Infertility Resources

#NIAW: Infertility Resources

National Infertility Awareness Week at A Royal Daughter

Day One: Finding Purpose in the Waiting

Day Two: Lies Women Believe About Infertility

One of the difficulties that comes with facing infertility is not knowing where to find resources to help you cope with the emotional + mental issues that are a part of the journey. Add to that questions about symptoms, treatment options and cost, and natural alternatives, and you could spend a whole day with a cup of coffee (er, tea) and google. So today I wanted to share helpful resources for couples battling infertility, as well as for friends and family members of infertile couples.

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Online Infertility Resources: – I really love Attain Fertility’s facebook community, and their website is helpful too. With helpful information about the causes of infertility, as well as healthy living tips, this website offers a wealth of information as well as community and camaraderie.

Natasha – An almost daily read in my blog roll, Natasha’s blog offers an inside look at the emotional and spiritual journey of infertility. I find so much comfort and encouragement in her words. She has also published a book, A Pain Redeemed, which I highly recommend to those who are in the depths of despair as a result of infertility. – This website is a fabulous resource for those looking for natural approaches to enhancing fertility. From natural therapies, to helpful articles about recent studies related to infertility, this website has been very helpful to me as I’ve looked for holistic approaches to fertility.

Naturally Knocked – This is another helpful website for those who prefer to enhance their fertility the natural way. With a heavy emphasis on eating a healthy diet and green living, this is another one of my go-to online infertility resources. – Resolve is the National Infertility Association, and their website offers helpful resources like finding an infertility support group, managing the stress of infertility, and  they even have  special section of their website for family and friends.

Infertility Resources in print:

On Fertile Ground – “Grief and loss, anxiety and depression are constant companions to the roughly 18 percent of couples of childbearing age who are facing the devastation of infertility. To add insult to injury, relationships can be put at risk when couples feel as if their life is on permanent hold. With On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility in hand, readers will learn how to turn the tables on change and ride the infertility wave rather than be swamped by it. This essential new book will leave readers feeling understood, and help them comprehend the extent of infertility’s impact.” Cost: $17.96

Taking Charge of Your Fertility – Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better control of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller will include:

• New ‘Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition”
• Updates on new fertility technologies
• Natural approaches to conception
• Updated Resources and Books

For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman’s body. Cost: $14.69

Hannah’s Hope – “Hannah’s Hope is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief of not yet conceiving, losing a child, or struggling through the adoption process.” Cost: $9.92

Cooking to Conceive – “It’s not just a healthy diet that can affect a woman’s chances of getting pregnant certain foods can actually help boost fertility. Now, the nation’s #1 fertility magazine offers a full course of recipes specifically designed to help you get pregnant. With surprisingly healthy ingredients like avocado, filet mignon, even dark chocolate, adding calcium, folate, and antioxidants to your diet has never been tastier! Brimming with expert advice and tips, this is the unparalleled resource for any woman preparing to start a family.” Cost: $15.65

The Fertile Kitchen – “Are you one of the millions of couples desperately trying to conceive a baby? Are you aware that diet plays a critical role in fertility? Would you like to unlock the secrets to changing your diet and potentially increasing your chances of success? Co-authors Cindy Bailey and Pierre Giauque–when confronted with Cindy’s medical prognosis of a two percent chance of conceiving a baby on her own–unlocked those secrets to develop a fertility diet that four months later produced a viable pregnancy, and soon after a healthy baby. The Fertile KitchenTM Cookbook includes a variety of simple-to-make tasty dishes that make the diet easy to follow. In this cookbook, the authors share these flavorful recipes, along with the dietary guidelines that helped them succeed. Additional tips and even a section on cooking basics, are included. You will learn: The importance of diet in conception and pregnancy, what foods you can and cannot eat to enhance fertility, how to identify and shop for healthy ingredients and food items, how to prepare the nutritious and fertility-enhancing recipes included. The Fertile KitchenTM doesn’t guarantee success for every couple, but the cookbook does put you on a wholesome, healthful diet that is at the very least good for you. We hope you enjoy it and we wish you success in your fertility endeavors.” Cost: $26.99

If you have resources to share, please leave links in the comments.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends. And thank you for helping spread awareness about infertility.

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