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It Starts with the Egg

How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF
Narrated by: Melinda Wade
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, the quality of your eggs will have a powerful impact on how long it takes you to get pregnant and whether you face an increased risk of miscarriage. The latest scientific research has found that poor egg quality is in fact the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles.

Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a practical and evidence-backed approach for improving egg quality and fertility, now fully revised and updated in 2019.

With a concrete strategy that includes minimizing exposure to toxins such as BPA and phthalates, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this audiobook offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.

©2019 Rebecca Fett (P)2019 Rebecca Fett

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Very Useful Info But No PDF of Lists.

Really useful info and easy to understand. Only issue is no pdf download so it's impossible to have the list of supplements to purchase etc.

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Great book!

Great narration, every thing is analized with pros and cons, dosages and even diet suggestions.

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Good information but horrible reader

I would recommend the paper book due to the very useful information for someone trying to conceive, but the reader is so robotic that makes the audible version very boring.

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Very informative, but..

Highly recommended this book for people struggling to conceive, however the book is very repetitive, and seems quite contradictory at times

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Robotic reading but excellent information

Great book, great info, but awful reading, robotic and boring. Chapters in the book don't match audio chapter system, extremely annoying when told to reference a specific chapter.

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Good information

I think is important to share as much information we can on a subject that isn't treated as important as it should be. Often doctors aren't updated on research as much as they should be as miscarriages are not taken seriously as it should be. This book given to me more information and a bit of hope. Also given me more power and information to make decisions and to ask for more test in my medical meetings.

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Lots of great info!

really easy to listen to and such great info! I feel motivated to take real lifestyle changes.

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highly recommend

found this book full of info that we have put into practise. would recommend if you are at the early stages and had your first miscarriage or like us, 10 years in 8 misscarriages. It falls in line with many recommendations of our consultant. and i have just re-read this book as we are now starting IVF. my wife has pcos, which it also has many recommendations for and it covers many other areas to such as diet and endometriosis. enjoy and i wish anyone reading this book to keeping pressing on and don't give up, as there is always hope.

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Imperative Title If You're Trying For A Baby!

This audio book is amazing and if you're experiencing any aspect of infertility it gives you back a sense of control. Rebecca steps you through the compelling research she has carefully pieced together and develops a step-by-step plan for women experiences all levels of infertility. Even if you've no known infertility issues and you'e just starting to try for a baby there is so much good advice. I've been following the programme for a number of months prior in preparation for IVF. One thing I've noticed is how great I feel in my every day life from following Rebecca's advice. Full of energy, mental and skin and hair looking great. I couldn't recommend this audio book more highly. I also have the paperback but I prefer the audio book as it is quite dense with information and I find the audio book easier to consume.

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  • Anca
  • 02-02-20

great book but hard to follow due to narrator

someone said that it seems like this book is read by Siri. i felt the same. if it weren't as interesting as it is, it would have been difficult to listen to, due to the equal voice of the reader. luckly, it is a good book so it's worth the hassle. I recommend playing at a faster speed if you can keep up with the understanding, as it becomes more easy to follow this way.

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  • DocD215
  • 11-01-20

IVF Success

I followed the recommendations given by the author over a 6 month period and went from 3 follicles with zero eggs to 10 follicles with 7 eggs upon retrieval. Age 42, no complicating factors other than low ovarian count size to age. Thank you Rebecca Frett for pulling all the info together into a well organized book! We are thrilled!

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  • Karlee H.
  • 03-01-20

great fertility advice

great fertility advise. I have been changing my diet and adding the myo-insol and CQ10 and my fertility is better already.

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  • Sarah Bunch
  • 26-04-19

Must Listen and Read

This book is like no other!!! I feel so fortunate that I found it. I am 41 and have suffered three miscarriages. After my last, I was determined to figure out if there was anything I could do. I feel like many of us pushing 40, or in our 40s feel like there’s nothing we can do to improve our chances besides seeing a fertility specialist. And while this may be the recommended course you eventually find yourself on, I was so relieved to find that there are things we have power over that can increase our odds at having a healthy baby. I scoured the shelves at bookstores, the library and the Internet trying to find any information on what I could do differently, and fortunately, someone recommended this book. It has given me so much hope. It is filled with great advice based on research, from eliminating “hidden” toxins, to which supplements to take to increase your odds and why. Rebecca Fett is so knowledgeable, and has really done her research. I actually bought the physical book first, but then decided I wanted to finish it quicker, so I bought the Audible as well. I am still in the initial few months of following all of her recommendations, and through the recommendations for blood tests to ask for, I have found I have Hashimoto’s and high insulin (both of which are linked to miscarriage), so I am taking steps to treat those. I already am feeling better with higher energy and brighter skin, so now we wait and HIGHLY recommend.

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  • lucky
  • 15-05-20

Scope of improvement

Overall i loved the book however i felt it missed a key element. Egg quality is only half the battle and other half is implantation and sustaining the pregnancy. This book doesn’t cover why so many implantations fail and what you can do to overcome pregnancy losses after implantation.

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  • Mitchell B.
  • 29-04-20

A must read when trying to conceive!

Highly recommend to anyone who is trying to conceive. I only wish I found this book sooner!

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  • Scott Kincad
  • 25-02-20

full of very great information

This is not my first go at fertility issues so many of the things in this book I already knew but Instill learned a lot from this book. I highly reccomend it to anyone trying to improve thier reproductive health.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-02-20

interesting

The book was intersting but not what i was expecting. It's more aimed to tackle infertility problems.

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  • Ryan J Gripon
  • 16-02-20

Great information for Couples

I really enjoyed this book as it gives a lot of details in the fertility process and ways to improve. This book will the man and women in their journey.

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  • Yanett
  • 11-02-20

Excellent

This is an excellent book. Highly recommend. I consider myself well educated on the topic of health and still found the information in this book very useful