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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Anna
dc.contributor.authorEllis-Caird, Helen
dc.contributor.authorCroft, Carla
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-28T17:02:51Z
dc.date.available2018-02-28T17:02:51Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-08
dc.identifier.citationBailey , A , Ellis-Caird , H & Croft , C 2017 , ' Living through unsuccessful conception attempts: a grounded theory of resilience among women undergoing fertility treatment ' , Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology , vol. 35 , no. 4 , pp. 324-333 . https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2017.1320366
dc.identifier.issn0264-6838
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 11752948
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: b6c9fac1-fb15-4065-9dcb-577ff0125e68
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85018241266
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/19833
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology on 6 May 2017, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2017.1320366.
dc.description.abstractObjective: To provide a model of resilience among women undergoing fertility treatments, who experience repeated unsuccessful conception attempts. Background: Assisted reproductive treatment is emotionally and physically challenging. Women undergoing such treatments report experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression. There continues to be a lack of understanding of the process women go through to adapt to the challenges associated with fertility treatment, in order to continue to pursue their goal of pregnancy. Method: The study employed a qualitative Grounded Theory design. Eleven women aged between 24 and 42 years took part in individual semi-structured interviews around their experiences of living through unsuccessful fertility treatment attempts. Results: Three core categories were identified: ‘Appraisal’; ‘Stepping away from treatment’; and ‘Building self up for the next attempt’. Following the failure of treatment, participants appraised their ability to carry on with further treatment attempts. Those who felt they had depleted their resources through the cycle of attempting pregnancy had taken a step back from the treatment cycle to reconnect with themselves and gather sufficient resources to attempt treatment again. During preparation for the next treatment, participants demonstrated their resilience by taking steps to build up their resources, such as nurturing their strength and taking control of their fertility experience. Conclusions: Women undergoing fertility treatment demonstrate their resilience through a variety of actions that enable them to continue to pursue their pregnancy goal. Clinical staff should be mindful of their clients’ need to withdraw from the treatment cycle and offer support to enable them to do this.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
dc.subjectresilience
dc.subjectassisted reproductive treatment
dc.subjectIVF
dc.subjectwomen
dc.subjectinfertility
dc.titleLiving through unsuccessful conception attempts: : a grounded theory of resilience among women undergoing fertility treatmenten
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology Research Group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.date.embargoedUntil2018-05-06
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/AvaSjSfK9W22jZRYd9Au/full
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