Reading isn’t just about absorbing information, it’s a portal to worlds beyond your own, including those struggling with infertility. This immersive journey becomes a form of self-soothing, where you can find comfort and connection in shared emotions and relatable experiences. From the first thoughts of becoming a mom or if you’re in the midst of struggling with infertility, there’s a book for you. 

Book Recommendations For Infertility

Whether you’re seeking practical advice, emotional support, or simply a distraction, literature has the power to provide insight and empathy. Carolinas Fertility Institute has put together some book recommendations tailored specifically for those struggling with infertility.

1. “The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood” 

By Belle Boggs

Belle Boggs weaves together personal narrative, research, and cultural analysis in this poignant exploration of struggling with infertility. With honesty and vulnerability, she shares her own experiences while delving into the broader societal attitudes toward parenthood and reproductive technology. “The Art of Waiting” offers a nuanced perspective on the emotional toll of infertility and the complexities of modern family-building.

2. “Infreakinfertility: How to Survive When Getting Pregnant Gets Hard

By: Melanie Dale

Coined as the “funnest book you’ll ever read about the worst thing that’s ever happened to you”,  each chapter covers a different challenge with infertility and is broken into sections. If you are looking for a book less on how to conquer infertility, and more on how to survive it, this is the right book for you.

3. “Taking Charge of Your Fertility

By: Toni Weschler

For couples trying to conceive, understanding the intricacies of fertility cycles can be empowering. “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” is a comprehensive guide to understanding reproductive health and maximizing fertility potential. With detailed explanations of menstrual cycles, ovulation tracking, and fertility awareness methods, Toni Weschler empowers readers who are struggling with infertility to take control of their reproductive journey.

4. “Mothers in Waiting: Healing and Hope for Those with Empty Arms

By: Crystal Bowman & Meghann Bowman

Meghann Bowman knows what it’s like to be part of the ten percent of women who struggle to fulfill their motherhood dreams because of infertility. Along with best-selling author Crystal Bowman, Meghann has compiled 30 hope-filled stories of women who received the same diagnosis and experienced the heartache she did. Contributors include Valorie Burton, Katie Norris, Shay Shull, Stephanie Tait, Kathe Wunnenberg, and more—women whose journeys through everything from infertility and miscarriage to adoption and miracle births will buoy your faith.

5. “Inconceivable: A Woman’s Triumph over Despair and Statistics” 

by Julia Indichova

Julia Indichova’s memoir is a testament to resilience and hope in the face of infertility. After years of struggling with infertility, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery and alternative healing methods. “Inconceivable” chronicles her transformative path toward motherhood, offering inspiration and practical insights for those seeking alternative approaches to fertility challenges.

6. “It Starts with the Egg: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF

By: Rebecca Fett

Understanding the role of egg quality in fertility can be crucial for those undergoing fertility treatments. In “It Starts with the Egg,” Rebecca Fett demystifies the science behind egg health and offers evidence-based strategies for improving fertility outcomes. Whether you’re pursuing natural conception or assisted reproductive technologies, this book provides valuable insights for those struggling with infertility. 

Contact CFI Today

In times of uncertainty and despair, books have the power to uplift, educate, and inspire. If you are struggling with infertility, try grabbing a copy of one of the books above, as they will aid in helping you feel less alone. Carolinas Fertility Institute is a practice that specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility. CFI provides advanced reproductive technologies in a comforting, supportive environment to give patients the personal care they deserve. Call us at (336) 448-9100 to make an appointment in the Triad or (844) 686-2233 for our Charlotte office.