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New book offers tips to improve fertility

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Various factors affect a woman’s chance of achieving a pregnancy including health, age, and lifestyle choices. Many women have no problems becoming pregnant, while others wind up seeing an infertility specialist after a period of trying. The process begins with producing an egg—and one of good quality. A new book addresses that issue. It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF by Rebecca Fett presents the latest research on factors that influence egg quality. The book provides valuable information for nor only the woman who is just beginning to try for a pregnancy but also one who is undergoing infertility treatment.

The book covers environmental factors that can reduce fertility, such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates. Proper nutrition and supplements are covered in depth, including supplements that may do more harm than good. Factors that affect sperm quality are also addressed. Each chapter concludes with an extensive list of references that not only validates the quality of the material presented but also provide the reader with an opportunity to provide additional information on a topic.

Rebecca Fett has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney in molecular biology in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Sydney and NYU. She has conducted laboratory research in genetics. She is currently a patent litigation expert in a large New York law firm where she specializes in analyzing scientific and clinical evidence for biotechnology companies.

It Starts with the Egg is available at