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A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility

ISBN: 0060834404

Language: English

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

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A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility

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Insight and frank, friendly advice on overcoming infertility -- from two women who have lived through it all.We are bombarded by images of blissful older mothers, such as Madonna and Celine Dion. But 'Hollywood' articles about pregnancy and fertility at middle age gloss over the tremendous amount of financial, emotional, and physical effort faced by couples struggling to conceive.In this warm, funny, empathetic book, journalist Julie Vargo and literary agent Maureen Regan -- women who have experienced personally almost every aspect of infertility -- give readers a glimpse into what to expect when you're not expecting. Hormones, sperm counts -- nothing is too personal for these two outspoken women!Ranges from technical to humorous and everything in between. What are good, snappy comebacks to the question, 'Why aren't you pregnant?' What is the difference between gonadotrophin releasing hormone and progesterone? Should you freeze your eggs? These questions and many more are answered, and in the tone of a couple of good friends. Between them, the authors have gone through hormone treatments, miscarriages and multiple inseminations -- so they know firsthand the rollercoaster ride of trying to achieve pregnancy.With wise advice on how to communicate with doctors, husbands, friends, and mothers, this book is an invaluable guide for all women facing infertility.

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Highly recommend for anyone experiencing fertility problems

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.

If you can't laugh at yourself, pack it up now.

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.

Funny book - written from the patient's perspective

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 !

great book

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.

It's all true!

I loved this book and highly recommend it to anyone who is experiencing infertility or is going through infertility treatments. I've been through a number of infertility treatments (IUI's, med's, IVF) and this book really brings it home and offers a lot of levity, which is such a plus for an emotional experience. It also offers several perspectives from husbands - a true bonus.
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