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The Resource Conceivability : what I learned exploring the frontiers of fertility, Elizabeth L. Katkin

Conceivability : what I learned exploring the frontiers of fertility, Elizabeth L. Katkin

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Conceivability : what I learned exploring the frontiers of fertility
Title
Conceivability
Title remainder
what I learned exploring the frontiers of fertility
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth L. Katkin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Part memoir, part guide, this personal and deeply informative account of one woman's gripping journey through the global fertility industry in search of the solution to her own "unexplained infertility" exposes eye-opening information about the medical, financial, legal, scientific, emotional and ethical issues at stake. Although conception may seem like a simple biological process, this is often hardly the case. While many would like to have children, the road toward conceiving and maintaining a pregnancy can be unexpectedly rocky and winding. Lawyer Elizabeth Katkin never imagined her quest for children would ultimately involve seven miscarriages, eight fresh IVF cycles, two frozen IVF attempts, five natural pregnancies, four IVF pregnancies, ten doctors, six countries, two potential surrogates, nine years, and roughly $200,000. Despite her three Ivy League degrees and wealth of resources, Katkin found she was woefully undereducated when it came to understanding and confronting her own difficulties having children. Shattered by her inability to get and stay pregnant, Katkin surprised even herself by her determination to keep trying. After being told by four doctors she should give up, but without an explanation as to what exactly was going wrong with her body, Katkin decided to look for answers herself. The global investigation that followed revealed that approaches to the fertility process taken in many foreign countries are vastly different than those in the US and UK. In Conceivability, Elizabeth Katkin, now a mother of two, shares her fertility journey. Part memoir, part practical guide--with a foreword by founder of New York Fertility Services Dr. Joel Batzofin--Conceivability sheds light on the often murky and baffling world of conception science, presenting a shocking expose into the practical and emotional journey toward creating a happy family. Armed with a wealth of knowledge from her years-long fertility struggle, as well as stories from other women and couples, Katkin bravely offers a look inside one of the most difficult, painful, rewarding, and loving journeys a woman can take"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katkin, Elizabeth L
Dewey number
  • 618.1/780092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
RC889
LC item number
.K358 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Katkin, Elizabeth L.
  • Infertility
  • Infertility
  • Conception
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Infertility
  • Conception
  • Health
  • Infertility
  • Infertility
Label
Conceivability : what I learned exploring the frontiers of fertility, Elizabeth L. Katkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From here to infertility: frontline infertility treatments -- Finding the yellow brick road: navigating the fertility labyrinth -- Go east, young lady: the world of complementary and alternative therapies -- You always remember your first: the ups and downs of pregnancy and loss -- Baby steps: minimally invasive treatment -- The big guns: moving on to IVF -- Understanding modern ART: key aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology -- The dark horse: the silent faces of miscarriage -- Down the rabbit hole of third-party parenting: gestational surrogacy -- When it takes a village: surrogacy and egg donation -- Louise's legacy: the business of baby-making -- Pricing the "priceless": big money and the finance of fertility -- The good, the bad, and the eggs: the fundamental debate about egg integrity -- Minding the gaps: reflections on the future of fertility -- Epilogue -- Afterword / by Dr. Joel Batzofin
Control code
on1021065550
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 298 pages
Isbn
9781501142376
Lccn
2017053978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021065550
Label
Conceivability : what I learned exploring the frontiers of fertility, Elizabeth L. Katkin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From here to infertility: frontline infertility treatments -- Finding the yellow brick road: navigating the fertility labyrinth -- Go east, young lady: the world of complementary and alternative therapies -- You always remember your first: the ups and downs of pregnancy and loss -- Baby steps: minimally invasive treatment -- The big guns: moving on to IVF -- Understanding modern ART: key aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology -- The dark horse: the silent faces of miscarriage -- Down the rabbit hole of third-party parenting: gestational surrogacy -- When it takes a village: surrogacy and egg donation -- Louise's legacy: the business of baby-making -- Pricing the "priceless": big money and the finance of fertility -- The good, the bad, and the eggs: the fundamental debate about egg integrity -- Minding the gaps: reflections on the future of fertility -- Epilogue -- Afterword / by Dr. Joel Batzofin
Control code
on1021065550
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 298 pages
Isbn
9781501142376
Lccn
2017053978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021065550

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