How to Be Happy While Struggling with Infertility

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Is it possible to be happy when you are suffering from infertility and going through fertility treatment? Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Dr. Ali Domar, international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health, founder of The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and author of numerous books including Conquering Infertility and Being Happy Without Being Perfect.

+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • Does stress cause infertility?
  • Does stress and anxiety affect your chances of success with fertility treatment?
  • How does stress reduction, relaxation, and group support affect fertility?
  • What role does perfectionism play in happiness?
  • Are perfectionist born or made? Is perfectionism genetically related?  Is happiness controlled by our genetics?
  • How does the intrauterine environment affect a child’s personality?
  • Epigenetics and egg donation?
  • Epigenetics and surrogacy?
  • How do you know when to stop fertility treatment or decide to use an egg or sperm donor?
  • How do you decide when you should use a surrogate?
  • When should you consider taking an antidepressant?
  • Is it realistic to expect to be happy when you are infertile?
  • What to do when you and your spouse do not agree on whether to continue infertility treatment?
  • What if you want to adopt and your spouse does not?
  • What issues should you think about before moving to egg or sperm donation.

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Show re-aired in 2017.

22/10/2014 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2014 Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 2 Comments



2 Responses to How to Be Happy While Struggling with Infertility

  1. Rachel Blackmer says:

    What was the name of the researcher who interviewed women in their sixties who had experienced infertility? I’d like to share that information with a friend. Thank you!

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