BN.com Gift Guide

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

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 ...

See more details below
Paperback
$11.35
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$12.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $7.17   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   
What He Can Expect When She's Not Expecting: How to Support Your Wife, Save Your Marriage, and Conquer Infertility!

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 18%)$12.95 List Price

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616080587
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 823,532
  • 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.

Read More Show Less

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)