Imagine if you had a best friend you could call for advice on Trying to get pregnant, from helping you find a fertility doctor, to helping you deal with nosy nellies asking, So, when are you going to have a BABY already?; someone who could advise you how to get through life/work/relationships while hopped up on hormones without losing your mind. Well, now you do.
New York Times “Fertility Diary” columnist Amy Klein, who finally became a mother (after nine rounds of IVF, four miscarriages, three acupuncturists, two rabbis and one reproductive immunologist), has written the book she wishes she’d had when she was Trying. With advice from medical experts and patients, you’ll find information on:
- whether to freeze your eggs
- what to expect during your first IVF cycle
- baby envy—and why it’s fine to skip your friend’s baby shower
- whether the alternative route—acupuncture, herbs, supplements—is for you
- when it’s time to move on (to another doctor, clinic, treatment, donor or adoption).
With heart and humor, The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind will show you what to expect when you’re not expecting.
“An antidote to feeling overwhelmed, uninformed, and isolated, The Trying Game is a compassionate, often funny, well-researched, and ultimately empowering guide that candidly addresses every imaginable step on this journey.”
—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
“Amy Klein’s writing on fertility is candid, warm, and honest. She pulls no punches, and the result isn’t just informative—it’s empowering. If you’re struggling to create the family you imagined, Amy’s is the voice you want in your head, and your heart.”
—KJ Dell’Antonia, former editor of The New York Times “Motherlode” blog, Author of How to Be a Happier Parent
“Infertility can be incredibly difficult to navigate emotionally and physically. As an IVF veteran, Amy Klein does an exceptional job of tapping into the emotional aspects of the infertility journey, while also providing readers with helpful information about various fertility treatments from medical experts.”
—William Schoolcraft, M.D., CCRM Fertility Founder and Medical Director
“I believe every woman doing fertility treatments needs her Amy Klein. Find yours! It’s too scary and confusing to go it alone.”
—Alyssa Shelasky, The Cut
“Amy Klein’s The Trying Game is just what our fertility community needs right now. Unlike other fertility books, this is a real book for the real woman, written by a woman who has been there before. I’m thrilled to be able to provide this as a resource to my patients.”
—Natalie Crawford, MD, MSCR, As a Woman podcast
“A good comprehensive overview of all (or at least almost all) the issues around fertility treatment.”
– Goodreads Reviewer