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Experiencing Infertility: An Essential Resource Paperback – January 17, 2000
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At the outset, the infertile couple needs a plan for the diagnosis and treatment of their condition. Too often, the medical aspects of infertility overwhelm the patient and the emotional issues are ignored. Peoples and Ferguson address emotional demands enabling the couple to carry on both through and beyond the crisis. -- Daniel Kenigsberg, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Long Island IVF
Experiencing Infertility provides comfort and insight into the emotional, medical, and financial ordeal couples face when they endure infertility. -- Perry-Lynn Moffitt, co-author of A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss
From their unique perspectives as former patients and professionals who work in the field, the authors have done an outstanding job of educating all of us. No one should go through this crisis without knowing ...Experiencing Infertility. -- Dr. Ellen Miller, physician specializing in infertility
[Ferguson and Peoples] have written a sensitive guide to the emotional trauma of infertility. The authors successfully discuss the decision-making process and emotional roller coaster that medical intervention, pregnancy loss, and adoption can bring and offer sound ideas, resources, and coping methods. -- Science and Technology
From the Back Cover
"At the outset, the infertile couple needs a plan for the diagnosis and treatment of their condition. Too often, the medical aspects of infertility overwhelm the patient and the emotional issues are ignored. Peoples and Ferguson address emotional demands enabling the couple to carry on both through and beyond the crisis." - Daniel Kenigsberg, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Long Island IVF
"From their unique perspectives as former patients and professionals who work in the field, the authors have done an outstanding job of educating all of us. No one should go through this crisis without knowing What to Expect When You're Experiencing Infertility." -Dr. Ellen Miller, physician specializing in infertility
"A must read for those who are experiencing infertility and who wish to create a family, whether through adoption or through medical treatment. Thorough, thoughtful, sensitive, What to Expect When You're Experiencing Infertility is filled with valuable insights and is written with emotional understanding by two very empathetic individuals who have lived through it all." -Aaron Britvan, counselor at law, co-chairperson of the adoption committee of the New York State Bar Association --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The book covers keeping your identity, primary and secondary infertility, communicating with your spouse, friends and family, balancing a job and baby making, coping with grief and loss, decision making, when to know to move on, and even child free living. It also covers waiting for your baby whether it's through adoption or pregnancy.
I really feel this is GREAT. It's a must have for everyone. I've only had this book a few weeks and it has already helped me to cope with my decision to move on to a life after infertility and remain childfree. Those who know me, know what a struggle this has been for me.
I highly recommend this book. I call it my "coping bible".
I have dubbed Experiencing Infertility as my "Coping Bible."
It's been nearly two years since I first read Experiencing Infertility and I can honestly say my life has improved tremendously because of the coping strategies outlined in the book. Harriette Rovner Ferguson and Debby Peoples really "get it." They fully understand what it is like to ride this emotional infertility roller coaster.
The book covers all aspects of infertility including keeping your identity and communicating with your spouse, friends and family. It aids you in balancing your job with what can be stressful baby making. It helps even those who are preganant after infertility as well, which can be a time of fear as well as happiness. It's also covers the hard-to-face aspects of knowing when to move on, adopt or remain childfree. It's helped me tremendously in making my own decision to live life without children after years of failed fertility treatments.
I feel Experiencing Infertility is a "must have" for everyone trying to cope with the heartache of infertility.
A big thank you to the co-authors for this wonderful book.
I cried all night. I relate to the women in that book so much. Everything that was said, I have felt. I especially appreciated the section on Secondary Infertility, since that is what I am facing. Most books and other infertility resources don't even acknowledge that Secondary Infertility is a real problem-it makes those with Secondary Infertility feel so alone.
If you're looking for a book that helps you cope, helps you know that you are not alone in your struggle with infertility, and really helps you feel validated in your feelings, then I highly recommend this book.
While my book addresses a lot of the medical issues associated with infertility (e.g. causes of infertility, high tech fertility methods etc.), I was only able to touch upon the emotional issues briefly--a subject that Debby Peoples and Harriette Rovner Ferguson handle superbly in their book. They give you "inside advice" on balancing babymaking with your career, coping with the reactions of friends and family, and much more.
I struggled with infertility 12 years ago, prior to the birth of my first child. I've never forgotten how painful that time in my life was. I wish I'd had this book then.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good for being able to relate to similar emotional problems while going through infertility.Published 12 months ago by Rebecca Troiano
This book is based on either actual short letters or possible scenarios. So it is mostly a series of "Dear Abby" types of situations and a response. Read morePublished 14 months ago by J. Roberts
A friend of mine at work gave me a copy of this book to give to my wife. She and I both found it to be insightful and supportive. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by Peter Z
It's about time a book on the topic of infertility explored the more emotional aspects of this situation. Read morePublished on October 17, 2002 by KD Johnson
As a professional working for more than 15 years w/ couples experiencing infertility, I have found that the insight offered within this book has greatly enhanced my clinical... Read morePublished on June 30, 2002
This book is a must read for all infertility patients. It is well written and as far as I can tell, comes from the heart. I have been experiencing infertility for four long years. Read morePublished on June 28, 2002 by allison besston
I did not learn anything from this book that I did not already know. Most of the information included comes under the definition of common sense. Read morePublished on June 24, 2002
I had been trying for the past 6 years to get pregnant as a single woman, using fresh sperm, frozen sperm, sex with donor... and have recently given up. Read morePublished on November 9, 2001 by bookaddict
I had just experienced a huge emotional low regarding my infertility when I purchased this book. I thought for sure I was totally nuts, and then I began reading. Read morePublished on August 8, 2001