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Emotional aid important when facing infertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, August 06, 2012 | 0 comments

Emotional aid important when facing infertility
Mara Kofoed was not always hopeful about having kids. When she first started trying for children in 2004, and learned that she had fertility issues, her life seemed full of fear and anxiety. She worried she'd never have children.

Kofoed is one of the 7.4 percent — 2.1 million — of married women aged 15-44 who are infertile, according to the Center for Disease Control. Infertility is defined as trying for pregnancy for 12 consecutive months without success. The study also shows 7.3 million women in this age bracket, or 11.8 percent, struggle with impaired fecundity, or the diminished ability to have children. While there are multiple medical options and remedies for women and men struggling with infertility, there is also a nationwide push toward often neglected emotional and spiritual treatments.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Infertility: Help, Hope, and Healing, by Kerstin Daynes. Publisher: Cedar Fort Inc (February 8, 2010)Infertility: Help, Hope, and Healing
by Kerstin Daynes

-- After five years of tests, Kerstin Daynes had her worst fear confirmed: she was infertile. 

In this honest and reassuring handbook, Kerstin shares her own personal experiences facing infertility and offers insights that will help couples to heal emotionally, physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially. 


Using timeless concepts and introducing unique perspectives, Kerstin gently and empathetically walks the reader through this life-changing process as she shows couples how to make their lives productive while facing their situation. 


Infertility: Help, Hope, and Healing gives couples a quick reference that can be used repeatedly as they experience the ups and downs of grieving. 


Even with physical infertility, life can still be fertile, fruitful, and filled with hope. 


Paperback: 192 pages - Click to order/for more info:
Infertility: Help, Hope, and Healing



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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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