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Love and Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage, and Life Hardcover – September 15, 2004


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  • Hardcover: 193 pages
  • Publisher: Lifeline Press (September 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895260565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895260567
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 4.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,283,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Love and Infertility is a unique book that helps those battling infertility realize a couple is already a family..." -- Lisa Rosenthal, American Infertility Association

Kristen is a friend to countless women suffering the pain of infertility. -- Dianne Gill, Woman’s World Magazine

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How can you balance life, your marriage and the process of creating your family?

When trying to create a family, a couple’s normal life can be immediately and radically changed. Overwhelming feelings of confusion, hopelessness, and loss of control can leave couples working to overcome infertility unable to communicate with each other or proceed calmly with their daily lives. The effort to create a baby overrides all other activities, and after a while, making love can turn into making work!

Love and Infertility provides a lifeline for couples struggling with infertility. Author Kristen Magnacca shares twenty-eight simple yet powerful strategies to help couples open lines of communication, maintain a sense of control over their lives, and help them deal with the changes they’ll face while working to become parents.

Divided into three sections—Creating Your Destiny, Communicating as One, and Rolling with the Changes—Love and Infertility offers insight and direction to help couples navigate the swamp of infertility. Kristen introduces each strategy with a true experience from her own long struggle with infertility and then provides a step-by-step system to implement the recommendation into daily life.

In Love and Infertility, you’ll find:

· Twenty-eight effective strategies that correspond to the average twenty-eight day fertility cycle

· Useful tips for couples in all stages of conceiving—from those just starting out to those who have been trying for years

· Interactive exercises for men, for women, and for both partners together: goals lists, talking points, "red-flag" phrases, and the patented "Elevator Speech" to rescue you from any situation

Kristen and her husband, Mark, co-founders of a successful corporate training firm, helped peak performers at Fortune 500 companies across the nation achieve greater levels of professional and personal success. When faced with their own infertility, the applied their proven business strategies to heal themselves, repair their marriage, and look toward the future. Their two children are proof positive that these strategies work!

Though this time of your life may be emotional and strenuous, Kristen’s words of wisdom can help you regain control of your life, your marriage, and your happiness. You don’t have to go through this alone!


More About the Author

Kristen Magnacca, is an author, speaker and consultant who over the last decade has had a wide range of experiences with both individuals and organizations. Kristen has developed the reputation as a valued resource and an expert on helping companies, individuals and couples clarify what matters most to their success and then creating the plan of action for achievement.

As a presenter, Kristen brings a unique message focused on distilling an extensive range of information into easy-to-use strategies. She speaks with candid insight and a well-developed sense of humor from her own personal life experiences.

Prior to founding her consulting practice, Kristen's entrepreneurial spirit helped her create Crickets Corner Learning Center. Over a 10-year period, she and her staff of 18, favorably impacted the lives of more than 500 children. Some of her best ideas were developed while interacting with a room full of 5-year olds.

In 2000, Kristen wrote "Girlfriend to Girlfriend: A Fertility Companion" followed in 2003 by "Love and Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage and Life". Kristen has a passion for understanding the mind-body connection and has spent the last ten years investigating and learning about different mind-body enhancing modalities.

Kristen has appeared on the Today Show and testified before the United States Senate regarding the importance of the mind-body connection regarding fertility. In 2006, Kristen wrote "Everyday Certainty, Identifying Your True Life Plan" to bring her proven concepts to a broader audience.

Her work has been featured in both print and television media including The Boston Globe, Conceive Magazine, Women's World as well as FOXTV, PBS Health Week and Chronicle.

Kristen is Vice President and a Board Member for RESOLVE of the Bay State. She is a graduate of Westfield State College where she majored in education. She resides in the Boston area with her husband, Mark, and two children, Cole and Grace. Her favorite celebration ritual is dancing each night to 70's music in their kitchen after eating dinner.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By a reader from Boston on October 3, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Kristen is both funny and wise. She's been there, both professionally and personally, and she's learned from it. Through anectodes and practical tips, she shares her victories and lets us, too, learn from her failures. Her book is an honest, practical and easy to read compilation of very personal anecdotes and well-researched strategies for finding balance during a very trying time. Read it-- you'll be glad she is holding your hand on the rocky journey to parenthood!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christine Marino on April 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is a must read, she talks about struggles couples face when going throw infertility and ways to gain control back, This book makes you feel like your not alone, other couples face the same obstacles as you do!

She lets you into her home and heart by sharing stories of her infertility experience and what steps her and her husband took to solve their own problems. I felt like she was speaking to me through her book like a friend. she's honest, down to earth, funny, practical and educated. She has wonderful tips and techniques that are very helpful in dealing with you husband your family and your life. It gave me a new prepective and new hope, I would reccommend this book to everyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Katie on September 30, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Love and Infertility was such a stress relief for me. The book offered a wide variety of tips on how to communicate better with your partner to creating a fertility game plan to making a goals list. The book is an easy read and is also good for couples that are looking to seek balance in their lives. I'm thankful for this new perspective on infertility and will recommend it to all my friends!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lilly on November 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Thanks to Love and Infertility I'm back in control of my emotions and communicating better with my husband! We now have our own elevator speech and I'm much more comfortable in social situations. We're also using the gratitude list to combat our negative feelings of being childless. I recommend this book to anyone battling infertility!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jayne L. Grant on March 20, 2007
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The book has a "buffet" of ideas of techinques for dealing with the stresses of infertility. Ideas include practical communication starters, and thought-provoking ways of looking at your partner's and your own needs and communication styles. Some ideas I left on the buffet table. With some others, I piled my plate high!

Useful for anyone who is just starting out or well along the infertility treatment path, and is finding it stressful (and you'd be hard pressed not to).
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