In Due Time: A Journey Through Infertility, Loss, and Embracing the Unknown
Jen Noonan is a common woman with a common desire; to find her life partner, get married, and have children. However, creating and expanding a family the traditional way did not unfold as Jen and her husband Patrick envisioned. Jen assumed her body would know what to do. She was amiss. More
Jen Noonan is a common woman with a common desire; to find her life partner, get married, and have children. However, creating and expanding a family the traditional way did not unfold as Jen and her husband Patrick envisioned. After months of negative pregnancy tests, and with medical assistance, they finally conceived their son. When they tried adding to their family, Jen assumed her body would know what to do. She was amiss.
In Due Time chronicles the most physically and emotionally demanding time in Jen’s life as she attempts to expand her family of three. She divulges intimate details of infertility testing and medication, miscarriages, intrauterine inseminations, chemical pregnancies, comprehensive chromosomal screening, in vitro fertilization, and frozen embryo transfers. An emotional mixture of hope, defeat, success, and loss, this honest and raw memoir depicts Jen’s lengthy struggle to embrace the unknown.
In Due Time is a must read for those experiencing difficulty conceiving, those considering advanced reproductive technology, those who endured treatments, those challenged with secondary infertility, and those who are parenting after infertility. Anyone who has utilized or is curious about the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) will appreciate Jen’s meticulous details about her consultations and procedures. Friends and family of loved ones who are struggling to build their families will discover what is considered helpful and unhelpful support. Those to whom infertility is simply a mystery will become privy to the intimate details of this heartbreaking struggle.
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