Author(s): Dr Mary Birdsall (editor)
Starting a family is one of the biggest decisions to make in life, yet getting pregnant and having a child when it best suits you is not always easy or as straightforward as you might think. Couples faced with difficulties conceiving often don't know where to turn for help.
Making Babies is written to help you better understand your fertility and what it takes to get pregnant. It explains the process of getting pregnant and how to maximise your chances, how to protect your fertility, what lifestyle factors are important, what to do if you are trying for a baby and not succeeding, when and where to seek help, treatment options available, and all the recent scientific advances in the world of fertility.
Written by New Zealand's leading fertility specialists, Making Babies will help give you the answers and also the baby you long for.
Fertility Associates was established in Auckland in 1987. Pioneering reproductive medicine in New Zealand, co-founders Dr Richard Fisher and Dr Freddie Graham were previously involved in introducing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) technology to New Zealand in 1983, when they ran a fertility clinic at the original National Women's Hospital in Auckland. Fertility Associates is made up of a close-knit team of doctors, nurses, counsellors and scientists who have been giving families the best possible chance of having a baby for over 20 years, with over 8500 babies born to date. They offer private and publicly funded consultation and treatment, are active in both community and professional education, and also undertake a number of research programmes.