“…beautifully and sensitively written…packed with ideas and suggestions on how to reduce stress prior to, during, and after an IVF cycle; and it is a much needed resource to all IVF patients.” — Alice D. Domar, Ph.D, Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF, Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
The IVF Journal is a comprehensive guide to navigating the In Vitro Fertilization cycle. Former IVF patient Stephanie Fry guides the patient before, during, and after one’s cycle so they can stay informed, reduce stress, and have a more positive cycling experience no matter what the outcome.
With calendars, charts, logs, and worksheets, The IVF Journal is designed to be customized to meet the patient’s specific situation, and offers tools for every stage of the journey. Each beautifully designed section has detailed instructions and helpful hints on how to navigate every aspect of cycling making it an ideal resource for those just starting out on their first IVF cycle or have already undergone multiple ones.
The IVF Journal was developed to help patients prepare emotionally, physically, financially, and logistically. In addition, it assists in tracking responses, results, and progress while organizing and storing all IVF cycle details.
The IVF Journal allows patients to log, find, and review often changing information, such as contact details, medication information, hormone levels, testing and procedural instructions, and results; prepare for treatment and reduce stress by developing coping tools and creating a support network; avoid confusion and keep track of important insurance and financial information; understand the basics of IVF treatment; track and compare multiple cycles side by side and more.
The IVF Journal is the complete, all-in-one tool to help make the most of the In Vitro Fertilization experience.
Stephanie Fry is an advocate, volunteer and respected member of the local and national professional community serving those with infertility. A former marketing executive turned professional infertility patient, her work in infertility advocacy began in 2010 as a Board Member and the Marketing Chair for RESOLVE New England, the largest regional infertility organization in the country. Currently she is the Director of Corporate Partnerships for RESOLVE New England and continues to volunteer as an Infertility Peer Discussion Group leader in Massachusetts, a role she has enjoyed for many years. She created The IVF Journal as a personal coping mechanism based on her own experience with extensive fertility treatments and hopes to educate, empower and comfort women who are building families through IVF and other infertility treatments.
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THE IVF JOURNAL
Written by Stephanie Fry
9781578264926, $20.00 paperback
Publication Date 3/25/2014
New from Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.