A look at the common difficulties faced by women who had trouble conceiving, once they have that long-awaited positive pregnancy test
When women who are attempting to conceive through IVF or other fertility treatments do become pregnant, they often expect that they will now be the same as any other pregnant woman?but the reality is that the experience of infertility continues to resonate during pregnancy, birth, and often long afterwards. Packed with case histories and informed by expert advice, this guide is the first to address the specific practical and emotional issues experienced by women who have struggled to become pregnant, and provide much-needed reassurance and support. It discusses and offers help for the increased risk of miscarriage, multiple pregnancies, premature birth, postnatal depression, and donor family issues. It also covers family life, early days, trying again, only children or more than one child, the teenage years, and beyond.