Cover of: Do you Love someone who is Infertile? | Shari DeGraff Stewart and Julia Fichtner Krahm

Do you Love someone who is Infertile?

What you can do to help her. What to say to support her. (and what you should never do or say.)
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Do you Love someone who is Infertile? What you can do to help her. What to say to support her. (and what you should never say.) is a guidebook for the friends and family of an infertile woman. These are the people who love her, but maybe for the first time in their relationship, are uncertain how to translate that love into the words and actions she needs. This guide invites loved ones into the world of an infertile woman. By understanding what she feels and experiences, the readers can begin to understand why she needs their support. Once they understand her pain and grief, however, many people, are still unsure about what to say or do. Sometimes their best intentions result in painful advice, admonitions, or platitudes.

This guide offers specific and practical suggestions about what to say and do and what to never say. It includes journal questions so the readers can decide the best way to apply the book"s guidance, by taking into account their unique knowledge of the infertile woman they love. Do you Love someone who is Infertile? is for the husband, sister, friend, or parent who can"t fix her infertility and may feel helpless. The good news is there is so much they can do to support, comfort, and empower her in, what many infertile women describe as, the fight of their life.

There is an opportunity for those who love an infertile woman, to change her life forever. What you do, when she is at her most vulnerable, can either lessen her pain, or add to her grief—but in either case, your relationship with her will be changed profoundly. This guidebook reaches out to friends and family in a way that is gentle and inviting and recognizes the pain they too experience. It contains numerous vignettes that help the reader connect to the information on a personal level. It is a beautiful book that draws you in with pictures, quotes, stories, and practical advise.

The opening letter is addressed to an infertile woman, who may purchase the book for her loved ones. This letter from the author recognizes and honors her pain and encourages her to realize how difficult it is for friends and family to know how to support her. The author points out, “you and I wouldn’t have understood the needs of an infertile woman before our own diagnoses.”

Do you Love someone who is Infertile? offers insight into an infertile woman’s everyday world and how special days and occasions, such as Mother"s Day or baby showers affect her--as well as how you can support her during those times. Other topics include, how to respond to her spiritual questioning—Why God?, what to say if she"s considering discontinuing treatment, and how her anger can help or hinder her.

This book comes from Shari Stewart’s decade as an infertile woman and as a psychotherapist treating infertile woman. It is co-written by her best friend of twenty years, Julia Krahm, a woman who walked with Shari through infertility, supporting her, but also sometimes floundering, not knowing how to care for her friend. The knowledge and insight gained by the two authors, as well as that of many of Shari Stewart’s infertile clients, is offered so friends and family can avoid some of their mistakes and instead offer hope and care and strength to the infertile women they love.

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Open LibraryOL24020072M
ISBN 139780984178506
LC Control Number2009907633

If you too love someone struggling with infertility, this book offers and your loved one comfort as you journey through the devastating throes of infertility. This book is specifically targeted toward family and friends who wish to be there for that special woman who is /5(14).

So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope 2nd ed. Edition in this book. If you love someone who is struggling with infertility, please read this. You will understand your loved one just a little bit more.

I plan to buy another copy or two for those in my life who would enjoy having a bit more insight.5/5(16). As you might guess from the title, this book is written for men dealing with infertility.

The book makes light of some of the struggles associated with male infertility, but among the jokes you Author: Anna Schaefer. The best must-read books about infertility and the struggle of getting pregnant. These books will give you hope, inspire you and make you laugh.

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Full of tons of tips, personal stories and ideas for improving your fertility. This book is something I am going to promote because I truly believe in every piece of advice that Meg gives. The Waiting Line - What To Do (And Not Do) When Someone You Love is Struggling With Infertility is a quick read that speaks directly to those around infertility.

Take the time to read what she has to say/5(28). Ok, the book is named Hilariously Infertile. This book is nothing about being infertile and the 'trying to conceive' journey.

It's a book with only chapters about her thinking she was pregnant but wasn't, next thing you know she's pregnant.

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the rest of the book, which is the majority, is about her complaining, whining, and telling us all about the joys of being a mother/5(63). As for the person reading this book who is helping someone through infertility, I believe it is far more useful.

An infertile woman goes through a very unique situation which, quite frankly, not many understand, and this book provides valuable insight into that/5(28).

Some of them barely have anything to do with infertility at all. But these are books that lifted me when I was crumbling, so I share them with you, in hopes that you will catch a glimpse of the Father’s heart.

Whether you face infertility, or you know someone who does, these books will open your eyes and hopefully your ears to the Word and to. For many facing infertility, it can be hard to be around other women who are pregnant. Seeing your belly grow is a constant reminder of what your infertile friend cannot have.

Not complaining can make things a little easier for your friend. Don’t question their sadness about being unable to.

If you are facing anxiety and fear, the best thing you can do is declare God’s peace and love over your situation. We have to realize that our words have power and we can either make agreements with life or we can make agreements with death.

Which means the best thing you can say to someone going through infertility is one day you will be a mom.

For anyone who knows someone struggling with infertility (you Do you Love someone who is Infertile? book, even if you don't know you do) and who wants to support them, this book is a quick must-read.

flag 1 like Like see review Katherine rated it it was amazing/5. Meg Rutledge Keys, author of "The Waiting Line: What to Do and Not Do When Someone You Love is Struggling with Infertility," struggled with infertility herself.

She says, "I realized I. The first chapter of "Sing You Home" alone is gut-wrenching. After losing a baby in the third trimester of her pregnancy, Zoe Baxter must do the impossible: deliver a stillborn child. Shortly after, infertility lays waste to her marriage, and Zoe heads off on a journey of self-discovery, where she realizes that love comes in more forms than one.

Whether you know for a fact, or you simply believe that someone close to you may be struggling with infertility, there are things you can do to help folks walking this precarious road: 1. If you have kids, or are expecting, try to curb the kid and pregnancy talk around your infertile friend or family : Danielle Helzer.

This statistic represents a colleague, a friend in your book club, a couple at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Having infertility can feel embarrassing and isolating, but you can help your friends feel less misunderstood and alone by resolving to know more about infertility this week, Aprilduring National Infertility Awareness : Barbara Collura.

You don’t have to experience infertility yourself to do this. I’m sure you know what it’s like to have an important hope or dream not come to fruition—tap into that experience.

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The most validating response I ever received when I opened up about our infertility. There are lots of blog posts and articles about what NOT to say to someone struggling with infertility. But sometimes it’s hard to come up with a sentiment that conveys your care but doesn’t sound trite or cliche.

Here are 15 suggestions: I am so sorry you’re going through this. So what should you do. As the University of Iowa research suggested, women and infertile parents are looking for someone to support them.

That can be as simple as a spouse saying “I love you” or finding a new way to connect with your loved one. Listening and asking quesitions is a key part of it, too. I would love to connect with you on a personal level, so if you liked this post, pass it on.

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Personal Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss By OBOS Infertility Contributors | Aug Last Revised on Many of us feel alone as we struggle to get pregnant, decide which treatments to pursue, and cope with the frustration and pain of not being able to conceive.

They say you should write about what you know. Thankfully I haven’t experienced a lot of what Liz did in my first book The Girl Who Just Wanted to Have Fun but in my next novel I explore the issue of infertility, which is something I unfortunately know a lot about. I am lucky I have a beautiful daughter through IVF but infertility is really still one of the last taboos.

Though infertility is devastating on the woman, you’re allowed to be impacted as well. I can’t tell you the best way to cope, that is up to you to decide for yourself.

All I can do is explain what it meant for me and hope it can help someone who relates to my on: E Oakland Park Blvd, #, Fort Lauderdale,FL.

14 Responses to Best Way to Tell an Infertile Friend You are Pregnant. I love love that. Not easy to do, but words to live by in many situations. Reply. Andrea To someone like me who is infertile due to malignant pathology, that stung doubly–hearing the news and being reminded that to most of the world ultrasounds are happy things.

Any man who isn't okay with this isn't okay for you. I know it sounds easier to say or do, but I was married once, and I told him that I might not be able to have kids because of a since-diagnosed and treated condition. Do you know what he did?. 6 Ways To Love Your Infertile Friend. and I think you should love your kids.

If you have kids, you know what you and your spouse look like mixed together in one person. You have someone to. As the wife of someone who is infertile, I have not chosen to live childfree, any more than my husband has. I have chosen (and will continue to choose) to walk this involuntary path of infertility with someone I love more than life itself and whom I promised to stay with forever, no matter what.

With the explosion of infertility around us (it's estimated that 1 in 7 couples has trouble conceiving), this book is important, regardless of whether you're an infertile or not.

It has A LOT of helpful information for fertile people, and how to go about being a good friend to someone you love /5. You could just take a page from this card by Etsy seller constellationco, and say this instead. I'm infertile. There are a lot of unexpected emotions that come up when you're infertile.

I've been described as ultra-confident, and I still struggle with feelings of inadequacy for not being able to reproduce. It can be tough to know what to say when you find out that someone is infertile.

So often when friends are struggling we want to say the right thing, but oftentimes we don’t know what that is. Today I am delighted to welcome Shawna Beucler of Lunchbox Babies to help us with ideas for encouraging and loving words to say to our friends walking the difficult road of infertility.

As someone who has struggled with multiple miscarriages and heartbreak I was so happy when my. (Life Giving Love in an Age of Technology) The Church, with sincere compassion and empathy for couples struggling with infertility, offers guidance and hope through her teachings on how to understand and approach infertility in a way that reverences and protects the dignity of the human person and respects God's divine plan for married love.

Since many infertile couples suffer in silence, you need to trust the statistics. We’re not necessarily urging you to seek to identify these couples; we’re simply saying that in all likelihood, you do have some infertile couples in your life.

Your church can–and should–minister to couples struggling with infertility. Even if you have gone through infertility yourself (or know someone who has), no two situations are alike. What one person finds challenging can be completely different from another person.Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters.

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