waiting for daisy


Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Rom

In this book, Peggy Orenstein documents her rocky path to parenthood.   Unlike many of us, who had a child by doing less, i.e. stop actively trying to not having a child, her path was much harder because she struggled with a long period of infertility.  As a journalist, she is very detailed about the ordeal she went through. She is also very honest about her obsessive feelings during that time, how it nearly ruined her marriage and had health consequences.  She talks about how some doctors had slightly dishonest ways of presenting information to her and her husband, and the common difficulties they had with adoption.  She also very frankly deals with her own feelings of guilt that she didn’t start the child making process earlier when she was more fertile.  It is a wonderful story, very well written and personal.
Waiting for Daisy, Peggy Orenstein, Bloomsbury 2007

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