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Making Babies : Personal IVF Stories - Theresa Miller

Making Babies

Personal IVF Stories

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2007
ISBN: 9781921215469
Number Of Pages: 208

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Around 15 per cent of couples in various Western countries suffer from infertility. Every year thousands try IVF and other assisted-reproduction techniques, but only about a third go home with a baby in their arms. IVF now accounts for 3 per cent of all births in Australia, and the numbers are similar in other developed countries.Making Babies tells the stories behind the statistics, inside the world of egg harvesting, blatocyst transferral, and hormone injections. Here are fourteen personal memoirs of IVF survivors- many are inspiring, some are heartbreaking, and others are miraculous. From single mothers, to long-term heterosexual and gay couples, Making Babies presents an array of experiences from those who have been touched by the incredible possibilities that are opened up by assisted-reproductive technology.

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"Offering parents a degree of hope, as well as a realistic appraisal of the IVF experience, Making Babies makes for dramatic and compulsive reading." --The Age

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Touched by an Angelp. 7
Ugly Brown Eggsp. 31
Sometimes It Takes Three to Make a Babyp. 48
Too Little, Too Latep. 64
Towards the Lightp. 75
Desperately Seeking Daddyp. 87
Defying Mother Naturep. 100
Sister Versus Sisterp. 113
Double Lifep. 123
From Serbia with Lovep. 135
The Gift of Givingp. 143
Test-Tube Grown-upp. 154
Father Pridep. 160
Single-Mindedp. 173
Glossaryp. 187
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ISBN: 9781921215469
ISBN-10: 1921215461
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3rd September 2007
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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