Reading Resources

I love to read and have found a few great books to help with this journey. Check out any of these recommendations if you are looking for a great read!

PCOS Education:

A Patient’s Guide to PCOS: Understanding and Reversing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by Walter Futterweird, M.D, – This book contains everything women need to know about PCOS – from identifying warning signs and seeking a diagnosis to finding emotion support in recovery – regain their health and resume their lives. PCOS is described and how to treat it is thoroughly and simply explained.

The Ultimate PCOS Handbook: Lose Weight, Boost Fertility, Clear Skin and Restore Self-Esteem by Colette Harris and Theresa Cheung – PCOS authorities and sufferers Colette Harris and Theresa Cheung will empower readers to take control of their bodies and beat naturally, the often embarrassing symptoms of this syndrome, including weight gain, acne, excess body hair, mood swings, depression, and exhaustion. Packed full of the latest science, up-to-date nutrition, and the best in self-help and natural therapies, their comprehensive book shows how women can start to see their PCOS symptoms improve.

Infertility Related Books/Devotionals:

In the Wait by Courtney Bobko, Heidi Anderson, Holly Holt, Amanda Jass, and YOURS TRULY, Chelsea Ritchie – I am not just passionate about this book because I helped write it. I really, truly believe so deeply that this devotional will grow your relationship with God and help you navigate your infertility waiting season. (You can read more about it here.)

Hannah’s Hope by Jennifer Saake – Hannah’s Hope looks at Hannah, a woman from 1 Samuel. The Bible says she was “barren” and we know she suffered heartache, anguish and grief because of her empty arms. This book is for all who long for a child yet to be conceived, grieve for a baby who left this world too soon or have lived through a failed adoption. It  is compassionately written by someone who knows these painful struggles and will direct you to the Source of our strength.

Empty Womb, Aching Heart by Marlo Schalesky – This book includes true short stories of couples who share your hopes, fears and frustrations of having empty arms. It will provide you with a good dose of Christ-centered encouragement and resonant with your heart.

Dear God, Why Can’t I Have a Baby?: A Companion Guide for Couples on the Infertility Journey by Janet Thompson – This book provides women and ”couples-in-waiting” with tools, direction, guidance, hope, and encouragement not to lose faith in God, or in each other, as they strive to share their love with a child. It seeks to ease readers’ pain and accompany them on their infertility journey by offering: companionship, a place to cry, a way to journal and keep records, and most importantly, the strengthening of their faith in God.

Trial Related Books/Devotionals:

In the Wait by Courtney Bobko, Heidi Anderson, Holly Holt, Amanda Jass, and YOURS TRULY, Chelsea Ritchie – I am not just passionate about this book because I helped write it. I really, truly believe so deeply that this devotional will grow your relationship with God and help you navigate your infertility waiting season. (You can read more about it here.)

Finding Faith in the Dark by Laurie Short: This book rocked my world. It talks about whether we can trust a God who gives us different answers than we pray for? The page of this book reveals a God who is able to transform the dark chapters of our lives into opportunities of grace. Powerful and encouraging.

Everything Bitter is Sweet by Sara Hagerty: This book is beautifully written and brings you back to hope, healing and helps you process where God has you, especially in hard seasons. (Particularly great for adoptive mamas.)

Streams in the Desert – by LB Cowman – This book is a daily devotional that gives encouragement for those traveling a weary path. It helps to sustain and replenish you and encourages your heart as you travel through tough seasons.

Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick – This book challenges us to ask God for what seems like the impossible. It has helped me activate my audacious faith and inspire me to keep asking God for what seems like only a dream. In the process, it will reconnect us to our potential.

If you ever come across a great book, please suggest it! I am always looking for a great read. I also highly recommend any book by Craig Groeschel.

* I am not receiving any compensation for these recommendations or links.

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