Having a Baby...When the Old-Fashioned Way Isn't Working: Hope and Help for Everyone Facing Infertility

Having a Baby...When the Old-Fashioned Way Isn't Working: Hope and Help for Everyone Facing Infertility

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by Cindy Margolis, Kathy Kanable
     
 

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Personal, easy to read, and possessed of a warm, welcome sense of humor? An excellent introduction for anyone facing infertility(Publishers Weekly)

Cindy Margolis may be known as the ?most downloaded woman on the Internet,? but she was brought down to earth when she tried to conceive. Suddenly, she became another statistic: just one of the moreSee more details below

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Personal, easy to read, and possessed of a warm, welcome sense of humor? An excellent introduction for anyone facing infertility(Publishers Weekly)

Cindy Margolis may be known as the ?most downloaded woman on the Internet,? but she was brought down to earth when she tried to conceive. Suddenly, she became another statistic: just one of the more than nine million women each year who are desperately trying to have a child.

After more than a year of disappointment and with a growing sense of insecurity, Cindy began a determined quest to have a family that included an array of treatments?including five in-vitro fertilizations and surrogacy?a journey that resulted in three happy and healthy children.

Now Cindy helps women navigate through the world of infertility treatments and procedures. Sincere, supportive, and funny, she provides the direction, advice, and information that could only come from a woman who's been in the trenches? and who has emerged battle-scarred, but victorious.

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Publishers Weekly
Tackling a delicate issue with courage, wisdom and generosity, model Margolis (Celebrity spokesperson for "National Infertility Association" Resolve) shares the personal, emotional story of her long journey to pregnancy using in vitro fertilization. An oft-avoided subject, this guide to pursuing assisted reproductive therapies (ARTs) is meant to address the "biggest hurdle" in Margolis's own story, "the lack of readily available information and resources" that leaves couples facing the emotional and practical challenges of infertility with little support. Aside from a step-by-step look at the in vitro methods that eventually yielded Margolis a successful pregnancy, the authors provide a chapter on practical concerns ("Figuring out Costs, Insurance, and What Is and Isn't Covered") and, thoughtfully, stories from couples using an array different methods (surrogacy, adoption, etc.) for dealing with infertility; further, she sprinkles her text with the addresses and web sites of helpful organizations. Personal, easy to read and possessed of a warm, welcome sense of humor, Margolis's book makes an excellent introduction for anyone facing fertility issues, putting a hopeful face on a distressing topic, providing much-needed support and pointing the way forward.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101221099
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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