Author(s): Amy Klein
From the author of Fertility Diary for the New York Times Motherlode blog comes a reassuring, no-nonsense guide to both the emotional and practical process of trying to get pregnant, written with the smarts, warmth, and honesty of a woman who has been in the trenches.
A compassionate, often funny, well-researched, and ultimately empowering guide.Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
There are so many ways to be Not Pregnant: You can be young, old, partnered, or unpartnered. Maybe you have endometriosis. Maybe you dont have enough eggs or your partner doesnt have enough sperm. Or maybe theres nothing wrong except youre Just. Not. Pregnant.
Amy Klein has been there. Faced with fertility obstacles, she quickly became an expert. After nine rounds of IVF, four miscarriages, three acupuncturists, two rabbis, and one reproductive immunologist, she finally became a mother. And she wrote about it all for the New York Times Motherlode blog in her Fertility Diary column.
Now, Amy has written the book she wishes shed had when she was trying to get pregnant. With advice from medical experts as well as real women, she outlines your options every step of the way, from questions you should ask to advice on getting your mother-in-law to mind her own beeswax. In this comprehensive road map to infertility, youll find topics such as:
whether to freeze your eggs
finding (and affording) a clinic
what to expect during your first IVF cycle
baby envyaka its okay to skip your friends shower
whether the alternative routeacupuncture, herbs, supplementsis for you
helpful tips, charts, and more!
Empowering, compassionate, and down-to-earth, The Trying Game will show you what to expect when youre not expecting with heart and humanity when you need it the most.