A Baby at Last!:
Your very own consultation with the world's leading fertility doctors!
The trailblazing fertility program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has pioneered many of the procedures that are now standard practices in fertility centers around the world. If you can't get to New York for a consultation with Dr. Rosenwaks and Dr. Goldstein, A Baby At Last! puts the doctors' expertise down on paper, offering all the information you need on the latest fertility treatments in order to make informed decisions. In this comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date handbook for diagnosing and treating infertility in both men and women, you'll get invaluable advice on:
- When to seek help: you may not need to wait at all
- Finding the right doctors, and knowing the tough questions you need to ask
- What tests to have for him and her, when to have them, and why
- Whether or not you're a candidate for advanced treatments, including IVF, ICSI, and beyond
Covering everything from the latest technologies to the emotional hurdles associated with
infertility, Drs. Rosenwaks and Goldstein share the knowledge and expertise that make the
pregnancy success rates for Weill Cornell patients among the highest in the world. Here, as never before, is a book that can help you, too, bring home a baby at last!
American Fertility Association Award for A Baby at Last!
Praise for A Baby at Last!
"When I think about my association with Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, I think about the extraordinary talent and intelligence that allows him to combine nature and genius, to create new life. I am forever in awe of this, and I'm forever grateful for his wonderful talent." —Celine Dion
A Baby at Last! The Couples' Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant—From Cutting-Edge Treatments to Commonsense Wisdom
Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., Marc Goldstein, M.D., and Mark L. Fuerst, Touchstone, $15.99 paper (272 p) ISBN 978-1-4391-4962-1
Based at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Rosenwaks, Director of the Center for Reproduction Medicine and Infertility, and Goldstein, director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, team up with medical writer Fuerst to guide couples through the transformation from infertility to parenthood. The physicians have worked in their field for more than 20 years, pioneering many of today's available fertility treatments. Their couples-oriented approach reflects data revealing that males account for 40% of infertility problems, females 40%, with the remaining 20% attributable to both partners. Though infertility is prevalent, affecting seven million Americans, there are many treatment options for couples hoping to achieve the goal of conception and a healthy pregnancy. In comprehensive chapters, the authors cover such topics as choosing the right medical team, cutting-edge tests and treatments, and advanced technologies such as in vitro tertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a procedure that has "revolutionized" the field. In addition, the authors show couples how to lead a "fertile life style," exploring such factors as nutrition and exposure to environmental toxins. Though detailed and scientific, the text is reader-friendly and accentuated with informative "Take Home Messages" that will help couples expand their knowledge and foster fertility success. —Publisher's Weekly (August 2010)
"A Baby at Last!" is a practical comprehensive review of the issues surrounding infertility. Men and women alike will find the text a helpful guide through the often difficult maze of decision-making during the evaluation and treatment of infertility."
—John A. Rock, dean of Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
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