The Stories –
Sally & Dean - met in their early twenties. It never occurred to them that falling pregnant would be difficult. Their thirties bring them tragedy and joy.
Wendy- 39 and single, Wendy decided to have a baby on her own. A wishing well answered her prayers.
Vicki, Shane & Rachael - Vicki and Shane underwent IVF in its formative years. They share a twelve-year journey. Rachael tells us what it’s like to be an IVF child born to an ‘older’ couple.
Beth & Ben - at the early stages of their IVF journey, they relate the challenges of trying to fall pregnant after the age of 35.
Clarissa & Shayne - Shayne already had children and a vasectomy. When he fell in love with fellow cop Clarissa, big decisions had to be made.
Stacey & Leigh - even though it wasn’t easy, after successfully having her own children thanks to IVF, Stacey did it all again to donate her eggs to another couple.
Rachel & Antony – talk about coming to terms with using a donor after their first child, AJ, was born with Down Syndrome. AJ’s Down Syndrome is a blessing in disguise.
Paula & Paul - abdominal cramping starts a chain of events that changes their lives and propels them down a path they never imagined.
Kristy- an extraordinary lady shares how she came to donate her eggs to a family member, and then to a complete stranger.
Carolyn & Saul – six unsuccessful IVF cycles brings them to a crossroads. What are the options? Is there any hope?
Lisa & Richard - Richard already had four kids when he and Lisa fell in love. Love or madness? They candidly share their love story as three more little ones join their brood.
Alana & Jasson - one of the youngest couples in this book, they struggled with the isolation of IVF because nobody they knew had experienced fertility issues. They discuss the strain, and how they plan to re-group.
Krystal & Matt - young and unable to afford IVF, an entire family rallies together to make dreams happen.
An Open Letter to Mums-to-be from a Birth Doula – The next stage in the IVF journey is completely different. Pregnancy is not a medical condition, it’s a natural, beautiful experience – enjoy!