As Book Lover’s Month draws to a close, we are sharing a list of trying to conceive reads that have helped us through our own journeys. The list below is just a sample of the many books available today to help guide you through your journey to parenthood. Have you read any of these books?

Laughing IS Conceivable: One Woman’s Extremely Funny Peek into the Extremely Unfunny World of Infertility by Lori Shandle-Fox, 2012

  • Laughing is Conceivable is relatable to so many who are going through the process of trying for a baby, and that is what makes this light-hearted, quick read so great.

What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting: How to Support Your Wife, Save Your Marriage, and Conquer Infertility! by Marc Sedeka and Gregory Rosen, 2011

  • A good read for men who together with their partner are experiencing infertility. The book is informative yet maintains a delicate sense of humour.

The Sperm Meets Egg Plan: Getting Pregnant Faster by Deanna Roy, 2009

  • Although this is a short read, the spot on information throughout the text is presented in a light-hearted and compassionate manner that couples struggling to conceive will benefit from.

It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage by Rebecca Fett, 2014 

  • A more scientific read on the science behind egg quality and how important it is when trying to get pregnant. This book is very informative for those seeking more information on the science behind getting pregnant to optimize their chances. , especially helpful for those just starting on their journey.

Feed Your Fertility: Your Guide to Cultivating a Healthy Pregnancy with Chinese Medicine, Real Food, and Holistic by Emily Bartlett and Laura Erlich, 2015

  • Feed Your Fertility is very empowering in that it gives women suggested tips on the nutrition needed by their bodies to optimize their chances of conceiving, and sustaining pregnancy. This book also includes information on the different types of cycles, and even a section on Chinese medicine said to help with trying.

Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility Now and into Your 40s by Aimee Raupp MS Lac, 2014 

  • This book is a great read for women trying to conceive naturally, and at a later period in life. Aimee’s book combines holistic methods with scientific research to help optimize your chances.

Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility by Janet Jaffe and David Diamond, 2012

  • The authors of Unsung Lullabies have done a great job capturing the emotions of what it is like to go through infertility, which helps couples to understand, or to know that they really aren’t alone on this journey. The book provides helpful tips on how to help others struggling to conceive.

Infertility Survival Handbook by Elizabeth Swire-Falker, 2004

  • This book has an upfront approach to infertility, is relatable to many on the journey to parenthood, and shows extensive understanding throughout the text. This book is very thorough, covering many topics related to infertility.

Motherhoodwinked: An Infertility Memoir by Anne-Marie Scully, 2014

  • “Honesty” is the key word for describing Motherhoodwinked. The author describes her true feelings throughout her experience with infertility, including those honest, frank emotions that many women don’t discuss openly.