Ellen Carpenter was a statistic-one of eight who would struggle to do what comes so naturally to other women. Disappointed by an infertility diagnosis but holding steadfast, she and her husband set out on their journey to fulfill their dream of becoming parents, clinging to a mountain of hope and the magic of science. After completing two rounds of fertility medications and a calendar of scheduled intercourse, the couple becomes pregnant. Intoxicated with the thoughts of finally becoming a mother, Ellen's fears and worry are quickly replaced with jubilation. However, at her twelve-week prenatal scan, she learns that the baby she is carrying is very ill and will not make it to term, let alone the third trimester. Though the loss of their first pregnancy continues to weigh heavily on their hearts, Marc and Ellen find the courage to try again. Unable to bear the thought of losing another pregnancy, the couple ultimately chooses to use the eggs of an anonymous donor. In Dear Donor, Ellen Carpenter shares her deeply personal and eye opening journey of determination, hope, love, loss, and triumph. From descriptions of her protocols and procedures, to intimate letters of gratitude to her anonymous donor, a reader will walk away with a greater understanding of the road to parenthood when faced with the challenges of infertility, loss, and the decision to use a donor egg to fulfill a lifelong dream.
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|Size: ||6.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781633060135 (DRM-EPUB)|
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