Making Babies: Personal IVF Stories

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Overview

Vividly illustrating the incredible possibilities of in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology, this inspiring collection of 14 personal memoirs is both heartbreaking and miraculous. From single mothers to long-term heterosexual and gay couples, an incredible array of experiences is presented. Within this remarkable anthology are stories of personal endurance, loss, unwavering dedication, and sacrifice. Compelling and eloquent, this compendium confirms the inexplicable love that stems from becoming a parent, whether through natural means, reproductive technology, surrogacy, or adoption.

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"Offering parents a degree of hope, as well as a realistic appraisal of the IVF experience, Making Babies makes for dramatic and compulsive reading."  —The Age
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781921215469
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications Party Limited
  • Publication date: 10/10/2008
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,254,309
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Theresa Miller is a freelance reporter, presenter, and producer. She is the producer for ABC Radio National's Life Matters, a former reporter for Channel Nine News and the CNN World Report, and a former producer for The European Business Channel and Good Morning Britain.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Touched by an Angel 7

Chapter 2 Ugly Brown Eggs 31

Chapter 3 Sometimes It Takes Three to Make a Baby 48

Chapter 4 Too Little, Too Late 64

Chapter 5 Towards the Light 75

Chapter 6 Desperately Seeking Daddy 87

Chapter 7 Defying Mother Nature 100

Chapter 8 Sister Versus Sister 113

Chapter 9 Double Life 123

Chapter 10 From Serbia with Love 135

Chapter 11 The Gift of Giving 143

Chapter 12 Test-Tube Grown-up 154

Chapter 13 Father Pride 160

Chapter 14 Single-Minded 173

Glossary 187

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