Personal Story Of Infertility

This book is a must read for any woman who is undergoing IVF treatment.

Personal Story Of Infertility

This book is a must read for any woman who is undergoing IVF treatment. Mary explores all the aspects of a couple trying to get pregnant with humor and humanness. This book humorously yet honestly tackles the anger, sadness and jealousy when a diagnosis of infertility causes one to take the sex out of baby making. This labor of love story is a step towards normalizing infertility, pregnancy loss, miscarriage and menopause. Through real life medical details, descriptions and a sassy alter ego, the book, navigates the trials of trying to conceive while weaving a hope filled tapestry toward parenthood.

Little Blessings

In this book, Jenni Salisbury takes you with her on her journey through nine years on IVF treatment.

Little Blessings

In this book, Jenni Salisbury takes you with her on her journey through nine years on IVF treatment. She shares with you the pain, joy and every emotion in between that consumes a person's life while on fertility treatment. This story will make you appreciate the struggle of infertility that so many people face today.

Barren Among the Fruitful

Using Amanda’s personal stories, and the stories of other women who have struggled to have children, Barren Among the Fruitful surrounds those women struggling with infertility or miscarriage with a sense of community while providing ...

Barren Among the Fruitful

The problem of infertility has reached epidemic levels in our society. It is projected that 40 percent of women currently 25 and younger will have difficulty conceiving a child or reaching a live birth. Amanda Hope Haley had married David, the man of her dreams, and earned a master’s degree from Harvard. She and David purchased their first home and settled down to start a family. All her hopes and dreams were coming true according to plan—until the family didn’t happen. After spending seven years begging God for a child, Amanda discovered that God gives only one hope: Jesus. Amanda having a baby wasn’t to be her happy ending. Finding wholeness by hoping only in God was her happy ending! Using Amanda’s personal stories, and the stories of other women who have struggled to have children, Barren Among the Fruitful surrounds those women struggling with infertility or miscarriage with a sense of community while providing honest facts. It leads women from confusion to understanding. Each chapter is titled with a well-meaning, but sometimes thoughtless comment Amanda was offered during her seven-year struggle with infertility. Features include: Personal stories from women who have struggled with infertility or miscarriage An honest look at the problem of infertility Questions for individual thought or group discussion

The Real Life Story On Infertility

This book is to tell the author's story of the difficult journey through the unknown; the highs, lows, and in-betweens of infertility.

The Real Life Story On Infertility

This book is to tell the author's story of the difficult journey through the unknown; the highs, lows, and in-betweens of infertility. This book will highlight some of her most memorable and hardest moments, and hopefully also remind you that even in the pain, God is faithful. In this infertility journey story, you will discover: Chapter One - Raw, gritty, and real Chapter Two - What's (not) going on here Chapter Three - The first diagnosis Chapter Four - Faith it Chapter Five - The dirty thirty Chapter Six - The second diagnosis Chapter Seven - Anxiety makes me anxious And so much more! This book is for women who are currently struggling with infertility. In some ways, this book is for those who are trying to decide if this is the right time to begin your family or even those who are thinking about long-term commitment and marriage.

A Girlfriend s Guide Through Infertility

Alicia and Gina are eager to share their stories and research with you, and they hope this book is a source of comfort, information and inspiration to every reader.

A Girlfriend s Guide Through Infertility

Infertility is a silent epidemic. Unless a person suffers with infertility, it is most likely not thought or heard about often. However, if you or your spouse is infertile, then it is something you think about every waking moment. It is a silent disease that can consume your life. The silence is what makes infertility very isolating. Most women do not have anyone to turn to for support or else the pain runs too deep to share. The authors, Alicia and Gina, are two no-nonsense women who no longer want this to be a silent disease. They came together with one goal in mind; to write a book women can relate to on a very personal level to eliminate some of that isolation. The authors' style of writing is a very down-to-earth, as the authors share some funny and not so funny experiences. Alicia and Gina take you through their own infertility journeys, documenting every failure and triumph throughout the years they suffered. They discuss how to find the right doctor and how to identify and avoid road blocks that cause unnecessary challenges. They also share their raw emotions regarding relationships, nosey co-workers and financial strain related to infertility. "A Girlfriend's Guide Through Infertility" focuses on educating women and men on some potentially unfamiliar and surprising causes of infertility. Many couples are told they have unexplained infertility. Alicia and Gina wanted explanations. As they began researching and interviewing doctors and the more knowledgeable they became, they realized their book would provide valuable information to others. Infertility rates will continue to rise and those facing an infertility diagnosis will look for ways to alleviate their isolation and pain. Infertility prevention will be valuable in the future as more women and men are diagnosed every year. Alicia and Gina are eager to share their stories and research with you, and they hope this book is a source of comfort, information and inspiration to every reader.

Misconception

Misconception is Jay-Jay's story, told with a mix of brutal honesty and her trademark humour, in which she charts the highs and lows of life lived both in the public gaze and in the shadow of infertility.

Misconception

'I'm 39 years old, happily married and my womb has never been inhabited. I want a baby but not in that crazy, desperate way where I cringe whenever I see someone else with one, or I think nasty, evil thoughts about people who are pregnant, but a child of my own would complete my life and make my husband extremely happy.' Jay-Jay Feeney has been married to Dom Harvey since 2004. She always imagined they'd get married, have children, grow old. But so far, things haven't worked out quite as she expected. A high-profile job, an unpredictable family life, and medical procedures and emergencies have kept her on her toes. Misconception is Jay-Jay's story, told with a mix of brutal honesty and her trademark humour, in which she charts the highs and lows of life lived both in the public gaze and in the shadow of infertility.

Sarah s Story

A fictional story about one woman's infertility journey before, during and most importantly after IVF. A powerful story of resilience and survival.

Sarah s Story

Sarah's Story depicts one woman's journey before, during and most importantly after infertility by sensitively giving a heartfelt account of the reality and the emotional rollercoaster that is IVF, but it is much more than that. The story serves as a metaphor for anyone struggling to overcome adversity, as it shines a light of hope which leaves the reader feeling empowered by the ability we all possess to bring ourselves back from the depths of despair. Sarah's Story will move you from tears of sorrow to tears of joy as it provides a compelling insight into human potential and a person's capacity to turn their life around finding hope, meaning and inspiration where none previously existed.

An Infertility Journey

In this infertility stories of hope book, you will discover a personal journey through infertility and motherhood, exploring the science of infertility and telling a personal story of her journey through treatments: IVF, IUI, loss of a ...

An Infertility Journey

Infertility is a journey that no one should have to walk, yet so many do. While waiting, praying, hoping, and believing for your baby and healthy pregnancy, fear will rear its ugly head, and attach itself to you leaving you consumed and paralyzed by it. In this infertility stories of hope book, you will discover a personal journey through infertility and motherhood, exploring the science of infertility and telling a personal story of her journey through treatments: IVF, IUI, loss of a child and childbirth. It is written from the heart to join in her journey, cry, laugh and relate. What a touching story about a woman's strength, struggles, determination and perseverance! Let's not waste any more time! Dive in and start reading!

Through Not Around

This collection offers personal stories about what it's like to go through the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, and desperation, the hope, humour, and frustration.

Through  Not Around

Everything doesn't (always) happen for a reason. Infertility and pregnancy loss can be devastating, yet both are often private sorrows for the one in six people who cope with the experience. This collection offers personal stories about what it's like to go through the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, and desperation, the hope, humour, and frustration. Through, Not Around offers reassurance to those in the midst of their own struggles that they are not alone and that it is possible to find acceptance and strength on the other side of grief. The way forward is by going through the grief, not around it. Allison McDonald Ace, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais, and Caroline Starr are co-founders of The 16 Percent, a website dedicated to sharing stories of pregnancy loss and infertility. To read or share your story, visit the16percent.ca.

Infants Lost And Found

People who are struggling or have struggled through infertility or child loss will find hope in this true story of grief and joy on the road to motherhood. Buy this book now.

Infants Lost And Found

Roughly a quarter of women experiences pregnancy loss. But despite the frequency of these losses and their impact on those who experience them, they are rarely talked about - and that burden of silence is especially heavy as the parents return to work. Nothing is more full of life, potential, and possibility than the experience of expecting a child, of carrying new life and waiting to bring it into the world. Birth is all beginning, the furthest we will ever be, in life, from death. This book is about the author who suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and secondary infertility, who attempts one last time to become a mother. She keeps readers in suspense as she details her final and twentieth year of suffering through the "two-week wait," the time period between ovulation and taking a pregnancy test. After announcing her pregnancy, she brings readers along as she goes through a harrowing high-risk pregnancy and traumatic birth. People who are struggling or have struggled through infertility or child loss will find hope in this true story of grief and joy on the road to motherhood. Buy this book now.

Experiencing Infertility

The structure of the book enables the reader to learn about the emotional aspects of infertility in a calm, reassuring, and personal way.

Experiencing Infertility

Only Ellen Glazer could produce such a wonderful, compelling collection of information, stories, and hope. The structure of the book enables the reader to learn about the emotional aspects of infertility in a calm, reassuring, and personal way. --Alice D. Domar, director, Mind/Body Center for Women's Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Center, Harvard Medical School and author, Healing Mind, Healthy Woman This unique blAnd of informative text coupled with real life experiences provides tremAndous insight into how deeply infertility permeates all aspects of life -- marriage, friAndships, career, and religion just to name a few. The frankness, honesty, and depth of feeling in personal vignettes written by women, men, and caregivers involved in infertility medicine reaches out and touches the reader in a most profound way. -- Andrew J. Friedman, reproductive Andocrinologist One in six couples who attempt to conceive a child struggle with infertility -- severely impacting every aspect of their lives. This thoroughly revised version of the classic book Without Child includes essays, poems, and the very personal stories of courage and triumph from couples who themselves have experienced infertility. Ellen Sarasohn Glazer -- a clinician who specializes in working with infertile couples -- offers practical and sensitive advice for dealing with the many day-to-day challenges of infertility and shows the profound effect infertility has on emotions, relationships, and careers. This comprehensive resource includes new chapters on topics including cancer and infertility and gestational care. Experiencing Infertility offers infertile couples, their families, and caregivers the wisdom and support they need to face one of life's most difficult physical and emotional challenges. 1. Discovering and Assessing the Problem 2. Navigating Through Treatment Motionless 3. The Patient-Caregiver Relationship in Infertility From the Other Side: A Nurse's Perspective 4. Infertility and Marriage 5. Infertility and Family 6. Infertility and FriAndship 7. Infertility and Career 8. Infertility and Religion 9. Pregnancy After Infertility 10. Pregnancy Loss 11. Multiple Births 12. Moving On 13. Adoption 14. Half Genetically Ours 15. Gestational Care 16. Resolving Without Children 17. Cancer and Infertility 18. Secondary Infertility 19. Parenting After Infertility

The Truth Behind the Secret Infertility

A personal journey through infertility and motherhood. The story is a non-fiction book that explores the science of infertility and it tells a personal story.

The Truth Behind the Secret Infertility

A personal journey through infertility and motherhood. The story is a non-fiction book that explores the science of infertility and it tells a personal story.

Dream Redefined

Candace Clark Trinchieri provides a powerful voice for minority women and shines a light on the distinctive struggles and barriers they face when it comes to infertility.Raw, non-clinical, and with a touch of humor borne from pain, personal ...

Dream  Redefined

Hitting at a flashpoint moment in history, Dream, Redefined focuses on the unique perspective of women of color through infertility diagnosis and treatment. Candace Clark Trinchieri provides a powerful voice for minority women and shines a light on the distinctive struggles and barriers they face when it comes to infertility.Raw, non-clinical, and with a touch of humor borne from pain, personal and identifiable narratives, Dream, Redefined: The Struggle and Success Through Infertility as a Woman of Color dives deep into the cultural impact of infertility, pregnancy loss, the struggles of being a WOC in the medical system, lack of representation, and support and resources.Most importantly it amplifies voices and drives forward the personal stories that have been lacking in discussions of infertility. Rather than searching for a final answer, Dream, Redefined seeks to re-center the common narrative and help women find peace and resolution wherever the journey to motherhood takes them.Candace provides a comprehensive resource-list for minority women seeking answers, solace, community, and family building alternatives.

The Infertility Question

The power to change your life is inside you right now and Dianne Zalitis shows you the way I can relate so well to what Dianne went through! When you read the book, you realise that you are not alone! And that it is ok to be different.

The Infertility Question

For women dealing with infertility there are countless examples of how you used your faith, practicality, insight and gift of caring to overcome huge challenges, with grace and dignity. And readers can take away useful strategies to employ in their own struggles. But the real beauty in this story is in the overriding sense of hope you instil in every word of your journey, to reach peace, understanding and a purpose for your humanity and your womanhood. I will recommend to my friends and family. Wendy Bowker, Registered Nurse, writer, mother If you have struggled to find a way to live a fulfilled life with infertility and childlessness, then you have picked the right book at the right time. Here's why... In The Infertility Question Dianne Zalitis provides the reader with many useful strategies, easy to employ in their own struggles, which have proven successful in her journey to discover a purpose to her life without children. So, are you ready to find the answers to your infertility questions? Are you ready to discover your meaning in your childlessness? Are you ready to lead a life of purpose with infertility and childlessness? The Infertility Question unlocks the hope and the hidden future within your life. Full of self-discovery and learning's Dianne's book is inspirational and full of insights and practical strategies. Discover... How to take the pain out of infertility A safe process for accepting and grieving the children you will never have How to enjoy being around the pregnant and the fertile Strategies to regain control in your life, and to even out the emotional roller-coaster You are not alone and the safe places for you Answers to your most heartfelt question why am I not a mother? What to say and how to say it take control of the "do you have children" conversations The pathway to finding meaning in your childless life The key to relationship survival throughout your infertility journey And that's just for starters! The power to change your life is inside you right now and Dianne Zalitis shows you the way I can relate so well to what Dianne went through! When you read the book, you realise that you are not alone! And that it is ok to be different. And that if you can't have children, the world does not stop and that there are other ways to fulfil your life and be happy. Isabel Agostinho

Infertility And Story Of Hope

In this infertility stories of hope book, you will discover: Chapter 1: Wishing and Hoping Chapter 2: Options and Obstacles Chapter 3: Marriage on Infertility Chapter 4: A Zygote Is a Baby Chapter 5: Leaving Behind Chapter 6: Free Rangers ...

Infertility And Story Of Hope

Almost every single one of us has had to come to a point in our life where we have argued with God about his plans vs. our plans. Each of us has faced (or will face) a crisis that didn't seem to mesh with what we had thought our life would look like. For some it is abuse or the sudden loss of a loved one. For some it is a teen pregnancy; for some a child with special needs; and for some it is infertility. In this infertility stories of hope book, you will discover: Chapter 1: Wishing and Hoping Chapter 2: Options and Obstacles Chapter 3: Marriage on Infertility Chapter 4: A Zygote Is a Baby Chapter 5: Leaving Behind Chapter 6: Free Rangers Chapter 7: The Decision And so much more! Let's not waste any more time! Dive in and start reading!

Pink for a Girl

This emotionally honest account of one woman's experience of unexplained infertility will strike an emotional cord with the one in six couples that experience fertility problems.The book will help to promote discussion between partners who ...

Pink for a Girl

This emotionally honest account of one woman's experience of unexplained infertility will strike an emotional cord with the one in six couples that experience fertility problems.The book will help to promote discussion between partners who are finding it difficult to name their feelings surrounding their own infertility. It will also prove invaluable for the friends, family, doctors and therapists of those couples; people who may have no idea of the depth and complexity of emotions surrounding the issue. Pink for a Girl is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always real.

Semen Secrets Truths and Confessions of a Wife s Journey Through Male Infertility

Semen Secrets is a personal story of a wife's journey through her husband's infertility. The book details her struggle to navigate life, love, faith and marriage in the midst of her desperate desire to conceive.

Semen Secrets  Truths and Confessions of a Wife s Journey Through Male Infertility

Semen Secrets is a personal story of a wife's journey through her husband's infertility. The book details her struggle to navigate life, love, faith and marriage in the midst of her desperate desire to conceive. Semen Secrets addresses the topic of male infertility and gives a voice to all who are suffering with infertility in silence, struggling to cope with the harsh reality of their inability to have children.

The Infertility Crossroads

The book ends by giving others advice on deciding how and when to move on in their journey when couples find themselves at the infertility crossroads.

The Infertility Crossroads

Heather, and her husband, Mark, want to share their personal story of infertility, and offer guidance and support for others who face failure during IVF, or find themselves sitting at the infertility crossroads. It can feel at times a very sad and isolated place to be. During their personal journey, they have faced all three roads: IVF, adoption and childlessness.Heather and Mark find themselves facing some hard decisions after discovering that they have fertility issues. They quickly find themselves turning to the NHS for support as they begin their quest to have a baby. However, they soon realise that NHS support is limited. They begin tests with the NHS and are shocked at the results which lead to years of struggles with infertility with lots of twists and turns along the way. Heather and Mark together faced 5 rounds of IVF, use of donor eggs, IVF treatment abroad, issues with sperm quality, endometriosis, adenomyosis, premature ovarian insufficiency and laparoscopy surgery. The book ends by giving others advice on deciding how and when to move on in their journey when couples find themselves at the infertility crossroads. Heather shares her own current thoughts on being childless and her hopes for the future, and remaining positive, and gives guidance to others on how to navigate their own feelings.

Flesh Blood

Complete with family stories over cocktails and a praying mantis named Claude. “I drive and say to myself, if I am dying, if this is how I die, then this is how I die.” When N. West Moss finds herself bleeding uncontrollably in the ...

Flesh   Blood

Honest, warm, and witty, this memoir reads like a chat with a dear friend sharing her insight and taking us along as she heals. Complete with family stories over cocktails and a praying mantis named Claude. “I drive and say to myself, if I am dying, if this is how I die, then this is how I die.” When N. West Moss finds herself bleeding uncontrollably in the middle of a writing class, she manages to drive herself to the nearest hospital. Doctors are baffled, but eventually a diagnosis—uterine hemangioma—is rendered and a hysterectomy is scheduled. In prose both lyrical and unsparing, Moss takes us along through illness, relapse, and recovery. And as her thoughts turn to her previous struggles with infertility, she reflects on kin and kinship and on what it means to leave a legacy. Moss’s wise, droll voice and limitless curiosity lift this narrative beyond any narrow focus. Among her interests: yellow fever, good cocktails, the history of New Orleans, and, always, the natural world, including the praying mantis in her sunroom whom she names Claude. And we learn about the inspiring women in Moss’s family—her mother, her grandmother, and her great-grandmother—as she sorts out her feelings that this line will end with her. But Moss discovers that there are ways besides having children to make a mark, and that grief is not a stopping place but a companion that travels along with us through everything, even happiness. A remarkably honest memoir about heartache and healing, Flesh & Blood opens up a conversation with the millions of women who live with infertility and loss.

Trying to Conceive

I knew instinctively that my attitude had to change before this baby could freely come into my life... This was Michaela Ryan's experience of trying to fall pregnant and her story will resonate with many couples trying to conceive.

Trying to Conceive

Being as desperate as I was for a baby, I thought I was completely open and ready for motherhood. But I look back and realise that I was putting up a lot of resistance on an emotional level. So it turns out I was my own worst enemy. I knew instinctively that my attitude had to change before this baby could freely come into my life... This was Michaela Ryan's experience of trying to fall pregnant and her story will resonate with many couples trying to conceive. While stress is a well-known factor affecting fertility, other more subtle issues can play a major role - such as unresolved fears about becoming a parent, childhood traumas, repressed emotions, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties. Mark and his wife Charlotte had to learn to work together as a team and make their relationship a priority before they fell pregnant. Deb and Keith endured 23 IVF cycles and had to deal with numerous miscarriages before Deb radically changed her lifestyle and fell pregnant. With fifteen real-life stories, this compelling, uplifting and often humorous book examines an area of infertility largely ignored and offers practical solutions for couples dealing with fertility issues.