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  • Paperback: 66 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479121193
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479121199
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,165,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dawn Marmorstein was born in Santa Maria, Ca. At age 23 she entered the surrogacy world as a Traditional Surrogate Mother. Dawn went on to carry two more times, then briefly worked at a surrogacy agency before founding Los Angeles Surrogacy Center in 2010 and then San Francisco Surrogacy Center in 2011. She spends her time working for her agencies assisting recipient couples achieve their dreams of parenthood, as well as blogging on a number of different web sites, including "Mommy Loves To Talk" (http://www.mommylovestalking.com) and "Surrobaby #4" (on blogspot.com). Dawn currently resides in Santa Barbara County with her partner, Todd, and their four children.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Parker on September 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
You might say that Dawn Marmorstein was born to be pregnant, and she has spent the majority of her 20's doing just that. Seven pregnancies has made her an expert on the subject, and that expertise is evident in her debut memoir, "My Egg, My Womb, Your Baby! The Tales of a 3x Traditional Surrogate Mother." The book reads like an intimate conversation with a friend and by the end you'll feel like you've known Mrs. Marmorstein for years.

There are surprising moments in the book that some may deem controversial. One of the more shocking moments happens during Dawn's first surrogacy when her doctor has her admitted to a Catholic hospital to birth the baby, and some very closed-minded nurses call social services. To know there are "professionals" in this world (and in Los Angeles, no less) who behave in such a deplorable manner to a pregnant woman and the recipient leaves me with a sour taste in my mouth. Dawn's recollection of the experience is written transparently enough so the reader may draw their own conclusions as to whether or not the situation was handled properly, and it is a great credit to Mrs. Marmorstein that she is able to tell the story with such grace and without judgement.

From the first surrogacy through the third, Dawn's story is fascinating and never without a bit of drama. Best of all, it isn't a story meant exclusively for those familiar with the surrogacy process, but serves as an excellent for all women regardless of whether or not they've ever given birth. "My Egg, My Womb, Your Baby!" is an engaging and illuminating read that will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more (and if the ending is any indication, there is definitely more to come)!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jill Hancock Reeder on January 12, 2013
Format: Paperback
Dawn has been a Traditional Surrogate three times. I was very curious to read how different her story would be compared to my own surrogacy experiences. In some ways, it was very different, but the feelings involved were very much the same. It all comes down to helping couples become parents.

"Dawn enjoyed being pregnant so much when she carried her own children that she decided she wanted to help others who were unable to create their own family. After doing some research, Dawn decided that she wanted to become a Traditional Surrogate mother -- both egg donor and surrogate mother -- who would be genetically related to the surrobaby she carried who ultimately destined to be given to another family. while modernly, most surrogacies are gestational surrogacies, where there is a separate egg donor who provides the egg for the carrying surrogate mother, Dawn's journey with traditional surrogacy created three babies related to her, each with her knowledge and consent that two would given to two separate same sex recipients, and one would go to a traditionally married couple.

I thought to myself," I could carry someone else's baby!"

It did not take me long to read the book. I got caught up in each experience she wrote about. It was so interesting to read all the similarities as well as the differences between traditional and gestational surrogacy. I thought it was really neat that Dawn and I had a lot in common. We both stumbled upon surrogacy on the internet, we both got a self-esteem boost and felt our sexiest when pregnant. We are both on our 4th surrogacy journeys.

She had plenty of ups and downs between different hospitals and agencies. At one point she was accused of having an affair with the baby's father.
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More About the Author

Dawn Marmorstein was born in Santa Maria, Ca. At age 23 she entered the surrogacy world as a Traditional Surrogate Mother. Dawn went on to carry two more times as a traditional surrogate mother, then briefly worked at a surrogacy agency before founding Los Angeles Surrogacy Center in 2010 and then San Francisco Surrogacy Center in 2011.

In early 2012 Dawn started writing her first book "My Egg, My Womb, Your Baby"! Tales of a 3x Traditional Surrogate Mother where she talks candidly about the three times was a traditional surrogate mother for three different sets of recipient parents. It was published in paperback and e-book in August of 2012.

Dawn spends most of her time working for her agencies assisting recipient couples achieve their dreams of parenthood, as well as blogging on a number of different web sites, including "Mommy Loves To Talk"(http://www.mommylovestalking.com) and "Surrobaby #4" (on blogspot.com). Dawn currently resides in Santa Barbara County with her four children and long time partner Todd. Some of her interests include holistic medicine, aromatherapy, natural childbirth,writing and blogging.

Dawn is currently in the process of writing her second book. No firm release date is currently available.

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