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Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy: An Integrative Approach to Fertility

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on March 31, 2016
I really enjoyed how this book combined Eastern and Western medicine. I found the dietary and supplement recommendations throughout the book to be very informative and useful. This is a great book not only for those going through fertility treatment but for anyone preparing for a healthy pregnancy.
on April 4, 2016
This is an unusual take on fertility, as it marries both Eastern and Western perspectives. I would definitely recommend this guide to anyone considering a hybrid approach.
on April 25, 2016
I wish I had read this book years ago when I tried to get through “The Infertility Cure” and “Making Babies.” It would have saved me a lot of time and guilt (for wanting to get through those books, but struggling because I found them very dense!). This is a very thoughtfully written and compiled resource addressing fertility issues from both the Eastern and Western standpoint. I appreciated the introduction to oriental medicine, balanced with the perspective of western medicine– and yet agreeable. People struggling to conceive are often open to whatever approach it will take to find success. This book filters through all the snuff out there and lays it out methodically and simply in a format and tone that are easy to digest. I also think the chapter on pregnancy health is valuable for incorporating all the elements of the book in addressing future self-care. Very good book!
on May 1, 2016
I really enjoyed reading this book as I have many patients who are interested in integrating acupuncture into their fertility treatment. As a physician, I appreciate the research presented in this book, and it helps me answer the questions my patients have about how Eastern medicine can be used to optimize their preconception health. I loved the chapters discussing diet and supplements for fertility/egg/sperm health– this is a hot topic and an important subject I discuss at all of my new patient consultations. I am excited to tell my patients about this book as I know that it will be an invaluable resource during their journey to start or complete their family.
on May 2, 2016
I run several fertility journey support groups in-person and online and we have collectively read pretty much every fertility book out there. I’m also a contributor to Still a Mother: Journeys Through Perinatal Bereavement — a spiritual support book for the fertility journey — so I understand from a writer’s perspective what information is helpful (at least to me) to be conveyed. “Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy” receives five stars because it has excellent science-based research, blends the Eastern and Western perspectives on fertility, and is user-friendly. I find this book easy to dip into as a resource, as well as being read from cover to cover. I hope the authors will continue to update the book as new findings about fertility are discovered. This is a must-have for those who are beginning to think about conceiving and for those who are already well on their journey.
on June 3, 2016
As a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner I find this book very informative because it not only includes all the relevant information on fertility/conception/pregnancy from TCM’s stand point of view, more importantly it also touches on various important topics such as recommended supplements, latest ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology), lifestyle advice etc. which would be very helpful for anyone who specializes in this area. I would recommend this book to my fellow colleagues if you are currently seeing fertility patients. This is a must-have book to enhance your clinical practice.
on June 5, 2016
I have recommended this book to so many people! Trying to get (And stay) pregnant is such a stressful time and there is so much information + mis-information out there. It is helpful to see practical and science based advice in one place. The blend of eastern and western medicine is unique and this book nicely explains what is known. I wish I had read this when going through fertility treatments (IVF did not work for us but post-IVF getting myself holistically healthy did) and I am so grateful others have this resource.

By Shantel on April 3, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition

Incredible book! Gives great through insight from both an Eastern and Western approach to fertility enchantment. Explained things in an easy to understand way. The attention to details covering pre conception, pregnancy, and post pregnancy was a great whole picture approach to the conception road. I’ve tried both Eastern and Western approaches and reading this book helps me feel more confident in understanding my treatment plan. I highly recommend this book to anyone currently trying to conceive, it will enhance your confidence in stepping out of the box.

on March 31, 2016
I really enjoyed how this book combined Eastern and Western medicine. I found the dietary and supplement recommendations throughout the book to be very informative and useful. This is a great book not only for those going through fertility treatment but for anyone preparing for a healthy pregnancy.
5.0 out of 5 stars  Great book!  By Leah on January 24, 2016  Format: Paperback   “I was pleasantly surprised at how clearly presented this book is … packed full of well-researched information uniquely combining both Eastern & Western approaches to fertility health. Every person desiring to conceive should reach for this book to more fully understand their options & their bodies. Great book!  An additional note: I appreciated the chapter on optimizing natural conception & basal body temperature.”
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a fantastic resource that combines many seemingly disparate approaches to fertility…  By Kelsi L on January 12, 2016  Format: Paperback “I personally struggled to get pregnant with my son and found the search for answers and options to be incredibly overwhelming and stressful. This book is a fantastic resource that combines many seemingly disparate approaches to fertility into an incredibly helpful holistic guide. From current western fertility treatments, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle choices and charting your basal body temperature, this book covers it all without the bias one might find when consulting with a typical healthcare specialist. Highly recommended.”
5.0 out of 5 stars  Read this book if you are trying to conceive!  By snowlotus on November 22, 2015  Format: Kindle Edition  “Read this book if you are trying to conceive! The authors are experts – one in the Western medicine approach to fertility treatments, and the other in Eastern medicine approaches to fertility. They give a very helpful overview of what you can expect from either approach, and also on the value of integrating the two approaches. As a Yoga for Fertility instructor, I believe it is crucial to have this understanding and appreciation for both approaches, in order to make the best decisions for yourself, especially if you are experiencing challenges on your journey to parenthood. The authors provide this important information in a way that is easy for anyone to understand, and even provide some tools for self-assessment. The information in this book is a great adjunct to a yoga for fertility practice!”

5.0 out of 5 stars  West meets East in Fertility  By sierra cristiano on October 26, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase  “This book is a guide for patients open to considering multiple perspectives on Fertility treatment and how they can be used in concert. I am inspired by the mutual respect of the authors and am interested in continuing my research in this area of TCM partnered Western Fertility Treatment.”

5.0 out of 5 stars  By Brooke Schmidly on August 27, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition “This is a fantastic book for any family hoping to have a baby. The blending of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine is a model for healthful living in addition to family planning. The resources section is awesome and is the best summary of medical studies I have seen. You will learn so much from this book and have faith and hope for a baby restored.”
Great resource for anyone trying to get pregnant By amber on May 27, 2015  “This short e-book (yay!) is an amazing resource for anyone who wants to get pregnant. The authors explain how eastern and western medicine can be used separately or together to help you build your family in simple, clear language. I’ve had acupuncture before, but I had never learned about any of the science behind it, and this book does a great job of explaining the hows and the whys. I also appreciated the many references to peer-reviewed journal articles that have examined the ways eastern medicine can enhance fertility (great for all you skeptics!). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone trying to get pregnant.”
A GREAT resource for anyone thinking about getting pregnant!  By Josh on May 20, 2015  “An excellent resource for anyone considering starting a family, even if you never use acupuncture or see a fertility doctor. Ms. Gianarelli has done an amazing job! Easy to read, practical and highly informative, this is one of the best books available. It provides clear, useful and up-to-date information on both Eastern and Western medical approaches to fertility and lets you know what to expect in the process. I’ve managed the practice of a successful fertility acupuncturists for more than 15 years and work as a Certified Health Coach. I will be encouraging all our patients to read this book!”
A fantastic read for anyone interested in looking at all sides …  By M Torres on May 21, 2015  “This book is a helpful guide for anyone wanting to learn more about all fertility treatment options. It presents both Eastern medicine options (acupuncture, herbs, supplements) and Western medicine options (prescription medications, inseminations, and IVF) in a clear, concise manner. I appreciated the research behind the book and the list of references/scientific studies for the options described. A fantastic read for anyone interested in looking at all sides of fertility.”
A must read   By Nevine S. Webster on May 24, 2015  “This book is a must read for anyone who is struggling to start or grow their family. I even recommend this book to those who have a loved one who is struggling in their fertility journey. The collaboration of an Eastern and Western approach to fertility, and their shared goal of a healthy lifestyle, is fascinating.”

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