- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (October 2, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0787943746
- ISBN-13: 978-0787943745
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.5 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,170,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wanting Another Child: Coping with Secondary Infertility 1st Edition
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Secondary infertility is often a "hidden" issue, and couples suffering from the inability to have another wanted child often feel caught in the netherworld between the childless infertile and parents of larger families. Harriet Fishman Simons, a clinician specializing in fertility issues and a support group leader for RESOLVE, an advocacy group for infertile individuals, has been involved in infertility issues for over 20 years. In her book Wanting Another Child: Coping with Secondary Infertility, Simons discusses the plight of the secondarily infertile--the awkwardness of being among infertile couples without children, the pain of watching other families conceive again. The book takes a broad-based look at an issue that is becoming more common as more couples rely on fertility treatments to form their families. Simons weaves personal stories with theory and sociological data. She includes chapters on social and emotional issues (the effects of secondary infertility on the couple as well as friends, family, and coworkers), parenting during secondary infertility issues (helping children cope with their parent's secondary infertility), and possible resolutions to and strategies for coping with secondary infertility. Simons's style may be academic, but the information and message is not, and this book is a welcome addition to a new subfield of study. --Ericka Lutz
"Simons offers rich descriptions of the unique process of secondary infertility from assessment to resolution and gives perspective and sound, detailed guidance. This book is a wonderful addition to the resources for infertile couples." —James W. Drisko, assistant professor, Smith College School of Social Work
"This book speaks to the millions of neglected sufferers of secondary infertility, offering not only support and comfort but also coping strategies and survival techniques which will be immediately useful to patients and professionals alike. . . .[This book] will soon join other classics in the infertility literature." —Judith Calica, licensed clinical social worker
"Finally, a full and rich book that explores the special challenges of people facing infertility as parents. The personal stories are emotionally evocative and well balanced with explanations and strategies. I particularly appreciate the thorough coverage of how complex coping and decision making is when parents must juggle infertility and the many needs of their children. A helpful book for parents facing infertility and the people who help them" —Peg Beck, former executive director, RESOLVE of the Bay State
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I found it a really encouraging resource. I'm going to give it to a few friends and family members so that they can understand better what me and my husband go through month to month, year to year, and honestly, sometimes day to day.