Counseling and Wellness Resources

We have compiled a list of books to offer additional resources when coping with infertility. For further information please refer to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine at and the National Infertility Association at Recommended readings should not substitute for medical treatment or professional counseling. Please contact Judy Becerra, MS, LPC at (303) 761-0748 or Kim Kluger-Bell, LMFT at (303) 666-8023 at if we can be of service.

Infertility and ART / Coping with Infertility

Aronson, D. & Resolve (1999). Resolving infertility: Understanding the options and choosing solutions when you want to have a baby. Harper Collins.

Berger, G. S., Goldstein, M., & Fuerst, M. (2001). The couples guide to fertility: Third edition. New York: Random House.

Domar, A. D., & Dreher, H. (1996). Healing mind, healthy woman: Using the mind-body connection to manage stress and take control of your life. New York: Dell Publishing.

Domar, A. D., & Kelly, A. L. (2002) Conquering infertility: Dr. Alice Domar’s mind/body guide to enhancing fertility and coping with infertility. New York: Viking.

Friedeman, J. S. (1995). How to become your own best infertility counselor: Helping you understand your struggle; deciding what’s best for you and educating others to accept your choice. Fort Thomas, KY: Jolance Press.

Johnston, P. I. (1994). Taking charge of infertility. Indianapolis: Perspectives Press.

Peoples, D. & Rovner Ferguson, H. (1998). What to expect when you’re experiencing infertility: How to cope with the emotional crisis and survive. New York: W. W. Norton.

Schover, L. R. & Thomas, A. J., Jr. (2000). Overcoming male infertility: Understanding its causes and treatments. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Swire-Falker, E. (2004). The infertility survival handbook: Everything you never thought you’d need to know. New York: Berkley Publishing Group.

Vargo, J. & Regan, M. (2005) A Few Good Eggs. New York: HarperCollins Books.

Jaffe, Janet, Diamond, Martha Ourieff, Diamond, David (2005) Unsung Lullabies. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Schover, Leslie, & Thomas, Anothony J. (2000) Overcoming Male Infertility: Understanding Its Causes and Treatments. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Third Party Reproduction (egg donation, sperm donation, gestational surrogacy)

Glazer, E. S. & Sterling, E. W. (2005). Having your baby through egg donation. Indianapolis: Perspectives Press.

Ehrensaft, D (2005) Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates. Answering touch questions and building strong families. New York: Guilford Press.

Erickson, T. M. (2005). Assisted reproduction: The complete guide to having a baby with the help of a third party. New York: iUniverse.

Friedeman, J. S. (1996). Building your family through egg donation: What you will want to know about the emotional aspects, bonding and disclosure issues. Fort Thomas, KY: Jolance Press.

Explaining Third Pary Reproduction to children

Schnitter, J. T. (1995). Let me explain: A story about donor insemination. Indianapolis: Perspectives Press.

Stamm, L. (2003). Phoebe’s family: A story about egg donation. New Jersey: Tapestry Books.

Bourne, K. (2002). Sometimes it takes three to make a baby: Explaining egg donor conception to young children. Victoria, Australia: Melbourne IVF.

Nadel, Carolina (2006). Mommy Was Your Tummy Big? USA: Lulu Press.

Pellet, S. (2006) The Kangaroo Pouch: A story about gestational surrogacy for young children. Victoria, BC Canada: Trafford Publishing.

Pregnancy Decision Making / Multifetal Reduction
Ilse, S. (1983) Precious lives, painful choices. A prenatal decision-making guide. Long Lake, MN: Wintergreen Press.

Minnixk, M.A., Delp. K.J., & Ciotti, M.C. (1994) A time to decide, a time to heal: For parents making difficult decisions about babies they love. (4th edition). St. John’s Press.

Miscarriage and Loss of Child

Douglas, Ann & sussman, John R. (2000) Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy after Miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Trade Publishing.

Dubois, Ellen (2006) I never held you: A book about miscarriage, healing and recovery. DLSIJ Press.

Parenting after 40

London, Nancy (2001) Hot flashes, Warm bottles: First time mothers over 40. Berkely, Celestial Arts.