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One of our new products we have in store is a fantastic book about IVF and the ever emotional journey you go through when experiencing IVF. Please take the time to read the details below and also take a look at the Authours bio in the following blog post.
IVF & EVER AFTER:
The emotional needs of families
The psychological impact and emotional cost of the IVF process on couples cannot be underestimated.
Director of social work and psychology, Tresillian, Sydney
What are the main differences between IVF families and non-IVF families?
Simply put, stress! Couples experiencing an inability to fall pregnant, medical testing and fertility treatments have been through a particularly negative time in their lives. They are often exhausted and anxious about their ability to have a child. Women undergoing treatment for infertility have a similar level of stress as women dealing with life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease and IVF clinicians are now emphasising to parents that stress plays a sizeable role in treatment success.
A recent Melbourne University study by Dr. Karin Hammarberg, detailed in this book, has found that women who conceive through IVF are more likely to doubt their abilities as mothers and to experience difficulties with parenting. IVF mothers are three times more likely to attend early parenting centres for help.
Author and Specialist Counsellor Nichola Bedos, has a Graduate Diploma in Infant Mental Health and eight years of experience working with families, seeing the day – to – day challenges that IVF brings. In her book IVF & Ever After, she explores the emotional aspects of infertility and looks at the process from choosing IVF treatment, through to parenting after IVF. Parents can also learn about their child’s likely feelings regarding their conception when they come to have a child of their own.
“IVF couples should be armed with good information about how to take care of themselves if they are to be successful in achieving a pregnancy,” says Nichola Bedos. She says it is important to consider the needs of IVF families and to remember that stress is fully treatable and this can prevent later problems with breastfeeding, post-natal depression and separation anxiety.
IVF has produced more than three million babies worldwide and continues to offer a wonderful option for many of the one in six couples who experience infertility. This book includes the latest research and looks at issues such as what to do with frozen embryos, how to tell a child about IVF conception and the implications of legislation to make surrogacy easier. It outlines the needs of IVF families and offers strategies that help them through the process and to enjoy their parenting.
To purchase IVF & Ever After visit the premmie baby store Moment by Moment
RRP $32.95 on sale $24.95