There are many books that can help you heal or deal with various hormonal imbalances such as PCOS, endometriosis, progesterone deficiency, estrogen dominance, etc. Here are some of my favorites fertility books.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler
For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman's body. Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple minutes a day allows a woman to: Enjoy highly effective, scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices, maximize her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception, increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby, and gain control of her sexual and gynecological health.
WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source by Alisa Vitti
With WomanCode, holistic health coach Alisa Vitti shows women how to maintain health and vitality with a food-based program to rebalance their hormones.
Alisa Vitti found herself suffering through the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and was able to heal herself through food and lifestyle changes. Relieved and reborn, she made it her mission to empower other women to be able to do the same.
Whether you are suffering from irregular periods, fertility issues, depression, or lack of sex drive, Alisa Vitti says that meds and anti-depressants aren’t the only solutions. Groundbreaking and informative, WomanCode educates women about hormone health in a way that’s relevant and easy to understand. And the five-step protocol can markedly improve health and overall quality of life.
Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods by Lara Briden
Naturopath Lara Briden wants to give women the knowledge and tools to improve their period health. Every woman will menstruate in their lifetime, and one in two women will struggle with their period health. Lara's book, previously self-published, has already garnered rave reader reviews because of it deals so openly and compassionately with this important aspect of women's health. Containing invaluable advice for women of every age and circumstance, and detailing natural treatments from nutritional supplements to a healthy diet, this book promises to help women change their relationship with their menstrual cycle. Topics include how to come off hormonal birth control; what your period should be like; what can go wrong; how to talk to your doctor; treatment protocols for all common period problems, including PCOS and endometriosis. Thoroughly researched and written in clear and accessible language, Lara Briden's Period Repair Manual is the ultimate guide to better periods.
What to Expect Before You're Expecting: The Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant by Heidi Murkoff wit Sharon Mazel
What to Expect Before You’re Expecting has everything that eager-to-be moms and dads need to know about getting pregnant, from getting their bodies ready to make a healthy baby to getting that healthy baby on board faster. You'll find baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams); fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat); how to pinpoint ovulation, time baby-making sex, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact—it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby—from myth—position matters.
Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition: Can what You Eat Affect Your Menstrual Cycles and Your Fertility? by Marilyn McCusker Shannon
Marilyn Shannon provides a wealth of information about how what you eat affects your fertility & fertility signs. Topics covered include: painful periods, PMS, heavy bleeding, premenopause, seeking pregnancy, irregular cycles & much more. This book is divided into three parts to make it an easy read. Part I deals with overall good nutrition & what vitamin supplements to consider; Part II deals with the problems of the menstrual-fertility cycle which can be alleviated by optimal nutrition & Part III provides further self-help advice & additional reading sources. Women seeking alternative explanations & approaches to infertility & PMS will find Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition a useful guide.
The Tao of Fertility: A Healing Chinese Medicine Program to Prepare Body, Mind, and Spirit for New Life by Daoshing Ni and Dana Herko
An esteemed doctor who has helped countless women achieve their dream of having a child offers his program for enhancing fertility through traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Dr. Daoshing Ni, descended from more than 70 generations of Taoist masters, has achieved renown among high-tech infertility specialists, TCM practitioners, and his many devoted patients. The Tao of Fertility is the first book combining a practical plan for conceiving using TCM with empowering Taoist principles that can carry you through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
Mind Body Baby: How to Eat, Think and Exercise to Give Yourself the Best Chance at Conceiving by Ann Bracken
Leading fertility counsellor, Ann Bracken, draws together her years of expertise in the field with this supportive guide that will boost fertility by putting wellbeing at the heart of your journey. Ann breaks down the mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques that are scientifically-proven to combat the stress caused by fertility problems and offers clear, practical advice and tips on how to nurture your health and wellbeing - to optimise your fertility and inspire positivity during difficult times.
The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean Twenge
Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all—the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information—sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging— that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story.
Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility by Jill Blakeway and Sami S. David
Recommend alternative to the prevalent fertility medicine practiced today : "aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention." Starting by identifying "fertility types," Dr. David, an reproductive endocrinologist, and Ms. Blakeway, founder of the YinOva Center, discuss common causes of fertility problems, making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility naturally, and offer specific strategies for varying situations, some surprising, such as douching with baking soda, taking an over-the-counter cough medicine or low-dose aspirin, gaining or losing a few pounds, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or acupuncture.
Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40s by Aimee E. Raupp
Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: How To Improve Your Fertility Now & Into Your 40's" is the complete guide to getting pregnant and improving fertility naturally - - even if you've been told your chances of conception are low. A nationally renowned women's health and fertility expert, Aimee Raupp has helped thousands of women optimize their fertility and get pregnant. Now, in "Yes, You Can Get Pregnant," she provides her complete program for improving your chances of conceiving and overcoming infertility, including the most effective complementary and lifestyle approaches, the latest nutritional advice, and ways to prepare yourself emotionally and spiritually. In a friendly, understanding, and inspirational manner, "Yes, You Can Get Pregnant" provides hope, scientifically - backed knowledge, and emotional support to help you improve your health and fertility from the inside out so that you can become the mother you want to be.