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At the end of each chapter of The Infertility Companion for Catholics, readers will find a number of resources for further reading. The online resources and links for Catholic couples who struggle with infertility are offered again here for couples to continue to find support on their journey.

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Further Reading from The Infertility Companion for Catholics

Chapter 1

Taylor, Jameson, and Jennifer Taylor. “Babies Deserve Better: What You Need to Know If You’re Struggling with Infertility.” Catholic Answers. Accessed April 4, 2012. http://archive.catholic.com/thisrock/2006/0604fea3.asp.

Chapter 2

John Paul II. “General Audiences: John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.” Eternal Word Television Network. Accessed September 12, 2011. www.ewtn.com/library/papaldoc/jp2tbind.htm.

Theology of the Body Institute. Home page. Accessed September 12, 2011. www.tobinstitute.org.

West, Christopher. Home page. Accessed September 12, 2011. www.christopherwest.com.

Chapter 3

Church Documents

Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal. “Instruction Donum Vitae: Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation. Congregation for the Doc- trine of the Faith. February 22, 1987. www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19870222_respect-for-human-life_en.html.

Levada, William Cardinal. “Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions.” Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, September 8, 2008. www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20081208_dignitas-personae_en.html.

National Catholic Bioethics Center. Home page. Accessed Septem- ber 15, 2011. www.ncbcenter.org/page.aspx?pid=183.

Pope John Paul II. “Encyclical Evangelium Vitae: On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life.” March 25, 1995. www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031995_evangelium-vitae_en.html.

Statements of the Bishops of the USA

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. 4th ed. Washington, DC: Author, 2001. See part 4, “Issues in Care for the Beginning of Life,” introduction and directives, 38–43.

——— “Life-Giving Love in an Age of Technology.” 2009. www.usccb.org/upload/lifegiving-love-age-technology-2009.pdf.

Articles from the Respect Life Program of the Bishops of the United States

Anderson, Marie, and John Bruchalski. “Assisted Reproductive Technologies Are Anti-Woman.” Respect Life Program, 2004. http://old.usccb.org/prolife/programs/rlp/04anderson.shtml.

Haas, John M. “Begotten Not Made: A Catholic View of Reproduc- tive Technology.” 1998. http://old.usccb.org/prolife/programs/rlp/98rlphaa.shtml.

Klaus, Hanna. “Reproductive Technology (Evaluation and Treatment of Infertility) Guidelines for Catholic Couples.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2009. http://old.usccb.org/prolife/issues/nfp/treatment.shtml.

Mindling, J. Daniel. “Addressing Infertility with Compassion and Clarity.” Respect Life Program, 2009. http://old.usccb.org/prolife/programs/rlp/2009/mindlingpamphlet.pdf.

Other Articles

Drake, Tim. “What’s Wrong with In-Vitro Fertilization.” 2004. www.staycatholic.com/what_is_wrong_with_in-vitro_fertilization.htm.

Incandela, Joseph M. “Catholic Social Thought: Reproductive Technologies.” Last updated September 13, 2011. www.saintmarys.edu/~incandel/cst.html#REPRO.

May, William E. “Begetting vs. Making Babies.” November 14, 2004. www.christendom-awake.org/pages/may/begetting.htm.

Sparks, Richard C. “Helping Childless Couples Conceive.” St. Anthony Messenger. Accessed September 15, 2011. www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/Apr1997/feature1.asp.

Sweeney, Kathleen Curran. “The Child: Begotten, Not Manmade: Catholic Teaching on In-Vitro Fertilization.” 2008. www.kofc.org/un/en/resources/cis/cis330.pdf.

Chapter 4

Different NFP Methods

Sympto-Thermal Method—through the observations of cervical mucus, basal body temperature, and the cervix, couples learn to identify fertile and infertile phases of their cycle. Classes are taught by couples throughout the country or you can learn at home. Contact the Couple to Couple League International:
Couple to Couple League International, Inc.
(Sympto-Thermal Method)
(513) 471-2000 or (800) 745-8252
www.ccli.org

Billings Ovulation Method—uses cervical mucus obser- vations to determine a woman’s fertility.
Billings Ovulation Method Association (BOMA-USA)
(651) 699-8139
info@boma-usa.org
www.boma-usa.org

The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (CrMS) is a standardized modifi cation of the Billings Ovulation Method that analyzes cervical mucus.
The Creighton Model System (NaProTECHNOLOGY)
Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction
(402) 390-6600
popepaul@popepaulvi.com
www.naprotechnology.com; www.popepaulvi.com

Marquette Model (MM)—uses a fertility monitor (a device used at home that measures hormone levels in urine to estimate the beginning and end of the time of fertility) in conjunction with observations of cervical mucus, basal body temperature, or other biological indicators of fertility.
The Marquette Model (MM)
The Institute for Natural Family Planning
(414) 288-3838
nfp.marquette.edu

Pope Paul VI Institute. “Infertility: A Couple’s Struggle.” Accessed September 16, 2011. www.catholicinfertility.org. Support and treatment options for Catholics dealing with infertility.

Chapter 7

All You Who Hope:
http://allyouwhohope.blogspot.com

A Martha Trying to Be Mary:
http://amarthatryingtobemary.blogspot.com

The Apostolate of Hannah’s Tears:
http://theapostolateofhannahstears.blogspot.com

Frustrated Musings of a Seemingly Calm Gal:
http://frustrationstation-jellybelly.blogspot.com

Grace in My Heart:
http://graceinmyheart.blogspot.com

Joy Beyond the Cross:
http://joybeyondthecross.blogspot.com

Matching Moonheads:
http://matchingmoonheads.wordpress.com

Pray, Hope, Don’t Worry:
http://rhiannon1980.blogspot.com

This Cross I Embrace:
http://thiscrossiembrace.blogspot.com

Catholic Infertility Support Yahoo! Group:
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/catholic-fertility

Elizabeth Ministry:
www.elizabethministry.com

Hannah’s Heart Catholic Infertility Support Group:
www.hannahsheart.org

The St. Gerard Store (handkerchiefs and other items for purchase):
www.thesaintgerardstore.com/orderform.html

SHE (Sarah-Hannah-Elizabeth) Infertility Support Group:
www.shesupportgroup.blogspot.com

Chapter 8

Pastoral Solutions Institute. Home page. Accessed September 18, 2011. www.exceptionalmarriages.com.

Chapter 10

Elizabeth Ministry: www.elizabethministry.com/files/Burial_Shows_Reverence_

For_Miscarried_Baby.pdf; www.elizabethministry.com/Miscarriage_Child_Loss.html

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope: http://facesofloss.com A website where people can post their stories.

Heaven’s Gain: www.heavensgain.com
You can acquire a small casket from Heaven’s Gain.

I Am the Face: www.iamtheface.org
Creates awareness of October 15 National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

La Belle Dame: www.labelledame.com/miscarriage-infant-loss.html
Infant and miscarriage loss jewelry.

Medline Plus: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000895.htm

Memorials on Eden Hill: https://secure.marianweb.net/memorialsonedenhill.org/sothi/create.php

Miscarriage Support: www.miscarriagesupport.com
Details and stories from other parents who have lost their young preborn children.

Morning Light Ministry: www.morninglightministry.org
A Catholic ministry for bereaved parents; can request a prayer card for your baby.

My Forever Child: www.myforeverchild.com/store/Default.asp
Keepsakes that may help with healing.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/locate_photographer
Offers free professional remembrance photography for families experiencing a loss as a step in the healing process.

Share: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support: www.nationalshare.org Has local support groups throughout the country as well as resources and training for support providers.

The Shrine of the Holy Innocents: www.innocents.com/shrine.asp
You can have your baby’s name inscribed in the “Book of Life” at the Shrine of the Holy Innocents in New York City. A candle is lit in loving memory. On the first Monday of every month, a Mass is celebrated in honor of these children. The shrine will e-mail you a “Certificate of Life” with your baby’s name included.

Unborn Jesus: www.unbornjesus.com
You can have your baby’s name inscribed in the Holy Innocents Virtual Mausoleum.

Miscarriage Clinics:
St. Mary’s Hospital Save the Baby Unit, London: www.savethebabyunit.org
The world’s largest clinic dedicated to miscarriage prevention.

University of Chicago Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program: www.uchospitals.edu/specialties/obgyn/pregnancy-loss

Kellett, Mary. “Peter’s Story: Discovering Hope and Love After an Adverse Prenatal Diagnosis.” 2007. www.catechism.org/prolife/programs/rlp/Kellett.pdf.

Otremba, Maureen, and Jim Otremba. “Miscarriage.” Accessed September 20, 2011. http://foryourmarriage.org/everymarriage/overcoming-obstacles/miscarriage.

Schermerhorn, Caroline. “Miscarriage: Moving from Grief toward Healing.” St. Anthony Messenger, January 2005. www.americancatholic.org/messenger/Jan2005/feature3.asp.

Sodergren, Andrew J. “Hope for Healing: Miscarriage and the Dignity of the Human Body.” January 12, 2005. www.christendom-awake.org/pages/may/hopeforhealing.htm.

Pastoral Resources

Archdiocese of Boston. “Worship and Spiritual Life: Pastoral Notes on the Celebration of Liturgical Rites for Deceased Infants and Stillborn or Miscarried Infants.” Accessed September 20, 2011. www.bostoncatholic.org/Offices-And-Services/Office-Detail.aspx?id=12540&pid=464. Resource for priests and ministers helping bereaved families.

“Blessing of Parents After a Miscarriage.” In Book of Blessings, by International Commission on English in the Liturgy, A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1989. www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=711. Parishes and dioceses can hold a day of reflection and an infant memorial Mass for families who have lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.

Catholics United for the Faith. “Ectopic for Discussion: A Catholic Approach to Tubal Pregnancies.” Last updated September 26, 2007. www.cuf.org/faithfacts/details_view.asp?ffID=57.

Howard, Joseph C., Jr. “Personhood: The Moral Management of Ectopic Pregnancies.” American Bioethics Advisory Commission. 1999. www.all.org/abac/jch003.htm.

Kaczor, Christopher. “The Ethics of Ectopic Pregnancy: A Critical Reconsideration of Salpingostomy and Methotrexate.” Linacre Quarterly 76, no. 3 (August 2009): 265–82.

Moraczewski, Albert S. “Managing Tubal Pregnancies: Part I.” Ethics and Medics 21, no. 6 (June 1996): 3–4.

Chapter 12

Online Resources

US Department of Health and Human Services’ Child Welfare Information Gateway www.childwelfare.gov Features facts and information about foster and domestic adoption.

US State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Intercountry Adoption http://adoption.state.gov/index.php Features information on which countries are available for international adoption.

Adoption Tax Credit www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc607.html

Lifesong for Orphans www.lifesongfororphans.org/adGrantLoans.html Interest-free loans and grants.

Show Hope www.showhope.org/AdoptionAid/Miracles.aspx
Provides adoption aid; founded by Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his family.

Appendix Resources

Pope Paul VI Institute www.popepaulvi.com; www.popepaulvi.com/naproethics1_Home.htm

American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists www.aaplog.org

Apex Medical Technologies (800) 345-3208 www.apexfertility.com

Broda O. Barnes Research Foundation (203) 261-2101 www.brodabarnes.org

Gianna: The Catholic Healthcare Center for Women, New York City and New Jersey www.saintpetershcs.com/giannacenter/

International Institute of Restorative Reproductive Medicine www.iirrm.org

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine www.nccaom.org Acupuncture; L.Ac. after their name indicates a qualified practitioner.

One More Soul www.onemoresoul.com

Pope Paul VI Institute
(402) 390-6600
www.popepaulvi.com
For infertility evaluation and treatment

Tepeyac Family Center
Fairfax, Virginia
www.tepeyacfamilycenter.com

Pastoral Solutions Institute
(740) 266-6461
www.exceptionalmarriages.com
For telephone marriage and family counseling

Saint Michael’s Institute for the Psychological Sciences
(646) 424-0395
www.saintmichael.net

Nutrition Referrals and Resources

American Pro-Life Enterprise
(800) 227-8359
www.kuhar.com
Supplements recommended in Marilyn Shannon’s Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition available here.

Green Pasture
www.greenpasture.org/public/Home/index.cfm
Provider of natural cod liver oil.

International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists
www.iaacn.org
Includes a searchable list of certified members.

Optimox Corporation
Phone (800) 233-1601
www.optimox.com
Supplements recommended in Marilyn Shannon’s Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition available here.

Radiant Life Company
www.radiantlifecatalog.com
Wellness supplements including fish oil available here.

Dr. Ron’s Ultra-Pure
www.drrons.com
Provider of natural products.

Standard Process
(800) 558-8740
www.standardprocess.com