Books I Recommend – Pregnancy loss and TTC

COPING

Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility by Martha Diamond, David Diamond, and Janet Jaffe

Probably the best book I’ve read on coping with the emotional devastation of infertility and pregnancy loss. Very validating and very relevant information.


When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Library)
by Pema Chodron

This books is truly amazing if you’re trying to change the way you look at your life. Filled with easy to access Buddhist ideas that are very relevant to anyone dealing with a life that isn’t going as they hoped, this book is sure to bring you some semblance of peace.

This is a great little book with quotes and discussions about everything infertility. Written by both a husband and wife to be share by a husband and wife throughout the infertility journey, this book can be a great way to get a little clarity before bed, or any other time of the day.

FERTILITY AND CONCEPTION

An indispensable book about charting your way to conception. Everything you need to know about BBT charting, cervical mucus and all the other joys of trying to get pregnant.

A great introduction to fertility and conception. Lots of wonderful information on how to get started and very accessible.

ALTERNATIVE PATHS TO CONCEPTION

This is a great book about all the emotional and physical preparations one can make while trying to get pregnant.

This is a very technical book about how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help balance women’s bodies. There are some amazing stories of hope and healing along with copious amounts of information on how TCM might be able to help you.

Fully Fertile: A 12-Week Holistic Plan for Optimal Fertility by Elisabeth Heller, Tami Quinn, and Jeanie Lee Bussell

This book focuses on yoga, diet and emotional healing.

The Fertile Female: How the Power of Longing for a Child Can Save Your Life and Change the World by Julia Indichova

This book invites you to do a lot of interesting movement, journaling and visualization exercises.

MEMOIRS

A book about a woman who never achieves her dream, and how she copes with her life after she has to let that dream go. Pamela is the author of the blog Coming2Terms which is no longer being updated but still has all her past blog posts available to read.

I loved this book for the simple fact that at the end the author still hasn’t completed her journey. So few books are written without the fairy tale ending but this is one of them. I also loved the excerpts from her husband and the journal entries she included. A great memoir.

A book of vignettes about pregnancy loss.

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