Twelve percent of all women of childbearing age struggle with infertility, or 1 in 8 couples.
Despite these statistics, and the fact that so many women struggle to have a child, most of them feel alone, in part because those closest to them don’t know what to say or how to say it. Perhaps you are one of these people. You don’t want to offend your loved one; you don’t want to make her sad; you don’t want to intrude on her privacy. But you also don’t want her to feel alone. You want to offer love and support and the opportunity to discuss what she is going through.
Don’t Tell Her to Relax: 22 Ways to Support Your Infertile Loved One Through Diagnosis, Treatment, and Beyond can help.
In these pages, you will find:
Information about fertility tests and treatments.
Insight into how it feels to go through the process of infertility diagnosis and treatment and how it feels to interact with loved ones during the process.
Vocabulary for discussing infertility and fertility treatments.
All the ways it is possible to build a family, including surrogacy, gestational carriers, embryo adoption, and traditional adoptions.
Specific instructions for how best to support an infertile loved one through all of these treatments and explorations.
Don’t Tell Her to Relax helps you walk the line between supportive and intrusive during a woman’s experience of infertility diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. It goes through both what to say and do and what not to say and do while your infertile loved one is struggling to build her family.
|Publisher:||Zahie El Kouri|
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About the Author
Zahie has taught creative writing at the University of North Florida and the University of Oregon Law School, and legal writing at Santa Clara University and Florida Coastal School of Law. She holds a JD from Cornell Law School and an MFA in creative writing from New School University. Her work has appeared in Mizna (a journal of Arab American writing), Memoir Journal, Dinarzad’s Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction, Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, and FullGrownPeople.com. You can read more about her at www.zahieelkouri.com.