Infertility is a lonesome journey. Once you find out it will take a lot more work for you to conceive a child, suddenly you’ve never felt so alone.
Whether your starting to try to conceive or going through infertility treatment, there’s a book for you!
Sometimes the best way to find hope, reassurance and infertility guidance is by reading books about infertility.
I have compiled a list of the best books centered around the topic of fertility. Each of these books are written by either esteemed doctors and individuals who have first hand experienced infertility.
In this list of books you will find the following subjects on infertility:
- Fertility foods
- Tips for increasing fertility
- Male infertility
- Spiritual guidance
- Personal experience with fertility treatments
- Budgeting for infertility
- Ways to make light of infertility
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1. The Infertility Cure
Written by Dr. Randine Lewis, The Infertility Cure presents a different approach to getting pregnant. Dr. Lewis presents an all natural approach to fertility that outlines a guide for combining diet changes, herbs and acupressure.
The Infertility Cure discusses common fertility issues like…
- Male factor
- Ovulation issues
- Hormonal imbalances
- PCOS and ect.
This book is perfect for anyone that believes in naturally enhancing fertility. The Infertility Cure is also designed and based off scientific information combined with natural treatments.
2. It Starts With An Egg
Like the title implies, the book is all about egg health. The author (Rebecca Fett) combines the latest research about women’s fertility and egg quality.
Through her research, the author found poor egg quality is increasing and leads to multiple fertility issues including: infertility related to age, multiple miscarriages and failed IVF cycles.
It Starts With An Egg is designed to help women increase egg health. The book presents an outline to help enhance egg health by removing toxins and including the right vitamins and supplements.
This book is perfect for women who specifically want to increase egg health or if you’re worried about your egg quality.
3. Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping With Infertility
Unsung Lullabies is written by a team of Reproductive Psychology specialists. Reproductive Psychology is a field in mental health that specifically deals with emotional roadblocks related to fertility issues.
This book serves as a self-help book for anyone going through infertility.
Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping With Infertility helps women and men through infertility by:
- Reducing feelings of helplessness and isolation
- Helps couples cope with unfair expectations
- Identify conscious and unconscious dreams about family
This is a perfect book for any couple that feels they need to erase emotional issues or roadblocks preventing them from conceiving.
4. Conquering Infertility
This book tops my list of favorite books! I would label this book as a self-help book that’s specifically focused on the mind-body connection.
Essentially, Conquering Infertility helps women with fertility issues heal their mind in order to increase their fertility.
Written by Dr. Alice Domar and her career stats are impressive to say the least! She’s the founder of Mind/Body Program for Infertility, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard and the director at the Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health in Boston.
I would say she knows her stuff…
This book was a game changer for me and I loved it! Going through fertility issues is a serious emotional battle.
Conquering Infertility can provide you with…
- A sense of hope for upcoming treatment
- Coping skills for stress and depression
- Relaxation techniques
- Marriage advice when dealing with infertility
Best of all, Dr, Domar provides coping skills to help you through failed fertility treatments.
This book is a must read for anyone struggling with infertility and those who are finding it hard to hang on to hope in the midst of it all.
5. Fertility For Beginners: The Fertility Diet and Health Plan to Start Maximizing Your Fertility
If you haven’t heard by now… Increasing your fertility includes changing your diet. Fertility For Beginners is the perfect book companion for you.
This book highlights ways to naturally increase fertility by living a healthy lifestyle. On top of that, it includes a 7 day fertility meal plan to help jumpstart your fertility diet plan.
Fertility For Beginners can help you begin your trying to conceive journey with stress management skills, a meal plan, fertility success tips and 25 recipes.
Although this book offers a ton of valuable information, I believe it is only worth the buy if you are a beginner to trying to conceive. If you know nothing about the connection between healthy living and your fertility, then this book is perfect for you.
However, if you’ve been trying to conceive for some time, you’re probably well aware of the beginning basics of enhancing fertility naturally.
So I’d skip this book and move on to a similar book that made number 13 on this list.
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6. Overcoming Male Infertility: Understanding its Causes and Treatments
Of all the infertility cases, half of them are caused by male infertility or both male and female fertility issues.
When it comes to finding books related to infertility, you will notice that many of the books are written by women. I really don’t know why that is.
My husband and I are infertile because of a male fertility issue. But when you try to find books only related to male fertility, they’re hard to find.
Until I found this book, Overcoming Male Infertility.
This book is loaded with information about male fertility that covers the following topics:
- Male fertility treatment options
- Psychological issues
- Advice to women to help men through the emotional challenges of infertility
This book is great for any man or couple struggling with male fertility.
7. Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and into Your 40’s
Author Aimee Raupp is a renowned fertility expert with a Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is also the author of the book Chill Out and Get Healthy.
In Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, Aimee Raupp takes a natural approach to increasing fertility. Especially in women over 40! As you know, with age your fertility decreases.
Once a woman hits 35 fertility treatments are started after 6 months of trying to conceive compared to one year.
This book highlights natural ways to get pregnant even after 40 that include eating fertility foods, removing environmental toxins and avoiding stress.
The author combines science based facts about fertility with lifestyle changes and nutritional advice.
Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40’s is perfect for women looking for a natural approach to increasing fertility and women 40 years or older.
8. Dear God, Why Can’t I Have A Baby?
This book is not just for women, but for couples who are trying to conceive.
Obviously by the title, you can tell this book has a spiritual approach to it. I specifically added this book to this list because I think every person going through infertility has asked “Dear God, Why Can’t I have A Baby?”
Infertility is an extremely lonely journey. Those that have never been through it don’t understand.
If you’re struggling with loneliness or isolation from infertility, Dear God, Why Can’t I Have A Baby can help ease loneliness by helping you maintain faith and hope. It’s meant to serve as a companion guide to couples trying to conceive to offer guidance through infertility.
9. Budgeting For Infertility
When you have to use a little science to get pregnant, it’s bound to cost a lot. Fertility treatment is expensive in the United States. On top of the cost, most insurances do not cover fertility treatment.
Over my 2 and half years of infertility, my husband and I spent thousands on appointments, inseminations, medications, sperm donation, etc.
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In Budgeting For Infertility, you will learn the following:
- How to get your insurance company to pay for fertility treatment
- Finding quality clinics
- How to find the most affordable fertility drugs available
- Avoiding unnecessary expenses
- The cost of treatment abroad and international surrogacy
This book is a must have for anyone entering into fertility treatment.
10. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant
The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a guide for women who are just starting out on their fertility journey. If you are just learning about timed sex and ovulation, this is a great introductory book to get you baby making in no time!
While it’s great for beginners, skip this book if you’ve been trying to conceive for awhile.
For the beginner, this book is a handy guide to…
- Physical and mental preparation for trying to conceive
- Talking about fertility with family and friends
- How to handle sadness associated with miscarriage
- Ovulation signs and symptoms
- When to time sex
- Increasing fertility
- Prenatal diet
- Increasing your chances of conceiving a boy or girl
11. Best 999 Reasons To Laugh At Infertility
Fertility issues are normally not a laughing matter. But when your going through a lot of sadness, you sometimes just need a good belly laugh about it.
It is said that laughter is the best medicine! With this book, you can take a break from the sadness of infertility and find 999 ways to laugh about it.
If you want to change your attitude about infertility and find reasons to laugh about trying to conceive, this this book is a great buy for you!
The Best 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility is for anyone wanting a belly laugh and forget about the struggles of infertility.
Inconceivable tells the story of Julia who underwent dozens of natural and medical treatments in her path to motherhood. This book begins with Julia’s diagnosis and continues through her fertility journey.
The author was told by multiple fertility specialist’s that pregnancy was not possible for her. But she didn’t give up!
Instead, she found was to increase her fertility naturally and maintained hope of one day having a child. This book is the ultimate story of hope!
Above all, the Inconceivable shows women everywhere that a bad fertility diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t have children. Sometimes, doctors don’t always get it right.
This book is perfect if you are struggling with finding and maintaining hope throughout your fertility journey.
13. Fertility Foods: 100+ Recipes to Nourish Your Body While TTC
Fertility Foods takes the guess work out of foods and cooking for fertility!
While trying to conceive, you may know what foods you need to eat, but do you know how to include them in delicious recipes? With this book, you will!
When I was trying to conceive, I struggled with making dishes that were both fertility friendly and not boring. I ended up eating a lot of the same boring foods to boost my fertility.
Fertility foods: 100+ Recipes to Nourish Your Body While TTC will provide you with over 100 recipes to increase your fertility health naturally!
The book also provides…
- A dietary breakdown of each recipe and how it increases fertility
- Tips to manage stress
- Support for infertility
- How to organize your kitchen for fertility success
This book is perfect for any couple who are trying to conceive. Whether you’re just starting your ttc journey or your undergoing fertility treatment, it’s never too late to change your diet to increase fertility naturally!
14. Making Babies: A Proven 3 Month Program for Maximum Fertility
This 3 month program was created by a reproductive endocrinologist and an acupuncturist/herbalist. The program takes a different approach to traditional medical intervention when it comes to an infertility diagnosis.
The author’s begins the Making Babies book by helping you identify your “fertility type.”
Along with identifying your fertility type, the book also covers how to…
- Recognize the causes of fertility issues
- Making lifestyle changes to increase fertility
Instead of suggesting medical intervention, Dr. David and Dr. Blakeway suggest taking cough medicine, reducing fertility medication doses, and combining acupuncture with IVF.
This book is great if you are wanting to take a step away from traditional infertility treatment. Three months is honestly not a long time compared to years of infertility treatment.
It may be worth a try to change your fertility game with this 3 month program.
15. When You Can’t Find The Words To Pray
Like the title implies, it is for anyone going through infertility who are wavering in faith and hope.
I wrote this book when I was in the middle of going through 2 and a 1/2 years of infertility. I had reached a breaking point after multiple failed attempts of IUI’s and medications. Depression took over and I lost all hope of having children.
My faith was wavering and I no longer could find the words to pray anymore.
That’s when I started researching and finding bible verses related to topics and feelings of infertility. Those bible verses gave me hope in a very dark time in my life.
From those verses, I sat down and wrote out prayers specific to infertility issues. Such as feelings of jealousy, sadness, loss of hope and faith.
When You Can’t Find The Words To Pray is a 30 day prayer guide providing you with a topic for the day, along with 3 bible verses and a prayer related to the infertility topic.
This book is perfect for you if you are struggling with keeping hope and faith in God during infertility.
I hope that this book brings you comfort, peace and closeness to God to restore your hope in the mother/father you are meant to be!
All of these 15 books are incredible books written by renowned fertility experts and individuals who’ve experienced infertility first hand. While there are many other books on the market about infertility, these books are a great start to helping increase your fertility or provide you with hope.
Although I implore you to find a book that inspires and helps your infertility journey, let me give you a bit of advice if I may…
These books are intended for individuals who are trying to conceive. If you are not having troubles conceiving, please don’t buy one of these books for a friend that’s struggling with infertility.
If you have friend who’s trying to conceive, the best thing you can give him or her is an empathetic, listening ear! Sometimes when people are struggling with infertility, they are not looking for help.
Just for someone to listen.
I’ve talked to many women who’ve gone through infertility and a family member or friend gifted them a book about infertility. The thought is kind and they meant the best. But to someone suffering with infertility, it can be hurtful.
Instead, let them choose their own infertility books in their own time!
If you are in need a book to bring you hope, naturally increase fertility or help explain infertility and treatment, these books are for you!
Just because your having troubles conceiving, does not mean your alone in the world. These 15 fertility books will help you realize that there are others who struggle with infertility and there is always hope!
Sending tons of baby dust your way!