Precious babies: pregnancy, birth and parenting after infertility - by Kate Brian
The author has herself experienced fertility problems and specialises in issues surrounding fertility. She is a freelance writer and editor and has published other books on the subject. Her own experiences of coping with IVF have prompted her to write this book to help others who are undergoing the same difficulties.
She writes about the practical and emotional issues, and provides numerous case histories and advice from medical consultants, fertility experts and those working closely with couples affected by this problem. She discusses pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, postnatal problems, parenting, size of the family and many other issues.
Her style is jargon-free and the book tackles the questions asked by couples experiencing fertility problems. It is easy to read, has a good index and contains a list of agencies, together with their website addresses, who can provide extra help and support. The only criticism is that the text is inclined to be repetitive, especially in the early chapters, but this does not detract from the readability and the comprehensive coverage of an emotional and difficult subject.
This is an excellent book which will be of help to people experiencing the emotional rollercoaster of dealing with fertility problems.