What He Can Expect When She's Not Expecting: How to Support Your Wife, Save Your Marriage, and Conquer Infertility!

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Marc Sedaka stood by while he and his wife endured endless rounds of drug therapies, sixteen artificial inseminations, ten in-vitro fertilizations, three miscarriages, and, finally, a gestational surrogate (?womb for rent?) who carried their twin girls to term. He was as supportive and loving as he could be, but he really wished he?d had a book like What He Can Expect When She?s Not Expecting during the process. Most books about dealing with infertility are geared toward women, leaving the man to his own devices ...

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What He Can Expect When She's Not Expecting: How to Support Your Wife, Save Your Marriage, and Conquer Infertility!

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Overview

Marc Sedaka stood by while he and his wife endured endless rounds of drug therapies, sixteen artificial inseminations, ten in-vitro fertilizations, three miscarriages, and, finally, a gestational surrogate (“womb for rent”) who carried their twin girls to term. He was as supportive and loving as he could be, but he really wished he’d had a book like What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting during the process. Most books about dealing with infertility are geared toward women, leaving the man to his own devices when it comes to comfort and encouragement (never a good idea).

With the help of his own infertility doctor, Sedaka provides straightforward guy-friendly advice on situations such as:

  • What questions you should ask at the consultations.
  • How to help rather than annoy.
  • What kinds of tests you and your wife should expect.
  • How to console a wife who appears inconsolable.
  • How to enjoy procreation sex.
Sedaka’s accessible, empathetic voice, combined with the fact that he experienced everything he writes about, makes this a must-have book for any infertile couple.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616080587
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Sedaka is a successful comedy writer for both film and TV.
His produced credits include New Line Cinema’s Overnight Delivery starring Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd, CBS’s King of
Queens, and NBC’s Inside Schwartz. In addition, his family-related articles have appeared in L.A. Parent and the Los Angeles Times. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Samantha and their three young children.

Dr. Gregory Rosen is board certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility. He is recognized for his expertise in the treatment and evaluation of infertility and recurrent pregnancy losses, IVF, microsurgical and laparoscopic surgical techniques. In addition, he has conducted research, been published and lectured throughout the nation on various aspects of IVF, endometriosis, infertility and reproductive surgery. Dr. Rosen was selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America" and LA Magazine also voted him one of L.A.'s top doctors.

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Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Introduction xii

Round 1 The Tryouts 1

1 When to Start Trying 5

2 When to Try Harder 19

3 When to Worry 27

Round 2 Spring Training 35

4 The Fertility Doctor 39

5 "Who Are You?" 51

6 Starting Treatment 57

7 The Room 73

8 Getting the Results 85

Round 3 The Game 93

9 The Minor Leagues: Stimulating Drugs and Artificial Insemination 99

10 The Major Leagues: In Vitro Fertilization 117

11 A Swing and a Miss: What to Do If It Doesn't Work 141

12 Going into Extra Innings: How Many Times Can We Do This Shit? 147

13 The Change-Up: Exploring Other Options 155

14 Success at Last! 179

Round 4 The Postgame Analysis 183

Afterword 189

Index 191

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2015

    My wife and I were struggling with getting pregnant, having trie

    My wife and I were struggling with getting pregnant, having tried for some time to get pregnant and then considering IUI and IVF.  I found the book to be immensely helpful in both validating the experience I was having and allowing me to better understand what my wife was going through.  I think this book is a must read if you are going through infertility struggles.  I laughed out loud on multiple occassions and came away with a wealth of knowledge about the process and what my wife was experiencing which allowed me to be a much more useful and supportive partner through out the process.  Please take the time to read.  

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    IF your guy is clueless, this will help!

    This entertaining book is definitely good for your typical guy who has no idea what kind of things can happen in infertility clinics, what would be expected of him in this type of situation, and how his partner feels. However, it is not really a whole lot more than that and if your guy is very sensitive and attuned to you, already supporting you and trying to learn how to help you during this time, then I'm not sure this book has that much to offer your man other than a few laughs about women's crazy hormones. This is more for the clueless guys who aren't even totally sure they even want kids or have any idea what a OBGYN does. The book did fill in some gaps for me about what exactly some of the proceedures are and what they were for, but you could probably figure it out from a few questions to your doc or Wikipedia. This is a very basic book, and maybe that is just what most guys need, a fun, lighthearted perspective.

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