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Twelve percent of all women of childbearing age struggle with infertility, or 1 in 8 couples.

Despite these statistics, and the fact that so many women struggle to have a child, most of them feel alone, in part because those closest to them don’t know what to say or how to say it. Perhaps you are one of these people. You don’t want to offend your loved one; you don’t want
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Kindle Edition, 47 pages
Published December 25th 2014
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❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...
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So many people struggle with infertility. My husband and I journeyed into that pit of despair…

We were married for several years and did everything right to avoid pregnancy while I finished nursing school. When we were finally ready, I was confident all would go fine because I had succeeded at everything I ever tried hard enough to do.

Infertility became that one thing I had absolutely no control over although I did everything I was "supposed" to do. We tried for three years without success. We w
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Ida Bostian
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This little book is a gem! Written for those who have a friend or loved one struggling with infertility, it has 22 short, punchy chapters with information ranging from answers to basic questions (like "what is infertility, exactly" and "What's the difference between an IUI and IVF"), to practical tips for when and how to raise certain issues like adoption or surrogacy, to specific advice on how best to support your loved one at emotionally difficult times, including Mother's Day.

I've had severa
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Sapphyria
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't normally accept self-help or non-fiction books for review. However, when the representative from Smith Publicity contacted me about Don't Tell Her to Relax, after reading what the book was all about, I couldn't say no. This is a book that I've been waiting on, for 10 years.....

You see, I'm infertile; I've never been able to produce offspring. The subject of this book is none other than me and countless other women (and their significant others) who've been unsuccessful in their quest to
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Judith Follo
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really helpful to getting others to understand what a woman goes through that cannot have children of her own. I do think though that the chapters could of been longer. Or even have maybe something more on how significant others can help. Other than those issues it was a good read. I think that this would be a great ice breaker to those wanting to help or understand what is going on with their loved one. Thank you to the author for making something that doctors or therapists can hand out to help ...more
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Zahie El Kouri writes about infertility and immigrant culture, sharing her experience of surviving infertility through personal essays and articles that address with humor, intellect, and empathy the needs and concerns of infertile women. As the child of a Syrian/Lebanese/Palestinian father and an Italian mother she has a special interest in the experience of second-generation immigrants, particul ...more