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Thursday, March 27, 2014

How to Improve IVF Success + Free Download

  
With words like that on the cover, 
every infertile around the world should be running to the nearest bookstore 
to purchase the new book being "officially" released tomorrow called  
   
It Starts with the Egg: 
How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant and Prevent Miscarriage.
 
When author Rebecca Fett asked if I was interested in an advanced copy of her book, I said heck yes. Why? Because if Rebecca or anyone else can offer up some insights on how infertiles can get a leg up on IVF and improve their egg quality, I'm all ears. The quality of our eggs is the most common reason for failed IVF cycles, recurrent miscarriages and age-related infertility. Given my own recent experience at CCRM, I wish this book had been available before I cycled.
 
What piqued my interest most about Rebecca's book is the reason she wrote it. Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve at the ripe old age of 27, she went through IVF and was disappointed with the advice her clinic gave her (i.e. no advice at all, just lots of injections and bills). Given her background in molecular biology, she decided to delve into the scientific research for herself and ended up spending a year analyzing nearly 500 scientific studies about improving egg quality for IVF. 
 
The book is about everything she found in her research. Rebecca offers real-world advice to improve egg quality by minimizing exposure to toxins, choosing the right vitamins and supplements, and making practical dietary changes. Being an infertility veteran and a google junkie, there were only a handful of recommendations to improve fertility in the book that I hadn't read about on infertility boards, blog posts or word-of-mouth. But what ends up happening with the myriad of suggestions online is that you don't know which ones to focus your limited energy on. There are so many "my brother's friend's aunt Sally got pregnant by eating pineapple cores after IVF" type stories out there...it's hard to decipher what is worthwhile and what is a useless waste of time. This book is a one-stop shop to find out what really affects egg quality based on scientific research. 
 
Will the changes suggested in this book actually improve your IVF success rates? Or help you prevent a miscarriage? Or achieve a pregnancy naturally? I can't say, for sure. But when you're trying to avoid draining your savings on fertility treatments or already on the road to taking out a line of credit to pay for IVF, it can't hurt to take a read and try this approach. If you're not into all the background research (which I enjoyed), there are succinct conclusions and action plans at the end of each chapter.
 
And because I want all y'all to be happy and have beautiful, healthy babies...
DofD readers can download a free copy of the eBook here through April 15th. Please feel free to link to this DofD blog post if you enjoy the book and want to share my review with your own readers.
 
If you're old school or like to read in the bathtub (like me), you can purchase the book here on Amazon. As an intro offer, the book will be $12.95 this weekend (usual list price is $16.95).  
 
Happy reading! 
 
***Unfortunately, the book is no longer available for free download. 
Due to an overwhelming response, it hit the maximum number of downloads through noisetrade on April 5th...10 days early). However, the book is still available for purchase on Amazon from the link above. Thanks! 


21 comments:

Aubrey said...

So interesting! Definitely will be buying this... That cover totally reels you in!

Jessica said...

Thank you for sharing this, Jessah! I will definitely be downloading it and reading it, as I think every woman who is interested in having a baby could benefit from making the healthiest choices for themselves and their bodies/future babies. I also sent it to a sweet friend of mine who is struggling with PCOS, and am hoping that it might help her too!

A Life Without Mofongo said...

Thank you so much just downloaded it. Have a happy weekend.

bellehavendrive said...

Ooooh egg quality! The mystery of a lifetime!

Lisa Mace said...

Thank you for sharing! :)

Courtney Wilson said...

This is a great share! :) I will send it to those I know struggling with fertility.

Janna Renee said...

I bet this book will sell really well! So many couples can benefit from the knowledge and hope.

Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm said...

Thank you Jessah!! I am going to download this book!! I also might order a hard copy.

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conceptionallychallenged said...

This sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

Ana P.H. said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm going to read it right away :)

Hope said...

Thanks for the tip! I will definitely check it out. Like you said, there's plenty of advice out there, but it's hard to know what's really true.

Good Egg Hatched said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Just learning about you & your story...wishing you every success as you move forward with your new clinic & plan.

Krystal Sullivan said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I've been looking for books to read about IVF, but some of them seem sketchy at best. This is definitely on my to-read list.

Anonymous said...

The link isn't working - says author not on there :(

Laura @ Making Baby Provence said...

I'm so excited to read this! However, it says the free downloadable version isn't available when I click the link. :( I'll try again later! Thanks for sharing.

rebecca fett said...

Hi Everyone, thank you so much for all the support and excitement about my new book. My apologies for the problems with free download link yesterday - it's all fixed now.

I hope you all enjoy the book and find it useful. If you think others could benefit from reading it please consider writing a review on Amazon or anything else you can think of to help spread the word :)

Thanks!

Rebecca Fett

holly said...

Looks like the link is broken again :(

Fairy_mommy2b said...

Still can't download the free version. The link isn't working :-(

monica yard said...

Thank you for sharing this link! I downloaded it on my Kindle and have been reading it every chance I can get. I'm about 30% through and it is AMAZING that nearly everything we touch and/or eat is harmful for us - even if we live a healthy lifestyle. SUCH good information in this book. Did I say thank you? THANK YOU! :)

missingnoah said...

This looks like a great read, but the link is broken again.

Amber said...

Ahhh, if only this book had been written years ago. What a wonderful resource and kudos to you for sharing it.

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