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Becoming a Mother after Infertility: A Theoretical Analysis
Becoming a Mother after Infertility: A Theoretical Analysis

Author(s): İlkay Boz, Elif Özçetin, Gamze Teskereci
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical psychology
Published by: Cukurova Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı
Keywords: infertility;motherhood;

Summary/Abstract: In order to have a baby due to infertility, couples often resort to assisted reproduction therapy. In cases of pregnancy, even if the meaning of pregnancy is a happy and enjoyable process for these couples, the burden of infertility diagnosis and treatments can turn into a challenging process. Especially women can experience emotions such as not accepting pregnancy, fear of losing their baby, worrying about their health, uncertainty. It is known that pregnant women after infertility treatment can be ignored among spontaneous pregnancies. In qualitative studies at international literature, pregnant women with assisted reproductive treatments do not easily adjust to gestation and postpartum period. With this review, the experiences of the mother who became pregnant after infertility treatment were reviewed and analyzed theoretically.

  • Issue Year: 10/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 496-511
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English