A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
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Insight and frank, friendly advice on overcoming infertility -- from two women who have lived through it all.

We are bombarded by images of blissful older mothers, such as Madonna and Celine Dion. But 'Hollywood' articles about pregnancy and fertility at middle age gloss over the tremendous amount of financial, emotional, and physical effort faced by couples struggling to conceive.

In this warm, funny, empathetic book, journalist Julie Vargo and literary agent Maureen Regan -- women who have experienced personally almost every aspect of infertility -- give readers a glimpse into what to expect when you're not expecting. Hormones, sperm counts -- nothing is too personal for these two outspoken women!

Ranges from technical to humorous and everything in between. What are good, snappy comebacks to the question, 'Why aren't you pregnant?' What is the difference between gonadotrophin releasing hormone and progesterone? Should you freeze your eggs? These questions and many more are answered, and in the tone of a couple of good friends. Between them, the authors have gone through hormone treatments, miscarriages and multiple inseminations -- so they know firsthand the rollercoaster ride of trying to achieve pregnancy.

With wise advice on how to communicate with doctors, husbands, friends, and mothers, this book is an invaluable guide for all women facing infertility.

 

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Contents

FOREWORD
FOREWORD
PART 1
 
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
PART 5
 
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
PART 6

PART 2
 
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
PART 3
 
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
PART 4
 
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
 
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
PART 7
 
CHAPTER 23
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
SEARCHABLE TERMS
About the Authors
Credits
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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Julie Vargo is an award-winning journalist and creative director who spent five years as the fashion editor of the Dallas Times Herald; her articles have appeared in The Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Beautiful Kitchens, Women's Wear Daily, and the Dallas Morning News. She lives with her husband and two children in Texas.

Maureen Regan, creator of the concept The Beauty Buyble, is the founder of The Regan Agency, a literary agency. She recently coauthored her first book, A Few Good Eggs, about her struggles with infertility, and spoke to Congress to campaign for better insurance coverage. Maureen has been a guest on Today, ABC’s Your Total Health, and FOX’s Dayside and has been featured in People, Town & Country, and New York. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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