Taking Baby Steps: How Patients and Fertility Clinics Collaborate in Conception
In Taking Baby Steps, Jody Lyneť Madeira takes readers inside the infertility experience, from dealing with infertility-related emotions through forming treatment relationships with medical professionals to confronting difficult medical decisions.† Based on hundreds of interviews, this book investigates how women, men, and medical professionals negotiate infertility’s rocky terrain to create life and build families—a journey across personal, medical, legal, and ethical minefields that can test mental and physical health, friendships and marriages, spirituality, and financial security.
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part one infertility as an emotional
The Benefits and Burdens
part two reproductive treatment
Patients Perspectives on Treatment
Providers Perspectives on Treatment
part three documenting the informed
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