Your Fertile Years

Your Fertile Years

What You Need to Know to Make Informed Choices

Joyce Harper


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'Essential reading' Professor Kypros Nicolaides
'Fills an important gap in understanding' Professor Robert Winston

How well do you really know your body?
How easy do you think it will be for you to get pregnant - or NOT to get pregnant?

You've probably never really been educated about your reproductive years - perhaps you learnt everything you know from friends, or from the media, or online. You might be ready for a baby now; or, like so many other women, you might want to delay the birth of your first child while you establish your career. Perhaps you're thinking about freezing your eggs.

Professor Joyce Harper is an internationally recognized expert on female fertility and fertility education, and in 12 chapters she covers the full scope of your reproductive years, from your first period to menopausal symptoms. Her straightforward, scientifically based advice will give you all the information you need to make informed decisions about your reproductive choices. Only when you really understand your menstrual cycle works can you optimise your lifestyle to get pregnant successfully - while being properly aware of how and when your fertility will decline.

Your Fertile Years answers all your questions about things like egg freezing and IVF, and debunks not only the myths surrounding fertility treatment, but also the misinformation and scare stories that surround conception and pregnancy, including the bottom line on supplements, diet and holistic therapies.

A shining beacon in the murky fertility landscape, this book will accompany you through your fertile years, giving you the guidance you need to make decisions that work for you, your family, your career and your body.


Joyce Harper:
Described as a 'force of nature' and 'a role model to women everywhere', Professor Joyce Harper is a global leader in fertility education. She has worked in the fertility field for 33 years and is Professor of Reproductive Science at University College London, in the Institute for Women's Health. She has a number of key roles in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, in addition to running a monthly women's group called the Purple Tent and being an ambassador for UK Lottery-funded This Girl Can. Joyce has written more than 200 scientific papers and published two textbooks, in addition to writing on FemTech, social egg freezing, and new technology for fertility. Joyce has 3 children, all born as a result of fertility treatment, including twins after frozen embryo transfer. She openly shares her fertility journey and wants to help people achieve the family they want.