Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy


Stephanie Gianarelli, LAc, FABORM Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG


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Prime yourself for pregnancy with this proven method of fertility enhancement using Traditional Chinese Medicine. This short book relies on time tested Chinese medicine and modern advances in science to bring you the best that the East and the West has to offer to prepare your body for pregnancy.

Here’s what people on Amazon are saying about the book:

5.0 out of 5 stars  Great book!  By Leah on January 24, 2016  Format: Paperback   “I was pleasantly surprised at how clearly presented this book is … packed full of well-researched information uniquely combining both Eastern & Western approaches to fertility health. Every person desiring to conceive should reach for this book to more fully understand their options & their bodies. Great book!  An additional note: I appreciated the chapter on optimizing natural conception & basal body temperature.”

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a fantastic resource that combines many seemingly disparate approaches to fertility…  By Kelsi L on January 12, 2016  Format: Paperback “I personally struggled to get pregnant with my son and found the search for answers and options to be incredibly overwhelming and stressful. This book is a fantastic resource that combines many seemingly disparate approaches to fertility into an incredibly helpful holistic guide. From current western fertility treatments, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle choices and charting your basal body temperature, this book covers it all without the bias one might find when consulting with a typical healthcare specialist. Highly recommended.”

5.0 out of 5 stars  Read this book if you are trying to conceive!  By snowlotus on November 22, 2015  Format: Kindle Edition  “Read this book if you are trying to conceive! The authors are experts – one in the Western medicine approach to fertility treatments, and the other in Eastern medicine approaches to fertility. They give a very helpful overview of what you can expect from either approach, and also on the value of integrating the two approaches. As a Yoga for Fertility instructor, I believe it is crucial to have this understanding and appreciation for both approaches, in order to make the best decisions for yourself, especially if you are experiencing challenges on your journey to parenthood. The authors provide this important information in a way that is easy for anyone to understand, and even provide some tools for self-assessment. The information in this book is a great adjunct to a yoga for fertility practice!”

5.0 out of 5 stars  West meets East in Fertility  By sierra cristiano on October 26, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase  “This book is a guide for patients open to considering multiple perspectives on Fertility treatment and how they can be used in concert. I am inspired by the mutual respect of the authors and am interested in continuing my research in this area of TCM partnered Western Fertility Treatment.”

5.0 out of 5 stars  By Brooke Schmidly on August 27, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition “This is a fantastic book for any family hoping to have a baby. The blending of traditiomal chinese medicine and Western medicine is a model for healthful living in addition to family planning. The resources section is awesome and is the best summary of medical studies I have seen. You will learn so much from this book and have faith and hope for a baby restored.”

5.0 out of 5 stars  Great resource for anyone trying to get pregnant By amber on May 27, 2015  “This short e-book (yay!) is an amazing resource for anyone who wants to get pregnant. The authors explain how eastern and western medicine can be used separately or together to help you build your family in simple, clear language. I’ve had acupuncture before, but I had never learned about any of the science behind it, and this book does a great job of explaining the hows and the whys. I also appreciated the many references to peer-reviewed journal articles that have examined the ways eastern medicine can enhance fertility (great for all you skeptics!). I would definitely recommend this book to anyone trying to get pregnant.”

5.0 out of 5 stars  A GREAT resource for anyone thinking about getting pregnant!  By Josh on May 20, 2015  “An excellent resource for anyone considering starting a family, even if you never use acupuncture or see a fertility doctor. IMs. Gianarelli done an amazing job! Ease to read, practical and high informative this is one of the best books available. It provides clear, useful and up-to-date information on both Eastern and Western medical approaches to fertility and lets you know what to expect in the process. I’ve managed the practice of a successful fertility acupuncturists for more than 15 years and work as a Certified Health Coach. I will be encouraging all our patients to read this book!”

5.0 out of 5 stars  A fantastic read for anyone interested in looking at all sides …  By M Torres on May 21, 2015  “This book is a helpful guide for anyone wanting to learn more about all fertility treatment options. It presents both Eastern medicine options (acupuncture, herbs, supplements) and Western medicine options (prescription medications, inseminations, and IVF) in a clear, concise manner. I appreciated the research behind the book and the list of references/scientific studies for the options described. A fantastic read for anyone interested in looking at all sides of fertility.”

5.0 out of 5 stars  A must read   By Nevine S. Webster on May 24, 2015  “This book is a must read for anyone who is struggling to start or grow their family. I even recommend this book to those who have a loved one who is struggling in their fertility journey. The collaboration of an Eastern and Western approach to fertility, and their shared goal of a healthy lifestyle, is fascinating.”