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Fertility Resources

We have compiled a list of books, websites, apps, podcasts and more to offer additional resources to support you on your fertility journey. These resources should not substitute for medical treatment or professional counseling.

Helpful Apps

Mindful IVF – Apple, Google

CALM – Apple, Google

HeadSpace – Apple, Google

Beat Infertility – Apple, Google

Ferticalm.com – Apple, Google

Fertistrong.com – Apple, Google

Documentaries/Movies

Anonymous Father’s Day – Explores the stories of women and men who are the children of sperm donors.

Donor Unknown Donor Unknown follows the story of JoEllen Marsh, 20, as she goes in search of the sperm donor father she only knows as Donor 150.

Don’t Talk About The Baby – The first documentary to explore the cultural stigmas surrounding pregnancy loss and infertility.

Father Mother Donor Child – A documentary about third-party reproduction and what it means for these children, donors and parents.

One More Shot –  A film that follows a couple on their journey with fertility treatment, exposing the relational impact infertility has on a couple and a family in a raw and honest way.

Private Life – An author (Kathryn Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband (Paul Giamatti) on edge. (available on Netflix)

Sperm Donors Anonymous – A cautionary and inspiring tale about the effects of anonymous sperm donation on donor-conceived children, their families and on the sperm donors themselves.

Podcasts

Websites

CD’s

CCRM’s Relaxation and Guided Imagery for Medicated Cycles and General Relaxation for Stress Reduction (available on the CCRM patient portal).

Health Journeys Guided Meditations Help with Fertility by Bellaruth Naparstek

Infertility and A.R.T. / Coping With Infertility Books

Male Infertility Books

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup by Greg Wolfe (2010).

Overcoming Male Infertility: Understanding its Causes and Treatments by Leslie Schover and Anthony J. Thomas (2008).

Secondary Infertility Books

Third Party Reproduction Books
(Egg Donation, Sperm Donation, Gestational Surrogacy)

Books for Explaining Third Party Reproduction to Children

Ages 5 and Up

Building My Family: A Story of Egg Donation and Surrogacy by Carrie Eichberg (2017).

Extra! by Kaleigh MacDonald (2018).

Harry the Helper: a family that uses a gestational carrier for another baby by Linda Stamm (2016)

It’s Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Families and Friends by Harris (2006).

It’s So Amazing: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Harris Robie (2002).

Scarlett’s Story: A Tale About Embryo Donation by Linda Stamm and Joan Clipp

Phoebe’s Family: A Story About Egg Donation by Linda Stamm (2010) – for heterosexual couples.

Recipes of How Babies are Made by Rosemary Jover Martinez (2007) – all forms of assisted reproduction for middle school aged children.

The Pea That Was Me…and Me…and Me!: How All Kinds of Babies are Made by Kim Kluger-Bell (2018).

Where Did I Really Come From? by Narelle Wickham (2008) – a guide to puberty which includes assisted reproduction.

Pregnancy Decision Making / Multifetal Reduction Books

Miscarriage and Loss of Child Books

Parenting After 40 Books

Pregnancy after Infertility and/or Loss Books