Carol Fulwiler Jones, MA, psychotherapist and teacher, wrote Managing The Stress of Infertility: How To Balance Your Emotions, Get The Support You Need, and Deal With Painful Social Situations: to fill the void in the current literature for infertility patients. Although medical books on infertility abound, few authors address the emotional and spiritual needs of these individuals. The material in the book is grounded on Carol’s own experience with infertility and on her many years of counseling individuals and couples struggling with infertility issues.
Patients often feel isolated during treatment. They are frustrated when they see others easily getting pregnant and having babies. Often, friends and relatives tell them what they “should” be doing to have children. Stressful situations seem to occur daily. In her book, Carol shares numerous personal stories from her infertility clients; these accounts will be most helpful to readers. Knowing they aren’t alone, and hearing how other individuals handled problems similar to their own, will be comforting and useful.
Carol has worked in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia since 1981 and infertility counseling has been her special focus since 1992 when she began working as a consultant to the largest reproductive medicine clinics in Atlanta. Since that time, she has counseled hundreds of individuals, couples and groups as they made decisions and explored the many challenges associated with building a family, including pregnancy loss and parenting after infertility.
Carol has presented more than 50 speaking engagements to medical and patient audiences, both locally and nationally, has written newspaper and journal articles, and has been interviewed on an internet radio show and on television.