Now Available: Getting Pregnant For Dummies

John S. Rinehart MD, PhD, JD, Lisa Rinehart RN, BSN, JD and Jackie Meyers Thompson are proud to announce the release of: Getting Pregnant For Dummies

This hands-on guide addresses the common barriers to achieving pregnancy and offers tips to maximize your potential for fertility.

Available on AMAZON.COM and BH.COM

For millions of people, starting a family is a lifelong dream. However, many face challenges in welcoming children into the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 12% of women in the US from ages 15 to 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. A variety of factors exist that can contribute to infertility, such as ovulation disorders, uterine abnormalities, congenital defects, and a host of environmental and lifestyle considerations. But infertility is not just a female problem. For approximately 35% of couples with infertility, a male factor is identified along with a female factor, while in 8% of couples, a male factor is the only identifiable cause. Fortunately, there are many treatment options that offer hope.

Getting Pregnant For Dummies discusses the difficulties related to infertility and offers up-to-date advice on the current methods and treatments to assist in conception. This easy-to-read guide will help you understand why infertility occurs, its contributing risk factors, and the steps to take to increase the chances of giving birth. From in vitro fertilization (IVF) to third party reproduction (donor sperm or eggs and gestational surrogacy) to lifestyle changes to understanding genetic information to insurance, legal and medication considerations, this bookcovers all the information you need to navigate your way to the best possible results. Packed with the latest information and new developments in medical technology, this book:

  • Helps readers find real-life solutions to getting pregnant
  • Covers the latest information on treatments for infertility for both women and men
  • Offers advice on choosing the option best suited for an individual’s unique situation
  • Explains the different types and possible causes of infertility issues
  • Provides insight to genetic testing information
  • Provides suggestions for lifestyle changes that help prepare for conception

Getting Pregnant For Dummies is an indispensable guide for every woman trying to conceive and for men experiencing infertility issues. Getting Pregnant For Dummies uncovers the difficulties many couples face when trying to conceive and offers real solutions to getting pregnant. This hands-on guide covers various fertility treatments and suggests tips on lifestyle changes to prepare readers for conception.

John S. Rinehart, MD, PhD has maintained an exclusive practice in infertility and reproductive endocrinology for the past thirty-five years. He serves as a Senior Attending Physician with North Shore University Health System and as a Senior Clinic Educator for the Pritzker School of Medicine for The University of Chicago.

Lisa Rinehart, RN, JD has been involved in reproductive medicine the past twenty-five years, currently as a health care attorney and medical practice consultant. She is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and an honorary member of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.

Jackie Meyers-Thompson is a former fertility patient, the proud mother of two teenagers and the author of numerous Dummies books along with her work as a content writer and account director for Hirons in Chicago.

Getting Pregnant for Dummies is the source for patients and practioners alike. This book offers experience and expertise in the problems, and solutions in creating or expanding a family as well as walking your patients down the road with the best chance of success.

Media Contact: For review copies of the book, interviews with the author, excerpt requests, or any additional information, please contact: Jackie Meyers Thompson at

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