to seek help through assisted conception, this book will be with you every step of the way, explaining what treatments are available and how to approach them, so that you can come to an informed decision about what is right for you.

Professor Adam Balen has decades of experience helping couples on their journey to conception and beyond. Now in this, his first book for a general readership, he explains everything you need to know to understand your own fertility.

  • Pub date: 17 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473555617
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Authors

Adam Balen

Professor Adam Balen leads one of the largest teaching hospital fertility units in the UK, is currently Chair of the British Fertility Society and is internationally renowned, with roles for the WHO and the European fertility society (ESHRE). He runs both NHS and private fertility clinics so he understands the issues that arise from both sides and he works closely with fertility patient support organisations across the UK. He has been featured on Radio 4 on Inside Health, Woman’s Hour and You and Yours. He was also the consultant director on BBC1’s Fertility and Me (October 2019).

Grace Dugdale

Dr Grace Dugdale is a reproductive biologist and professional writer who has spent many years researching biological function in sex and fertility. She sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sexual and Reproductive Health and has worked with the British Fertility Society on a fertility education programme.


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