Author(s): Barbara Blitzer
The Infertility Workbook presents a breakthrough mind-body program for helping couples with infertility issues improve their chances of conception. Readers learn stress reduction skills and techniques that research has shown improve fertility rates. The Infertility Workbook is based on a program incorporating stress reduction techniques, imagery exercises, and communication and listening skills that were researched at Harvard University and are proven to increase pregnancy rates. Each chapter addresses a stage in the conception process, and the easy-to-use workbook format helps readers chart their progress. Created specifically for women, this program addresses both practical and personal lifestyle factors that may be affecting readers' fertility and offers guidance for enhancing fertility that readers can implement in the comfort and privacy of their homes.
"What a relief it would be to have this wise, compassionate, honest, practical guide to navigate the frightening, often disappointing challenges of fertility treatment. This is especially true because Barbara Blitzer writes in her own voice, which feels like having the assistance of a caring, understanding presence, not a distant authority on the subject of fertility. Blitzer's attention to the whole person makes it more likely that couples will come out of this experience gaining personally, whatever the outcome of the fertility effort." --Ann Ladd, PhD, LCSW, director of The Connecting Place in Pueblo West, CO
Barbara Blitzer, is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and expert on mind-body techniques and their application to fertility. Formerly a faculty member at The Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, DC, she now works in private practice. She is a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Resolve, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Greater Washington Clinical Society. Her work has been cited in the Washington Post, Washington Woman, and on several websites.