Overcoming the Emotional Stigmas of Infertility: Barren but Not Ashamed is a memoir of my personal journey through infertility. In this book, I share the various disappointing events that led me to accepting a mindset of defeat as well as embracing a myriad of negative emotions and stigmas that, for a period of time, took power over my life. On the outside I appeared happy, carefree, strong and confident. But, within, I hid behind a mask of shame, pain, hurt, self-ridicule and constant disappointment that wasn’t evident to many people, including those closest to me.
I share the infertility emotional coping mechanisms and strategies that I used to overcome negative emotions and stigmas. These techniques allowed me to break free from my own tormenting thoughts and gave me the power to remove the mask that kept me hidden for many years. You will learn how to apply these techniques to help you during this trying period in your life.