Fierce Longing : Women and Infertility pdf epub fb2

Fierce Longing : Women and Infertility by Ruth H. Judy pdf epub fb2

Fierce Longing : Women and Infertility Author: Ruth H. Judy
Title: Fierce Longing : Women and Infertility
ISBN: 0970268807
ISBN13: 978-0970268808
Other Formats: txt mobi txt mbr
Pages: 287 pages
Publisher: R S H J Communications (December 10, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Parenting & Relationships
Size PDF version: 1615 kb
Size EPUB version: 1579 kb
Subcategory: Fertility

This book addresses the many issues facing women who are having difficulty creating their family by conceiving and bearing a child. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 26 women, Fierce Longing explores women's psychological, physical, and spiritual nature, her family and larger community, and the decisions and healing that can and do occur at various stages throughout her journey through infertility. Several perspectives are used to look at these areas. The first examines the role crises play in each person's life, both generally and specifically with infertility. The second perspective addresses infertility through mythology, using it to broaden our understanding of what happens when our old identity is insufficient and a new one must be forged. Women's voices provide the third perspective as women share their differing life stories and resolutions through rich antidotal material from the interviews.