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Author Orenstein, Peggy.

Title 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 / Peggy Orenstein.

Published New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  Q65114    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Physical description 228 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary "Peggy Orenstein's story begins when she tells her new husband that she's not sure she ever wants to be a mother; it ends six years later after she's done almost everything humanly possible to achieve that goal, from "fertility sex" to escalating infertility treatments to forays into international adoption. Buffeted by one jaw-dropping obstacle after another, Orenstein seeks answers both medical and spiritual in America and Asia, all the while trying to hold on to a marriage threatened by cycles, appointments, procedures, and disappointments. She visits an old boyfriend who now has fifteen children; goes to Tokyo where she meets "parasite singles," women who are rejecting marriage and motherhood in favor of shopping sprees and foreign travel; and visits Hiroshima where she talks with survivors of the atomic bomb. Orenstein's saga unfolds just as professional women are being warned and scolded by the media about their biological clocks, and just as infertility has become a boom industry, with over a million women a year seeking treatment."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Orenstein, Peggy.
Infertility, Female -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Fertilization in vitro, Human -- Popular works.
Human reproductive technology -- Popular works.
ISBN 1596910178 (alk. paper)
9781596910171 (alk. paper)
Standard Number 9781596910171