IVF & Ever After: The Emotional Needs of Families

Overview

A groundbreaking work, IVF and Ever After explores in-vitro fertilisation, the impact the treatment has on families and relationships, and how to manage the stress it causes.

Author Nichola Bedos explains the critical skills needed to cope with the emotional "highs" and "lows" of IVF, the joys of achieving the miracle of life and the long-term challenges of establishing a ...
See more details below
Paperback
$29.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $6.60   
  • New (4) from $23.01   
  • Used (4) from $6.60   
IVF & Everafter: The Emotional Needs of Families

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$9.99 List Price

Overview

A groundbreaking work, IVF and Ever After explores in-vitro fertilisation, the impact the treatment has on families and relationships, and how to manage the stress it causes.

Author Nichola Bedos explains the critical skills needed to cope with the emotional "highs" and "lows" of IVF, the joys of achieving the miracle of life and the long-term challenges of establishing a healthy, functioning family.

Using real-life stores and the latest international research, she brings together the most up-to-date information for parents. IVF and Ever After moves beyond the 'here and now' to look at the hard issues involved in IVF, such as telling a child about IVF conception, what to do with spare frozen embryos, and the implications of legislation about surrogacy.

Couples thinking about IVF treatment, those undergoing treatment and IVF parents who are experiencing emotional 'lows' without knowing why will find this an invaluable guide, as will health professionals who work with IVF families.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Robin Webb Corbett, PhD, RN C(East Carolina University)
Description: This book explores the psychological journey of parents going through in vitro fertilization (IVF), discussing the emotional cost and challenges of the process.
Purpose: It is intended to raise awareness of the emotional issues that may arise during IVF treatment, pregnancy, delivery, and parenting, and it provides concrete strategies to address these concerns. The book provides a voice, previously unheard, for IVF families and the healthcare professionals working with them — a most worthy objective.
Audience: The audience includes families who are exploring IVF or have achieved success with IVF as well as the healthcare professionals working with them. The author, a counselor who has worked with IVF families since 2002, has noted the tremendous impact of IVF on family dynamics.
Features: In addition to discussing issues arising in families exploring IVF, during the pregnancy, and through birth and parenting, the book also addresses the perspective of the child and developing self esteem. Strengths of this book include identification of the issues of concern and discussion of strategies to address these concerns. A strength and limitation of this book is its international voice, which may limit its appeal to an American audience.
Assessment: I highly recommend this book for healthcare professionals and for families considering IVF. I have already shared this book with a couple who are contemplating IVF. While healthcare providers may share information and empathize with couples contending with infertility, this book allows the family to go over the information repeatedly and at their own speed.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Robin Webb Corbett, PhD, RN C(East Carolina University)
Description: This book explores the psychological journey of parents going through in vitro fertilization (IVF), discussing the emotional cost and challenges of the process.
Purpose: It is intended to raise awareness of the emotional issues that may arise during IVF treatment, pregnancy, delivery, and parenting, and it provides concrete strategies to address these concerns. The book provides a voice, previously unheard, for IVF families and the healthcare professionals working with them — a most worthy objective.
Audience: The audience includes families who are exploring IVF or have achieved success with IVF as well as the healthcare professionals working with them. The author, a counselor who has worked with IVF families since 2002, has noted the tremendous impact of IVF on family dynamics.
Features: In addition to discussing issues arising in families exploring IVF, during the pregnancy, and through birth and parenting, the book also addresses the perspective of the child and developing self esteem. Strengths of this book include identification of the issues of concern and discussion of strategies to address these concerns. A strength and limitation of this book is its international voice, which may limit its appeal to an American audience.
Assessment: I highly recommend this book for healthcare professionals and for families considering IVF. I have already shared this book with a couple who are contemplating IVF. While healthcare providers may share information and empathize with couples contending with infertility, this book allows the family to go over the information repeatedly and at their own speed.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848290082
  • Publisher: Anshan Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Emotional Impact of Infertility 2. Choosing IVF 3. The Stages of IVF 4. Being Pregnant 5. The Birth 6. Early Days 7. Are we Good Enough? 8. Where Do I Come From? 9. A Controversial Future, Epilogue, References, Useful Contacts
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)