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

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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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 Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 210 KB

Meet the Author

Cindy Margolis is an accomplished host, television star, media magnet and the proud mother of three children.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Snunit Ben-Ozer, M.D. xi

Introduction: Welcome to the Reproductively Challenged Club 1

Part 1 Get Thee to a Specialist

1 Our Story 13

2 The High-Tech Journey Begins 25

3 Here's a Playboy-Go Make Me Some Sperm! Or Let's Get Clinical 51

4 If at First You Don't Succeed: Our Adventures in IVF Land 67

5 How Much Is That Baby in the Window? Figuring Out Costs, Insurance, and What Is and Isn't Covered 87

Part 2 Other Options for Growing a Family: Surrogacy, Gestational Surrogacy, Third-Party Donors, and Adoption

6 She's Having My Baby: Choosing Surrogacy 107

7 Going Shopping: Egg and Sperm Donation 141

8 Beyond Biology: Creating Your Family Through Adoption 165

Part 3 Where Do You Go from Here?

9 A Guy's Perspective 183

10 Hang In There! 195

Glossary 201

Resources 205

Index 211

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Wow...disillusioned

    After struggling with infertility for years and frankly being older than the average mom, I found two things disconcerting about this book. 1. She never tells you her age (I had to go on line to figure it out) and 2. while online trying to figure out her age I found out she is now divorced from the man she went through all of these struggles with.

    I have no idea why the divorce happened, but I can tell you that I picked up this book to find out ways to save my marriage as we go through the pain of failed pregnancy attempts and the insecurities raised by the our failures to have a child. Reading that Cindy and her husband worked through these same issues and came out stronger was inspiring and gave me hope. Finding out that they did not come out stronger and ended up divorcing even after they succeeded in having children just depressed me more than I was before I opened the book. I really wish I had not read this, despite what I am sure are good recommendations on alternatives to having biological children the "normal" way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Leah

    Y did u cheat aidan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Ha nn ah

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Sage

    I pick up two books and leave.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Aidan

    Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Library.

    Here.

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