February 21st, 2007
In a couple of days I'll be taping an interview with Peggy Orenstein, author of the new memoir Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother. I'm reading it right now, and it's terrific -- moving, funny, painfully honest.
As I prepare for my chat with Orenstein, I thought I'd ask you folks whether you would care to share your own thoughts and experiences on the extraordinarily fraught issues that swirl around the subject of fertility. For example, at one point -- after Orenstein had endured several miscarriages -- her doctor pointedly asked her what was important to her: to be pregnant or to be a parent? In other words, mightn't it be better to give up on the fertility treatments and adopt instead?
Have you, or someone you know, had to face such difficult questions? I'd love to hear from you.
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