From the Back Cover
In they bewildering and rapidly advancing field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) you will need to keep a grip, remain informed, know your options and your rights.
'The Infertility Companion' will help you feel in control when faced with what can be painful and isolating experience. Every aspect of ART and fertility problems is covered: hormone, treatment, IUI, donor insemination, egg donation, surgery, surrogacy, IVF, and some of its most recent breakthrough technologies such as ICSI. Accurate and detailed, clear and thoughtful, the book will enable you to face diagnosis, investigation, drugs and treatment fully prepared.
Informed by experts in the field of ART and by her own experience of two IVF treatment cycles, Anna Furse explains clearly and sympathetically:
• How your reproductive system works
• What can cause infertility
• Drug and treatment options
• Specialist counselling – how it can help
• The latest technological developments
• Complementary medicine and self help
• Other choices – adoption and fostering
Anna Furse is a theatre director, award-winning playwright and journalist. She and her partner, Jack Klaff, had a baby girl through IVF treatment in 1995. They were the subjects of the BBC documentary series, 'Making Babies'.
About the Author
Anna Furse is an award-winning theatre director, playwright, and documentary film maker who was the subject of the BBC TV series Making Babies. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and active campaigner to give more help and information to infertile couples. She successfully gave birth to a daughter after 2 tries at IVF.