The following is a list of resources that you may find useful on your fertility journey. If you have any suggestions or have come across any good books, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arms, S. (1990)
The author explores changing attitudes, provides valuable insight into the long-term effects of adoption, and offers detailed suggestions that can empower everyone involved to create successful, humane adoptions.
Powell, S. (1995)
This is a resource book for prospective adoption applicants. It also covers permanent care and fostering.
Topics in this book include: the adoption of older children from care; contact with birth families after adoption; trans-racial placement; single-person adoption; children talking about moving to adoption.
Adamer, C (1998)
Adoption is not for everyone & this resource should help potential adopters face such issues as: how do you know you are ready to adopt? What are the issues regarding different race? And how is adoptive parenting different from parenting a biological child?
Allen and Unwin 1992
In this book women and some men talk about coming to terms with infertility and childlessness. The book suggests many possibilities for living rewarding and fulfilling lives without biological children and offers some new possibilities including co-parenting.
Beth Spring 1997
Part of the “pocketbook” series, this book is designed for couples who are having trouble conceiving and for those who counsel couples who are childless. It is written from a Christian view.
English, J. (1989)
Campbell, E. (1985)
An exploratory study of couples that do not want children
Dr. Christiane Northup
Really good information on how your beliefs dictate biology and the perils of the high GI diet found here
Jorge E. Chavarro and Walter C Willet
What the title says is what it is. Good information on exercise and losing weight with fertility in mind, and really yummy recipes.
Prof Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, and Prof Stephen Colagiuri
Great information on GI and pregnancy, GI and metabolic syndrome, GI and Polycystic ovarian syndrome and an Aussie based GI food listing.
Julia Paul (Ed) (1988)
A book written for children to help them understand their donor inseminated conception. It is written in a language which even pre-school children can understand and is supported by simple and sensitive illustrations.
Eds Daniels, K. & Haimes, E. (1998)
This book brings together an international group of social scientists to discuss the social, cultural, political and practical dimensions to DI, relating it to the wider debates about fertility treatment and the place of assisted conception in contemporary society.
Wood, C; Leeton, J & Kovacs, G.
Snowden, R & Snowden, E. (1984)
This book gives clear, comprehensive and non-technical information about childlessness caused by male infertility. It focuses on artificial insemination by donor (AID)
Englert, Y. (1998)
Smith, L. (1989)
A concise, educational self-help book based on the Australian experience with references relevant to Australians.
Henderson, L., Riley, R, & Wood, R.
Allen and Unwin Pty Ltd (1991)
This book gives information on what endometriosis is, it’s causes, diagnosis and treatments.
Kate Weinstein (1987)
A comprehensive guide, which includes medical facts and practical strategies for coping with all aspects of endometriosis
Ballweg, M and Deutsch, S. (1988)
Put together by the American Endometriosis Association. It discusses causes, symptoms, treatment and ways of coping with endometriosis.
Lauersen, N. H. & de Swaan, C. (1988)
Explores this disease and provides facts on it’s causes, prevention and treatment.
Web, A. (1989)
This book is written in association with the hysterectomy support group includes many women’s stories about their emotions both prior and after undergoing surgery.
Salzer, L (1991)
Glazer, E & Cooper, S (1988)
Good info on the emotional landscape of IVF
Johnston, P. (1994)
L. Deveraux & A. Hammerman (1998)
A therapeutic approach to treating infertile patients that focuses on what it means to be infertile, rather than solving the problem through remedies such as adoption or medical treatment.
Kempers, R. Cohen, J., Haney, A & Younger, J (1998)
Resolving Infertility, from the country's foremost infertility organisation, is an invaluable roadmap to navigating the vast landscape of infertility options. Its special interactive design offers simple tools to facilitate your decision-making, from "Decision Tress" to "Questions to Ask" to sections sharing firsthand accounts from people coping with infertility.
Liebmann-smith, J., Nardi Egan, J & Stangel, J. (1999)
With this guide, couples that experience infertility can find out where to go for help, what treatments really work, how to beat the odds, and how to improve changes of contraception.
HarperCollins Publishers 2001
This guide provides information on: different causes of fertility problems; the drug & treatment options available; the medical technology – how does it work? & Self-help and complementary medicine.
Albo, S. Putnam 2000
This book offers a variety of alternative approaches for increasing the odds of conception naturally.
Carey, C and Harris, A. (2000)
This book offers advice on dealing with this gynecological disorder, which can affect everything from weight to infertility.
Kerrie Lee (1992)
This book is part of the Health Book series and explores causes of infertility as well as treatment options.
Pete Moore — Lion Publishing PLC (1997)
This book explains in simple terms the problems and available solutions to infertility, including IVF and gamete donation. Ethics of treatment are examined and the book questions how people are valued in relation to others and to God.
Anne Charlish (2002)
This book seeks to unravel the issues surrounding fertility and conception. It tackles the medical factors that may affect the likelihood of a woman becoming pregnant and the non-medical reasons for infertility.
D.S. Gordon and Deborah Feingold 2000
A guide for women who are struggling with infertility. It explains the benefits of herbal medicine, homoeopathy, nutritional therapies and mind body medicine in conjunction with traditional therapies.
Winston, R. (1987)
An estimated one in eight couples has trouble conceiving. This guide looks at the known cures for infertility in men and women; what tests and investigations can be done, and what they involve; and different treatments available and their success, as well as general advice and support.
Stangel, J. (1988)
Bellina, J & Wilson, J. (1986)
Stanway, A. (1986)
Jansen, R. (1997)
A practical guide advises couples on how to cope with the emotions surrounding infertility, how to manage the stress of medical treatment, and how to select a doctor.
One in six couples now experience difficulties having a baby, but by detoxifying your system and adjusting your lifestyle, you can boost your chances of conceiving. This book offers advice on relaxation, complementary therapies, diet and exercise for increased fertility and a healthy pregnancy.
Glenville, M (2000)
This text provides information on how to improve chances of conception and promote a healthy pregnancy via a natural program of nutrition and supplementation. It contains advice on how to recognise and eliminate fertility-decreasing factors from both lifestyle and environment.
Bentley, G &. Mascie-Taylor, C.
An interdisciplinary perspective on the ways in which human biology and culture can affect fertility
Examines conception and pregnancy and all the potential surrounding problems. Based on the most up-to-date research, the author gives advice on topics such as how to increase the chances of conception, the causes of male and female infertility, and miscarriage.
Wood, C, & Kovacs, G (1996)
Becker, G (1996)
Callan, V. (1988)
Harper, J; Delahanly, J; Handyside, A,- John Wiley & Sons Ltd 2001
This book provides an introduction and overview of the principles of Preimplantation Genetic Disorders (PGD). It should appeal to the prenatal diagnosis community, clinical geneticists and fetal medicine specialists.
Prof. Winston (2000)
The UK’s leading expert looks at how it feels to have a baby by artificial means, what the chances of success are, & what the implications are – both for the baby & its parents.
Dettman, C & Saunders, D (1987)
Walters, W & Singer, P (1982)
Wood, C & Westmore (1984)
Sher, G., Davis, V & Stoess, J (1995)
Sharon Perkins and Jackie Meyers-Thompson
The basics of IVF and all treatments, a good first book to read to get acquainted with what happens
Stanworth, M (1987)
Arditti, R., Klein, R. & Minden, S. (1989)
Kate Brian — Bloomsbury 1998
This account of IVF treatment chronicles the joy and pain of couples embarking on the emotional roller coaster of IVF. Advice on coping with the stresses of treatment is also offered.
Hans Morse — Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd 2001
This is the story of one couples quest to have a child including their experience of an IVF program. It is written by the husband and therefore offers a view not often heard in the area of infertility.
IVF Friends (1995)
Masters, J. (2000)
This is a very personal and moving book, which shows what involvement with IVF, is really like.
Nugent-Smith, C & Nugent-Smith, J. (1987)
Describes the effect that infertility has on a married couple and their experience of IVF
Hampson, A. (1997)
In these honest and moving accounts, men and women share the experience of their pursuit of parenthood.
Brown, L., Brown, J & Freeman, S. (1979)
The first hand account of John and Lesley Brown whose daughter Louise was the first “test-tube” baby.
Liebmann-Smith, J (1989)
This book looks at how couple’s discover, cope with and resolve their fertility problems
Fiske, L. (2001)
Schover, L & Thomas, A. (2000)
Experts from the Cleveland Clinic offer a guide on male infertility from state-of-the-art treatments to advice for men on emotional aspects. It also gives advice for women on helping their man through the trauma of infertility treatment, including how to get him there in the first place.
Kim Kluger-Bell — Penguin 1999
This book explores the importance of acknowledging grief and the depth of loss. Practical and helpful advice is offered for women, friends and families.
Marie Allen: Shelly Marks — John Wiley & Sons Ltd 1993
Provides support and advice for those who have suffered trauma of miscarriage. Helps women understand their feelings and also provides helpful advice for husbands, family members and friends.
Lesley Regan — Onon Publishing Group 2001
Provides up-to-date information on causes, risks and treatment of miscarriage.
Adrienne Ryan — Penguin 2000.
A collection of real-life stories gives voice to grief of miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. It explores the experience of both mothers and fathers and also grandparents.
Kathleen Diamond — Adams Media Corporation 2002
Describes the physical and psychological consequences of having a miscarriage. Suggest ways to overcome the grief of losing a pregnancy and discusses the biology of pregnancy and ways to understand and prevent miscarriages.
Collinge, A., Danial, S. & Jones, H. (2002)
M. Fumia (2000)
This book is about the necessity of grieving the loss of tiny, unlived lives.
Schwiebert, P & Kirk, P (1989)
A guide for bereaved parents who are making decisions about their future.
Oakley, A, McPherson, A & Roberts, H. (1990)
This book deals with the physical realities of miscarriage but also concentrates on the emotional and psychological problems created by such an event.
Johnson, J & Johnson, M. (1983)
Armstrong, P. (1996)
The book covers everything from pre-conceptual care to pre-natal diagnostic testing. It is packed with information and anecdotes drawn directly from the experience of women themselves and reassures the older mother-to-be so that she can carry, bear and nurture her new born, confident that she has made the right choices.
Brett McWharter Sember
Good info on all that affects a mum to be over 35, really practical.
Clements, R. (1986)
Ellen Sarasohn Glazer — John Wiley & Sons Ltd 1998
Offers understanding, advice and support for those who have become parents through adoption, DI or surrogacy or those who have used such medical techniques as IVF or GIFT. Such parents can often feel different and fearful of loss, isolation and incompetence.
Katherina Dalton; Wendy Holton -Oxford University Press 2001
Guide to help women and their families cope with post-natal depression. Includes chapters on careers and motherhood, coping with stress and looks at the role a partner can play and the effects on them of PND.
Paula Nicolson 2001
Postnatal depression (PND) is usually considered an abnormal reaction after the birth of a child. This book written for the sufferer herself and helpers to help understand that these reactions are normal as well as offering solutions.
de Crespigny, L and Dredge, R. (1991)
Offering valuable information on pre-conception planning, how your unborn baby develops, the different stages of labour, ante-natal options and getting to know your newborn, this is a practical and informative guide to bringing a new life into the world.
Brewer, S. (1995)
Miller, J and Pelham, D (1984)
Nilsson, L (1977)
Balaskas, S. (1989)
Brook, D. (1985)
Rowshan, A. (1998)
This guide offers a holistic approach to stress management, including spiritual, mental, emotional & physical stress. It offers a wide range of easily mastered techniques & mental skills for dealing with stress & its symptoms, including meditation and relaxation exercises.
Mitchell, L. (1987)
Stevens, K & Dally, E. (1985)
Ronny Diamond (1999)
Hambly, G (1989)
Hammer Burns, L & Covington, S (Eds) (1999)
Beth Cooper-Hilbert 1998
This guide is for therapists and doctors working with infertile couples. It shows how to counsel couples during this stressful time including guiding them in making decisions about medical choices and helping them to resolve their grief.
Sandra Leiblum — Wiley and Sons Ltd 1997
This book provides an overview of causes and the course of infertility explores psychological relational impact and examines alternative routes to parenthood.
Robin Baker — Pan Macmillan 1999
Artificial insemination (A.I) and IVF, cloning, surrogacy, and paternity testing: what will happen when ancient urges meet future technology? Fictionalised scenes followed by scientific analysis of future of reproduction.
Rosner, F (1991)
Scutt, J (1988)
Dr Sarah Brewer
An overall conception book
Francesca Naish and Janette Roberts
The Natural way to a Better Pregancy - good info on all the aspects of things that can affect fertility.
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