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Infertility Journeys: Finding Your Happy Ending [Kindle Edition]

Lesley Vance
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Book Description

Infertility Journeys: Finding Your Happy Ending tells the family-building journeys of eighteen couples who struggle with infertility and how they find their happy endings. The book helps women and men feel less isolated, empowering them with knowledge and validating their emotional response to the life crisis of infertility.

Infertility Journeys: Finding Your Happy Ending offers a source of encouragement, inspiration, and hope to women and men who have been diagnosed with infertility. It helps couples to process unmet expectations and enables them to navigate their family-building options. This book is for anyone who has been affected by infertility, including family and friends of couples struggling with infertility.

Benefits of Infertility Journeys:
• Tells the family-building journeys of 18 couples and how they found their happy ending
• Suggests 16 essential questions to ask your fertility specialist
• Explanations of holistic fertility treatments
• Highlights specific to a man’s experience
• Offers positive guidance through the grieving process
• Explains potential family-building options if fertility is not achieved
• Advice to family and friends of couples struggling with infertility

Infertility Journeys: Finding Your Happy Ending answers these questions:
1. What is Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)?
2. When should I use ART?
3. What questions should I ask my doctor?
4. How do you choose an infertility specialist?
5. What are the potential problems of using fertility treatments?
6. What holistic fertility treatments are available?
7. How do you choose a holistic practitioner?
8. Do things like acupuncture, yoga and prayer really help my chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby?
9. What is male infertility?
10. What treatments are offered for male infertility?
11. and much more…

“Written with self-awareness, honesty, humor and compassion, INFERTILITY JOURNEYS, FINDING YOUR HAPPY ENDING weaves the stories of women and men together with a wealth of information about the medical and psychological processes that patients experience. The book provides not only vivid descriptions of the experience, but important coping tools as well. It truly provides hope for all people experiencing infertility.”
– Martha Diamond, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center for Reproductive Psychology and Co-author of Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility

“This book is a must-read for women and men struggling with their own fertility. Touching yet educational, this book offers inspiration and hope that whatever decisions you make can be right for you.”
– L. Michael Kettel, M.D., San Diego Fertility Center

“INFERTILITY JOURNEYS, FINDING YOUR HAPPY ENDING is a heartfelt book which provides a valuable resource for women and men considering infertility evaluation or treatment. It informs women and men about common terms and infertility procedures used by physicians and alternative practitioners. I would recommend this book to my patients, as I think it will bring comfort as well as a better understanding of their choices when faced with infertility. Lesley’s writing style is very engaging, and although it is an informative book, it reads like a novel. She has handled a delicate subject with sensitivity, while at the same time imparting a wealth of information in this useful resource.”
– Margot J. Aiken, M.D., FRCP, FACE

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About the Author

Lesley Vance has a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Ecumenical Theology. For over 15 years, she has worked as a Public Relations Consultant for a wide range of clients in the areas of publishing, education, entertainment, health care, and high tech. She leads an infertility support group as a volunteer for RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, and is a contributing writer for San Diego Family Magazine. Lesley writes a blog about infertility on her website, www.lesleyvance.com, and resides in Encinitas, California with her husband. Infertility Journeys is her second book.

Product Details

  • File Size: 334 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0982984804
  • Publisher: Duck Hill Press; 1 edition (May 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MZ8G40
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,521,360 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By John
Format:Paperback
Such a well written book! The personal stories compel the reader to want to read more. It gives great insight into the journey couples take - in my case it helped me see what others have been through and how I might be more supportive.

The medical resources are an added bonus. What a great wealth of information put into an easy to read and compelling format! I hope all couples struggling with any fertility issues and their friends and family will read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stories of Courage and Choices May 23, 2011
Format:Paperback
Nothing is so helplessly devastating as watching your own child struggle in adulthood to first conceive, joy rising, only to be faced with the heartbreak of miscarriage. What do you say? Well,there's a chapter on that. Ms. Vance even addresses how the word 'miscarriage' sounds like the mother did something wrong, piling on the guilt. I found the issues expressed through the differing voices of 18 couples offered a refreshing window into the complex psychological dynamic of first hope then loss back to hope once again. Whatever your personal fertility issues, someone in these pages will give your issues voice and direction. If you buy the book for nothing else, the last chapter is worth the price. A happy ending indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very important read June 18, 2011
By swalk
Format:Paperback
"I read the whole book in one sitting, I couldn't put it down. It was so well done and on such an important topic. Lesley has started conversations on a topic that has been so quiet for way too long. Infertility Journeys: Finding Your Happy Ending helped me deal with my own miscarriage that I felt I shouldn't mourn because I have two healthy girls. (But I do) Thanks! I am going to loan it out to one of my very good girl friends who has been on this journey for a long time. I think it will really help her. Thanks!..
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More About the Author

When Lesley Vance, author and speaker, was diagnosed with infertility at the age of 37 the odds were against her. She sought the help of fertility specialists, but still suffered from three failed pregnancies. During her journey she wrote Infertility Journeys: Finding Your Happy Ending to offer encouragement and hope to all people experiencing infertility. Lesley weaves her story and the stories of seventeen other couples together with a wealth of information about the medical and psychological processes they experience. Most importantly, she shares how each couple found their happy ending.

Infertility Journeys: Finding Your Happy Ending helps women and men to process unmet expectations and enables them to navigate their family-building options. Through this book, overflowing with ideas and suggestions, women and men will find:
* Stories of 18 couples who have experienced various forms of infertility and outcomes
* Sixteen essential questions to ask the fertility specialist
* Explanations of holistic fertility treatments
* Highlights specific to a man's experience
* Positive guidance through the grieving process
* Potential family-building options if fertility is not achieved
* Advice for friends and family of couples struggling with infertility

Lesley has a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Ecumenical Theology. For over 15 years, she has worked as a Public Relations Consultant for a wide range of clients in the areas of publishing, education, entertainment, health care and high tech. She leads an infertility support group as a volunteer for RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, and writes a blog about infertility on her website, www.lesleyvance.com. Lesley resides in Encinitas, California with her husband. Infertility Journeys is her second book.

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