Friday, 21 March 2014

Must read books for Infertile Couples



The Baby Solution: Your Essential Resource for Overcoming Infertility
by Daniel Kenigsberg, Lauren Hartman

It is a book that would instill hope in lives of infertile couple with frank, practical and compassionate advice from an infertility specialist. The Baby Solution is a step-by-step, practical guide to overcoming infertility. Reassuring and friendly, this book will give readers an insider's view on getting expert care, providing information about intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and other standard infertility treatments, as well as the latest state-of-the-art care. It also includes such alternative means of improving fertility as acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. This essential resource gives readers tips to help them financially negotiate a field where the cost of treatment is high and the business concerns of clinics and doctors can sometimes override a patient's best interests. This guide will tell readers how to choose a doctor or a clinic that will give them the best chance of success, how to get the most out of their insurance coverage, and how to keep their relationship intact during treatment. Third-party reproduction options, including sperm and egg donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation, are also discussed.

Navigating the Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options
By Melissa Ford

Understanding the complex world of infertility, author of the extremely successful blog Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters, Melissa Ford helps the readers to navigate through the difficulties. The Land of If got its name not only because “IF” is the abbreviation for “infertility” in the online world, but also because there are so many “ifs” inherent in being here. No stranger to the Land of If herself, Ford shares her hard-earned knowledge and insights, helping couples struggling with infertility understand the lingo, learn the details doctors tend to leave out, and keep their emotional sanity despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Navigating the Land of If gives the nitty-gritty on injections, rejections, biting your tongue during happy parent-to-be conversations, and trying not to cry over baby shower invitations.

Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility
by Martha Diamond, David Diamond, Martha Diamond

The three specialists in the field of Reproductive Psychology have penned down their own struggles with infertility with an understanding that experiencing infertility could not be matched with any other emotional stigma. With insight and compassion, Drs. Janet Jaffe, Martha Diamond, and David Diamond give couples the tools to

*Reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation
*Identify their mates' coping styles to erase unfair expectations
*Listen to their "unsung lullabies"--their conscious and unconscious dreams about having a family--to mourn the losses of infertility and move on.

Ground-breaking, wise, and compassionate, Unsung Lullabies is a necessary companion for anyone coping with infertility.

Inconceivable: A Woman's Triumph over Despair and Statistics
by Julia Indichova, Christiane Northrup

A book that would push an infertile woman out of the stigma.

Misconception: One Couple's Journey from Embryo Mix-up to Miracle Baby
by Paul Morell, Shannon Morell, Angela Elwell Hunt 

It is a story of a couple eager to bring the new life into the world. After years of infertility and miscarriages, Paul Morell and Shannon Morell, finally had in vitro fertilization. In 2009, they are blessed with daughters had been born, and six precious embryos had been frozen.

They counted the days until they could transfer the six remaining embryos. Until the fateful day of February 17, 2009, when the clinic called. “The doctor would like you to come in today,” Shannon writes. “Face to face with the doctor, I noticed that his face was gravely serious. 'There's been a terrible incident in our lab,' he said. 'Your embryos have been thawed.' A pause, as we both exchanged disbelieving looks, and he went on...'Your embryos have been transferred into another woman.'" 

The Morells have a story to tell. It is a cautionary tale of medical errors, unexpected miracles, sincere mourning, and grateful bonding with their son. Amazingly, theirs is also a story of joy-filled thanksgiving...a story of life that is precious, sacred, and treasured.

Conquering Infertility: Dr. Alice Domar's Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility
by Alice D. Domar, Alice Lesch Kelly

Infertility is a heartbreaking condition that affects nine million American couples each year. It causes tremendous stress, can trigger debilitating sadness and depression, and can tear a marriage to shreds. In Conquering Infertility, Harvard psychologist Alice Domar—whom Vogue calls the “Fertility Goddess”—provides infertile couples with what they need most: stress relief, support, and hope. Using the innovative mind/body techniques she has perfected at her clinic, Domar helps infertile women not only regain control over their lives but also boost their chances of becoming pregnant. With Conquering Infertility, women learn how to cope with infertility in a much more positive way and to carve a path toward a rich, full, happy life.

Do You Love Someone Who Is Infertile? What You Can Do to Help Her, What to Say to Support Her, and What You Should Never Do or Say.
By Shari DeGraff Stewart and Julia Fichtner Krahm

It is a book for everyone who has a woman around going through infertility. For people, who are confused to channel their emotions in form of love and support towards an infertile wife, daughter, sister, or friend, it a true guide in form of stories and advices. In a heartfelt collection, authors Shari DeGraff Stewart and Julia Fichtner Krahm help anyone who cares about one of the seven million infertile women translate love into supportive words and actions. Drawing from their own experiences and those of others, the authors offer compassionate guidance on how to address many common challenges that readers might face when helping a loved one through this difficult time.


Precious Babies: Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting after Infertility
by Kate Brian

A look at the common difficulties faced by women who had trouble conceiving, once they have that long-awaited positive pregnancy test When women who are attempting to conceive through IVF or other fertility treatments do become pregnant, they often expect that they will now be the same as any other pregnant woman—but the reality is that the experience of infertility continues to resonate during pregnancy, birth, and often long afterwards. Packed with case histories and informed by expert advice, this guide is the first to address the specific practical and emotional issues experienced by women who have struggled to become pregnant, and provide much-needed reassurance and support. It discusses and offers help for the increased risk of miscarriage, multiple pregnancies, premature birth, postnatal depression, and donor family issues. It also covers family life, early days, trying again, only children or more than one child, the teenage years, and beyond. (Courtesy: goodreads)



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