Offers advice for coping with the special problems of parenting after infertility and discusses new reproductive technologies, adoption, multiple births, and special-needs children
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You've suffered through infertility, years of assisted reproductive technologies, adoption hassles and heartbreak, and now, finally, you've got your child. The infertility is "over" you are a parent! It seems like life should be a bowl full of cherries. But infertility struggles often leave an emotional scar--even when the outcome has been successful--and parents who have tackled this problem have a unique set of issues and dilemmas.
What (and when) do you tell your child about their birth? Who else do you tell? What about those remaining feelings of loss or inadequacy? What kinds of problems do you face raising both biological and adopted children? In the revised edition of The Long Awaited Stork, infertility specialist Ellen Sarasohn Glazer gives information, advice, and reassurance for adoptive parents; sperm donor, egg donor, and in vitro fertilization parents; parents who have used surrogates; parents of special-needs kids; and parents raising more than one child, each born through different methods. An extensive appendix of resource organizations and recommended reads rounds out this helpful guide for parents with a distinct set of questions. --Ericka LutzFrom the Inside Flap:
A successful pregnancy or adoption is a time of celebration. Yet, all new parents are sleep-deprived, confused, and often overwhelmed by the demands of parenthood. And, if you've come to parenting after a long, arduous course of infertility diagnosis and treatment, you've been faced with a unique set of dilemmas; your experience with infertility causes all parenting's stress and strains to be even more pronounced. Finally, here's a book that's sensitive and responsive to the vulnerable state you are in. The Long-Awaited Stork gives you all the information, advice, and support you need to adjust to and cope with the special problems of parenting after infertility. "Parents who have wondered what the long-term impact of infertility has been on their self-image will find the answers they have been seeking in this insightful book. In her sensitive way, Ellen Glazer makes it clear that having or adopting children does not And the emotional impact of infertility."—Lois Melina, author of Raising Adopted Children and Making Sense of Adoption "The Long-Awaited Stork provides comfort to the infertile and is a must-read for mental-health professionals in the field. Glazer's book is a sensitive and rich exploration into the long-term issues of infertility. Written in clear and entertaining style, [it] provides parents and professionals with the missing piece in our search for understanding."—Hilary Hanafin, Ph.D., Center for Surrogate Parenting "Clearly, the infertility experience puts couples in a unique (and often lonely) place as they strive to be effective parents. I am glad that, as last, I have Ellen Glazer's book to recommend to my patients. It's an important resource and a useful affirmation of many diverse feelings that infertile couples express as they venture forth into parenting."—Linda Applegarth, Ed.D., Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Cornell University Medical College "The Long-Awaited Stork is a long-awaited book. Many patients will
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Book Description Lexington Books, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M002911814X
Book Description Lexington Books, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX002911814X