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The emotional struggle, the online infertility cures, the angst, the couple strain: all of that and more is presented in this book in a real gut wrenching memoir for those going through the struggle. It is also a good read for friends of women unable to conceive. I feel this book is as close as you can get to witness or try to understand the emotional roller coaster that infertility can inflict.
The book can be wordy at times. And suffers a little from that female internal monologue downfall, where the reader can get a bit irritated. But those who can relate may not mind the wordiness, especially if they've enjoyed the inner monologues from books like Twilight.
True that the end can be disappointing for many and there are other ways this book could have ended that would have been a bit more relatable for some. However, I still think this is a worthwhile read.
"It's this feeling I can't explain. This desperate need inside me to have a baby. This urge that has completely turned my brain to single-train thoughts: baby, baby, baby."
Welcome to the beginning of best-selling author, Sibel Hodge's latest novel, THE BABY TRAP, loosely based on her own experience with infertility and attempts to get pregnant at IVF. You can expect to ride an emotional rollercoaster that is one hell of an E-ticket.
Once 33 year-old Gina and Karl decide to get pregnant, they figure all its going to take is sex, sex and well, some more sex. Gina doesn't end up pregnant right away so conceiving becomes her OBSESSION, while Karl tries to keep his high-pressure job and provide what is needed from him for conception at precise timely intervals. Gina and Karl are soon off the booze, heavy on doctor visits, green tea, vitamins, a bland diet, no more baths or cycling for Karl and he's wearing underwear ten sizes too big. A feng-shui expert is even called in, and she finds a new purpose for the most unlikely of objects.
Soon discussion is baby 24/7: basal body temperature, ovulation predictor kits, hormone levels, surge levels, clomid, Trigger ovulation, scans, stimulation injections, follicles, etc.
I loved the snappy writing style of THE BABY TRAP. The story frequently had me laughing out loud. In addition to Gina and Karl, several other characters, her Lady Garden and her father and her fertility.com friend, Poppy were a lot of fun!
It takes two to get pregnant, and between all the drugs messing with mommy-to-be, Gina and daddy-to-be, Karl's lifestyle changes, it's a miracle they stayed together. There was a good part of the book when all they did was bicker, but they loved each other and that was their foundation. It's a Sibel Hodge novel - chick-lit - you know in the end it's going to be happy!
Anyone who has dealt with fertility issues will tell you it's about disappointment and loss, the death of a dream. But there is plenty of living left to be done and that's what Sibel Hodge does best in THE BABY TRAP. Sibel's novel is about the future; Gina and Karl's future together, and it offers hope for other women who have faced the heartache of infertility.
You can find Sibel on Facebook or at her website.
Plus this book was HILARIOUS. When all the rooms are full and he has to use the broom closet... Oh my gosh, I DIED. So stinking funny! Underneath the humor were some very poignant messages about desire and loss. Even though I'm not "New Age-y," there were great, deep thoughts and advice in this book. I feel like it's chick lit that could also help someone going through infertility. I'll definitely be looking up more by this author
Maybe it should be advertised more as not being a romance/chick lit. It is something completely different. I read that Ms Hodge herself has lived through it. That struck a cord as well.
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Your book made me laugh and cry. It's so hard to deal with infertility when all those around you just don't get it. It felt like we were friends reading your story.Read more