The Stork Club
One Woman's Journey to the Front Line of Fertility Treatment
By (author) Imogen Edwards-Jones
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Stork Club by Imogen Edwards-Jones
Book Description'When I was a teenager, I thought you could get pregnant from sitting in a jacuzzi. Not that I'm sure I even knew what a jacuzzi was, but I knew they were racy places where racy things happened. Men, as far as I remember, didn't even have to be there. So long as they'd been in the water in some sort of excitable state, pregnancy was inevitable - even if you kept your pants on. You see pregnancy was that easy, that dangerous and it could ruin your life. Almost 20 years later and pregnancy could still ruin my life. Although now it is not the threat of what having a baby would do, but of not having a baby at all. I have been trying to get pregnant for two years and have not even come close to hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet...' So begins "The Stork Club", Imogen Edwards-Jones' very personal, very moving and very funny memoir of her (and her husband's) trials and tribulations with IVF. Poked and prodded by endless doctors, pumped full of an exotic cocktail of drugs and forced to try to have sex at the most inopportune moments, Imogen pulls no punches in her account of this process. In her words, 'The fertility game is like a marathon, where you just have to keep on running. No matter how many times the finishing line is moved, no matter how increasingly heavy the going or unpleasant the terrain, you pick yourself up and, ever more determinedly, keep on going. Until one day, you pray, you might just make it...'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552154383
(198mm x 128mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Hospital Babylon, Paperback (July 2012)
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Wedding Babylon, Paperback (May 2010)
Following a week in the life of a busy wedding planner, and based on true but anonymous stories, this title takes you to the heart of an industry where emotions run high, money flows like champagne and GBP3,000 cakes are made of polystyrene.
Pop Babylon, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Imogen Edwards-Jones
How do you make it as a pop star? Why does one boy band make it big and another disappear off the pages of the magazines altogether? Why do girls cost more than boys? Featuring scandals, this book takes you to the heart of one of the most wicked and secretive industries, a world where money talks, bullshit walks and drugs are a way of life.
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Author Biography - Imogen Edwards-Jones
Imogen Edwards-Jones is the bestselling author of Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon and Fashion Babylon, as well as the novels My Canape Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. She lives in west London with her husband, Kenton and their new baby daughter.
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