Book Reviews

800px-Buchhandlung_Lentner_München_Marienplatz_8_-_KassenthekeReading about other people’s experiences and learning more about fertility and treatment can be hugely helpful for anyone going through tests and treatment – and for their friends and family too.

We will try to review books that are sent to us if we think they are interesting for Fertility Matters readers, but may not always be able to include everything we are sent.

Kate, who writes Fertility Matters, has written four fertility books, including the first three listed below.

The Complete Guide to IVF by Kate Brian is a comprehensive look at what to expect if you’re about to have IVF and goes behind the scenes at the fertility clinic with tips from leading experts in the field and real-life experiences. (You can find an independent review here)

Precious Babies by Kate Brian is a book for anyone who is pregnant or who has a baby after having difficulty conceiving. It covers pregnancy, birth and parenting and is the only book to look at these issues from the unique perspective of someone who has had fertility problems before getting pregnant. This book includes advice and tips from experts too. (You can find an independent review here)

The Complete Guide to Female Fertility by Kate Brian is a look at fertility basics for anyone who is wondering how late they can leave it to get pregnant. (You can find an independent review here)

The story of the world’s first IVF baby by Louise Brown – the autobiography of Louise Brown, well worth a read if you are interested in the story of IVF – and the madness of the media coverage which has followed Louise throughout her life.

The Pursuit of Motherhood by Jessica Hepburn – the story of Jessica’s own experiences of fertility treatment.

Avalanche by Julia Leigh – the devastatingly sad and brutally honest story of repeated unsuccessful IVF cycles. If you want to know more about the book, we also feature an interview with Julia Leigh too.

Leap In by Alexandra Heminsley is about swimming – but as she learns to enjoy swimming she is living with fertility problems and going through treatment.

Moondance by Diane Chandler is a novel about fertility problems and IVF.

Making Friends with Your Fertility by fertility counsellor Tracey Sainsbury and co-author Sarah Rayner is a supportive guide to fertility problems and treatment.