There are many books dealing with infertility. We have found
the following to be particularly helpful in addressing stress
and other emotional issues related to infertility:
Aronson, Diane and the staff of Resolve. (2001). Resolving
Infertility. New York: Harper Resource.
Barbieri, Robert L, Domar, Alice, and Loughlin, Kevin R. (2000).
Steps to Increased Fertility: An Integrated Medical and Mind/Body
Program to Promote Conception. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Benson, Herbert, and Klipper, Miriam. (1975). The
Relaxation Response. New York: Avon.
Benson, Herbert, Stuart, Eileen M., and the staff of the Mind/Body
Medical Institute. (1992). The
Wellness Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and
Treating Stress-Related Illness.
New York: Simon & Schuster/Fireside.
Domar, Alice & Kelly, Alice L. (2002). Conquering
Infertility. New York: Viking.
Domar, Alice & Dreher, Henry. (1996). Healing
Mind/Healthy Woman. New York: Dell.
Northrup, Christiane. (2002). Women's
Bodies, Women's Wisdom. New York: Bantam.
Relaxation tapes or CDs can help guide you through meditation
and relaxation exercises. Dr. Domar's tapes may be ordered online
or by calling 781.434.6515.
Harvard's Mind/Body Medical Institute is another resource for
Contact them at www.mbmi.org
or call 617.632.9530.
Licensed therapists in the DFW area specializing in working
with women and/or couples dealing with infertility are:
Wendy Bauer, M.S.: 214.750.0000.
Susan Leonard, Ed.D., R.N.: 214.369.4151.
For more information about the DFW Mind/Body Program, see the workshop page on this website.
In Houston contact Mary Jane White at email@example.com
or call 713.874.1656.
For information on Mind/Body Programs outside Texas, contact
or you may click on the button below for other national programs.
Other Helpful Resources
is the website for Resolve, an international organization dedicated
to providing support, compassion and information for couples struggling
is the website for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine,
a source of information, current advances, and educational materials
for infertility patients and clinicians.
formerly known as ivpcare, a specialty pharmacy providing medications,
supplies and information for infertility patients.
the website for Anji Inc. There is some information about pregnancy,
and a helpful section which addresses stress and infertility.
They offer CDs for guided imagery, relaxation, etc.
www.inciid.org is the website
for the International Council for Infertility Information Dissemination.
is the website for IVF Connections—an organization which
provides couples going through IVF links to information, support,
and others going through the same experiences. IVF Connections
features IVF bulletin boards, IVF questions and answers, IVF stories,
IVF links and an IVF in Canada section.