Monday, April 02, 2007

Baby Lust - One Woman's Tale Of The Infertility Rollercoaster

I just came across this article by a fantastic writer named Peggy Orenstein who details her life experience in her quest to have a baby in her new book.  It is called "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.”  Judging from the title and after reading this article by the author, I am off to my local library tomorrow to check out this book.  I did some quick research and the book reviews for it are amazing.  Read the article first, and if her writing captures your attention like it did mine, go get the book.  I'm certainly going to.

Men’s drive to procreate is certainly as strong as women’s — for both sexes, it is, on a biological level, the primary purpose of our existence — but whether because of denial or something else, they tend, as the sociologist Arthur Greil has written, to experience infertility as “disappointing but not devastating.” Women find it “intolerable, identity threatening.”

Babies - Pregnancy - Feminism - Baby Lust - Peggy Orenstein - New York Times

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