Books and Websites To Explore

About Struggling to Conceive 

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Conquering Infertility : Dr. Alice Domar’s Mind/Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility
Alice  Domar, Ph.D.

Infertility Survival Handbook
Elizabeth Swire-Falker

A few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility
Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan

Overcoming Male Infertility: Understanding its Causes and Treatments
Leslie R Schover, Anthony J Thomas

Infertility Sucks
Beverly Barna

About Adoption

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The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child
Nancy Newton Verrier

Journey of the Adopted Self
Betty Jean Lifton

Making Sense of Adoption
Lois Melina

Adopting After Infertility
Patricia Irwin Johnson

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew
Sherrie Eldridge

I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla
Marguerite Wright

In Their Own Voices: Transracial Adoptees Tell Their Stories
Rita J. Simon

About Children about Adoption

I love you Like Crazy Cakes
Rose Lewis
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born
Jamie Lee Curtis
We’re Different , We’re the Same (Sesame Street)
Bobbi Kates and Joe Mathieu
When You Were Born in China
Sara Dorow
The Day You Were Born
Debra Frazier
Shades of People
Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly
I am Adopted
Shelly Rotner and Sheila Kelly
Motherbridge of Love
Anonymous poem
How I Was Adopted
Joanna Cole


About Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Empty Cradle,Broken Heart, Deborah L. Davis, PhD

Trying Again, A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss,                                                           Anne Douglas and John Sussman MD

Talking with Children about Loss, T. Barry Brazleton,MD

A Time to Decide A Time to Heal, Molly Minnick, Kathleen Delp, Mary Ciotti

Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death, Sherokee Ilse

Precious Lives, Painful Choices, Sherokee Ilse

Couple Communication After a Baby Dies, Sherokee Ilse

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About a Variety of Related Topics


The Five Love Languages
Gary Chapman

Healing Mind, Healthy Woman
Alice D. Domar, PhD

The Mindful Path to Self Compassion
Christopher Gerber

The Relaxation Response                                            Herbert Benson, MD

Opening Up the Healing Power of Confiding in Others    James Pennebaker, PhD

Writing the Mind Alive
Linda Trichter Metcalf, PhD

The Places that Scare You
Pema Chodron

The Heart and Soul of Sex
Gina Ogden, PhD

Always Maintain a Joyful Mind
Pema Chodron

The Artists Way Workbook
Julia Cameron

The Hero with A Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell

Books by Martha Beck, a teacher of mine:
Finding Your North Star
Steering By Starlight
The Joy Diet
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World