It’s officially summer! For so many of us that means longer days, dining al fresco, lightening bugs and VACAY. As we take long weekends or get out of town for an extended break, relaxing on a beach or by the pool with a cool drink and a great book stirs up images of the perfect summer scenario.
If you’re currently TTC or on your IVF journey and looking for ways to keep yourself informed, Susan Christiano of CT Fertility in Trumbull, CT has compiled the perfect list of books to consider while perusing Amazon or flip-flopping through Barnes & Noble. There’s something for everyone!
From learning how to time intercourse for increased chances of conception to better understanding the hormonal and physical changes that occur during your monthly cycle, Toni Weschler’s book provides thorough information on how to increase your likelihood of conception and lead a healthier life.
For the Cook:
This is one fertility book you can literally devour – it is filled with yummy and thoughtful recipes. Determined to avoid a full hysterectomy before her thirties, she found healing (and ultimately conceived!) by following a plant-based diet.
For the Guys:
Light-hearted and full of laughs, this is a great read for guys but also relevant for women wanting to better understand infertility.
For a Good Laugh:
As the name suggests, writer Kristine Waits shares her personal struggle with infertility. Laugh, cry and share this fertility book for TTC!
For Those Looking for Compassion and Empathy:
To know that you are not alone in your infertility struggles and that others understand your pain can bring you solace. Author and psychotherapist Helen Adrienne helps couples gain perspective on infertility and gain coping skills. The kind words from others who have experienced infertility are very soothing.
Whether it’s a fertility book you choose to reach for this summer or another good beach read, taking time for yourself can help reduce stress & anxiety while on your IVF Journey. Summer is synonymous with relaxation, so kick back, embrace the season and enjoy one of CT Fertility’s recommended fertility books.