There is nothing that prompts more questions on Choice Mom discussion boards than when a single woman is purposely trying to conceive. We quickly learn how little we know about something we’ve been taught can be so easy. The Choice Mom E-Guide to Fertility gathers the most common questions and answers them, with the help of 15 fertility specialists we interviewed for this compilation.
This information-packed 26-page guide to fertility for singles includes wisdom from Choice Moms who have struggled to conceive. Sections include:
- Eight steps to conceiving as a single woman
- What to Expect When You Want to Be Expecting about egg quality, treatment options, ovulation detection, fertility challenges and myths
- Age shock: what we need to know about fertility limits
- Comparing treatment options: IUI vs. IVF, egg donor or no?
- The cost of fertility
- Traveling for fertility treatment
- Resources, including typical tests and terms
You can purchase the 26-page version from the E-guides page.
Special thanks to long-time Choice Mom sponsors who supported the development of the Fertility e-guide: The Sperm Bank of California, Seattle Sperm Bank, Columbia Fertility Associates (D.C.’s Dr. Rani Abbasi), Kristin Kali of Maia Midwifery and Fenway Health in Boston.
A related resource
The limited edition print version, published in 2007, still has a few copies remaining. This is a 100-page book, with many more stories from doctors, therapists, and Choice Moms about the fertility journey, including Cathi:
“I never knew what a dolt I was about female fertility until I tried to understand my own. I wish it was as easy as coping with a bad golf game or quitting smoking. Practice doesn’t help, and there are no tasty spearmint Bun-in-the-Oven gums to chew. No, there are long uncomfortable minutes with your toes in the air (I seem to recall that some don’t conceive this way, but I’m having trouble remembering the concept). I tried ovulation test strips. These are great because I never get tired of peeing on things, especially my own hands. I worry that I won’t get pregnant. Then I worry that I will. Then I worry that I’m worrying too much and affecting my chances. And then I have a drink and feel guilty about the alcohol consumption. It’s a vicious cycle.”
You can find it on Amazon.