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Queer conception : the complete fertility guide for queer and trans parents-to-be
Physical Description:
x, 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Making decisions and creating a timeline -- Fertile health for every body -- Lab tests and fertility evaluations -- Gamete donors -- Surrogacy -- Insemination methods and timing -- Troubleshooting and complicated conceptions -- In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer -- Coping with cycle attempts -- Miscarriage -- Early pregnancy and lactation induction.
The only evidence-based, up-to-date fertility guide for queer people from an experienced health care provider, this is also the first to be transgender inclusive and body-positive. Here, queer prospective parents will find sound advice for navigating complex medical, social and financial decisions. Trusted fertility midwife Kristin Kali walks you through the baby-making process: creating a timeline; fertile health for every body; preconception tests; identifying ovulation; donors, gamete banks, and surrogacy; methods of insemination including IUI, IVF and reciprocal IVF; navigating early pregnancy; and preparing for infant feeding, including lactation induction for trans women and nongestational parents. This book is for all LGBTQ+ readers interested in creating family through pregnancy: anyone who identifies as queer, lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, trans and nonbinary people, couples, single parents by choice, poly families, and coparents. It's an antidote to a culture and medical system that all too often centers heterosexual couples experiencing infertility while overlooking our unique needs. It also contains sidebars with guidance for reproductive healthcare professionals.