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Experiencing Infertility: An Essential Resource, by Debby Peoples, Harriette Rovner Ferguson

Experiencing Infertility: An Essential Resource

by Debby Peoples, Harriette Rovner Ferguson

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Format: Paperback, 1st ed., 320pp.
ISBN: 0393320006 
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. 
Pub. Date: December 1999

Description from Amazon.com

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal, 15 March 1998 
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 . . .highly recommended . . .

Aaron Britvan, counselor at law, co-chairperson of the adoption committee of the New York State Bar Association 
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...Experiencing Infertility is filled with valuable insights and is written with emotional understanding by two very empathetic individuals who have lived through it all.

Dr. Ellen Miller, physician specializing in infertility 
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.

Daniel Kenigsberg, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Long Island IVF 
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.

Science and Technology 
[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.

Perry-Lynn Moffitt, co-author of A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss 
Experiencing Infertility provides comfort and insight into the emotional, medical, and financial ordeal couples face when they endure infertility.

Book Description 
One of every six couples in America is experiencing infertility, a devastating crisis that affects men and women individually and as a couple. This comforting and informative book addresses the medical, financial, and emotional issues that couples must work through while resolving their infertility. Written in a question-and-answer format, this sympathetic book offers practical advice on how to contend with the emotional ups and downs of infertility-from learning how to communicate feelings more effectively to coping with the losses of failed treatments or miscarriages. Warm and practical, the book is divided into twelve chapters, grouped according to the four stages involved in resolving infertility: crisis, acceptance, resolution and epilogue. Addressing the crisis phase are chapters on communicating effectively in a crisis, viewing infertility through the eyes of a parent, coping with family and friends, dealing with stresses at work while going through medical treatment, dealing with the medical establishment, and working through loss. For the stages of acceptance and resolution the authors offer chapters on deepening one's faith, knowing when to stop medical treatment, and practical advice for couples deciding to live child-free or considering adoption. An extensive section at the end addresses issues and concerns of professionals dealing with infertility patients. In addition, there are self-help exercises and a guide to resources. Originally titled What to Expect When You're Experiencing Infertility in hardcover.

Ingram 
Written in a question-and-answer format, this sympathetic and practical book offers practical advice on how to contend with the emotional ups and downs of infertility--from learning how to communicate feelings more effectively to coping with the losses of failed treatments or miscarriages National TV & radio interviews. . --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Info 
Compassionate text on coping with infertility. Covers normal psychological reactions in a question-and-answer format. For consumers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover 
"What to Expect When You're Experiencing Infertility provides comfort and insight into the emotional, medical, and financial ordeal couples face when they endure infertility. This book will help men and women cope with the uncertainty of infertility and will enable professional caregivers to guide couples confronting this crisis." -Perry-Lynn Moffitt, coauthor of A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss

"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 the Hardcover edition.

The author, Debby Peoples & Harriette Rovner Ferguson , March 19, 1998 
Practical advice and caring support for infertile couples. 

Throughout our own personal experiences with infertility we endured many painful tests, treatments, emotional upheavals and losses. We learned that the process one must go through to find resolution can be a harrowing experience filled with uncertainty and crisis. Yet we also learned that if you want to become a parent-somehow-one day, you will. Which is why we wrote this book-to offer you hope and a way to help you survive during this most difficult time. Through the many stories presented in each chapter you will see that you are not alone in your struggle to create a family. There are so many couples out there who are experiencing the same pain and the same hope as you. From practical advice to caring support for your emotions we are confident that you will find what you need to make it through this crisis. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author 
Harriet Rovner Ferguson is a psychotherapist who provides groups, couples, and individuals counseling for infertility and also conducts workshops for professionals working in the field. Debby Peoples is a past president of Long Island RESOLVE (the national support organization for infertile individuals) and a founder of A Woman's Place, a center for counseling and support.

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Synopsis

A past president of the RESOLVE support organization for infertile individuals joins a psychotherapist to offer guidance through the coping phases, a guide for professionals, self-help guide, and resources. First published as Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

What People Are Saying

Practical advice and caring support for infertile couples. Throughout our own personal experiences with infertility we endured many painful tests, treatments, emotional upheavals and losses. We learned that the process one must go through to find resolution can be a harrowing experience filled with uncertainty and crisis. Yet we also learned that if you want to become a parent-somehow-one day, you will. Which is why we wrote this book-to offer you hope and a way to help you survive during this most difficult time. Through the many stories presented in each chapter you will see that you are not alone in your struggle to create a family. There are so many couples out there who are experiencing the same pain and the same hope as you. From practical advice to caring support for your emotions we are confident that you will find what you need to make it through this crisis.--Debby Peoples & Harriette Rovner Ferguson —Norton Publishers
 


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