DR. RICHARD MARRS' FERTILITY BOOK by Richard Marrs

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A pioneer in the field of assisted reproduction, Dr. Richard Marrs has spent his life counseling couples who struggle with the pain of infertility, developing new treatments, and helping thousands to experience the wonder of birth. Now Dr. Marrs shares his knowledge and expertise in a groundbreaking book that answers all your questions, understands your concerns, and covers every aspect of fertility problems, including infertility's emotional price as well as its financial one. Based on the latest research and technologies--and the real-life experiences of thousands of couples--Dr. Marrs tells you everything you need to know about getting pregnant, including:

Which cutting-edge advances in reproductive technology--including in vitro, gift, zift, sperm manipulation, and immunological therapy--are right for you
Is it your nerves? How emotions can delay or stop ovulation
The biggest mistake doctors make when a man's sperm count is borderline or subnormal
Which fertility drugs work best...and the side effects you should expect
Your chances of multiple births...twins, triplets, or more
When to change doctors or see a specialist
The good news about using a partner's sperm and not a donor's...even if your partner's count is very low
Your insurance coverage--what you can and cannot do
And much more


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About Richard Marrs

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Richard Marrs, M.D., was the second doctor in the United States to achieve the birth of a baby from in vitro fertilization; the birth of the first frozen-embryo baby in the country, as well as the world's first pregnancy using a combination of ZIFT and surrogate gestational carriers. He founded and was the first president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. He was a member of the National Ethics Committee, which produced the first document in the United States on the morals and ethics of human reproduction. And more recently he headed Advocates for Fertility Treatment, which lobbied both the White House and Congress to increase health insurance coverage so that all infertile couples would have the chance to have a child.Kathy Kirtland Silverman and Lisa Friedman Bloch are a television writing and producing team with numerous television movies to their credit. Lisa Bloch, the mother of twins, is also a former patient of Dr. Marrs'.
 
Published March 23, 2011 by Dell. 528 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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For those curious, confused or downright leery about alternative medicine, the open-minded, plainspoken Rosenfeld, (Doctor, What Should I Eat?) offers some sound information.

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