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Publisher's Summary

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. Poor egg quality is emerging as the single most important cause of age-related infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and failed IVF cycles. It is also a major contributor to infertility in PCOS.

Based on a comprehensive investigation of a vast array of scientific research, It Starts with the Egg reveals a groundbreaking new approach for improving egg quality and fertility. 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 book offers practical solutions that will help you get pregnant faster and deliver a healthy baby.

©2014 Rebecca Fett (P)2016 Rebecca Fett

Critic Reviews

"This timely synthesis of scientific literature is essential reading for both women and men wanting practical, evidence-based recommendations to enhance their fertility." (Dr. Loretta McKinnon, Epidemiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital)
"Rebecca Fett did a stellar job of researching and summarizing the current understanding of the impact of egg quality on IVF pregnancy chances." (Dr. Norbert Gleicher, Reproductive Endocrinologist at the Center for Human Reproduction, New York)

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Horrible Narrator. Read the book instead!

What made the experience of listening to It Starts with the Egg the most enjoyable?

Definitely NOT the narrator! The author's helpful info made is bearable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of It Starts with the Egg?

Anne Flosnik's terrible voice. I first thought it was AI narrating, but when I found out it's an actual person, I couldn't believe they let her do this for a living!

Would you be willing to try another one of Anne Flosnik’s performances?

NEVER!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me cringe.

Any additional comments?

The chapters are not synced on the Audible app. After suffering for 7 hours, I am buying and reading the book.

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Great Info - terrible voice

loved the content of the book,but the reader's voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

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Brilliant book, badly narrated!!!

The information in this book is absolutely brilliant and really helpful but it was so hard to listen to. I wish I had read more reviews before I bought it. I’m sorry that the publishing house and author chose this reader, they did themselves a huge disservice, as it would have been much better if read by a normal human voice!
I have now bought the hard copy so I can read it properly.

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Very informative!

I love how the author gives a scientific viewpoint and has done a critical analysis of the research in the field

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  • Leah
  • Oregon
  • 08-29-18

Mostly about IVF

As others have said, the narrator was pretty difficult to listen to. I pushed through and finished the book, but it was hard. In addition, most of the information seemed to be centered on IVF patients. If I find that I have infertility then I may need this info but for now we are trying to conceive naturally so most of this info wasn't applicable for me.

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loved the info, hate the voice!

I loved all of the helpful information in this book but I wish I had just gotten the book. the person narrating this book is awful. it's like nails on a chalkboard. it's very robotic and you're not sure if it's a real person or AI. there's hardly any inflection in her voice. overall her voice made it hard to concentrate on the information she was giving.

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A must read for anyone trying to conceive

The information is presented in a way that is easy to understand. Gives a great overview of the science behind egg health.

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Great information

This is an excellent resource for anyone trying to conceive. The only criticism I have is that the narrator is very difficult to listen to.

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Great for Infertility!!!!

This is an amazing book for those on their fertility journey. Whether you are just starting out or you are doing IVF for the 3rd time, this book teaches you a lot!

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  • B.
  • 05-15-18

Quality book, Narration Lacking

Like many others, I thought the narration was AI for quite a while. It really impaired my enjoyment of the book, which is up-to-date, well explained, and thoughtful. I plan on sharing it with friends, although in written form. I wish it had even more on environmental/lifestyle toxins such as air, light, noise pollution, etc. but I realize that may be a bit beyond creating healthy eggs although related to fertility and successfully carrying a pregnancy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-09-17

Very helpful

This book is easy to understand, well researched and has proven helpful at a particularly difficult time. Now I feel I can actually make a difference!

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  • Rebecca Nicholas
  • 04-18-17

very informative but very scientific

it wasn't an easy read but it helped me out lots along my diet and supplement journey. I wish there was more on the topic of meat substitutes for vegetarians. are they harmless or harmful? could do with more info on this!

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  • Nataliekvl
  • 10-05-17

Interesting book

Narrators voice a little irritating but overall a good informative book. Does scare you a bit with all the things you shouldn't expose yourself to. Should take it lightly and not get stressed by all the lifestyle changes suggested.

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  • Angela
  • 08-14-18

Absolutely brilliant

Informative, accurate and very helpful.
The best fertility book I have read - and thats a fair few!
Highly recommend.

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  • MISS E.
  • 01-21-18

highly recommend it! full of useful info for ivf

i am just about to start treatment for ivf, this book has helped me on what i should and shouldnt be taking leading up t9o ivf, i now feel i have lots of info amd what supplements and foods i should be taking and avoiding, it also goes into details for each one, i would highly recommend this book if you are just about to start ivf.

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  • DrHoward
  • 11-15-16

Comprehensive explanations backed up by research

If you could sum up It Starts with the Egg in three words, what would they be?

Well written and well researched. An excellent resource

What did you like best about this story?

Recommendations based on clear scientific evidence.

What does Anne Flosnik bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Did not think the reader was the best