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A Baby at Last! by Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, Dr. Marc Goldstein, and Mark L. Fuerst
The trailblazing fertility program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center has pioneered many of the procedures that are now standard practices in fertility centers around the world. If you can’t get to New York for a consultation with Dr. Zev Rosenwaks and Dr. Marc Goldstein, A Baby At Last! puts the doctors’ expertise down on paper, offering all the information you need on the latest fertility treatments in order to make informed decisions. In this comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date handbook for diagnosing and treating infertility in both men and women, you’ll get invaluable advice on when to seek help; finding the right doctors, and knowing the tough questions you need to ask; what tests to have for him and her, when to have them, and why; and whether or not you’re a candidate for advanced treatments, including IVF, ICSI, and beyond. Covering everything from the latest technologies to the emotional hurdles associated with infertility, Drs. Rosenwaks and Goldstein share the knowledge and expertise that make the pregnancy success rates for Weill Cornell patients among the highest in the world. Here, as never before, is a book that can help you, too, bring home a baby at last! For more information, follow this link.
A Fertile Path: Guiding the Journey with Mindfulness and Compassion by Janetti Marotta, Ph.D.
A Fertile Path: Guiding the Journey with Mindfulness and Compassion shows how the gifts of mindfulness can help you navigate the emotional and physical challenges of fertility and realize your dream of parenthood. When confronted by the often overwhelming stress that comes from infertility and its treatment, staying present and maintaining equanimity isn’t just important, it’s essential. Mindfulness can help you navigate the complex network of emotional and physical trials that infertility presents. Drawing from the lessons of her own journey through infertility and those women and men with whom Dr. Marotta has worked, A Fertile Path presents a step-by-step guide that offers strategies for the challenges on the road ahead and support to develop the resilience you need to stay the course of your fertility journey. Each chapter presents mindfulness exercises to support the teachings, with links to guided meditation audio on the author’s website that complement the formal practices. For more information, follow this link.
Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope Conceived from Infertility by Sue A. Johnston
Detours is an unprecedented collection of inspirational infertility journeys that offers hope, against all odds, for those struggling with infertility. Never before have eleven friends come together to create a book that is more than mere stories on paper. Detours is a published support group for those who are also facing their own overwhelmingly difficult quest for parenthood. You will hear and feel each author’s fears and frustrations as they begin and end a journey none of them imagined. The path of infertility can be littered with horrendous disappointments and unbelievable happiness. These friends, who met through RESOLVE of San Diego, cover the gambit of assisted reproductive technologies and will be your guides as you navigate roadblocks and setbacks of infertility. Celebrate with them as they rejoice their solutions and share what they wish they had known when they were going through infertility treatment. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Detours will be donated to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. For more information, follow this link.
Fertility Walk: A Fertility Nurse’s Guide Along Your Journey by Tamara Tobias
Proceeds from this book benefit Fertility Walk Hope Fund, a non-profit organization providing grants to those who need fertility treatment but have no insurance coverage and are financially restricted. Tamara’s goal of this book was to help envision the journey of infertility as a walk. The trail one follows through infertility is not an easy one. We stumble and fall, meander at times, and occasionally skip with joy. The chapters in this book are meant to serve as your walking tools and they guide you through the process with easy-to-comprehend explanations and many ultrasound images to explain the menstrual cycle, treatment options, and procedures. Abnormal findings such as a cyst or fibroid are reviewed as well as all of those questions that arise when a cycle IS successful. As your walking partner, Tamara’s ultimate intention for you is to find HOPE… For more information, and to purchase the book, visit http://www.bit.ly/FertilityWalkOnAmazon
Happy Together by Julie Marie (Author) and Ashley Lucas (Illustrator)
Missing Mothers by Martha Birkett Bordwell
Six-year-old Martha’s world changes abruptly when her mother dies during childbirth. First she must adjust to having no mother and then, when her father remarries, to a second mother. But she never stops missing her first mother, the mother she struggles to remember. Excited by marriage to her college sweetheart, she hopefully anticipates pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. Infertility leads to another change in plans. She and her husband enter the unfamiliar landscape of interracial and intercultural adoption. They adopt an infant son from South Korea and a daughter from Guatemala. Martha pledges to provide her children with the childhood she did not have and to mother them in ways she can’t remember being mothered. but as the lives of her children unfurl, their individual attitudes toward maternal loss don’t conform to Martha’s experience or expectations. For more information follow this link.
Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss by Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG
Not Broken is a comprehensive, evidence-based but easy-to-read guide for anyone who wants to understand all aspects of miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss. Whether you are a patient struggling with miscarriages or a medical provider caring for patients with recurrent pregnancy loss, you will learn something from this resource. Dr. Shahine explains not only a typical Western medicine approach to evaluation and treatment for miscarriage but also includes Eastern approaches to care, lifestyle factors that will decrease your risk of miscarriage, and the emotional impact of recurrent pregnancy loss. You will finish this book feeling more empowered to be an advocate for your care and more hopeful than ever to continue towards your family goals. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link
Not Pregnant by Cathie Quillet
After four miscarriages and years of infertility, Cathie Quillet felt stuck and alone in her negative emotions. In Not Pregnant, Quillet offers a place for women who are experiencing infertility to come together, validate their emotions, and let go of their pain. This motivational and comforting book addresses: infertility’s effects on sex and marriage; handling the public’s general ignorance about infertility; secondary infertility; miscarriages; grief and the plethora of emotions experienced; hormonal changes with fertility medications; and how to move on with your life. Cathie Quillet has been working with couples for years as an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist. Unable to have children, Quillet is familiar with all of the complexities of the infertile journey. Not Pregnant is a compilation of tough lessons she learned and what no-one warns you about when standing face-to-face with infertility. In addition, Quillet collaborated with her ob-gyn, Dr. Shannon Sutherland, to further explain the medical side of infertility. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link
On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility by Helen Adrienne
Levels of stress are unbearable levels and both individuals and couples can feel destabilized. With On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility in hand, you will learn how to turn the tables on this unwanted change and ride the infertility wave rather than be swamped by it. Author Helen Adrienne, psychotherapist, equips readers with the weapons to win battles against the consequences of infertility. Easy-to-learn mind/body exercises are at the end of each chapter, some of which have a statistically significant association with pregnancy. Stories of former patients support the effectiveness of mind/body interventions, and show readers that it is possible to “gain from the pain.” On Fertile Ground goes beyond typical self-help books by showing how to navigate through the normal resistance to change. This is a growth-from-adversity book, a managing-stress book and a get-back-in-control book that is comprehensive and provides relief. Visit Helen’s web site www.helenadrienne.com for more tips on managing infertility. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.
Spirit Baby: Travels Through China on the Long Road to Motherhood by Nina Nielson Little
The journey from broken to beautiful began with a plane ticket.
When Nina and Chris step off the plane onto Chinese soil, they are a couple in crisis. Fleeing the heartbreak of failed fertility treatments and the silence of their childless home, they arrive in Beijing just in time for the annual spring sand storms. As they travel from the historic cities of northern China to the stunning countryside of southern China, Nina finds new wonders in the world.
Part humorous travelogue, part heartfelt memoir, Spirit Baby weaves together themes of longing, loss, and learning to live again, while celebrating the healing benefits of travel. It tells of the power of a couple’s dream for a child and celebrates the many paths to motherhood.
Life can take a toll…but that doesn’t mean the journey’s not worth taking. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.
The IVF Planner by Monica Bivas
In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is a complex process that can involve multiple medical teams and points of contact, and it is a significant financial investment. The cost for treatment includes numerous medications, appointments, daily tests, and procedures. Predictably, IVF is the theme of endless books, websites, blog posts, and articles. Based on her personal experiences with IVF, author Monica Bivas created this journal to help you organize the process, handle stress better, and bring focus and clarity to your personal IVF journey. She created The IVF Planner both as an information guide and for you to write your own story. She touches on everything from the basics of the process to financing to a support network and more. Bivas communicates that the IVF journey, no matter the end result—negative, positive, or even cancelled cycles—takes strength, takes courage, and teaches you to be disciplined. Though expensive and challenging, it’s a journey to be proud of. For more information, and to purchase the book, visit Amazon here.
Three Makes Baby- How to Parent Your Donor-Conceived Child by Jana M. Rupnow, LPC
Millions of people dream of having a baby but struggle for years with infertility. In an era of new options in reproductive medicine, many couples are using a third person’s egg, sperm or embryo to conceive. Having a child with another person’s genetics is complex. Couples have concerns about how donor conception will affect their future family life, especially their child. Confusion and fear can leave parents feeling unequipped on this path to parenthood. Shame and unresolved grief about infertility create silence around a controversial topic that needs a voice. Secrets can hurt a family. A fertility counselor addresses your urgent questions so you can learn to overcome fears that make you want to keep a secret-yet maintain your family’s privacy. This book offers education and awareness so parents can guide their donor-conceived children through various stages of development with age-appropriate conversations. Follow this link to purchase a copy.
Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping With Infertility by Janet Jaffe, David Diamond, and Martha Diamond
For people struggling with infertility and/or pregnancy loss, wanting a baby is a craving unlike any other. The intensity of their longing is matched only by the complexity of the emotional, physical, financial, and psychological maze they must navigate. Unsung Lullabies is a compassionate companion for anyone coping with infertility that addresses these difficult issues. Written by three psychologists, who have each experienced their own struggles with infertility, Unsung Lullabies provides tools to help individuals and couples reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation; identify their partner’s coping style which may be vastly different from their own; listen to their “unsung lullabies” – their conscious and unconscious dreams about creating a family; and mourn the multiple losses of infertility and move on. For more information, visit www.UnsungLullabies.com. Follow this link to purchase a copy.