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THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS

Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance.

Abstract
Infertility is a couples' concern, however, women are much vulnerable to experience social, emotional, and psychological suffering than men. The purpose of this study was to explore how Filipino women with reproductive concerns describe their infertility coping experiences. The study utilized a qualitative phenomenological approach. A selection of five women met the inclusion criteria and, individually, went through an in-depth face to face interview utilizing instruments such as the robotfoto and semi-structured interview. An interesting concept called W.A.I.T. to Cope Model of Infertility emerged: (a) Withstanding point or the WAR period where they are in the moment of waiting, avoiding and reflecting, (b), Aspiring point or the MAP period where they are in the moment of mollifying, accepting and planning for actions, (c) Impelling point or the ACT period where they are in the moment of acting, connecting and thriving, and (d) Trouncing point or the DROP period where they are in the period of being debilitated, are ruminating, feeling overwhelmed and perplex. These themes reflect coping while waiting, as women with reproductive concerns have shown resiliency by withstanding the continuous pattern of the waiting cycle. The point of waiting is driven by spiritual faith to successfully move from one point to another; and although they are coping, repeated patterns of waiting make them vulnerable to stress as they are more exposed to psychosocial factors that increase the risk of developing poor well being. Understanding the phenomenon can help us better empathize with this kind of population and come up with proper intervention.

Key words: Infertility, reproductive concerns, coping, women, Filipinos


 
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Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance. THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 2994-3010. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364


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Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance. THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=122798 [Access: September 14, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364


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Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance. THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 2994-3010. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364



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Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance. THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 2994-3010. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364



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Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance (2020) THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS. JCR, 7 (19), 2994-3010. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364



Turabian Style

Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance. 2020. THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 2994-3010. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364



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Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance. "THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2994-3010. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance. "THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 2994-3010. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364



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Josevy A. Taguibao., Lucila O. Bance (2020) THE POINT OF WAITING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY ON INFERTILITY COPING EXPERIENCES AMONG FILIPINO WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CONCERNS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 2994-3010. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.364