Coping with Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning (Paperback)
This wise, compassionate book teaches proven cognitive-behavioral strategies for coping with infertility and pregnancy loss. You will learn about common grief experiences that occur with such losses, as well as ways to find perspective and meaning, identify and change unhelpful thoughts, gain acceptance, reconnect with others, and reengage in life. Pregnancy loss can be devastating, regardless of whether it is early or late in pregnancy or in the short period after a baby is born. In many instances, similar emotions are experienced when a couple learns that their fertility treatments were unsuccessful. Here the well-known psychologist Amy Wenzel applies the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy--a thoroughly-researched approach for treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and stress-related disorders-- to the experience of reproductive loss. She offers strategies for coping with loss and provides a step-by-step guide to reengaging in life. With warmth and compassion, she helps readers journey toward healing.