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Someone Else's Baby: A gripping, twisty psychological thriller
by Ruby Speechley

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

July 25, 2019

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‘<b>It grips you from the very beginning</b> and it's so hard to put down…<b>fantastic and highly recommended</b>’ (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer<br /><b>She gave away her children. Now she wants them back.</b><br /> <br /><b>Charlotte Morgan</b> knows how it feels to desperately want a baby. As a child, seeing her mum devastated by losing her longed-for babies, Charlotte wished another woman could give her mother what she so craved.<br /> <br />Now Charlotte’s a mum herself, and knowing how much love her daughter, Alice, brings into her life, she vows to help others achieve their dreams of becoming a parent.<br /> <br />When she meets <b>Malcolm</b> and <b>Brenda</b> on a surrogacy website, it seems she's found the perfect couple. In their late forties, they have wealth and an enviable life, but there’s one thing missing – a child of their own. <br /> <br />When Charlotte falls pregnant with twins, the pair are overjoyed. And while Charlotte’s heart breaks as she hands them over, her reward is knowing how much happiness the two tiny babies are going to bring into their life.<br /> <br />But are Malcolm and Brenda all they seem? As secrets become unravelled, Charlotte is forced to face that she has given her children to virtual strangers. And when Malcolm and Brenda disappear without a trace, Charlotte is plunged into a frantic search for the babies she carried – before it’s too late…<br /> <br />A gripping psychological thriller with a heart stopping ending – readers of <i>The Wife Between Us</i>, Rachel Abbott and C.L Taylor will not want to put this down…<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Someone Else’s Baby</i>:</b><br /><br />‘<b>Wow what a debut!</b> This is a first class psychological thriller that will have you dropping everything… <b>I was on the edge of my seat the whole time</b>’ <i>Once Upon A Book Blog</i><br /><br />‘Once the action picks up, it doesn’t stop until the very end, and <b>I was rapidly flipping the pages trying to find out what was going to happen next!</b>’ (5 stars) <i>(e) Book Nerd</i><br /><br />‘<b>This is a fast paced and tension packed</b> psychological thriller…if you like a thriller with an emotion packed plot then you will love this’ <i>The Bookwormery</i><br /><br />‘<b>Boy, it is one hell of a read. I absolutely loved it</b>…I couldn’t put the book down…I would definitely recommend this book to other readers’ (5 stars) <i>Ginger Book Geek</i><br /><br />‘<b>A story which hooked me from beginning to end</b>…<b>I couldn't remember ever being so excited by a book</b>.’ (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer<br /><br />'<b>Tense, heart stopping and completely gripping</b> - Ruby Speechley is one to watch.' Angela Clarke, author of <i>On My Life</i><br /><br />‘<b>A thriller that will keep you guessing the entire time!</b>... Ruby Speechley has a talent for writing and I cannot wait to read more!’ (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer<br /><br />‘Ruby Speechley weaves a page-turning tale about a compelling subject. <b>Be prepared to sit up into the night to finish it!</b>’ Kate Hamer, author of <i>The Girl in the Red Coat</i><br /><br />‘What a fantastic debut thriller, <b>loved every page, very well written and I couldn't put it down</b>.’ (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer<br /><br />'A gripping debut on a fascinating subject - <b>compulsive, emotional and thought-provoking</b>.' Roz Watkins, author of <i>Dead Man's Daughter</i><br /><br />'The storyline is <b>moving and compelling</b> - it kept me turning the pages late into the night. <b>A pacy yet emotional psychological thriller</b> with an <b>unexpected and deeply satisfying ending</b>.' Susan Elliot-Wright, author of <i>The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood</i><br /> <br />‘<b>I loved this enthralling psychological thriller</b>…A great debut read and I look forward to reading more from this author.’ (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer<br /><br />‘A suspenseful tale which kept me reading until the not-so-early morning hours…<b>I devoured it in a single sitting</b>’ Netgalley reviewer<br />
It Starts with the Egg (Second Edition): How the Science of Egg ...
by Rebecca Fett

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

February 28, 2019

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A practical and evidence-backed approach for improving egg quality and fertility— fully revised and updated in 2019. <br /><br />The latest scientific research reveals that egg quality has a powerful impact on how long it takes to get pregnant and the risk of miscarriage. Poor egg quality is in fact the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. <br /><br />Based on a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg provides a comprehensive program for improving egg quality in three months, with specific advice tailored to a variety of fertility challenges— including endometriosis, unexplained infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, PCOS, and recurrent miscarriage. <br /><br />With concrete strategies such as minimizing exposure to common toxins, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby. <br /><br />“Rebecca Fett’s first edition of ‘It Starts with the Egg’ revolutionized the way the fertility community viewed supplements and the impact of environmental toxins on reproductive health. Through summarizing evidence-based research, she took the guess work out of recommendations. I’m thrilled to have a new edition to recommend to my patients."<br />- Dr. Lora Shahine, M.D., FACOG, Director of the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility,
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural ...
by Toni Weschler

Language

English

Pages

557

Publication Date

July 14, 2015

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<p>This new edition for the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking national bestseller provides all the information you need to monitor your menstrual cycle—along with updated information on the latest reproductive technologies</p><p>Are you unhappy with your current method of birth control? Or demoralized by your quest to have a baby? Do you experience confusing signs and symptoms at various times in your cycle? This invaluable resource provides the answers to your questions while giving you amazing insights into your body.</p><p><em>Taking Charge of Your Fertility</em> has helped literally hundreds of thousands of women avoid pregnancy naturally, maximize their chances of getting pregnant, or simply gain better control of their gynecological and sexual health. Toni Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), which in only a couple of minutes a day allows you to:</p><ul> <li> Enjoy highly effective and scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices</li> <li> Maximize your chances of conception before you see a doctor or resort to invasive high-tech options</li> <li> Expedite your fertility treatment by quickly identifying impediments to pregnancy achievement</li> <li> Gain control and a true understanding of your gynecological and sexual health</li></ul><p>This new edition includes:</p><ul> <li> A fully revised and intuitive charting system</li> <li> A selection of personalized master charts for birth control, pregnancy achievement, breastfeeding, and menopause</li> <li> An expanded sixteen-page color insert that reflects the book’s most important concepts</li> <li> Six brand-new chapters on topics including balancing hormones naturally, preserving your future fertility, and three medical conditions all women should be aware of</li></ul>
Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Recla...
by Jolene Brighten

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<p>Out of the 100 million women—almost 11 million in the United States alone—who are on the pill, roughly <strong>60 percent</strong> take it for non-contraceptive reasons like painful periods, endometriosis, PCOS, and acne. While the birth control pill is widely prescribed as a quick-fix solution to a variety of women’s health conditions, taking it can also result in other more serious and dangerous health consequences. Did you know that women on the pill are more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant? That they are at significantly increased risk for autoimmune disease, heart attack, thyroid and adrenal disorders, and even breast and cervical cancer? That the pill can even cause vaginal dryness, unexplained hair loss, flagging libido, extreme fatigue, and chronic infection. As if women didn’t have enough to worry about, that little pill we’re taking to manage our symptoms is only making things worse. </p><p>Jolene Brighten, ND, author of the groundbreaking new book <strong>BEYOND THE PILL</strong>, specializes in treating women’s hormone imbalances caused by the pill and shares her proven 30-day program designed to reverse the myriad of symptoms women experience every day—whether you choose to stay on the pill or not. The first book of its kind to target the birth control pill and the scientifically-proven symptoms associated with taking it, <strong>BEYOND THE PILL</strong> is an actionable plan for taking control, and will help readers:</p><p>• Locate the root cause of their hormonal issues, like estrogen dominance, low testosterone, and low progesterone</p><p>• Discover a pain-free, manageable period free of cramps, acne, stress, or PMS without the harmful side effects that come with the pill</p><p>• Detox the liver, support the adrenals and thyroid, heal the gut, reverse metabolic mayhem, boost fertility, and enhance mood</p><p>• Transition into a nutrition and supplement program, with more than 30 hormone-balancing recipes</p><p>Featuring simple diet and lifestyle interventions, <strong>BEYOND THE PILL</strong> is the first step to reversing the risky side effects of the pill, finally finding hormonal health, and getting your badass self back.</p><p> </p>
A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology (Cambridge Medici...
by Bjorndahl

Language

English

Pages

357

Publication Date

April 01, 2010

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This practical, extensively illustrated handbook covers the procedures that are undertaken in andrology and ART laboratories to analyse and assess male-factor infertility, and to prepare spermatozoa for use in assisted conception therapy. The content is presented as brief, authoritative overviews of the relevant biological background for each area, plus detailed, step-by-step descriptions of the relevant analytical procedures. Each technical section includes pertinent quality control considerations, as well as the optimum presentation of results. In addition to the comprehensive 'basic' semen analysis, incorporating careful analysis of sperm morphology, the handbook provides established techniques for the use of computer-aided sperm analysis and sperm functional assessment. Throughout the handbook the interpretation of laboratory results in the clinical context is highlighted, and safe laboratory practice is emphasized. It is an invaluable resource to all scientists and technicians who perform diagnostic testing for male-factor infertility.
Atlas of Human Blastocysts (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine Serie...
by Nikica Zaninovic MS

Language

English

Pages

395

Publication Date

April 17, 2007

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<P>Providing information from the cutting edge of reproductive technology, this full-color atlas vividly illustrates the typical and atypical morphology of human blastocysts collected and cultured during the course of in vitro fertilization treatments. Both the narrative and the illustrations also detail a variety of new reproductive technologies. All photographs are supported by detailed legends, and a glossary of terms is included. This atlas is edited by two world-class embryologists both of whom work at the prestigious Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.</P>
What to Expect Before You're Expecting: The Complete Guide to Get...
by Heidi Murkoff

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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It’s a cover-to-cover revision of America’s bestselling guide to getting pregnant, with updated information about genetic screening, ovulation tracking, fertility treatments, and risks like Zika.<br /><br /><i>What to Expect Before You’re Expecting </i>has everything that eager-to-be moms and dads need to know about getting pregnant, from getting their bodies ready to make a healthy baby to getting that healthy baby on board faster. You'll find baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams); fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); how to pinpoint ovulation, time baby-making sex, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact—it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby—from myth—position matters.<br /><br /> With the latest on health insurance coverage, preconception travel and the Zika virus, sex selection techniques, antidepressants, and information on family-building options for single women and same-sex couples. Plus, for the 1 in 8 couples who experience infertility, the latest on both low-tech and cutting-edge fertility treatments, from medications to IVF and surrogacy. It’s everything you need to know for that baby-making adventure.<br /><br /><br />  
Standard Operational Procedures in Reproductive Medicine: Laborat...
by CRC Press

Language

English

Pages

198

Publication Date

February 24, 2017

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<p>Compiled by two experts in Reproductive Medicine, with contributions from internationally respected specialists, this innovative text lets the whole team in Reproductive Medicine get literally on the same page. Taking a cook-book approach to the operational procedures in the laboratory and in the clinic, it details what needs to be prepared in advance, what needs to be prepared earlier the same day, and what steps to take before, during, and after the procedure itself. This is an essential tool for ensuring all staff - whether experienced or starters - can be confident in their tasks and are in touch with what is expected of them and their colleagues.</p>
The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant
by Jean M. Twenge

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

April 17, 2012

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Comforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant.<br /><br />Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. <i>The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant </i>is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge <i>has </i>been through it all—the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information—sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging— that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story.<br /> <br />The good news is: There is a lot <i>less </i>to worry about than you’ve been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when you’re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet.<br /> <br />Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, <i>The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant </i>is the bedside companion to help you through it.
Healing PCOS: A 21-Day Plan for Reclaiming Your Health and Life w...
by Amy Medling

Language

English

Pages

357

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p>A proven 21-day diet and lifestyle plan to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) take back control of their health and resolve their symptoms from a certified health coach and founder of the large PCOS Diva online community.</p><p>PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders, and the most common cause of female infertility, affecting roughly five million American women. Because it’s symptoms are widespread—including stubborn weight gain, acne, mood swings, abnormal hair loss or growth, and irregular menstrual cycles—women suffering from PCOS are often misdiagnosed and treated with "Band-Aid" pharmaceuticals with uncomfortable side effects that only mask PCOS’s root causes. While there is no cure for PCOS, women can learn to control their symptoms naturally. In this welcome guide, Amy Medling shows how to combine an anti-inflammatory and hormone-balancing diet, daily movement, and stress-reducing self-care to successfully treat their PCOS.</p><p>Grounded in the latest medical research and filled with the knowledge she’s acquired dealing with PCOS herself and working with thousands of women, <em>Healing PCOS</em> offers women small, manageable steps that help alleviate their symptoms and control the inflammation, hormonal imbalance, and insulin resistance that underlie the condition. Amy’s revolutionary program consists of:</p><ul><li>A 21-day anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and gluten-free meal plan, including meal prep and plan-ahead tips to make eating this way simple and fast</li><li>85 delicious recipes—half fan favorites and half new dishes</li><li>Daily self-care exercises, including meditation and journaling prompts</li></ul><p>Amy has helped tens of thousands of women with PCOS take back control of their health and their lives through lasting, healing, and sustainable lifestyle change. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have struggled with PCOS, her revolutionary program can now work for you.</p>

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