Infertility Related Resources
Want to learn more about infertility but don't know where to start? Then this page is for you!
Books, videos, blogs
One More Shot
A documentary following a couple’s journey struggling with infertility. Can be found on Netflix.
A blog from the perspective of a women struggling with infertility. Can be found here.
Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility by Jaffe and Diamond
Don't Tell Her to Relax: 22 Ways to Support Your Infertile Loved One by Zahie El Kouri
A helpful guide for family members and friends from the perspective of a women struggling with infertility. Can be found online at Chapters Indigo, may be in stores as well.
The Mourners Bill of Rights by Alan Wolfelt
A short, helpful resource for individuals who have experienced loss and grief. Can be downloaded here.
The Seed: Infertility is a Feminist Issue by Alexandra Kimball
How to Buy a Baby
A Canadian comedy web series that follows a couple going through the fertility treatment process. Can be found on CBC Gem.
For those exploring a child-free life after infertility, Chasing Creation was created to provide support, resources, and community for those who are envisioning their future without kids. Can be found here.
Fertility Matters Canada (FMC) is a Canadian organization that provides support, information, and education to help Canadians achieve their reproductive health goals. Through FMC, you can find a support group in Canada, read patient stories, and access a variety of Canada-based resources to help throughout your journey. Visit the Fertility Matters website here.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a professional society that is dedicated to advancing science in the area of infertility. The ASRM website is a particularly good source of information about reproductive health and the medical side of infertility and its treatment. For example, a series of easy-to-understand educational videos about infertility can be accessed here.
RESOLVE is an American patient advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all people going through infertility are empowered by knowledge and support, and united by advocacy. Through RESOLVE, you can find support groups throughout the United States, learn about challenges in building your family, and become inspired to act. Visit the RESOLVE website here.
The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) is the major professional society in Canada for healthcare professionals in the area of infertility and reproductive medicine. Though their website is mostly geared towards healthcare providers and researchers, their published position statements on topics related to infertility, such as the public funding of fertility treatments in Canada, may be of interest to the general public. These can be accessed here.
Coping with Infertility Program
The Coping with Infertility Program was developed by the University of Regina’s Women’s Mental Health Research Unit in close collaboration with a panel of women who have personal experiences with infertility. This six-week self-help program was designed to help individuals cope with the stresses of infertility by targeting the unique challenges that may arise when struggling to conceive. The program includes weekly 10-minute videos that introduce a new concept or focus related to infertility. A weekly activity is also assigned, such as practicing new ways of thinking, introducing new activities into your day, or talking to a loved one about how they can best support you. In a recent pilot study, this program was found to reduce depression and anxiety while improving emotional wellbeing in women struggling with infertility.
Read more about those results here.
To access the program itself, click here.