A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity by Julie Vargo

By Julie Vargo

Perception and frank, pleasant suggestion on overcoming infertility -- from ladies who've lived via all of it. we're bombarded through photographs of completely satisfied older moms, corresponding to Madonna and Celine Dion. yet 'Hollywood' articles approximately being pregnant and fertility at heart age gloss over the super volume of monetary, emotional, and actual attempt confronted by way of suffering to conceive. during this hot, humorous, empathetic ebook, journalist Julie Vargo and literary agent Maureen Regan -- girls who've skilled individually virtually each point of infertility -- supply readers a glimpse into what to anticipate if you are no longer anticipating. Hormones, sperm counts -- not anything is just too own for those outspoken girls! levels from technical to funny and every little thing in among. What are stable, snappy comebacks to the query, 'Why are not you pregnant?' what's the distinction among gonadotrophin liberating hormone and progesterone? if you freeze your eggs? those questions and plenty of extra are spoke back, and within the tone of a few reliable buddies. among them, the authors have undergone hormone remedies, miscarriages and a number of inseminations -- so that they recognize firsthand the rollercoaster journey of attempting to in achieving being pregnant. With clever recommendation on the right way to speak with medical professionals, husbands, pals, and moms, this booklet is a useful advisor for all ladies dealing with infertility.

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We think the biological clock must be a Timex because it keeps ticking no matter what. So don’t waste another precious second of your childbearing years wondering what to do. It’s time to get to work. T EE T P P A A H CH C R 31 R k GREAT, o o L You ut Your b n’t o D S G EG J u li e I don’t care what the media leads you to believe—women don’t have an unlimited amount of time to make a family. Yeah, I know. I bought into that balogna, too. Even though I met Robert in my mid-twenties and married him when I was thirty-two, we didn’t even think about kids until I was thirty-six years old, didn’t bother discussing or considering it.

And a midwife who lived across the street from me in Guinea Bissau, a West African country I visited when I was twenty-six. “The old lady was a fellow reporter. She spoke to me firmly. ‘Don’t forget to have children,’ she said. The midwife, whose roof leaked, felt sorry for me, the daughter of a rich American. She touched my breasts and stomach, telling me they looked all wrong for my age. I was too thin. That soft lumpy tissue that we are in horror of here is the mark of motherhood. It took me a while to hear their words.

Thanks to new attitudes and cool clothes—not to mention hair color and extensions, skin care, Botox, push-up bras, plastic surgery, and twenty-fourhour fitness clubs strategically located just about everywhere—you might look and feel better at thirty-five or forty than you did at twenty-two. In fact, it’s difficult sometimes to tell a woman’s age anymore just by looking at her. 32 But just because we’ve stopped the clock on our surface doesn’t mean we’ve beaten Mother Nature at the game she invented or that Father Time has stopped the clock inside our bodies.

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