Many worthwhile resources are available, both in print and online. Here we have gathered some titles so that you can prepare comfortably at home.
[A desire for children - New ways to planned pregnancy]
Authors Günter Freundl, Christian Gnoth and Petra Frank-Hermann show how reproduction and natural family planning work - a method that gives couples a chance to become proactive, as it has helped many to become pregnant. And if not, the book also gives reliable information and help so that those affected can find the right way for them amongst the many methods offered by modern medicine.
[A desire for children and pregnancy: The 100 most common questions and answers]
Gabriele Grünebaum and Franziska Becker go beyond the “usual” information on fertility, pregnancy and birth, answering questions that many couples still don’t feel have been answered after many conversations. What can I learn from the basal body temperature? Can I fly when I'm pregnant? Can I have a small drink of alcohol while pregnant? Is it necessary to shave my pubic hair before the birth? No, there’s no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to such an important topic.
[The dream of having your own child - Phychological help for infertility]
This book from Tewes Wischmann and Heike Stammer not only answers the questions of those affected - doctors and other professionals can also benefit from the practical experience of the authors. This acclaimed book not only explains the most important artificial fertility procedures and the current legal situation, but also gives knowledgeable assistance on coping with unwanted childlessness.
[Baby whispering: A manual for when you are trying to conceive]
Birgit Zart moves far away from laboratories, hormone fluctuations and technical possibilities, instead helping to finally release the internal pressure of trying to understand oneself in this tense phase - as the author knows the internal path to having a child like no one else. Her Baby Whispering is a “manual for feelings”, particularly feelings that can stand in our way. Gently, she covers themes like impatience, sorrow, fear, pain, baby envy and hoping for a child. For over 30 years, Birgit Zart has accompanied people on their journey to having a baby and is a pioneer in alternative fertility.
The health portal www.frauenaerzte-im-netz.de is published by the Professional Association of Gynaecologists in collaboration with the German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and is addressed to women and girls who want information on important subjects relating to their health, gynaecology and obstetrics. The portal is a reference page for gynaecological conditions and, in addition to current information from practices, clinics and research, it also offers a way to find specialists near the user’s home with the Doctor and Clinic Search.
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