Книга: Hopewell Victoria «Grade a Baby Eggs. An Infertility Memoir»

Grade a Baby Eggs. An Infertility Memoir

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Victoria Hopewell was a forty something divorced clinical psychologistwhen she met and married a longtime bachelor whose ninety-year-oldparents were anxiously waiting for a grandchild. Problem was, eventhough Victoria had two young daughters from a previous marriage, herintense desire to create a baby with her new husband was thwarted byher own body. Her eggs were aging faster than her healthy hormones andyouthful appearance would suppose. Desperate to bear a child, willingto undergo every procedure from Lupron shots through egg harvesting andin vitro fertilization (IVF), she is blocked at every corner of medicalprotocol from achieving her dream of a successful pregnancy. Finally she journeys toward acceptanceof using a donor egg, much to the dismay of her growing daughters. Butno eggs are available, and she is placed on a lengthy hospitalwaitlist. Victoria and her husband then embark on a surrealistic egghunt to fi nd their own donor. Follow her insider's account of thehidden world of egg donation-where women's eggs are bought and soldover the internet and a beautiful model with high SATs and a priorsuccessful donation commands the highest prices. Grade A Baby Eggsis amust read for anyone considering IVF and the donor egg option tobearing children. Reading VictoriaHopewell's Grade A BabyEggs not only taught me more than I ever knewabout today's fascinating fertility subcultures, but brought me anentirely new insight into how commercialized even so sacred an activityas human reproduction can become. This memoir is funny, sad, touching, always human, never dull. Paul De Angelis, co-author of Dear Mrs. Kennedy Victoria Hopewell is the pen name of a Ph. D. clinical psychologist whointerned in the psychiatry department of Harvard Medical School. Shehas been an instructor in psychology at both Harvard andCornell Medical Schools. In her private practice in New York she hascounseled some of the over six million infertile couples in the UnitedStates. This book is based on her personal experience.

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2011)

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