The Book

cover of book, Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy. White cover with blue stylized lotus.

This easy to read guide to maximizing your fertility has at home tips for every body type! Stephanie Gianarelli, LAc, FABORM and Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG have written Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy to help people maximize their fertility potential and demystify fertility treatment, both western and eastern, with easy to understand descriptions and explanations. This is a great resource for anyone attempting or planning to start trying to have a baby!

The 2nd edition of PTSOP is on it's way! 

As well as the audiobook! Stay Tuned. – August 23, 2021

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What's My Fertility Body Type?

Because this book is based on Chinese Medicine, we put together a short quiz to help you identify which of the Five Elements you are. 

What's My Fertility Type?

A Sneak Peek Into PTSOP

Table of Contents:

Forward: by Judy Kimelman, MD, FACOG………………………………………………………………..……..4

Preface: by Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG……………………………………………………………………………5

Introduction: by Stephanie Gianarelli, LAc, FABORM ……………………………………….…………..8

Chapter One: Traditional Chinese Medicine: Overview and Use in Fertility Care………….11

Chapter Two: Building Your Baby Bank Account with Traditional Chinese Medicine…….17

Chapter Three: The Four Pillars of Fertility Enhancement ……………………………………..…….25

Chapter Four: Fertility Enhancing Supplements and the Science Behind Improving Egg Quality…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…….36

Chapter Five: Optimizing Natural Conception………………………………………..……………………56

Chapter Six: Your First Acupuncture Treatment……………………………………….…………………65

Chapter Seven: Assisted Reproductive Technology: The Western Approach to Fertility Treatment……………………………………………………………………………………………………….………….69

Chapter Eight: TCM Fertility Enhancement for ART……………………………………….……………83

Chapter Nine: I’m Pregnant! Now What?……………………………………………………………………87

Appendix One: What is Your Chinese Medicine Diagnosis? ………………………..…………….96

Appendix Two: TCM Dietary Guidelines…………………………………………………………..……….104

Appendix Three: Understanding Your Digestion Through The Middle Burner…………..106

Appendix Four: The Issue of Pesticides and Chinese Herbal Medicine…………..…………108

Appendix Five: Finding Your Fertility Care Providers ………………………………………………..110

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms …………………………………………………………………….……..113

Research, Sources and Additional Information ……………………………………………………….118

About The Authors ………………………………………………………………………………………………….136