The Unique Pain of Infertility and Why It’s So Hard to Cope
Why is it so hard to cope with infertility? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ken Doka, professor at The College of New Rochelle and the the author of Disenfranchised Grief; and Kris Faasse, Director of Adoption for Bethany Christian Services.
- Why is infertility grief referred to as “disenfranchised grief”?
- Why is infertility grief sometimes called an ambiguous loss?
- What are the typical triggers for infertility grief?
- What is the quadruple whammy of infertility?
- Why is the right to mourn so powerful?
- What triggers can happen after adoption?
- Do men and women handle grief in a different manner?
- What are the predominant styles for grieving?
- How to handle the grief associated with a miscarriage?
- How can unresolved infertility grief impact an adoption or adoptive parenting?
- What type of pre-adoption education and counseling can help?
- Why is adoption not a cure for infertility?
- How can infertility grief affect attachment in adoption?
- What are some techniques for coming to term with infertility grief?
- How do you know if you have healed sufficiently from infertility to move on to adoption?
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Show originally aired in 2013.