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08/09/2014 at 16:22
Just wondering what books (if any) on TTC have you ladies on here read? What were they like? Would you recommend them?
I've read one and am half way through the second.
The first one was the Toni Weschler book I got from a lovely MD'er on here - Taking Charge of your Fertility (TCOYF). I found it really helpful and gained a lot of insight into fertility which was a good one for starting out. The info about CM is excellent.
The one I'm half way into now is by Jean Twenge: 'The Impatient Women's Guide to Getting Pregnant'. It's both humorous and informative. I really like her style of writing and some of the advice she gives about how to cope with TTC is really good.
So, over to you, any TTC book recommendations?
09/09/2014 at 13:50
I just wanted to second Tayto's recommendation of Jean Twenge's book. It's really easy to read - amusing and informative at the same time. It looks at some of the most common TTC statistics that are banded around and what's behind them. In the beginning, I was a little worried incase I'd left it a little late to start TTC (I'm 34), but the book really helped to put my mind at rest.
09/09/2014 at 14:52
I've read TCOYF and although the writing is a little over the top for me, the knowledge it gave me was great. It made me realise how many misunderstandings about the menstrual cycle are out there. Being someone who has cycles that can range between 28-36 days, I was a little miffed when a snotty nurse at the epu asked me if I had PCOS purely based on my varying cycle lengths, like it wasn't normal!
It's quite a big book so it can look a little off putting but it was really informative.
09/09/2014 at 17:00
I read The Persuit of Motherhood by Jessica Hepburn. It's all geared around one woman's battle to have a baby, endless amounts of money spent on failed cycles of IVF, it's heartbreaking but a fantastic read and definitely gives you a sense of perspective. It's real too, because as much as there is science out there to help you conceive sometimes even that isn't enough and it's just not meant to be.
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