IVF Series Part 1: Natalist Guide to IVF Book
Since Natalist was founded in 2019, we’ve been on a mission to reduce the historical shame, misinformation, and outdated product offerings many people experience on their path to parenthood. This began with our flagship product, The Get Pregnant Bundle, and has expanded to a wide range of fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum essentials. We’re excited to announce a new addition to our book collection with Guide to IVF, an e-book focused on all things IVF.
The Science of Baby-Making: A Guide to IVF
Halle Tecco, the founder of Natalist, has put together an e-book inspired by her own IVF journey with hopes of demystifying the process and empowering readers with the information they need to take charge of their IVF journey. Guide to IVF has also been medically reviewed by Dr. Dana McQueen, an experienced OBGYN and reproductive endocrinologist.
Meet Halle Tecco, MBA, MPH
Halle Tecco is the Founder of Natalist, where she now serves as an Advisor. She is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, the host of The Heart of Healthcare Podcast, and a Board Member at Resolve. Previously she was the founder of early-stage digital health venture fund Rock Health. Halle is a proud first-generation college graduate passionate about fixing our healthcare system. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her MPH from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Women's and Reproductive Health. Halle has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. She was named as one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2023 by Fast Company, one of Goldman Sachs’ Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and listed on the Forbes 30 under 30.
Meet Dr. Dana McQueen, MD, REI
Dana McQueen, MD, REI, MAS received her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago, completed a one-year Fellowship in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at the University of Illinois, received a MAS (Masters of Advanced Studies) in Clinical Research from University of California, San Diego, and completed a fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. You can follow her on Instagram @drdanamcqueen.
Here’s a Sneak Peek
If you are reading this book, it may be because you’ve already had a long and challenging infertility journey, or maybe you’re considering or already undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). I remember when I was in your shoes— and felt a mix of excitement, hope, and fear. My IVF journey spanned seven years, with seven egg retrievals, 15 embryo transfers, 11 losses, and one miracle child.
This book will provide you with a comprehensive overview of IVF. It will also demystify the process and empower you with the information you need to make informed decisions and take charge of your IVF journey. May it be short and successful.
Guide to IVF covers everything from how infertility works to understanding your chances of IVF success, to coping with loss and disappointment. Here’s an overview of the chapters:
- How infertility works
- Common causes of male and female infertility
- Questions to ask during your first infertility appointment
- A step-by-step guide to how IVF works
- IVF prep and paperwork
- Ovulation stimulation and monitoring
- Egg retrieval
- Making embryos
- Embryo grading and genetic testing
- Embryo transfer
- Post-transfer pregnancy testing
- Understanding your chances of success
- When IVF is not enough
- Preparing for IVF
- Strategies for coping
Guide to IVF also includes helpful checklists, graphs, illustrations, and more.
Want to keep reading? You can get the full e-book here, which includes even more helpful checklists, charts, tips, and expert advice. A downloadable PDF will be emailed to you after purchase.
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