Please welcome Iris Waichler, this week’s author guest post writer. She talks about a subject very close to my heart, as I struggled with infertility for six years before getting pregnant with Jake.

Infertility Roller CoasterI was at an author event listening to the feminist author Naomi Wolf talk about her book Misconceptions. She was discussing her anger at her doctor who was insisting she have a c-section. I thought to myself she has no idea how angry you can get when your body fails you.  I had been dealing with infertility, shots, miscarriages, and being poked every day with needles. On my ride home I came up with an outline for a book that would offer people who were battling infertility the information, support, and resources they needed to empower them and cope better with the challenges imposed. I had always been interested in writing to help people advocate for themselves. I had promised myself after my daughter was born that I would do something to reach out to others who were not successful in building their families.  A year later I stood in that bookstore in front of a crowd where Naomi Wolf had spoken at my first author event for my book, Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate and Inspire.  My book has gone on to win 4 major book awards including 2 best book of the year awards.

Description: Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate and Inspire is a comprehensive guide filled with practical and real world solutions to help anyone who is experiencing infertility.  It includes interviews and insights from men and women who have struggled with infertility and offers topics not seen in any other infertility book. Ms. Waichler writes from her personal experience having a child through in vitro fertilization and combines this with her professional expertise. This book also is a great resource for family and friends of people who are infertile. Learn more at


Iris Waichler: Riding the Infertility RollercoasterBio:  Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW,  has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 30 years.  She has authored Patient Power: How to Have a Say During Your Hospital Stay, Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster.  She also co-authored A Book is Born. Ms. Waichler currently has worked with Redbook Magazine.  She currently writes freelance health articles for Demand Media, the American Fertility Association, and Fertility Authority.