Experiencing Infertility: Stories to Inform and Inspire

Experiencing Infertility: Stories to Inform and Inspire

by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer, Ellen Sarasoln Glazer

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787943837
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/27/1998
Series: Health and Psychology Series
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 11.02(h) x 2.36(d)

About the Author

ELLEN SARASOHN GLAZER is in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts and is on the staff of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Act of Love Adoptions. She is also a program counselor at the Boston Regional Center for Reproductive Medicine. Glazer is the author of The Long-Awaited Stork and coauthor of Beyond Infertility: New Paths to Parenthood and Choosing Assisted Reproduction: Social, Emotional, and Ethical Considerations

Table of Contents

1. Discovering and Assessing the Problem
2. Navigating Through Treatment Motionless
3. The Patient-Caregive 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

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