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This fertility coloring book offers poignant mandala designs and physiologically accurate images for you to color and make your own while trying to conceive. The images provide a relaxing way to explore the physiology of menstruation, ovulation, fertilization and implantation. Each image has a powerful autogenic (self relaxation) exercise to further your understanding of your physiology and deepen your relaxation. By coloring and visualizing your body’s reproductive functioning, you will prime your mind and de-stress your body for natural conception. For more information, follow this link: http://www.mindfulfertilityproject.com/coloring-conception/

A Baby at Last! by Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, Dr. Marc Goldstein, and Mark L. Fuerst

The trailblazing fertility program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center has pioneered many of the procedures that are now standard practices in fertility centers around the world. If you can’t get to New York for a consultation with Dr. Zev Rosenwaks and Dr. Marc Goldstein, A Baby At Last! puts the doctors’ expertise down on paper, offering all the information you need on the latest fertility treatments in order to make informed decisions. In this comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date handbook for diagnosing and treating infertility in both men and women, you’ll get invaluable advice on when to seek help; finding the right doctors, and knowing the tough questions you need to ask; what tests to have for him and her, when to have them, and why; and whether or not you’re a candidate for advanced treatments, including IVF, ICSI, and beyond. Covering everything from the latest technologies to the emotional hurdles associated with infertility, Drs. Rosenwaks and Goldstein share the knowledge and expertise that make the pregnancy success rates for Weill Cornell patients among the highest in the world. Here, as never before, is a book that can help you, too, bring home a baby at last! For more information, follow this link.

   

A Walk in the Valley: Christian encouragement for your journey through infertility by Julie Arduini, Heidi Glick, Elizabeth Maddrey, Kym McNabney, Paula Mowery, and Donna Winters Edited by Lynellen D. S. Perry 

Everyone's path in infertility is different. But we also have so much in common: the hurt, anger, frustration, pain, sorrow, hope and joy that we have experienced along the way. This Christian devotional shares the experiences of six women. Some went on to conceive, others have adopted, and others remain childless. The workbook starts with how each woman discovered her infertility, then explores the diagnostic testing pursued, how they processed the official diagnosis, what decisions had to be explored regarding treatment, their experiences during infertility treatment (including pregnancy, miscarriage, and childbirth), and finishes with their experiences in remaining childless, adoption, foster care, child sponsorship, and the emotional healing regardless of the outcome of their infertility journey. We pray you are encouraged by the Scriptures, journaling questions, and the story of how we found peace in the loving arms of Father God. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.

   

Coloring Conception: Stress Reduction for Fertility Success by Buffy Trupp, MA, RCC, LMT and Illustrated by Arla Patch, BFA, Ed., MFA

This fertility coloring book offers poignant mandala designs and physiologically accurate images for you to color and make your own while trying to conceive. The images provide a relaxing way to explore the physiology of menstruation, ovulation, fertilization and implantation. Each image has a powerful autogenic (self relaxation) exercise to further your understanding of your physiology and deepen your relaxation. By coloring and visualizing your body’s reproductive functioning, you will prime your mind and de-stress your body for natural conception. For more information, follow this link: http://www.mindfulfertilityproject.com/coloring-conception/

   

Couple’s Workbook, Helps Guide Patients through the ART Process by Samuel P. Marynick, M.D., HCLD/ELD (ABB) and Juan Correa-Perez, Ph.D., HCLD/CC/ALD, (ABB), Texas Center for Reproductive Health

The Couples Workbook – A Guide on Assisted Reproduction Technology, 4th Edition – 2016, was created to help guide patients through the process of assisted reproduction technology (ART). Written by Samuel P. Marynick, M.D., HCLD/ELD (ABB) and Juan Correa-Perez, Ph.D., HCLD/CC/ALD, (ABB), Texas Center for Reproductive Health, Dallas, Texas - the Couple’s Workbook includes detailed explanation of each phase of ART, from a couple’s first meeting with a treatment professional through the treatment review.Topics include an explanation of the human reproductive cycle and overview of the ART cycle, the patient evaluation, an explanation of each phase of the ART process, the treatment review, recommendations for coping with stress and financial considerations. While the Couple’s Workbook includes specific references to the Texas Center for Reproductive Health program, the content may be helpful to a couple undergoing ART treatment. Copies are available for $ 11.99 plus shipping and handling at amazon.com or through a link on the home page of the Texas Center for Reproductive Health at www.txcrh.com.

   

Fertility Walk: A Fertility Nurse’s Guide Along Your Journey by Tamara Tobias

Proceeds from this book benefit Fertility Walk Hope Fund, a non-profit organization providing grants to those who need fertility treatment but have no insurance coverage and are financially restricted. Tamara’s goal of this book was to help envision the journey of infertility as a walk. The trail one follows through infertility is not an easy one. We stumble and fall, meander at times, and occasionally skip with joy. The chapters in this book are meant to serve as your walking tools and they guide you through the process with easy-to-comprehend explanations and many ultrasound images to explain the menstrual cycle, treatment options, and procedures. Abnormal findings such as a cyst or fibroid are reviewed as well as all of those questions that arise when a cycle IS successful. As your walking partner, Tamara’s ultimate intention for you is to find HOPE… For more information, and to purchase the book, visit http://www.bit.ly/FertilityWalkOnAmazon

   
 

Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir by Victoria Hopewell

Over seven million couples in the United States struggle with infertility and the hope and pain surrounding it. More and more of them are turning to in vitro fertilization as a path to parenthood, using egg donors and sperm donors and sophisticated medical procedures to achieve their dream of creating a family. Victoria Hopewell entered into this world upon her second marriage, when she found herself unable to become pregnant with a much wanted child. Follow the poignant and informative story of her search for a “Grade A” baby egg in today’s unregulated donor egg market and learn the processes, procedures, and pitfalls that lie in wait for anyone hoping to conceive via in vitro fertilization. For more information follow this link or visit http://gradeababyeggs.com/.

   

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception by Jani R. Jensen and Elizabeth A. Stewart

Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception is a trusted and essential resource for couples wanting to have a family. Inside you’ll find:

  • Advice on diet, exercise and weight to promote fertility
  • Answers to questions about age, stress, caffeine and alcohol
  • Tools to help you determine when you’re most fertile
  • The latest strategies on various treatments to help you get pregnant

For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.

   

Not Pregnant by Cathy Quillet

After four miscarriages and years of infertility, Cathie Quillet felt stuck and alone in her negative emotions. In Not Pregnant, Quillet offers a place for women who are experiencing infertility to come together, validate their emotions, and let go of their pain. This motivational and comforting book addresses: infertility’s effects on sex and marriage; handling the public’s general ignorance about infertility; secondary infertility; miscarriages; grief and the plethora of emotions experienced; hormonal changes with fertility medications; and how to move on with your life. Cathie Quillet has been working with couples for years as an Independent Marriage and Family Therapist. Unable to have children, Quillet is familiar with all of the complexities of the infertile journey. Not Pregnant is a compilation of tough lessons she learned and what no-one warns you about when standing face-to-face with infertility. In addition, Quillet collaborated with her ob-gyn, Dr. Shannon Sutherland, to further explain the medical side of infertility. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.

   

On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility by Helen Adrienne

Levels of stress are unbearable levels and both individuals and couples can feel destabilized. With On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility in hand, you will learn how to turn the tables on this unwanted change and ride the infertility wave rather than be swamped by it. Author Helen Adrienne, psychotherapist, equips readers with the weapons to win battles against the consequences of infertility. Easy-to-learn mind/body exercises are at the end of each chapter, some of which have a statistically significant association with pregnancy. Stories of former patients support the effectiveness of mind/body interventions, and show readers that it is possible to "gain from the pain." On Fertile Ground goes beyond typical self-help books by showing how to navigate through the normal resistance to change. This is a growth-from-adversity book, a managing-stress book and a get-back-in-control book that is comprehensive and provides relief. Visit Helen’s web site www.helenadrienne.com for more tips on managing infertility. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.

   

The ABA Guide to Assisted Reproduction: Techniques, Legal Issues, and Pathways to Success By: Marla Neufeld and Jeffrey A. Kasky

The American Bar Association’s Guide to Assisted Reproduction is the A to Z of ART written by attorneys’ Jeffrey A. Kasky and Marla Neufeld, Esq. It is an insider’s guide to available ART options. This guide is designed to educate anyone considering an ART procedure in the processes involved in choosing medical providers, legal representatives, and key players throughout the ART journey, as well as understanding the protocol to enter into appropriate legal contracts while addressing the unique issues that may arise pre- and post-birth. It also provides insider tips and tricks from professionals well versed in the industry, such as renowned fertility physicians, embryologists, attorneys, mental health professionals, and those personally touched by infertility to help traverse what can be a mine field of issues. The coauthors have combined their professional and personal experiences to separate the wheat from the chaff in order to provide an easily digestible guide. For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, follow this link.

   

The Infertility Journey by Tarun Jain MD

This unique book is simple yet powerful, and sets you on the right path. It includes the most pertinent medical information that is easy to understand (such as ovulation induction, IUI, IVF, ICSI, PCOS, endometriosis, tubal disease, decreased ovarian reserve, uterine disorders, male factor, fertility preservation, preimplantation genetic screening / PGS / PGD, and reproductive surgery / hysteroscopy / laparoscopy). It also has chapters on social stressors (family, friends, job) and alternative therapies (acupuncture, herbs, yoga, diet). Furthermore, it has anonymous quotes from many infertility patients to put real voices behind the disease.  This comprehensive book will serve as a trusted companion on your journey to parenthood. Visit Dr. Jain's website www.theinfertilityjourney.com for information about this book. Follow this link to purchase a copy. 

 

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