Best Books For Fertility and Conception

Best Books For Fertility and Conception

If you’re trying to get pregnant or just want to get a better understanding of your fertility and menstrual cycle, it helps to have access to some great resources.

The below books are the top books I recommend for those wanting to know more than just simple basics. Many of these books also rate very highly with BellyBelly forum members “ you can read their reviews in the forums too.

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1. Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler

For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralised 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
  • Maximise her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception
  • Increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby
  • Gain control of her sexual and gynaecological health

2. Plan to Get Pregnant: 10 Steps to Maximum Fertility by Zita West

Having a baby is one of the biggest life-decisions that a couple can make together. Plan to Get Pregnant tells you what you need to do to maximise your chances of conception, and breaks the process down into 10 manageable steps. It not only talks you though getting pregnant, but it also offers guidance on how to stay pregnant, especially through the, often difficult, first trimester. From how to know when you’re both ready to become parents and what to eat for maximum fertility, to embarking on IVF treatment and beyond, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to start a family.

Zita West has numerous fertility books and I highly recommend her work. Other books from Zita West include:

3. Natural Fertility: The Complete Guide to Avoiding or Achieving Conception by Francesca Naish

Many women have problems with their fertility at some time in their lives. Solutions and preventative advice here will contribute to womens well-being, and help to overcome problems with contraception, infertility, reproductive and hormonal health. Includes:

  • The natural approach
  • The unnatural approach
  • Cervical mucus changes
  • Basal body temperature changes
  • Rhythm calculations
  • The lunar cycle
  • Synchronising cycles
  • Sexual expression in fertile times
  • Charting and co-ordinating the methods for contraception
  • Natural remedies for hormonal and reproductive health
  • Natural, healthy conception

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Kelly Winder is the creator of, a writer, doula (trained in 2005), and a mother of three awesome children. She's passionate about informing and educating fellow thinking parents and parents-to-be, especially about all the things she wishes she knew before she had her firstborn. Kelly is also passionate about travel, tea, travel, and animal rights and welfare. And travel.


  1. Hi.. I had a natural pregnancy 6months after trying and it wasnot something I was really desperate of but welcomed whole heartedly.. n soon a baby was all i ever wanted..
    my pregnancy was smooth but i didnot put on as much weight as I should have so the Dr prescribed me Ascard in the end of my second trimester . with just 2 doses..i developed severe nausea to the extent i did not eat for straight 12 14hours each day..i have had Jaundice (Hep A n Hep E both) before but it to everyones surprise..hep E recurred during my 28th week.n assumingly as a side effect of Ascard..
    I was admitted to the hospital for a week..lots of blood work n critical 48hours when the Drs gave upon me saying that they might lose me n my baby…i finally managed to be well enough to sent home..2 days waterbag leaked and i didnt not know of it.. i was taken to the hospital n the Drs decided i will have to after almost 8hours of induction followed by bad labour ..i delivered a premmie girl who had breathing issues and was on a life support machine..4days she struggled n had hamerrohage which took her away from me..
    The drs asked me to wait for 6to 8months before planing another baby as im weak n my jaundice should completely go from my blood..i waited for a whole year as I didnt want history to repeat itself.. i started trying and for the past 6months every month i feel a little nausea and im thrilled but…..
    Im not able to concieve.
    Im so one understands husband says if its in our destiny it will happen otherwise we should not stress about shall i convince people its so crucial for me to have my own should i get pregnant..should i see a Dr.. am i being overly stressed..m i suffering with secondary depression has caused an almost 7 8kgs weight gain..
    Is anyone else like me too.. :'(

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