The Fertility Book

The Fertility Book
Your definitive guide to achieving a healthy pregnancy

This is the book you can trust when it comes to fertility.

Published on the 16th of September by Vermilion in Trade Paperback
Available for purchase for £16.99

“This book is an absolute game changer. It is an amazing resource and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is even considering having a go at conceiving”
Dr Xand van Tulleken, TV Presenter & Honorary Associate Professor University College London

The Fertility Book

Your definitive guide to achieving a healthy pregnancy

Professor ADAM BALEN
Internationally renowned fertility expert

and GRACE DUGDALE
Reproductive biologist and nutrition scientist

Published on the 16th of September by Vermilion in Trade Paperback, £16.99

This is the book you can trust when it comes to fertility.

A comprehensive guide for those trying to conceive or those looking to have a family in the future, with up to date and evidence based advice from two leading fertility experts

Leading NHS consultant and fertility expert Professor Adam Balen has decades of experience helping couples on their journey to conception and beyond. Grace Dugdale is a reproductive biologist and nutrition scientist who works closely with Adam offering detailed assessments and sound advice on lifestyle and nutritional health to couples trying for a pregnancy. Now in their first book for a general readership, they have created a unique companion to reproductive health for all couples looking to conceive, explaining all the factors at play from genetics to lifestyle. Taking an honest look at the evidence for both conventional and alternative approaches, equipping you with the knowledge to improve your chances of a natural conception and with an understanding of how to create the best environment for a healthy pregnancy. And if you do decide to seek help through assisted conception, this book will be with you every step of the way, explaining what treatments are available and how to approach them, so that you can come to an informed decision about what is right for you.

This book will be the companion every couple needs to plan for a healthy pregnancy covering:

Preconception care, planning for a healthy pregnancy

Maximise your chances of conception before you see a doctor by quickly identifying any impediments to achieving pregnancy. Including a guide to effective lifestyle changes for both partners such as how to optimise nutrition and sleep health, plus weight management and stress management.

What to do when you need medical help

Struggles to conceive can put a great deal of pressure on couples, this guide will allow you to take control of sexual and reproductive health for both partners and make informed decisions that are best for you. Covering everything from understanding the results of hormone and semen testing to IVF, surrogacy, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Endometriosis and POI (Primary Ovarian Insufficiency).

Also covered:

Recurrent Miscarriage
Genetic Testing
Building Modern Families e.g Parents with a Disability, Single Parenting, LGBTQ+ Parenting New Technologies and Alternative Therapies
Fertility Preservation

The Fertility Book is busting the myths around fertility including those such as:

  • “Diet and lifestyle can only affect egg quality in the 3 months before ovulation”
  •  “Male fertility doesn't decline with age”
  • “Sperm health doesn't affect the health of the pregnancy or the health of the baby”
  • “You can't get pregnant on your period”
  • “Folic acid or a pregnancy multivitamin is all you need to worry about when trying to conceive”
  • “It's normal to have very painful or very heavy periods”
  • “If my periods are regular, I just need to keep trying and we don't need to see a doctor if we're not conceiving”