Welcome to the Father's Day Bloggers' Bounce-Around. Or as I prefer to call this week-long event:"Let's Hear it for the Boys...And their Boys!"
If you've read my post above, you know how all this works. If you haven't read the post above and you don't know how this works...well... read the post above... Or just bounce around from post to post. Find ones that interest you. Mine is the post before this. The other participating bloggers are here with a bit about themselves and their posts. Almost all have written posts specifically with you and this Father's Day in mind. A few will provide the direct links to their posts shortly, so try back if there's not one provided now.
Blog #1 "Laughing IS Conceivable" Blogger: Okay, this is me, Lori Shandle-Fox I'm a former stand-up comic & infertility survivor.
Post: "It's All in the Wrist aka I Know What YOU Just Did" This post is an excerpt from my new ebook: Laughing IS Conceivable: One Woman's Extremely Funny Peek into the Extremely Unfunny World of Infertility.
This post emphasizes the husband's part in this whole sordid infertility treatment business.
Post Link: http://laughingisconceivable.com
Blog #2: "Parenthood For Me" Blogger: Erica Walther Schlaefer, Rochester NY area, USA
Erica is President and Founder of Parenthood For Me- a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those building families through adoption or medical intervention.
Post: This post was written by a man named "Sam". He discusses his bout with infertility and how he and his wife finally got their child.
Blog #3: Baby Manifest-O Blogger: Helen Adrienne, New York, USA
Licensed Certified Social Worker and certified hypnotherapist- Also a general therapist who specializes in infertility counseling, couples counseling for infertility, mind/body stress reduction for infertility and gynecological and reproductive issues.
Post: "News Men Can Use" Helen discusses how something from a man's past may be still hurting him today... and affecting how he deals with the whole "infertile couple" issue.
Post Link: http://mind-body-unity.com/the-baby-manifest-o/
Blog#4 Fertility Lab Insider Blogger: Carole Wegner PH.D, North Carolina, USA Post: Sure, we can gab all day about infertility and men. But now we're going to hear from a scientist. In this post, Carole discusses an important part of the male reproductive system that you may not even be aware of. (I definitely wasn't)
Post Link: http://fertilitylabinsider.com/2012/06/epididymis/
Blog#5 "A Childless World" Blogger: Hans Morse, Sydney Australia
Hans Morse has had a varied career and after 7 years working as an Australian Federal Police Officer and other protection agency roles, Hans moved to a career in sales & marketing.
Post: Okay, I'm cheating here a little. Hans isn't really a blogger but he did write an entire book about his experiences of going through infertility with his wife, Corinne. And on his site, he offers some good man-to-man advice for husbands as well as friends.
Post Link: http://achildlessworld.com/6.html
Blog#6: Fertility Wellness Group Bloggers: Diana Palmentiero & Lenore C. Pranzo, Connecticut, USA
Diana Palmentiero helps other women who are having fertility issues just as she did with both of her children. She has experience with secondary infertility, acupuncture, meditation, qi-gong and pre and post natal yoga. She is also a Certified Wellness Coach.
Lenore C. Pranzo is a marriage and family therapist with a background in substance abuse, mental health and adolescent counseling. She has a Masters degree from Fairfield University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Due to her difficulty getting pregnant she utilized western medicine and eastern medicine (including acupuncture) to conceive her twins.
Post: "At Father's Day, What About the Men?" In this post, Diana looks back at her own childless Father's Day to remind us not to forget about the husbands and Lenore gives some great advice to the men on how to help their wives through their infertility struggles in order to become better partners.
Post Link: http://fertilitywellnessgroup.com/2012/06/11/at-fathers-day-what-about-the-men-are-they-lost-in-the-fertility-story/
Blog#7: "Secret Infertility Hope" Blogger: Fran Meadows, Greater NYC area, USA
Fran is an Infertility Advocate at RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and Author of The Truth Behind The Secret "Infertility"
Post: "Father's Day for All...No Exclusions" This post is for men... but there are some important notes for the women who live with and love them also.
Post Link: http://www.secretinfertility.com/articles.html
Blog#8: Thierry-health.com Blogger: Thierry Clerc, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Thierry is a homeopath and nutritional consultant. He is fully registered for the practice of homeopathy, biofeedback analysis, and therapies based on herbs, nutrition and life-style.
Post: "Why 'Will-be Daddy' Needs to Take Care of His Health As Well" Thierry gives insight into the increasing problems of male infertility and also provides an informative link to an article that breaks it all down.
Post Link: http://www.thierry-health.com/homeopathy7_041.htm
Blog#9 ETCM Fertility Blogger: Jane Johnson, Fertility Therapist, United Kingdom Jane is a professional acupuncturist and herbalist as well as an accomplished Yoga therapist who specialises in Fertility issues and women's health.
Post: "Infertility: Men, 10 Times Easier to Treat?" Jane discusses in this post, why male infertility patients are easier for acupuncturists to treat than female...if you can get them to make an appointment that is.
Post Link: http://etcm.co.uk/blog/?p=430
Blog#10: Baptism By Fire Blogger: Jules Wolfers, Louisville, KY, USA Jules' blog is about how she deals with infertility and childlessness.
Post: "The Children of Men" Jules talks with a male friend who "came out" to her about his own infertility in this incredible insight into what a man goes through.
Post Link: http://gameguessing.blogspot.com/2012/06/children-of-men.html