Resources for Fertility and Infertility



Childbirth Connection's Fertility and Infertility Resource

Planning Pregnancy: Pre-Pregnancy Checkup
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This link is devoted to fertility and infertility while planning for your pregnancy.


Resources for General Fertility Information

Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler, a pergnancy book
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Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health (2006), by Toni Weschler.

First introduced in 1980, the book received praise for presenting a comprehensive look at stress, its physical manifestations, and the multiple ways it can be managed. Twenty years later, its well-organized chapters on breathing, relaxation, meditation, thought stopping, and body awareness still guide the reader through copious self-help techniques to try and, eventually, master.

Learn more about Taking Charge of Your Fertility from Amazon pregnancy book

Taking Charge of Your Fertility (website): the Fertility Awareness Method, web-based fertility charting, and the fertility community message boards

Fertility Plus: includes resources for beginning and advances fertility issues, infertility FAQs, online resources, miscarriage, and humor

Planned Parenthood: Fertility Awareness-Based Methods: ways to chart fertility patterns and help for determining when you are fertile

Planned Parenthood: Fertility Planning Chart (PDF): downloadable chart to help keep track of signs and patterns of fertility

Feminist Women's Health Center: Fertility Awareness: information about the Fertility Awareness Method which helps a woman determine which days of the month she will most likely get pregnant

Resolve: The National Infertility Association: Optimizing Fertility


Resources for Helping with Infertility

Resolve: The National Infertility Association: a website with resources for learning, coping and taking action

Infertility Resources for Consumers: a hub for infertility education, services and products

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: a wide range of reproductive resources for patients, including infertility


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