One Mother's Journey: Creating My Family through In Vitro Fertilization by Jennifer Prudenti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a wonderful aide to anyone going through, thinking of starting or friends and family who want to support a couple going through IVF treatment.
The minute details from the glossary that this couple learnt and researched that the hospitals don't inform you about.
The emotional stress and damage when you pay and it fails only for your need of paying for yet another round of treatment to reach your desire. Your need.
It's told openly and honestly.
There is nothing worse for a couple who want a baby to be told there is something wrong with the anatomy of one of the partners.
We sometimes fail to see that the urge to have a family is something males feel too. Focusing mostly on the female.
I saw a friend go through IVF so when I read the chapter on The Wait. The words I remembered echoed what this lady Prudenti started to explain.
Retrieving the nine eggs does not promise that all will be able to be fertilized. This is AFTER the numerous injections she had to go through even leading up to the retrieval.
Prudenti thought it was, so, she went to the beach with her friend feeling quite composed and hopeful. Whilst there she receives a call. They informed her of how many of the eggs had been fertilized. Only four.
Having assumed that all the eggs would fertilize it came as a huge eye opener to her.
Then she was told that there was no guarantee that they would make it to the transitional stage.
In writing the honest and informative account with no stone unturned makes this a vital asset to anyone considering IVF.
The hopes, the realities, the pitfalls the burdens.
And your relationship needs to survive the journey as do your strength, finance and commitment.
I was glad to receive this book in my post mail.
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