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1000 Needles

How to Increase Your Odds and Take Control of Your IVF Journey

Karissa Stelma


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Infertility affects about 15 percent of couples globally, yet somehow infertility and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are taboo subjects, often hidden and un-talked about. 1000 Needles: How to Increase Your Odds and Take Control of Your IVF Journey removes the stigma with a touch of sass and an unapologetically honest voice, exploring one couple’s IVF challenges and discoveries in order to normalize the infertility conversation. This guidebook:
  • addresses the medical and personal sides of the fertility coin,
  • suggests research-backed lifestyle changes to boost your odds of success,
  • sifts through drug and treatment options,
  • dispels myths, breaks taboos, and more!
Most importantly, 1000 Needles offers that elusive kernel of hope, whether you are just beginning IVF or nearing its desperate end. The combination of meticulous research and personal experience that resulted in a successful pregnancy and birth for the author provides a solid cheat sheet of what to expect as you traverse your own IVF journey.

Familius, 9781641704502, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2021

About the Author

Karissa Stelma, forever a New Yorker at heart, has been domiciled in Dubai for the last nine years while working in finance. She resides with her greatest loves—her husband, Kyle, and their three children.