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Resources

Listed below are some resources you may enjoy or find to be helpful.  Many of them have been mentionned on the Podcast.       

 

Excellent documentaries about the experience of infertility:

 

Vegas Baby

 

One More Shot

 

Great BOOKS you will find helpful:

 
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The Next Happy by Tracey Cleantis

When the best option is to let go of the life you planned for yourself and find a new path, a world of possibilities can surprisingly open up. Learn whether it is time to let go, and if so, how to move through your grief and find your way forward in The Next Happy.

 

Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness -- by Lesley Payne

In Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness, Lesley Pyne uses her life experience as a childless woman, the experiences of other childless women from all over the world—who she calls her storytellers, and her skills as a coach and NLP Master Practitioner to gently guide readers through their pain to help them get to the other side to find their joy.

 
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Silent Sorority -- by Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos

From celebrity and news magazines to TV programs to Facebook pages and mommy blogs, family-building successes are routinely and glowingly shared and celebrated. But where are the voices of those who are unable to have children? In relating what happens when nature and science find their limits, the award-winning memoir Silent Sorority examines a seldom acknowledged outcome and raises provocative, often uncomfortable questions usually reserved for late night reflection or anonymous blogging. Outside of the physical reckoning there lies the challenge of moving forward in a society that doesn't know how to handle the awkwardness of infertility. 

 
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Living the Life Unexpected -- by Jody Day

Across the globe, millions of women are reaching their mid-forties without having had a child. Although some are child-free by choice, many others are childless by circumstance and are struggling in a life they didn't foresee. Most people think that women without children either "couldn't" or "didn't want to" be mothers. The truth is much more complex. Jody Day would have liked to have had children, but it didn't work out that way. At the age of 44 she realized that her quest to be a mother was at an end. She presumed that she was through the toughest part, but over the next couple of years she was hit by waves of grief, despair and isolation. Eventually she found her way and created the Gateway Women Network, helping many thousands of women worldwide.

 

Sweet Grapes: How to stop being infertile and start living again -- by Jean and Michael Carter

Examines the psychological aspects of infertility and offers advice on redefining one's life and recognizing the potential for growth while living childfree.