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Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir
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Victoria Hopewell was a forty-something divorced clinical psychologist when she met and married a longtime bachelor whose ninety-year-old parents were anxiously waiting for a grandchild. Problem was, even though Victoria had two young daughters from a previous marriage, her intense desire to create a baby with her new husband was thwarted by her own body. Her eggs were aging faster than her healthy hormones and youthful appearance would suppose. Desperate to bear a child, willing to undergo every procedure from Lupron shots through egg harvesting and in vitro fertilization (IVF), she is blocked at every corner of medical protocol from achieving her dream of a successful pregnancy. Finally she journeys toward acceptance of using a donor egg, much to the dismay of her growing daughters. But no eggs are available, and she is placed on a lengthy hospital waitlist. Victoria and her husband then embark on a surrealistic egg hunt to find their own donor. Follow her insider's account of the hidden world of egg donation-where women's eggs are bought and sold over the internet and a beautiful model with high SATs and a prior successful donation commands the highest prices. Where you can go on blind egg dates to meet a potential donor, or breed future superstars with the eggs from musical divas and Olympic athletes. Grade A Baby Eggs is a must read for anyone considering IVF and the donor egg option to bearing children. AWARD WINNING BOOK! National Indie Excellence Book Awards Winner in the category of Women's Issues ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards Finalist in the category of Women's Issues Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in the category of Women's Issues and Health/Wellness
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