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Managing The Stress Of Infertility: How To Balance Your Emotions, Get The Support You Need, And Deal With Painful Social Situations When You're Trying To Become Pregnant [Kindle Edition]

Carol Fulwiler Jones MA
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Book Description

Are Your Infertility Treatments Causing You To Feel Stressed, Anxious Or Depressed

* Do you get upset when you attend baby showers or go to malls full of baby strollers and pregnant women?

* Do you feel like crying when friends or family ask a question like, “Are you still trying to get pregnant?”

* Do you wish your husband would be more supportive and take a more active role in your fertility and conception treatments?

* Are you spending too much time worrying about becoming pregnant?

* Do you feel like your body has betrayed you every time you start your period?

* Do you feel helpless, powerless, and out of control?

This Infertility Book Will Help You:

• Manage Your Emotions
• Get Your Husband To Be More Supportive And Involved
• Deal With Painful Social Situations
• Ease Your Frustrations
• Regain A Sense Of Control.

Fertility And Pregnancy Issues Addressed In This Infertility Treatment Guide:
• Handling The Disappointment Of Getting Your Period
• How To Stop Feeling You Have No Control Over Your Body (Especially With Infertility PCOS)
• How To Deal With Insensitive Comments, Unwanted Advice, And Unwelcome Questions
• How To Deal With Painful Questions Like, “How Many Children Do You Have?” Or “Are You Trying To Get Pregnant?”
• How To Decide Whether You Should Tell Friends And Family That You’re Seeking Infertility Treatment. (And What To Say)

This Anti-Stress Fertility Guide Also Shows You How To Deal With Difficult Situations Like…
• A Girlfriend Calling To Say She’s Pregnant
• Whether You Should Attend Baby Showers
• Getting Your Husband To Be More Understanding & Supportive
• Keeping Yourself Emotionally Safe During Holidays

And A Chapter On Breathing & Infertility Meditations:
Learn five kinds of conscious breathing patterns that decrease your stress, shift your energy and manage the demands of trying to get pregnant.

A Personal Note From The Author:

This book blends 20 years of my experience as a psychotherapist counseling hundreds of women trying to get pregnant, with my own personal experiences as a woman who sought infertility treatments.

I know the emotions around trying to conceive are sometimes more challenging than the infertility treatments themselves. I used to cry when I saw women with baby strollers and ask myself questions like, “What have I done to cause my infertility?”

That’s why I’ve put together this guide. It will heal the pain, ease the frustration, and help you regain a sense of control. It is my intention to keep you emotionally safe until you become pregnant.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Carol Fulwiler Jones, MA has worked in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia since 1981, and infertility counseling has been her special focus for the past two decades. She is an experienced psychotherapist and educator and is the author of the book, Managing The Stress of Infertility, which was published by Fraser Davis Press. She is also the creator and producer of the audio CD’s, "Relax with Music and Imagery" and "Enhancing Fertility with Music and Imagery". Carol is a renowned expert in the field of infertility and has presented over sixty speaking engagements to medical and patient audiences, has written newspaper and journal articles, and has been interviewed on internet radio shows and on television. She has studied and taught Krishnamacharya yoga since 1983 and often teaches breathing techniques, yoga postures, and meditation to her clients. To learn more about Carol’s work, to order her book and CD’s, or to read her blog, please visit her website:

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Despite A Few Flaws, A Must Read For All Women In Treatment For Infertility.

I bought this book because I saw the author on TV. As somebody who cried every other day her advice comforted me greatly. I'm happy to report that her book was as good as her interview. It gave me new ways to cope with the emotional roller coaster I was on. While there are a few missing pieces in the book, it's a must-read for any woman who's having a hard time coping emotionally with the stress of infertility treatment.


· The tone is pitch-perfect. Warm and compassionate, just as you'd expect from an infertility counselor (apparently the author had herself undergone infertility treatment, which made her advice all the more helpful).

* She addresses every situation that causes stress and despair and shows you how to either avoid, manage or resolve them. For example, she tells you what to say in uncomfortable social situations (like somebody asking how many children you have).

* Throughout each chapter there are personal stories from the author's infertility clients. Reading these stories made me feel like I had just joined an instant support group--that I wasn't alone, that my feelings were normal and shared by others, and that there are real, practical solutions to the typical stressors of being in treatment.

* Surprisingly, there's a section on breath work. At first, I thought it was a waste but she has a convincing argument that breathing patterns are the most powerful resource for changing our emotional state. She walks you through specific breath patterns to either calm or energize you. They're easy to follow and the results are almost immediate. It's possibly the best section in the book.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical advice February 28, 2012
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This book provides some real-life, practical advice on how to face the daily drain of battling infertility. Not only does the author/counselor provide good suggestions for couples going through the emotional roller coaster of infertility, it is also obvious through her compassionate tone that she has experienced that journey herself. One chapter I found especially insightful is the one on how to deal with friends' and relatives' well-meaning but sometimes hurtful comments.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Offer REAL help to your friends February 28, 2012
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While I am years past childbearing, I have so many friends, and precious young women I am close to struggling with this issue. I have HATED feeling helpless to encourage them, or even to know of anything to point them toward to find hope. The stress is unbelievable and it puts so much strain on their marriages and extended family as we all watch them drowning in the pain and stress -- what to do??? Now I have a resource; one that helps me understand, and I can share with them as well!! I highly recommend this to anyone who not only may be struggling with infertility, but for those friends and family members who want to better understand and be of real help!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Surprise! February 29, 2012
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What an unexpected surprise to read an entire chapter on Music and Imagery to Enhance Fertility! I am a classical musician and was eager to listen to the classical music pieces Carol describes in Chapter 10. I have all the music pieces she listed, and I felt the vibrational energy in my lower abdominal area around my reproductive organs as I listened to the classical pieces of music that Carol suggested. In fact, I was so moved by the power of music to affect fertility that I ordered her two CD's, Enhancing Fertility With Music And Imagery and Relax With Music And Imagery, which are listed in the back of the back of the book under Suggested Books and CD's. I wish more authors recognized the healing power of classical music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Completly amazing!!! March 11, 2014
By Kathryn
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Amazing book! Helped me out ALOT! I then became pregnant soon after I was in the middle of this book.
Very interesting and easy to understand and I can't say enough good things for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Managing the stress of infertility February 17, 2013
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This book gave me some new ways to deal with the struggles of infertility. I would recommend it to the many people out there trying. Good luck and God bless you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely helped! August 5, 2012
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I, absolutely, loved this book! I have ADD and have had to quit my medicine due to (T)TTC. When I am unable to take my medicine, my anxiety level can go through the rough. This book has helped me understand my feelings and gave me tools to help exhibit them to my husband in a more effective way. I had my husband read a few chapters and he was impressed, as well.

I was a little bummed she didn't add anything about yoga either, seeing she is an instructor..but that is my only complaint! You rock, Carol Fulwiler Jones MA!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels like this book was written just for me!
I will admit that I bought this book mostly out of desperation. We had recently gotten the news that we would need to be moving on to IVF because nothing else seemed to be working. Read more
Published on April 4, 2012 by Person918
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly helpful book!
This book is easy to read and I have read more infertility books than I would like to admit. But this book is different from the others I have read. Read more
Published on March 5, 2012 by KHoward
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfuk Book, Helpful Counsel
Although I have not faced the heartbreak of fertility problems, I have family members and friends who have dealt with both the pain of infertility and the welcomed happiness... Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by Peggy Rayle Hines
5.0 out of 5 stars A much needed guide book for the train wreck of emotions experienced...
I would have given anything to have this book when I was in the throes of my infertility treatments. Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by Candy Lloyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant perspectives and suggestions from someone who has lived through infertility issues herself. Read more
Published on February 29, 2012 by RGM11
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredibly helpful and insightful resource for anyone struggling...
This book was thoughtful and deeply informative regarding how to best manage stress and maintain a passionate, connected relationship when dealing with the struggles of... Read more
Published on February 28, 2012 by Davis Jones
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