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Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, the quality of your eggs will have a powerful impact on how long it takes you to get pregnant and whether you face an increased risk of miscarriage. The latest scientific research has found that poor egg quality is in fact the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles.

Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a practical and evidence-backed approach for improving egg quality and fertility, now fully revised and updated in 2019.

With a concrete strategy that includes minimizing exposure to toxins such as BPA and phthalates, choosing the right vitamins and supplements to safeguard developing eggs, and harnessing nutritional advice shown to boost IVF success rates, this audiobook offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.

©2019 Rebecca Fett (P)2019 Rebecca Fett

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  • Lily
  • 29-09-20

Audio Version is INCOMPLETE. Do not buy audiobook

I have been listening to this audio book while reading the kindle version and can confirm that it is incomplete. There entire halves of chapters in the book but not in the audio book.

The content of the book is AMAZING and a must-read. There are lots of important parts of the book (for example on chromosomal abnormality) that is critical but missing from the audio book.

The narration is also very robotic, as evidenced by mispronounced words that an English—speaking human would not make.

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  • DocD215
  • 11-01-20

IVF Success

I followed the recommendations given by the author over a 6 month period and went from 3 follicles with zero eggs to 10 follicles with 7 eggs upon retrieval.
Age 42, no complicating factors other than low ovarian count size to age.
Thank you Rebecca Frett for pulling all the info together into a well organized book! We are thrilled!

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  • Anca
  • 02-02-20

great book but hard to follow due to narrator

someone said that it seems like this book is read by Siri. i felt the same. if it weren't as interesting as it is, it would have been difficult to listen to, due to the equal voice of the reader. luckly, it is a good book so it's worth the hassle. I recommend playing at a faster speed if you can keep up with the understanding, as it becomes more easy to follow this way.

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  • Sarah Bunch
  • 26-04-19

Must Listen and Read

This book is like no other!!! I feel so fortunate that I found it. I am 41 and have suffered three miscarriages. After my last, I was determined to figure out if there was anything I could do. I feel like many of us pushing 40, or in our 40s feel like there’s nothing we can do to improve our chances besides seeing a fertility specialist. And while this may be the recommended course you eventually find yourself on, I was so relieved to find that there are things we have power over that can increase our odds at having a healthy baby. I scoured the shelves at bookstores, the library and the Internet trying to find any information on what I could do differently, and fortunately, someone recommended this book. It has given me so much hope. It is filled with great advice based on research, from eliminating “hidden” toxins, to which supplements to take to increase your odds and why. Rebecca Fett is so knowledgeable, and has really done her research. I actually bought the physical book first, but then decided I wanted to finish it quicker, so I bought the Audible as well. I am still in the initial few months of following all of her recommendations, and through the recommendations for blood tests to ask for, I have found I have Hashimoto’s and high insulin (both of which are linked to miscarriage), so I am taking steps to treat those. I already am feeling better with higher energy and brighter skin, so now we wait and HIGHLY recommend.

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  • Karlee H.
  • 03-01-20

great fertility advice

great fertility advise. I have been changing my diet and adding the myo-insol and CQ10 and my fertility is better already.

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  • SILVERcysm
  • 16-03-21

Incomplete book

The content of this book is great but the audible version of the book is incomplete, more than half of chapter 1 is missing. Audible should fix this!

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  • ELIZABETH
  • 13-12-20

We conceived!

After following the directions in this book, we conceived after 10 months!! I started taking vitamin d and CoQ10 and took a pregnancy test at 13dpo, and showed positive!! I highly recommend this read!!

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  • S.K
  • 01-03-21

Very informative

Must read book for anyone trying to concieve. Reliable sources cited too. I got to know in details about the supplements.

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  • Desiree
  • 20-02-21

Very helpful

This really helped me make dietary and supplement selections! I feel empowered on my journey!

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  • Ani Ovakimyan
  • 15-12-20

Too much repetition

Too much repetition of the same thing over and over
Other than that very informative and I loved the book

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  • Delectable
  • 17-01-20

Very Useful Info But No PDF of Lists.

Really useful info and easy to understand. Only issue is no pdf download so it's impossible to have the list of supplements to purchase etc.

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  • Mrs G.
  • 19-02-21

Knowledge is Power!!!

This is an essential book for women of all ages, especially those trying to conceive

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-20

Great book!

Great narration, every thing is analized with pros and cons, dosages and even diet suggestions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-12-19

Good information but horrible reader

I would recommend the paper book due to the very useful information for someone trying to conceive, but the reader is so robotic that makes the audible version very boring.

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  • Peter MacLean
  • 18-10-19

Very informative, but..

Highly recommended this book for people struggling to conceive, however the book is very repetitive, and seems quite contradictory at times

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  • B. Paddle
  • 17-10-19

Robotic reading but excellent information

Great book, great info, but awful reading, robotic and boring. Chapters in the book don't match audio chapter system, extremely annoying when told to reference a specific chapter.

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  • Alessia Caiazza
  • 17-10-19

Good information

I think is important to share as much information we can on a subject that isn't treated as important as it should be. Often doctors aren't updated on research as much as they should be as miscarriages are not taken seriously as it should be. This book given to me more information and a bit of hope. Also given me more power and information to make decisions and to ask for more test in my medical meetings.

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  • Babymummyire
  • 04-09-19

Lots of great info!

really easy to listen to and such great info! I feel motivated to take real lifestyle changes.

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  • J. Necati
  • 05-06-19

highly recommend

found this book full of info that we have put into practise. would recommend if you are at the early stages and had your first miscarriage or like us, 10 years in 8 misscarriages. It falls in line with many recommendations of our consultant. and i have just re-read this book as we are now starting IVF. my wife has pcos, which it also has many recommendations for and it covers many other areas to such as diet and endometriosis. enjoy and i wish anyone reading this book to keeping pressing on and don't give up, as there is always hope.

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  • Gina
  • 19-03-19

Imperative Title If You're Trying For A Baby!

This audio book is amazing and if you're experiencing any aspect of infertility it gives you back a sense of control. Rebecca steps you through the compelling research she has carefully pieced together and develops a step-by-step plan for women experiences all levels of infertility. Even if you've no known infertility issues and you'e just starting to try for a baby there is so much good advice.

I've been following the programme for a number of months prior in preparation for IVF. One thing I've noticed is how great I feel in my every day life from following Rebecca's advice. Full of energy, mental and skin and hair looking great.

I couldn't recommend this audio book more highly. I also have the paperback but I prefer the audio book as it is quite dense with information and I find the audio book easier to consume.

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  • Reflexo
  • 13-06-21

A great source of information

This is a fabulous source of information for those wanting to prepare their bodies to maximise the quality of egg and sperm for preconception. It is a minefield of information. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date copy of the book because it varies from the original version. I was following the original version book, together with the updated Audible (so I could highlight abs make notes) and there was a bit of difference in almost every chapter. I love the fact that the research is in a large bibliography at the back of the book so you can look up the research if you are so inclined.. That’s a big plus for me!

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  • Jamie Rea Cortez
  • 14-01-21

It's not worth 1 credit for 5 mins of the introduction of the book.

I bought this book using 1 Audible credit otherwise it's just under $20. Before I purchased, it says it’s about 6 hours or so minutes. Therefore I purchased it. When I downloaded the book it only plays 5 mins introduction and that's about it. I can't review the book but I am giving it's 1 star becuase I feel that it is a waste of credit for me and I could have just purchased the ebook which would cost just about the same.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-21

Very informative with practical ideas

Great information on fertility with practical ideas on how to implement the suggestions in real life. Seemed well balanced, based on research and realistic. I wasn't a fan of the voice, but speed it up which helped and I just got used to it. I took a LOT of notes and got a lot out of it.

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  • melissa metzler
  • 24-06-20

Excellent evidence based information

I listened to the whole book in one sitting. It's a lot of very well researched information in regards to improving your chances to a successful pregnancy. The book focuses on supplements and diet. I already ordered the supplements and feel ready for my first round of IVF.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-20

Really helpful and educational

i found this book to be very informative and I liked that it gives options for different situations/levels of hormonal imbalance rather than one size fits all approach. Also provides scientific evidence/research and realistic recommendations.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-04-19

A great book

I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Has loads of science-based useful information for those trying to conceive. Written by a woman who had gone through fertility issues herself ( and succeeded), it offers advice and action plans for women with various fertility challenges. I liked the voice of the narrator - easy to follow while listening to it on my walks!