When You're Not Expecting: An Infertility Survival Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 29, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
Surviving the challenges of infertility

Often enduring years of heartache, couples with infertility number over 7.3 million. Enduring the daunting difficulties of treatment is something few women are prepared for. Based on the personal stories of 200 women determined to overcome infertility, this surprisingly upbeat survivors' guide gives the kind of hard-won wisdom essential to making it through the process. Not only does the book detail coping strategies, it also presents tips for strengthening stressed relationships and addresses the unique needs of single women and lesbians.

An essential guide for women and couples, friends and family, and health care providers and therapists, this book offers the solace and strength needed to prevail even after years of struggle.

  • Written by a therapist, consultant, and public speaker dedicated to the study of infertility and its emotional impact
  • Other titles by Shapiro: When Part of the Self Is Lost and Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

For any woman or couple who feel as if they're facing infertility alone, When You're Not Expecting is a must-have book.

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User Review  - True54Blue - LibraryThing

Although covering a lot of ground this book could have been half as long and still provided all the information it contains. The only group that might find it particularly valuable are infertile lesbians because she provides many specific examples related to that group. Read full review

Contents

Title Page
Staying Together through Infertility
When Life Ison Hold
When Making Love Becomes Hard Work
Coping with Gatherings
Support Groups and Therapists
A Shattered Dream
An Emotional Roller Coaster
When Enough Is Enough
Opening NewDoors toLife
The Legacy of Infertility
Index
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Constance Hoenk Shapiro, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a therapist, author, university professor, consultant, and public speaker dedicated to the study of infertility and its emotional impact on individuals and couples. She is a founding member of the Central New York chapter of RESOLVE and has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education for over 30 years. She is a professor of Family Studies and Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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