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A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility
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ISBN: 0060776811
Release Date: May, 2005
Publisher: William Morrow
Description: Insightful, frank, and friendly advice on overcoming infertility -- from two women who have lived through it all. You can't open a magazine these days without seeing a blissful forty-plus celebrity mom cradling her new bundle of joy. But, like so much of Hollywood life, the truth about pregnancy and fertility is glossed over. We don't see the tremendous amount of financial, emotional, and physical effort that couples who are having trouble conceiving go through. In this warm, funny, and empathetic book, journalist Julie Vargo and literary agent Maureen Regan -- women who have personally experienced infertility -- give the lowdown on what women really need to know. Hormones, sperm counts, uterine lining -- nothing is too personal for these outspoken women. They also recruit their friends, husbands, and doctors to dish on everything from keeping your marriage healthy to assessing your financial needs to herbal treatments and blood tests. Everything you wish you knew about infertility, and how others faced it, is covered in this book. Most important, Vargo and Regan provide information they wished someone had given them, especially things most doctors don't share. What you don't know may cost you what you want -- a family of your own. Your OB/GYN may not be trained in infertility, and won't necessarily give you the answers you need. Like Vargo and Regan, many women believe they will get pregnant when they decide it is time and are shocked when they don't. Now they share their stories in the hopes of preventing other women from experiencing the traumas they did. Their advice is simple -- gather all the information you can and find the doctor who will listen to your needs. A Few Good Eggs provides the resources you need to face infertility -- and the warm support of a couple of good friends.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0060776811
ISBN-13: 9780060776817
Publisher: William Morrow
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Length: 416 Pages
Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.0 in.
Language: English
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5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsIf you can't laugh at yourself, pack it up now.
Posted by lkb740 on 3/22/2007
What really drew me to this book is the type of personality it appeals to. It's funny, witty and irreverant, and when you've been trying forever to do the most primal and natural thing on earth to no avail - you need a sense of humor. They talk about everything from how to deal with the annoying and insensative questions from well-intentioned friends to the near-homicidal rage that hormone injections will induce. These things happen. You have to laugh. My husband and I are going through IVF right now after a long road of infertility, and this has been a great resource.
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsgreat book
Posted by Sue S. on 10/23/2005
This book has become my bible and I find myself referencing back to it pretty often. My friend (pregnant with triplets, donor eggs) told me about it. While it is true these authors didn't do IVF (like I am about to do), they talked to a lot of women who did....and women who used surrogates and donor sperm and adopted and everything. I really liked the question and answers with the egg donor...gave me a lot of insight. BUt the reason I keep going back to this book is because these women talk about IF like two good pals. Listen, one of them did all the shots, etc. and got no where.. I can relate to that!! Anyhow, it is funny in places, sad in places (I still tear up when I read about one author losing her unborn baby at 18 weeks) and VERY informative. I love the honesty about doctors here. Is it the medical be-all and end-all? No. But I have all the reference books. I just needed another perspective....and a laugh now and then from other women who have been there.. and how to deal with doctors and nosy in-laws! Check it out and see if you agree.

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsFunny book - written from the patient's perspective
Posted by Aniruddha Malpani on 3/30/2006
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this warm and compassionate book ! While you can learn more about the medical facts of infertility treatment in other places, these two "chicks " have done a great job of presenting the patient's viewpoint - it's like having an elder sister guiding you through your quest for a baby !
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsHighly recommend for anyone experiencing fertility problems
Posted by Angela M. Pappas on 10/3/2007
This is an excellent book for anyone experiencing infertility.
It truly makes you feel that you are not alone in the emotional, physical and financial rollar coaster ride that infertility takes you on.
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsA must read
Posted by J. Cogle on 2/12/2007
For anyone battling infertility and the emotional roller coaster that comes along with it, this book is for you. This is the only book I have ever read that I could say while reading it, "Yes, yes, that's exactly me, or that's exactly how I feel." It doesn't offer ridiculous pat answers; it offers real information in a humorous way that leaves you in stitches. I have since passed this book on to a friend; I'm not someone that recommends lots of books. In fact, I don't even BUY that many, it has to be really good. I read a few pages at the bookstore and knew I HAD to have it and came to Amazon to place my order b/c it's much cheaper than getting it at the bookstore. I hope this helps you and GOOD LUCK!!