No matter where you are in your fertility journey, you probably have come across so much information that you don’t even know where to start. When Doctor Google leaves you with more questions than answers, books are great places to start so you can digest focused content and absorb what you learn.
At Kofinas Fertility Group, we want to give you the best information we can from our three decades of experience. We encourage you to prioritize your physical and mental health throughout the journey so that you can better understand how your unique body and our unique science can work best together.
Here are some recommended reads that our team thinks will resonate with you and help guide you through every step of planning your own fertility journey.
1. The Woman Code
Author: Alisa Vitti, HHC
Right on the cover of Woman Code is the bright and bold pledge to perfect your cycle, amplify your fertility, supercharge your sex drive, and become a power source. This book dives into the entire journey of your hormones and allows you to build a healthier and happier relationship with your body. It focuses on real ways to incorporate changes that work WITH your hormones instead of against them. This book is highly recommended to any woman of any age to begin a positive relationship with her hormones.
2. It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF
Author: Rebecca Fett
By offering practical solutions to improve your fertility health, this book gives a new approach to the science of egg quality and how to optimize your body for fertility treatments. Egg quality is a critical factor in developing a healthy embryo, and this book does a great job at focusing on the largest cell in a woman’s body.
3. Empowered Fertility: A Practical Twelve-Step Guide
Author: Claire Hall with Dr. Devora Lieberman
This step-by-step guide was written by a mental health counselor and a fertility expert, so it tackles both the scientific and psychological approach to your fertility journey. Your fertility journey is filled with difficult emotions and the emotions of a partner, family members, and friends. This book can help you navigate through those conversations and feelings along the way.
4. The Impatient Woman's Guide for Trying to Get Pregnant
Author: Jean M. Twenge, PhD
Truly a book that speaks to the pressures of timing in the fertility process and reassures you that there are things you can do to better support your journey to parenthood. The author uses her research background to dive deeply into the emotional journey of trying to conceive and goes into many misconceptions surrounding trying to get pregnant.
5. How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy's Guide to the World of Infertility
Author: Greg Wolfe
We can’t forget about the guys in this process! Often overlooked or not concentrated on, the male experience in infertility is unique and has its own unique challenges. This book is a light-hearted and comedic spin on the fertility journey, which is quite refreshing! The journey itself is rarely humorous, so any interjection of laughter through the process is much appreciated. This book is an excellent read for both men and women to connect with their emotional and humorous side while learning a lot about the actual processes.
Take Charge of Your Journey
There are so many books out there for people to seek a helpful perspective. It’s all about how you resonate with the resources you find, so listen to your intuition and take charge of your informational journey. Happy reading, and if you need any more help along the way, Kofinas is here for you!