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Queer conception : the complete fertility guide for queer and trans parents-to-be  Cover Image Book Book

Queer conception : the complete fertility guide for queer and trans parents-to-be / Kristin L. Kali, Licensed Midwife.

Kali, Kristin L., (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781632173980
  • ISBN: 1632173980
  • Physical Description: x, 309 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-302) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Making decisions and creating a timeline -- Fertile health for every body -- Lab tests and fertility evaluations -- Gamete donors -- Surrogacy -- Insemination methods and timing -- Troubleshooting and complicated conceptions -- In vitro fertilization and embryo transfer -- Coping with cycle attempts -- Miscarriage -- Early pregnancy and lactation induction.
Summary, etc.:
The only evidence-based, up-to-date fertility guide for queer people from an experienced health care provider, this is also the first to be transgender inclusive and body-positive. Here, queer prospective parents will find sound advice for navigating complex medical, social and financial decisions. Trusted fertility midwife Kristin Kali walks you through the baby-making process: creating a timeline; fertile health for every body; preconception tests; identifying ovulation; donors, gamete banks, and surrogacy; methods of insemination including IUI, IVF and reciprocal IVF; navigating early pregnancy; and preparing for infant feeding, including lactation induction for trans women and nongestational parents. This book is for all LGBTQ+ readers interested in creating family through pregnancy: anyone who identifies as queer, lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, trans and nonbinary people, couples, single parents by choice, poly families, and coparents. It's an antidote to a culture and medical system that all too often centers heterosexual couples experiencing infertility while overlooking our unique needs. It also contains sidebars with guidance for reproductive healthcare professionals.
Subject: Fertility, Human.
Human reproductive technology.
Gay parents.
Lesbian mothers.
Bisexual women.
Transgender people.
Transgender parents.

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