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"Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster is written by an individual who has lived through
the issues of infertility for both men and women trying to cope with their own
situations. Three things really stood out for me within this book: the author's
compassion, the wide variety of potential strategies set out for those facing
infertility, and that the book actually took into consideration how men feel about
these issues. That there are lots of viable alternatives and that couples can take
control of their therapy and decision making process is empowering during an
otherwise very daunting time. Moreover, bringing couples together in understanding
at such a difficult time can only make the relationship stronger."
(Whole Health Therapist)
"When I was undergoing fertility treatment with my first child, I didn't have a
comprehensive resource to turn to for both the big, emotional issues, and the
smaller, detail-oriented issues (like what to do with all the paperwork!) I could have
really benefited from this book, and am glad it's now available for other women
undergoing infertility treatment."
"And here I thought I was the only one in crisis! It's a great great book that
addresses all aspects of infertility and beyond. I enjoyed insights from other
couples, but I especially enjoyed hearing from the husbands. It is very difficult for
those of us who have no family or friends who have delt with infertility. It makes one
feel very isolated, not to mention the failure factor. This book really helps fill that
void. We are not alone. Others feel and have felt the same way and there is hope for
all of us. Another thing that I wish I'd learned a few years ago, and Waichler talks
about in her book is you MUST click with your doctor. If it doesn't feel right, move
on, find another. It never occurred to me before reading this book, that I would not
continue to see my RE throughout a pregnancy. Thanks to Waichler for pointing
"In Riding The Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide To Educate And Inspire, Iris
Waichler draws upon her years of experience as a medical social worker to address
the difficult emotional and physical health issues surrounding issue of infertility.
Deftly providing readers through a sensitive understanding of the variety of infertility
causes affecting men and women, Riding The Infertility Roller Coaster covers the
issues of menopause, disclosure infertility and conception, parenting after infertility,
how to find a doctor or lawyer, the psychology of infertility treatment, becoming a
couple again, and the choice of a childless marriage. Riding The Infertility Roller
Coaster is very strongly recommended for couples searching for a comprehensive
grasp of infertility issues and is a complete guide to overcoming the inevitable
hardships that dealing with infertility will inevitably encumber."
Midwest Book Review
"Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster is loaded with practical and inspiring real world
solutions that can help everyone who has been labeled 'infertile'."
Award Winner-Finalist for USA BookNews Best Book of the Year 2006.
Winner of the National Parenting Publications gold Award (NAPPA) for best
book of 2007 in the pregnancy and birth category.
Winner of the finalist award for Foreword Magazine 2007 non-fiction Book of
Recipient of the Mom's Choice Gold Award for the best book of the year in
2010 in the fertility category.
Mp3 from Don Mccauley discussing Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster