"Page by page, Lisa holds your hand with gentle, unflinching support, openly sharing her story with you, and giving you permission, guidance, and gentle queries that help in your journey of healing. I only wish that when people called their reproductive endocrinologists' offices to tell them that they were "drawing a line in the sand" that the doctors were honor-bound by the Hippocratic Oath to send their patients a copy of this wonderful guidebook."
~ Tracey Cleantis, author of The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward
"Many women end fertility workups and failed treatments lost in a maze of murky what ifs and lacking a sense of direction. With a calm, clear voice Lisa Manterfield distills hard-won knowledge into a much needed framework. Readers will take away valuable insights and--through useful exercises--find a way to put competing desires and raw emotions into context and construct a path forward."
~ Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, author of Silent Sorority
About the Author
Lisa Manterfield is the creator of LifeWithoutBaby.com, the online community that gives a voice to women without children. Her writing has been featured in a broad range of publications, including Huffington Post
, Los Angeles Times
, and Psychology Today
. She has also taken her work to the stage at venues such as Spark Off Rose and Expressing Motherhood. Lisa is the author of the award-winning memoir I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood
and the novel A Strange Companion
. She lives in Southern California with her wonderful husband ("Mr. Fab") and overindulged cat.