Synopses & Reviews
If you and your partner have struggled with fertility issues, you’re well aware of the emotional roller coaster of confusion, frustration, and disappointment that infertility can set in motion. This book offers a comprehensive set of mind-body techniques you can use to help improve fertility from the comfort of your home and make the most of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other fertility treatments.
The stress reduction exercises, coping strategies, and simple lifestyle changes in The Infertility Workbook have been shown in research studies to improve fertility and increase pregnancy rates for couples. As you work through the book, you’ll develop the skills you need to make peace with your body, let go of your fears, and help increase your chance of pregnancy.
The book includes exercises and worksheets for:
- Understanding how worry and stress affect fertility
- Finding and working with a fertility specialist
- Coping with envy, disappointment, and blame
- Making the lifestyle choices that can help you conceive
The Infertility Workbook presents a breakthrough mind-body program for helping couples with infertility issues improve their chances of conception. Readers learn stress reduction skills and techniques that research has shown improve fertility rates.
About the Author
Barbara Blitzer, LCSW-C, MEd, is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and expert on mind-body techniques and their application to fertility. Formerly a faculty member at The Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, DC, she now works in private practice and with Maryland In Vitro Fertilization Fertility Health and Wellness Center. She is a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Resolve, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Greater Washington Clinical Society. Her work has been cited in the Washington Post, Washington Woman, and on several websites.Foreword writer Rafat Abbasi, MD, is a reproductive endocrinology physician at Columbia Fertility Associates and chair of the department of gynecology at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD.