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Integrated Approaches to Infertility, IVF and Recurrent Miscarriage: A Handbook

by Justine Bold and Susan Bedford Singing Dragon
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A comprehensive integrative handbook on fertility treatment, and assisted reproduction techniques (ART), the book is written by specialist contributors for health professionals and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners, and for those seriously considering ART themselves. Integrated approaches to infertility offer patients both an improved experience and a greater chance of success when undergoing different types of ART. Leading experts review the evidence and discuss the benefits of different approaches to support the physiological and emotional aspects of fertility and fertility treatment. The book covers everything from identifying and treating conditions that may reduce fertility, including immunological abnormalities and specific male and female factors, to how nutrition, acupuncture, reflexology and yoga can support couples going through assisted reproduction, including helping to improve some immunological aspects.

Foreword by Professor Gab Kovacs. Introduction. 1. Preparing for Fertility Treatment. Justine Bold, Senior Lecturer, Health and Applied Social Sciences, University of Worcester, UK. 2. Introduction to Assisted Conception. Karen Veness, Infertility Network, UK. 3. Obesity, Body Mass Index, Associated Factors and Their Effect on Fertility. Susan Bedford, Nutritional Therapist, private practice, UK. 4. Introduction to Female Factors in Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. Justine Bold. 5. Endometriosis. Dian Shepperson Mills, director, The Endometriosis and Fertility Clinic Ltd, London, UK. 6. Male Factor Infertility. Clare Casson, The Zita West Fertility Clinic, London, UK. 7. Coeliac Disease and Infertility Disorder. Dr Mohammed Rostami-Nejad, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases (RIGLD), Shahid Behehsti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran-Iran. Kamran Rostami, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, UK. 8. Unexplained Infertility and Reproductive Immunology. Louise Carder, Nutritional Therapist, Private Practice, UK. 9. Reproductive Immunology Case History. Justine Bold. 10. Dietary Factors, Key Micronutrients and Nutritional Support. Karen MacGillivray-Fallis, Vita Sana Nutritional Consultancy, UK. 11. Lifestyle and Nutritional Factors Affecting Male and Female Infertility. Susan Bedford. 12. Supporting Assisted Reproduction in Women Over 40 Years of Age. Natasha Claire Dunn, Senior Clinical Embryologist, London Fertility Centre, part of Spire Fertility, UK. 13. Acupuncture in Assisted Reproduction. Irina Szmelskyj, Co-Director and Lead Clinician, True Health Clinics and Founder, The Fertility Foundation, UK. 14. Reflexology to Assist with Fertility. Deborah Cook, MA in Higher Education, BSc (Hons) Health Studies, RGN, RNT, Member of the Association of Reflexologists, UK. 15. Yoga to Support Fertility. Lisa Attfield, Fertility Yoga, UK.

Health Practitioners working with pregnant women continue to see increasing numbers of infertility and recurrent miscarriage and IVF issues, as the average age for first-time mothers in the UK and Europe rises to 30 years of age with more women deciding to start their families later in life. This book represents a priceless resource to health practitioners of all disciplines, from medicine to nutrition as well as complementary therapists who wish to deepen their knowledge of reproductive health whilst having easy access to well documented practice-based evidence on the subject.
Justine Bold is a senior lecturer at the University of Worcester in the UK in the Health and Applied Social Sciences Academic Unit. She has worked for over seven years on nutrition postgraduate programmes (MSc Nutrition & Health and MSc Nutritional Therapy). She is currently researching a Phd at the University of South Wales related to the experience of infertility. Justine has also worked as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner since 2003 with many clients with fertility and auto-immune issues. She has contributed to TV and radio programmes in the UK on the subject of infertility and ART, including BBC and Sky News. Justine has personal experience of infertility and is now a mother to twins born in 2013. She lives in Gloucestershire, UK.

Susan Bedford is a highly experienced science teacher, specialising in Biology and Chemistry, with over sixteen years' experience in a variety of roles including senior management. She has an MSc in Nutritional Therapy from the University of Worcester and conducted her research into the area of fertility and nutrition. She is a fully qualified freelance Nutritional Therapist who specialises in the area of fertility. She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural healthcare Council (CNHC). She has successfully worked with a variety of patients experiencing infertility issues and undergoing ART and has authored articles in relation to fertility for a leading nutritional company and a pre-conception charity. Susan lives in Buckinghamshire, UK.