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Trying Game: How to Get Pregnant and Get Through Fertility Treatment Without Losing Your Mind

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Author: Amy Klein

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 304

Release Date: 07-04-2020

Details: Product Description From the author of the New York Times "Fertility Diary" column comes a girlfriend's guide to both the emotional and technical process of trying to get pregnant, written with the smarts, warmth, and honesty of someone who has been in the trenches. There are so many ways for women to be Not Pregnant: You can be young and have endometriosis or older and not have enough eggs; your partner might have slow sperm (don't tell him that, though), or you may not have a partner involved at all. Or maybe there's nothing wrong except for the fact that you are Just. Not. Pregnant. Amy Klein has been there. From starting off optimistic about her own fertility to becoming someone who quickly got a med school-like education in reproductive endocrinology, she's had nine rounds of IVF, four miscarriages, three acupuncturists, two rabbis, an amazing reproductive immunologist, and real, live baby. And she wrote about it all for the New York Times Motherlode blog in her "Fertility Diary" column that ran for three years. Now, Amy has written the book she wishes she'd had when she was Not Pregnant. With advice from medical experts as well as stories from real women, she outlines your options every step of the way, telling you all the questions you should ask, and even offering suggestions on how to tell your busybody mother-in-law to mind her own beeswax. In this comprehensive roadmap to every single aspect of infertility, you'll find topics such as: - Mind/Body/Soul/Baby: Is the Alternative Route for Me? - IVF: What to Expect on Your First Cycle - Busybodies, Bosses, Frenemies & Family: How to Talk About Your Situation - Thoughtful tips, helpful charts, and more! Empowering, compassionate, and down-to-earth, The Trying Game will show you what to expect when you're not expecting with heart and humanity when you need it the most. Review "Infertility can be incredibly difficult to navigate emotionally and physically. As an IVF veteran, Amy Klein does an exceptional job of tapping into the emotional aspects of the infertility journey while also providing readers with helpful information about various fertility treatments from medical experts." --William Schoolcraft, MD, founder and medical director of CCRM Fertility "I believe every woman doing fertility treatments needs her Amy Klein. Find yours! It's too scary and confusing to go it alone." --Alyssa Shelasky, The Cut "Amy Klein's The Trying Game is just what our fertility community needs right now. Unlike other fertility books, this is a real book for the real woman, written by a woman who has been there before. I'm thrilled to be able to provide this as a resource to my patients." --Natalie Crawford, MD, MSCR, As a Woman podcast "Amy Klein's writing on fertility is candid, warm, and honest. She pulls no punches, and the result isn't just informative--it's empowering. If you're struggling to create the family you imagined, Amy's is the voice you want in your head, and your heart." --KJ Dell'Antonia, former editor of the New York Times Motherlode blog and author of How to Be a Happier Parent About the Author Amy Klein wrote the "Fertility Diary" column for The New York Times's Motherlode blog for three years. She writes frequently about health and fertility for publications such as Newsweek, Slate, The Washington Post, and others.

Languages: English