Ordinary Miracles

A Journey through Primary and Secondary Infertility

by Krissi Marie McVicker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/29/2012

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Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781469758138
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781469758121
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781469758145

About the Book

When approximately 340 babies are born every minute worldwide (or nearly 490,000 births per day),1 conception seems to be quite an ordinary occurrence. Well, for the fertile world anyway. But for Krissi and her husband Rob, having a baby was almost impossible. No one dared to say they were infertile, not even their doctors. And suddenly the deep ultimate fear of never being completely fulfilled kept them awake night after night. But giving up was not an option.

Krissi and Rob were soon immersed into in-vitro fertilization, their only chance for success. It was a world of hormone injections, countless blood tests, anxiety, and exhaustion—all mixed with hope. IVF represented both an amazing, wonderful medical advancement and a demanding, frightening regimen with no guarantees, and often, heartache.

Whether or not you’ve struggled with infertility, Krissi’s journey will touch your heart with its honesty and devotion. From the bittersweet news that her twin sister conceived in her first month of trying, and her own mother’s death, to the joy of hearing her daughter’s heartbeat for the first time and the sweetness of a 2:00 a.m. feeding after her twins were born, this is a story of acceptance, perseverance, and love.

1 WikiAnswers: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_babies_are_born_every_day_in_the_world

About the Author

Krissi Marie McVicker is a schoolteacher with a master of fine arts degree in writing for children. She and her husband, Rob, endured six IVF cycles, and she writes a blog to support others through their infertility journey at http://stressfreeinfertilityblog.com. Krissi and Rob live with their three miracles on Long Island.