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The Only Book You Need!
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DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE HOPEFUL!!!
posted by Anonymous on July 31, 2006Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 16, 2010
Very one sided
While the author tries to present all options for fertility treatments, her experience clouds the entire book. While she is self addmitedly a brash lawyer type, her personality shines through, and not in a good way. Yes, IVF is difficult and some days will leave you feeling like hell, but from her perspective its life shatteringly awful. Reading this before the procedure is sure to make you run for the hills. While I think a straightforward approach is what women want in this type of book, this one is straightforward for the sake of slapping you across the face, which, if you are infertile, you've probably felt a million times before. There's a way to be straightforward and still encouraging, while allowing that, yes, some procedures are uncomfortable and you may not feel teriffic. I also took offense to her treatment of men. While her husband seemed to be supportive she talks about "getting it through their thick skulls" that this is difficult and even advises that you tell your spouse to "buy you presents" to feel better. I'd like to think there are a lot of men who are more enlightened and more supportive than she supposes. I'm also thinking that while that may have been nice for her, if my husband came home with the Hope Diamond it still wouldn't make me feel better after a failed pregnancy attempt. There's some helpful information in here, but I couldn't get past the tone.
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