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). Six 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 at or by calling 781.434.6515.

Harvard's Mind/Body Medical Institute is another resource for relaxation tapes/CDs.
Contact them at or call 617.632.9530.

DFW Therapists

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.

Mind/Body Programs

For more information about the DFW Mind/Body Program, see the workshop page on this website.

In Houston contact Mary Jane White at or call 713.874.1656.

For information on Mind/Body Programs outside Texas, contact or 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 with infertility. 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. is 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. 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.