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The Inadequate Conception: From Barry White To Blastocytes: What Your Mom Didn'T Tell You About Getting Pregnant Paperback – December 15, 2010

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About the Author

Lori Green LeRoy is a published author and popular infertility blogger. She is also a woman with a large pair of birthing hips and a husband with an off-the-chart sperm count who has tried for more than six years to conceive both traditionally and with the help of modern science.  When she's not getting blood drawn or undergoing an ultrasound, she is a public relations and marketing professional who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and rescued pets-a Labrador Retriever and three cats.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (December 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452080798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452080796
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,602,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Lori Green LeRoy is a published author and popular infertility blogger (www.theinadequateconception.com). She is also a woman with a large pair of birthing hips and a husband with an off-the-chart sperm count who has tried for more than six years to conceive both traditionally and with the help of modern science.

Despite being able to belt out a whooping 22 eggs during a retrieval and her husband's super sperm count, they have never been able to conceive. Throughout their quest to bring a baby into their lives, they have tried to keep our sanity and sense of humor and find the lighter side of infertility. Thus, she wrote The Inadequate Conception - From Barry White to Blastocytes: What your mom didn't tell you about getting pregnant in hopes that she can bring a little humor to a depressing and heartbreaking topic.

Her latest project is as a contributor to Martinis & Motherhood - Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF. These tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF?! share a little glimpse into the lives of moms. These tales remind the reader to savor the little things (like capturing extra morning snuggles), to let go of the stresses (they won't be in that unfortunate phase forever), and to be grateful for the laughs that the unexpected brings (because laughing is better than crying and it may be the only workout your abs get!).

LeRoy has been featured in Redbook, Modernmom.com, Parent Dish and Cafe Mom. By day she is a public relations executive. She is married and has two young sons.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MADMAN SEAN on December 24, 2010
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An AWESOME, MUST Read: Turning tears into Laughter page after page. Intelligently self-effacing with jaw dropping real experiences into the trials and challenges of infertility. Smartly documented with insights, sensitivity, openness and always a good dose of humor on top."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany A. Harkleroad VINE VOICE on April 27, 2011
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So many women have problems with fertility, and it is easy to feel angry and frustrated, as if everyone else is having babies but you. When the author and her husband began down the long, winding road of fertility treatments, she realizes that for her, the only way she is going to get through it is by keeping a sense of humor. She is not making light of infertility, as it is a very serious issue for so many women; instead, she is doing what she needs to do to get by.

This is such a charming book. I know so many women who have suffered the heartbreaking trial of infertility. And each woman handles it in her own way. It is poignantly sweet to see this author showing humor to cope. Her stories are honest to the point of complete vulnerability, and bound to make you chuckle, but also apt to make your heart ache a little.

I love the frankenss of this book. So many women who have struggled with fertility will find this book relatable. But I can also see where the book might be a difficult read for women not in a place where the can see any humor in their fertility trials and tribulations, so keep that in mind when reading or recommending the book. It may not be for everybody, and that is ok, because if this book can make just one woman smile and feel less alone in her journey toward motherhood, then in my opinion, it has done it's job well.

I received a touring copy of this book courtesy of Crazy Book Tours.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on December 30, 2010
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Filled with giggles and tears, The Inadequate Conception has filled a void in resources for infertiles. I've read many books focused on medical explanations and interventions and a few geared toward soothing a scarred psyche, but never have I read such an honest, authentic take on the bumpy road to parenthood. Ms. LeRoy checks her pride at the door and invites the reader to take a peek at her most intimate moments; you'll be happy she did!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jessi Stafford on November 24, 2012
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Thank you for sharing your experience. Their were parts that I couldn't help but laugh out loud. We are currently trying for baby number two and are having no luck. This book helped me pass the time during one of many two week waits.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scarlet on January 12, 2011
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Personally I was one of those mothers who caused discomfort and jealousy in this book...I plopped out babies on the first tries. I read this book to better understand the nightmare some of my friends were going through trying to conceive. I recommend that EVERYONE should read this bookThe Inadequate Conception: From Barry White to Blastocytes: What your mom didn't tell you about getting pregnant! It will help parents like Lori and Nick keep smiles on their faces while going through the process and it will educate parents like me to be more understanding, have more tact, and appreciate how very blessed we are to have children. I believe that those parents who read this book and are trying to conceive will have better luck with a conception because of all the stress reducing laughter it will provide!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen's Perspective on February 9, 2011
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Very light, easy reading on a very sensitive subject.

I learned so much about what women (and men) go through with fertility treatments. Lori doesn't hold back, and shares with sensitivity and humor.

And she's qualified to write about it. To quote Lori, she has had "1,611 prenatal vitamins, 78 fertility drug injections, 55 ovulation detection tests, 40 blood draws, 33 ultrasounds, 16 pregnancy tests and 11 embryos."

I highly recommend this book to read or to give as a gift for anyone struggling to become pregnant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gonetwomaui on January 12, 2011
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Anyone who has experienced infertility (myself included), will find the humor and honesty in this book a welcome change from the scientific jargon in most books that attempt to coach you through the struggle of infertility. Leroy isn't afraid to be vulnerable with her readers and it is this translucence that makes her book such a great read. You'll laugh with her, cry with her and take comfort in knowing there are others who have walked in your shoes.
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