Introduction

t My hen you're ready to start a family you're full of anticipation about ▼ ▼ taking on the joys and responsibilities of parenthood. However, if month after month goes by without you falling pregnant, you may get a sinking feeling that something is wrong. Most people take fertility for granted and that's why infertility usually comes as a shock to couples who face it. Having no doubt spent many years trying to avoid falling pregnant, it's quite ironic to discover that when you really want a baby you can't conceive. Well, you're not alone — about one in six couples experience fertility difficulties at some time and if, like many of them, you discover that you need IVF to conceive, IVF & Beyond For Dummies is your perfect companion.

IVF treatment is like a long and winding detour on the road to parenthood and you may feel a bit dizzy from it all if you do eventually fall pregnant. Drawing from research of women who become mothers after having IVF, IVF & Beyond For Dummies also explains how you can deal with the challenges of parenthood.

After 20 years of working as a nurse with infertile couples in IVF clinics and ten years being involved in research about how infertility and infertility treatment can disrupt your life, I've used my combined clinical and research experience to write IVF & Beyond For Dummies for those who're contemplating IVF, and their friends and families. If you're 'shopping' for information about IVF, IVF & Beyond For Dummies is your one-stop shop. It covers everything you need to know about the medical, technical, emotional, legal and financial aspects of IVF treatment and about life after IVF.

Pregnancy Diet Plan

Pregnancy Diet Plan

The first trimester is very important for the mother and the baby. For most women it is common to find out about their pregnancy after they have missed their menstrual cycle. Since, not all women note their menstrual cycle and dates of intercourse, it may cause slight confusion about the exact date of conception. That is why most women find out that they are pregnant only after one month of pregnancy.

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