The Transition to Parenthood after IVF (PDF Book)
In her book, Helen Allan delves into the profound impact that experiences of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can have on the journey to parenthood for couples struggling with infertility. With an empirical approach and a grounding in the broader social sciences literature, Allan explores the intricate landscape of modern family building and how infertility and IVF continue to shape the experience of becoming parents.
The book puts into context the complexities of modern family building and delves into the various factors that influence the transition to parenthood after successful IVF conception. Allan explores the effects of stigma, the challenges of disclosure, the experience of loss, and the role of gender in this transformative journey. She also explores the unique considerations and experiences that arise when parents contemplate expanding their family through the process of IVF.
Throughout the book, Allan emphasizes the crucial role of healthcare professionals, particularly nurses, midwives, and health visitors, in supporting and caring for these new parents. She highlights the importance of social support and effective communication in fostering emotional well-being during this challenging and transformative time.
With a focus on reproductive health, this book serves as a valuable resource for nurses, midwives, and healthcare professionals working in primary care. It offers insights and guidance for those who encounter individuals at different stages of their journey to achieving pregnancy through IVF, as well as those involved in maternity care and the early years of parenthood.
- Publisher: Taylor and Francis; August 29, 2023
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781032139050
- ISBN: 9781000922516