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    Emotions of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

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    Our guest was Martha Diamond, a psychologist that specializes in infertility and loss, a survivor of infertility herself, and co-author of Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility.

    + Highlights of the show (click to expand)

    • Infertility affects so many layers of your life including your relationship with your spouse, friends, and extended family.
    • Everyone has a story of how their life will turn out, including a reproductive story. What happens when that story goes awry?
    • How to cope when surrounded by pregnant woman and new parents when you’re struggling trying to conceive.
    • Prepare in advance how to handle baby showers, the holidays, and family gatherings?
    • Deciding whether to go or skip the event.
    • How to be self protective without cutting everything and everyone out of your life.
    • Suggestions on what to say when people are fishing around trying to find why you don’t have kids.
    • The stages of grief and how they apply to infertility.
    • Why do some marriages get stronger when faced with infertility and others fall apart?
    • Why “unexplained infertility” is so hard to deal with?
    • Does the diagnosis of the cause of infertility affect how people are able to cope?
    • How do the financial worries over fertility treatment affect spouses differently?
    • How to handle pregnancy loss in a society that doesn’t recognize this loss?
    • How to create a way to honor prenatal loss.
    • How do you know when to try again after a miscarriage?
    • How to find a therapist that specializes in infertility and pregnancy loss?

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    18/11/2009 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2009 Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments


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