A Baby at Last: The Couple's Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant

Jul 26, 2010
It is known that as much as one in six young couples face the infertility problems. There are many causes that lead to difficulties in conceiving a child and it is not always easy to find out who has the infertility issues in a couple.

A new book A Baby at Last!: The Couple's Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant written by Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, Dr. Marc Goldstein and Mark L. Fuerst, the well-known fertility experts  helps couples overcome various obstacles find their way to parenthood. Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, the director of the Center for Reproduction Medicine and Infertility at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and Dr. Marc Goldstein, the director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery together with medical writer Mark L. Fuerst have more than 20 years of experience in the fertility field, and initiated a number of contemporary fertility treatments.

The authors of the book "A Baby at Last!: The Couples' Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant" point out that the infertility can be caused by man's problems in 40 percent and by woman in 40 percent. The infertility can also be a couple's problem in about 20 percent of cases.

The specialists say that nowadays couples have a greater variety of treatment options than just a few decades ago. Today men and women can choose among surgical methods, including microsurgery for varicoceles, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for men and endometrial-cell coculture for women that boost couple's chances to conceive. There are also other ways to increases the odds of getting pregnant by making changes in a couple's lifestyle, which the authors call "fertile lifestyle" and include the changes in diet, exercise and environmental factors.

The authors also give recommendations on when it is really necessary to seek medical advice, including such cases when a women is over 35 and has not conceived after 6 months, if a man or a woman has a history of repeated miscarriages, cancer and other problems.