Brochure and further reading

Information brochure on ART

The following information brochure, in French, was written by the CPMA team in 2017 and supported by the Merck company. It is available at this link:

Brochure d'Information (pdf, 2 Mo)

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Books about infertility and ART

For all couples concerned with infertility and IVF, both practical and psychological aspects:

  • IVF: An Emotional Companion. By Brigid Moss. Collins (2011). "By seeing fertility issues through the eyes of 23 real women, this book  will show you that you’re not alone and help you to make the decisions about treatment that are right for you. It’s an infertility lifeline." Emma Cannon, Fertility Expert.
  • Infertility Survival Handbook [Paperback]. By Elizabeth Swire-Falker. Riverhead Trade; Riverhead ed (April 6, 2004), 320 pages. "After seven years of tests and treatments, the author understands what it means to struggle with infertility. In this frank, reassuring, and thoroughly researched handbook, she shares her own personal experience and offers insight into what challenges to expect along the way".
  • IVF & Ever After: The Emotional Needs of Families. By Nichola Bedos. Ed Anshan Ltd : 1 (2008). "Author Nichola Bedos explains the critical skills needed to cope with the emotional highs and lows of IVF, the joys of achieving the miracle of life and the long-term challenges of establishing a healthy, functioning family. Using real-life stores and the latest international research, she brings together the most up-to-date information for parents. Suggested for couples thinking about IVF treatment, those undergoing treatment and IVF parents who are experiencing emotional lows without knowing why". 

 

 

Books about psychological aspects
  • For all couples concerned with infertility and IVF, both practical and psychological aspects:

    • IVF: An Emotional Companion. By Brigid Moss. Collins (2011). By seeing fertility issues through the eyes of 23 real women, this book  will show you that you’re not alone and help you to make the decisions about treatment that are right for you. It’s an infertility lifeline.’ Emma Cannon, Fertility Expert.
    • Infertility Survival Handbook [Paperback]. By Elizabeth Swire-Falker. Riverhead Trade; Riverhead ed (April 6, 2004), 320 pages. After seven years of tests and treatments, the author understands what it means to struggle with infertility. In this frank, reassuring, and thoroughly researched handbook, she shares her own personal experience and offers insight into what challenges to expect along the way
    • IVF & Ever After: The Emotional Needs of Families. By Nichola Bedos. Ed Anshan Ltd : 1 (2008). Author Nichola Bedos explains the critical skills needed to cope with the emotional highs and lows of IVF, the joys of achieving the miracle of life and the long-term challenges of establishing a healthy, functioning family. Using real-life stores and the latest international research, she brings together the most up-to-date information for parents. Suggested for couples thinking about IVF treatment, those undergoing treatment and IVF parents who are experiencing emotional lows without knowing why. 

     

     


Books about sperm donation

The following books can familiarize future donors and recipient couples with issues concerning sperm donation: 

  • Building a family with the assistance of donor insemination, Ken Daniels2004, ISBN 0-86469-471-7. Palmerston North, Dunmore Press, NZ. Excellent reading, well researched and written by a renowned specialist in the field, lots of insight for couples, children and donors.

The following book is destined to children conceived by donor insemination:

  • My story. Julie Heath, (uniquement en anglais). DCnetwork, www.dcnetwork.org. This book explains in very simple terms the story of a donor-conceived birth.

In German, the same outline is in this children's book:

  • Die Geschichte unserer Familie. Petra Thorn, (uniquement en allemand) FamART Verlag, www.famart.de

 

Books about adoption

Les livres suivants peuvent aider les couples à ouvrir leur réflexion sur les différents aspects spécifiques à l'adoption.

D'autres informations utiles se trouvent sur le site www.adopte.ch

  • L'adoption d'enfants de culture étrangère. Des réponses aux questions que se posent les futurs parents adoptifsFanny Cohen Herlem, Ed. Pascal, 2006
  • L'adoption internationale, Laetitia Toanen, Ed. Guy St-Jean, 2007
  • L'enfant adopté dans le monde (en quinze chapitres et demi), Jean-François Chicoine, Patricia Germain, Johanne Lemieux, Ed. Hôpital Sainte Justine, 2003
  • L'adoption: Comprendre l'enfant, accompagner les parents, Delphine Rouquès, Ed. Albin Michel, 2008
  • L'adoption: du projet à l'enfant, Sophie Le Callennec, Ed.Vuibert, Guid'Utile


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