Richard and Rosie started trying to conceive after five years of being together but, two and a half years and countless prenatal vitamins and ovulation kits later, there hadn't been even a phantom pregnancy. So began their adventure into IVF, via blood tests, sperm tests, injections and probes, becoming involuntary experts on embryology through failure, despair, persistence and success.
After 4 years, 3 different clinics, 2 positive pregnancy tests and 1 miscarriage, they finally had a successful pregnancy.
GET A LIFE is the perfect down-to-earth guide for anyone thinking of embarking on fertility treatment. It's two books in one, a book of advice for women and a survival guide for men, each chapter mirrored but with very different experience and advice. IVF is terrifying, awful and extraordinary in equal measures for both partners.
GET A LIFE shares Richard and Rosie's ride on the fertility roller coaster, bringing you the funny, emotional and physical sides of IVF. It is an invaluable guide from both perspectives on how to get through the process in one piece.
I wish this book had been around when we were starting IVF. It brilliantly takes the mystery out of IVF, it's a must read if you are about to embark on the journey. - Gabby Logan
This is an essential read for all couples embarking on any fertility investigation or treatment and should be in every fertility waiting room. - Dr James Nicopoullos, Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Reproductive Medicine, Lister Fertility Clinic