One in six Americans of childbearing age experiences infertility problems. Infertility provides a continuous minefield of ethical dilemmas complicated by hormonal shifts, compound losses, and relational stress. When should you seek medical attention? What tests should you take? Why do spouses grieve so differently? When should you confide in family members? Is adoption right for you? Does in vitro fertilization destroy embryos? Why does God allow suffering?
Newly revised with an additional chapter and updated information, When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden will guide you through the questions, decisions, and struggles that accompany your desire to have children. Combining trusted advice on associated medical issues with case histories and personal stories, Sandra Glahn and William Cutrer provide a sensitive look at the physical, emotional, marital, ethical, and spiritual struggles of infertility.