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  • The Unique Pain of Infertility and Why It’s So Hard to Cope

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    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.

     

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    • 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.

    01/11/2017 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2017 Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments


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