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Making Babies

By: Sami S. David,Jill Blakeway LAc
Narrated by: Chris Kayser
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Publisher's Summary

Making Babies offers a proven three-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Drs. David and Blakeway know a better way. Starting by identifying "fertility types", they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF. Making Babies is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention. Drs. David and Blakeway are revolutionizing the fertility field one baby at a time.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Sami S. David (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

" Making Babies is an excellent, well-organized guide on how to get pregnant naturally. It combines the best of both Western and Chinese methods." (Marc Goldstein MD, coauthor of the upcoming A Baby At Last! and surgeon in chief, male reproductive medicine and surgery, at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College)
"Ask a fancy reproductive endocrinologist about acupuncture and you're likely to hear, 'If it relaxes you, it's fine with me.' In other words, the official position of the high-tech fertility folks on traditional fertility medicine amounts to benign ignorance. Making Babies will change that. Here's proof that traditional and modern methods work, and not only that: they work better together. This is very good news for mothers, fathers, and babies." (Nina Planck, author of Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby's First Foods)
"We applaud the main message of this book: improving your health improves your chances of fertility. Making Babies is a must-read for couples wanting to increase their chances of conceiving." (William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, coauthors of The Pregnancy Book and The Baby Book)

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Almost non existent supplemental pdf

The audible keeps mentioning the supplemental PDF all over but the supplemental pdf barely has 10% of that info.

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Painful to listen to...

The narrator seems robotic. He needs more emotion when discussing such a emotional topic. He sounds condescending at times. Also where is this supplementary PDF that he mentions more than 100 times? The only PDF I noticed was of anatomy, BBT charts, massage photos, and a weird food diagram that is basically useless. I found myself stopping the audiobook to google something because I didn't understand what he said and couldn't find this "supplementary PDF." Save your credit or the "Impatient Women's Guide to Getting Pregnant." It is much more informative and easier to listen to.

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Good info for your library but…

First off, let me say that this book is surely a great one to have in your library if you are having infertility issues that are hard to explain. The authors pull back all the layers and offer informative avenues of exploration so you can self diagnose or have the information you need to talk constructively with your doctor. If you have been diagnosed with “undetermined infertility” or “old eggs” or a doctor seems to have thrown up their hands unsure of next steps (or sure there are no options) then this book offers plenty of potential empowerment for you.

What I don’t like about the book is the tone. Although the authors deny it, I heard a wall of “don’t do IVF”. The idea is that “natural is always better when possible” which I don’t necessarily agree with. Nature can be a heartless beast and to be so resistant to technological intervention is an overcorrection in my estimation. The beginning of the book is particularly troubling to me as the authors suggest some unscrupulous IVF doctor may swap an embryo without a patient knowing and Dr. David reflects on his first IVF experience looking at a test tube and saying to himself “those are babies in there!”. Examples like those reek of unfair bias to me.

Once you’re into the diagnosis and treatment sections, there is plenty of practical advice. The super in depth sex-Ed section is fabulous. And if you find something that explains your issues, you’ll surely find useful information. That said, some of the info seems out of date and controversial at best so use this book only as part of your library, not an infallible guide.

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This book is a MUST READ!

After 8 months of TTC, I was finally able to give up alcohol and caffeine after reading this book. I have read a few fertility books on the subject and continued to hear the same thing. Those two things just don't build a healthy baby. I also completely changed my diet an eliminated junk, processed food, sugar 80% of the time. So far I feel great. This book's supplement recommendations are also on point with other nutrition books I have read. I finally feel on track! I will update once I get that BFP.

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great information

I loved all the information and insight, but I can't find the PDF he references over and over.

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Great information

This book is very helpful for any couples struggling with infertility. They don't address premature ovarian aging or diminished ovarian reserve, which is odd considering they cover so many other causes of infertility. Still worth reading to get hints how to make the right lifestyle changes

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Extremely informative, I highly recommend!

this book has a weather of information and I wish I would have read it prior to IVF. I had a few failed attempts at IVF, (fell pregnant twice) but it failed. I truly believe if I had implemented the suggestions in this book for at least 3 months prior i definitely would have had success.

that said I suggest this book to anyone thinking about TTC and work on you first then try. I have not given up hope and will update you all when I become pregnant. best of luck to us all TTC!

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Once it got down to the medications/herbs it was incredibly dry and near impossible to continue.

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Complete guide

Loved it. Listened to ot twice. A complete book about fertility, very easy to listen to and loved the idea about combining western medicine with Chinese medicine, acupuncture. Totally recommend to anyone, male or women that are struggling with infertility or just want to prepare ahed of time for making babies.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

This was extremely informational and I'm glad I came across it when I did. I'm looking into purchasing the physical book right now to go back over all the important things he talked about for my specific fertility type.