You will not find a book like this anywhere–a book about helping couples with the issues they face while trying to conceive; during their pregnancy; and the postpartum period. For many couples, the reproductive years are a smooth ride. But for those who struggle, they often feel alone or odd–isn’t this supposed to be the happiest time in their lives? With rising rates of infertility, more couples find themselves frustrated about having a baby, and it shows in their lack of desire and other problems. During pregnancy, couples vary greatly in how intimate they are. Sometimes this is due to sexual problems at this time. Finally, the postpartum period is notoriously rough on a couple’s sex life. Most couples figure out how to reconnect. However, some couples struggle for years.

Counseling Couples Before, During, and After Pregnancy: Sexuality and Intimacy Issues covers fertility issues, painful intercourse, intimacy problems, post-partum depression, reproductive loss, and traumatic labor and delivery. Underscoring the importance of maintaining a strong relationship between couples, the book is filled with practical guidance for treating both cisgender couples and the LBGT population.

The publication date is February 2018, but you can pre-order a digital edition of the book now by visiting amazon.