Fertility, Pregnancy, and Wellness

Fertility, Pregnancy, and Wellness

1st Edition - February 9, 2022

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  • Editors: Diana Vaamonde, Anthony Hackney, Juan Garcia-Manso
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183106
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183090

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Fertility, Pregnancy, and Wellness is designed to bridge science and a more holistic approach to health and wellness, in particular, dealing with female-male fertility and the gestational process. Couples seeking to solve fertility issues for different reasons, whether failed assisted reproductive techniques or the emotional impact they entail, economic or moral reasons, are demanding more natural ways of improving fertility. This book explores the shift in paradigm from just using medications which, in the reproductive field, can be very expensive and not accessible to the entire population, to using lifestyle modifications and emotional support as adjunctive medicine therapies. This must-have reference brings together the current knowledge – highlighting the gaps – and delivers an important resource for various specialists and practitioners.

Key Features

  • Offers insights from scientific and holistic methods, providing the available scientific evidence for (or against) different holistic approaches, aimed at improving fertility, health and wellness
  • Bridges the more ‘peripheral’, yet critical and multidisciplinary, considearations in fertility, infertility, pregnancy and wellness
  • Includes clear, concise and meaningful summary conclusion sections within each chapter

Readership

Reproductive endocrinologists, fertility/infertility specialists, practitioners within male and female fertility and pregnancy management, including gynecologists, obstetricians, andrologists, endocrinologists, embryologists, reproductive research scientists

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • About the editors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. The importance of healthy lifestyles in helping achieving wellbeing
  • Abstract
  • Relation between lifestyle and health
  • The study of number of publications: bibliometric analysis
  • Relationship between lifestyle, habits, and wellbeing
  • Role of wellbeing and lifestyles in women’s reproduction
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Part I: Background
  • Chapter 2. Male reproductive system
  • Abstract
  • Anatomy of the male reproductive system
  • Physiology of the male reproductive system
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Female reproductive system
  • Abstract
  • Female anatomy and introduction to physiology for the female reproductive system
  • Detailed physiological aspects of the hypothalamic–pituitary–ovarian–endometrial axis
  • The ovarian cycle
  • The endometrial cycle: proliferative and secretory phases and establishment of embryo receptivity (window of implantation)
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Conception and pregnancy
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Genetics and epigenetics of healthy gametes, conception, and pregnancy establishment: embryo, mtDNA, and disease
  • Abstract
  • Gametogenesis and genetic healthy gametes
  • Gametic mitochondrial DNA and embryo quality
  • The genetics of fertilization
  • Embryonic genome activation
  • Embryo implantation
  • Mitochondrial diseases
  • Epigenetic modifications
  • Genomic imprinting and developmental disorders
  • Epigenetic reprogramming in the gametes and embryo
  • Environmental factors and epigenetic changes
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Part II: Fertility - IIA
  • Chapter 6. A contemporary view on global fertility, infertility, and assisted reproductive techniques
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Male infertility
  • Causes of male infertility
  • Female infertility
  • Overview of fertility evaluation
  • Assisted reproductive technology
  • The effects of stress on fertility and assisted reproductive technology outcome
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Epidemiologic evidence of the impact of diverse chemicals on fertility
  • Abstract
  • Historical background
  • Legislative aspects to be protected
  • Classification and labeling of chemical substances which affect reproduction: mutagenic substances
  • Toxicological aspects of interest: toxic-kinetic, maximum allowable concentration and quantitative structure–activity relationship (chemical structure relation activity)
  • Prevalence of adverse effects on reproduction
  • Chemical agents capable of causing effects on fertility
  • Risk assessment on reproduction
  • Reproductive toxicity test
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8. Effect of exercise and lifestyles on male reproductive potential
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Exercise-related consequences of resistance and endurance training
  • Medical conditions and male reproductive potential: related exercise consequences
  • General nutritional recommendations to improve reproductive potential
  • Importance of correcting unhealthy lifestyles
  • Environmental factors: endocrine disruptors and male fertility
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9. Nutrition and exercise intervention for female fertility
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Fertility
  • Prepregnancy and pregnancy
  • Body weight status, fertility, and energy intake (macronutrient) needs with pregnancy
  • Exercise considerations
  • Additional considerations
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Part II: Fertility - IIB
  • Chapter 10. Psychological distress and infertility: prevalence, impact, and interventions
  • Abstract
  • Infertility
  • Reproductive medical treatment
  • Infertility-related distress
  • Psychosocial support and infertility-related distress
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11. Mindfulness and yoga approach for fertility: the benefits of mindfulness in human reproduction treatments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Mindfulness: origin and meaning
  • Yoga: origin and meaning
  • Effect of mindfulness and yoga practice in assisted reproduction treatment
  • Implications to the field and conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 12. Epigenetic and biological consequences of unmanaged stress during prenatal, perinatal and early childhood periods
  • Abstract
  • Psychoemotional health and well-being in the perinatal period
  • The negative consequences of stress and distress
  • Maternal stress and health behaviors
  • Effects of maternal prenatal stress on the offspring
  • Biological and epigenetic basis for alterations
  • Childhood maltreatment as intergenerational transmitter of fetal programming
  • HPA axis alterations, inflammation, telomere shortening, and well-being
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 13. Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and fertility
  • Abstract
  • Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic approaches to fertility
  • Optimizing fertility with traditional Chinese medicine
  • Fundamental elements of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Common patterns of imbalance
  • Causes of illness
  • Tools of traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis
  • Traditional Chinese medicine pattern diagnosis
  • Traditional Chinese medicine treatment methods
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbal medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle guidance
  • Summary
  • Ayurveda: general concept
  • Ayurveda in health maintenance
  • Ayurveda in the treatment of disease
  • Ayurveda and reproduction
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 14. Biofield and manipulative therapies for emotional wellbeing and fertility
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Energy therapies
  • Manipulative therapies for fertility and pregnancy
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 15. Diverse complementary therapies for fertility-related emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Hypnosis and emotional wellbeing in relation to fertility
  • Aromatherapy and emotional/mood issues in fertility
  • Touch, massage, and emotional wellbeing
  • Sound and music and fertility
  • Ayurveda and emotional wellbeing in relation to fertility
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 16. Phytotherapeutic support for infertility: evaluating the evidence
  • Abstract
  • Gametogenesis and early embryogenesis
  • Factors in infertility
  • Nutraceuticals overview and regulation
  • Historical applications and infertility
  • Contemporary nutraceuticals in fertility management
  • Summary of key points
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Part III: Pregnancy - IIIA
  • Chapter 17. Nutrition for a healthy pregnancy and environment
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • What do we understand by a “healthy” diet in the adult?
  • The most relevant modifications during pregnancy with an impact on the nutritional needs of the expectant mother
  • Nutritional needs in expectant women
  • Dietary recommendations for the expectant mother
  • Take home message
  • References
  • Chapter 18. Exercise and pregnancy
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Physical and physiological changes during pregnancy
  • Prepregnancy exercise
  • Exercise recommendations during pregnancy
  • Exercise in clinical conditions and common discomforts
  • Benefits of exercise for mother and baby
  • Elite athletes and pregnancy
  • Exercise in the postpartum period
  • Female pelvis and pelvic floor
  • Characteristics of the main pelvic floor dysfunctions
  • Pre- and postpartum pelvic floor exercises
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Part III: Pregnancy - IIIB - Holistic, mind-body and complementary approaches for a healthy pregnancy
  • Chapter 19. The importance of a healthy psychological approach to life and how trauma can influence health, pregnancy, and children
  • Abstract
  • What is good psychological health? What is good mental health?
  • What are the factors that influence one’s mental health, and how does maternal mental health impact overall health and psychology of mother and child?
  • To which extent does mental health impact the fetus and infant into childhood?
  • What is trauma and how does it impact mental health?
  • Trauma across the generations and the role of epigenetics
  • Benefits of addressing maternal mental health
  • Beneficial strategies to improve maternal mental health
  • Labor, delivery, and lactation
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 20. The importance of yoga and mindfulness during pregnancy
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • What is yoga?
  • Effects on the mother and fetus
  • Prenatal yoga practice
  • Yoga in clinical conditions and common discomforts
  • Yoga asana and pranayama in preparation for labor
  • Yoga asana and pranayama in the postpartum phase
  • What is mindfulness?
  • Levels of action and benefits of interventions through mindfulness
  • Meditation as the basis of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness and pregnancy
  • Mindfulness and maternal health
  • Limitations and strengths of mindfulness-based intervention studies
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 21. Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic care during pregnancy
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Part one: Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Part two: Ayurveda
  • Diet and Pregnancy
  • Risks and drawbacks of Ayurvedic medicine
  • Ayurveda in the treatment of conditions and disease that interfere with reproduction and gestation
  • Postpartum
  • Other uses of Ayurvedic medicine: contraception
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 22. Prenatal bonding: the importance of connecting with body and baby
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Human stress responses
  • Effects of stress, attachment, and love on physical, psychological, and social wellbeing
  • Women of the childbearing age and preconception
  • Fetal development
  • Postpartum depression and infant wellbeing
  • Promoting connections between parents and unborn children
  • Connections before birth
  • Examining myths of mindfulness practices
  • Take-home message
  • Key points
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 23. Aromatherapy, music, and acupuncture for optimizing emotional wellbeing in pregnancy
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Complementary medicine and pregnancy
  • Aromatherapy for emotional wellbeing during pregnancy
  • Enhancing emotional and psychological wellbeing during pregnancy using aromatherapy
  • Combining aromatherapy with other therapies
  • Using aromatherapy when medical complications affect the pregnancy experience
  • Using sound and music for emotional wellbeing during pregnancy
  • Acupuncture, moxibustion, and acupressure in traditional Asian treatments
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 24. Nutraceutical and phytotherapeutic support in pregnancy
  • Abstract
  • Supporting maternal wellbeing with nutraceuticals
  • Limitations, precautions, contraindications, and special considerations
  • Summary of key points
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 25. Ethics in fertility and pregnancy management
  • Abstract
  • Ethics of fertility treatments
  • Counseling and shared decision making
  • Examples of fertility treatments for ethical considerations
  • Mitochondrial DNA transfer
  • Misconceptions
  • Summary
  • Ethics, informed consent, and childbearing
  • References
  • Chapter 26. Conclusion
  • Abstract
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 526
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: February 9, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183106
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183090

About the Editors

Diana Vaamonde

Human Anatomy and Embryology Professor since Dec 2004 (Degrees of: Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy). Professor of Master’s Degree in Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Clinical embryologist. Pre-congress course coordinator of the PCC8 Andrology of the 32nd Annual Meeting of European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Helsinki, Finland. July 2nd, 2016 (title: “The impact of exercise, sport and doping on human fertility”). Invited sessions versing on the effect of exercise on gamete quality (Helsinki, Istanbul). Director of three Ph.D. theses on the effect of exercise on reproduction (animal model) and antioxidant therapy. Director of end of degree works on the areas of fertility and exercise and fertility (titles: “The role of the nurse in assisted reproduction”; “Effect of physical exercise during pregnancy”; “The impact of women´s emotional status on assisted reproduction”; “Effect of physical exercise on the outcome of an assisted reproduction cycle”; “Use of complementary and alternative therapies in fertility”) Ad-Hoc Reviewer of the scientific journals Fertility and Sterility and Human Reproduction, among others and member of scientific and editorial committees of others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Human Embryology and Anatomy, Morphological Sciences Dept., School of Medicine, University of Cordoba, Spain

Anthony Hackney

Anthony Hackney
Dr. Anthony C. Hackney is a Professor of Exercise Physiology and Nutrition at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research group studies how stress affects the hormonal responses of the endocrine system. In particular, his focus is on the dysfunctions and dysregulations that develop from stress exposures which can ultimately compromise physiological responses and adaptations. Dr. Hackney is an editor and author of the successful books Endocrinology of Physical Activity and Sport and Sex Hormones, Exercise and Women, as well as author of the Elsevier book Exercise, Sport, and Bioanalytical Chemistry: Principles and Practice. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, given over 150 national and international scientific conference presentations, and has had current and previous research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, USAID, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is an Editorial Board member for five exercise science, sports medicine, and physiology journals; has done visiting professorships in Uruguay, Kosovo, Norway, New Zealand, Germany, and Estonia; and is on the Board of Directors of the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes, UNC-CH. A recipient of three Fulbright Scholar awards, he was named Fellow, American Academy of Kinesiology (2010), Montoye Research Scholar, the American College of Sports Medicine (2015), Fellow, Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine (2015), and Kean-Pogue Senior Research Scholar, University of North Carolina (2016), among other honors and awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Juan Garcia-Manso

B.A. – Exercise Science M.A. – Elite Sports Performance Ph.D. – Sports Sciences Author of twenty-eight books in sports training and over 100 research articles, some versing on the effects of exercise on both male and female fertility.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Island, Spain

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