Book Reviews

Books About Infertility

May 20th, 2009
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When we made the decision to move onto IVF I got tunnel vision and suddenly felt as if I had to know everything there was about the process, about other women’s experiences, and about infertility in general. In addition to seeking out information on the internet and joining forums, I also read as many books [...]

Book Review: Infertility by Cindy Lewis Dake

August 13th, 2007
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In my last post, How to Structure a Fertility Support Group, I mentioned that I selected the book Infertility: A Survival Guide for Couples and Those Who Love Them by Cindy Lewis Dake as the text for the support group I founded. Before continuing the support group discussion, I would like to review the book [...]

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Book Review: Laughin’fertility

August 8th, 2007
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Lisa Safran has written a funny book called Laughin’fertility, which focuses on the humorous aspects of fertility procedures. (I referenced her book in my last post, Fertility versus Infertility.) Considering how depressing the whole process can be, I think it is a great idea to find a way to laugh through your tears. This is [...]

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Marley and Me

June 16th, 2007
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Marley and Me I just finished listening to John Grogan’s book Marley and Me. Most times, I don’t enjoy having an author read their own book. Grogan’s voice didn’t match what I had in my head, so it took me awhile to come around. It is a true story of a dog’s lifetime with his [...]

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Run Away

June 5th, 2007
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After I had my first miscarriage and the subsequent comedy of errors that went along with it, I couldn’t find any solace. Until, through the kindness of a client and interim pastor, I found a novel that took me away from it all. Far, far away. Which is where I wanted to be. And where [...]

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“Miscarriage Fear” by Angela Thomas

May 7th, 2007
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During my pregnancy with Ivy, my fear of miscarriage was huge. I went to our local bookstore and found the book, Prayers for the Mother To Be by Angela Thomas. I had nothing to read during this time because I was terrified of the “What to Expect” book that I had relied on heavily while [...]

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What Should I Read Next?

May 5th, 2007
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I have mentioned here before that I love nonfiction writing. True, personal stories stick with me and intrigue me more than any type of scientific article or journal. Maybe that is why I am so addicted to blog reading and blogging. While going through the “No Baby On Board” site, I found the link to [...]

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Alternadad Quote

April 25th, 2007
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I have been reading Alternadad by Neal Pollack for the past couple of days and I’ve been loving it. I have laughed out loud and absolutely cannot put it down. His idea of parenting, and his reality are so far off of the mark, he reminds me of myself. Before I encountered infertility, I thought [...]

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Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives

April 18th, 2007
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I found the following quote in the April 10-11 Self Improvement Newsletter put out by SelfGrowth It is excerpted from Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives: A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth by Deepak Chopra, M.D., David Siman, M.D. and Vicki Abrams, C.C.E., I.B.L.C. When does life begin? Some spiritual tradtions see the origin of life [...]

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Inside My Heart – Robin McGraw

March 12th, 2007
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Last night I began reading Inside My Heart written by Robin McGraw. Within the second chapter she wrote a statement that got me thinking. I have always felt that motherhood was my calling, and I have always known I am going to do everything I can for my children because I want to be able [...]

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