There is so much about pregnancy and fertility that no one talks about.

Leslie Schrock debunks the myths and empowers you to be your own advocate from preconception to pregnancy and beyond.

Leslie Schrock
Fertility Rules & Bumpin'
Simon & Schuster


Leslie Schrock has authored an important resource on reproductive health in a warm and inviting way. Written with humanity and compassion, it also centers the very important message that “asking for help doesn’t make you weak–it makes you human.

Kathryn J. Go

PhD Director of the IVF Laboratory, The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Teaching Associate, Harvard Medical School

Fertility Rules provides an excellent education in reproductive physiology, conception, and infertility for anyone on the fertility journey or will be one day. Personal vignettes and a friendly tone help make the topics approachable and provide meaningful suggestions for men or women about achieving reproductive health.

Michael L. Eisenberg, MD

Director, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

From basics of the menstrual cycle to detailed guide on fertility optimization – this book has it all. Whether you just want to learn more about reproductive health or you’re looking for ways to advocate for your fertility care – you’ve got it in Fertility Rules.

Lora Shahine, MD

FACOG, Reproductive endocrinologist at Pacific NW Fertility, host of Baby or Bust podcast

Leslie Schrock has created a practical, deeply-researched guide that combines published clinical data with practical advice, using food as the framework to help everyone prepare for conception and pregnancy. Fertility Rules proves once again that food truly is medicine, especially when it comes to maximizing fertility.

Mark Hyman, MD

New York Times bestselling author of The Pegan Diet

Air pollution and plastics are warming our planet. Who knew it was harming our fertility too? Fertility Rules is the trusted companion everyone should have. Leslie Schrock weaves science with real talk. This book gives you the confidence to navigate your fertility journey.

Ryan Panchadsaram

Co-author of Speed and Scale

So much more than the birds and the bees! Leslie Schrock demystifies human reproduction in her meticulously researched Fertility Rules. Written in a way readers can understand, she breaks down the latest data behind fertility, infertility and miscarriage. Essential reading for those wanting to understand how their body works, improve chances of conception and take a deep dive into the facts.

Dana McQueen, MD, MAS

Reproductive Endocrinologist

This is a much-needed book… Schrock’s coverage lives up to the promise of the subtitle. This is a definitive and highly useful guide to reproductive health.


Starred Review

Leslie Schrock

About the Author

Leslie Schrock is an author and angel investor working at the convergence of health and technology.

Her breakout hit, Bumpin’: The Modern Guide to Pregnancy mixes the latest clinical research with practical advice for working families.

Her second book, Fertility Rules, (Simon Element, Spring 2023) publishes in June and addresses male and female fertility.

Leslie is an investor in Caribou, Roon, Pangea, Tonal, Perchwell, Legacy, Kinfield, and dbt Labs (and others), and an advisor to Maven, Alife, Origin, Oath, and Reverance. She is also on Gameto’s bioethics board, and the board of advisors at the Moody School of Communication at her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin.

Leslie was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and her work has been featured in The Economist, Fortune, NPR, Time, GQ, CNBC, Forbes, Wired, and The New York Times.


Science, practical advice, and fun for reproductive health enthusiasts


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