Wednesday, January 9, 2008


This is the book I am reading. It has been really good so far, and I am hoping to finish it this week. It isn't a prescription to get pregnant--but it has some pretty darn useful coping skills inside that can be used for just about any unwanted circumstance. This is what the back cover says:

Infertility is a heartbreaking condition that affects nine million American couples each year. It causes tremendous stress, it can trigger debilitating sadness and depression, and it can tear a marriage to shreds. In Conquering Infertility, Harvard psychologist Alice Domar--whom Vogue calls the "Fertility Goddess"--provides infertile couples with what they need most: stress relief, support, and hope. Using the innovative mind/body techniques she has perfected at her clinic, Domar helps infertile women not only regain control over their lives but also boost their chances of becoming pregnant. With Alice Domar's renowned program, women learn how to cope with infertility in a much more positive way and to carve a path toward a rich, full, happy life.
Benefit from wise, comforting words on:
  • Sustaining a Career during Infertility
  • Coping when friends and family members become pregnant
  • Navigating the medical maze
  • Other options when treatment fails.

My responses through out the entire book thus far has been:

"Wow, I thought I was the only one who felt this way."

"I'm not as crazy as I thought I was."

"What I am feeling is perfectly normal."

Just wanted to share the title if anyone was interested.

Dr. Domar sums it up best when she says: "You will be happy again. Life will become joyful again. And somehow, some way if you want to become a parent, you will."


Fertilize Me said...

I have some of Dr DOmars relaxation cd's!! OH phenominal. I am glad you are getting some useful knowledge and feeling more normal

Melissa said...

I read this book, too. I love it. It made me look at infertility in a very different light, how it's about so much more than what's going on with your ovaries, uterus, cervix... no matter how much I want a baby and how much I get sad, upset, mad over my physicial limitations, if God wants me to have a biological baby-it is going to happen NO MATTER WHAT.

Alison said...

SOLD! I'm headed to right now! Thanks!

Alison said...

I didn't get it??? babycrusade at gmail dot com

soapchick said...

Oh I'll have to get that book too, sounds great. Thanks for your encouragement yesterday Elaine!

gracechild said...

i guess I'll have to google this Dr Domars and see what other goodies he has in his repartoire

Jen said...

I was at a lecture tonight that cited this book. I'm ordering ti too :)