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Unsung Lullabies

Understanding and Coping with Infertility

Janet Jaffe, Ph.D., Martha Ourieff Diamond, Ph.D., and David J. Diamond, Ph.D.

St. Martin's Griffin

For people experiencing infertility, wanting a baby is a craving unlike any other. The intensity of their longing is matched only by the complexity of the emotional maze they must navigate.

With insight and compassion, Drs. Janet Jaffe, Martha Diamond, and David Diamond-specialists in the field of Reproductive Psychology who have each experienced their own struggle with infertility-give couples the tools to:

*Reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation
*Identify their mates' coping styles to erase unfair expectations
*Listen to their "unsung lullabies"--their conscious and unconscious dreams about having a family--to mourn the losses of infertility and move on.

Ground-breaking, wise, and compassionate, Unsung Lullabies is a necessary companion for anyone coping with infertility.

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Unsung Lullabies
PART IReproductive Trauma: What Happens When Things Go Wrong?OneThis Isn't How It Was Supposed to BeFor couples experiencing infertility, wanting a baby is a craving unlike any other. The intensity of your longing is matched only by the complexity of the emotional and medical maze you must navigate. When unexpectedly faced with the sting of infertility, would-be parents experience an unacknowledged trauma that leaves them feeling not only frustrated and angry, but sad, frightened, confused, guilty, overwhelmed, and out of control.You may feel as though you are losing your mind,
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Praise for Unsung Lullabies

"Must reading for the thousands of people struggling with the pain of infertility."-Christiane Northrup, M.D.
"I would HIGHLY recommend this book as required reading for anyone with infertility, all who work with infertility, as well as the families of persons with infertility."
--Marjut Herzog, President of RESOLVE, South Florida
"A new, creative approach that avoids psychological and medical jargon and makes the issues accessible to any reader."
--Miriam Tasini, Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Medical School

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Janet Jaffe, Ph.D., Martha Ourieff Diamond, Ph.D., and David J. Diamond, Ph.D.

  • Janet Jaffe, Ph.D., Martha Ourieff Diamond, Ph.D., David J. Diamond, Ph.D., are co-founders of The Center for Reproductive Psychology in San Diego, California.
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Unsung Lullabies

Understanding and Coping with Infertility

Janet Jaffe, Ph.D., Martha Ourieff Diamond, Ph.D., and David J. Diamond, Ph.D.

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