Reviews are in!

It’s been a fun release week. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant has gotten some nice reviews around the web (the first is my favorite!):

http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/2012/04/18/wanna-get-pregnant-right-now-this-book-could-help/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/17/the-girls-guide-to-getting-pregnant-type-a-style.html

http://jezebel.com/5902610/theres-now-a-pregnancy-how+to-guide-for-type-a-overachievers

I will cop to the “Type A overachiever” part. I’m not as sure about the premise that we’re impatient just because of our age. Sure, I did the over-35 thing, but I would have been impatient even if I’d started at 25 instead. Trying to get pregnant is stressful and it’s nice to plan things as much as you can, so younger women can still get a lot of benefit out of ovulation prediction, etc.

Not to mention that it’s better for women of every age to prepare for pregnancy by taking the right vitamins & supplements and eating well. The risk of neural tube birth defects and autism can be reduced by taking prenatals — and they’re most effective if you start taking them at least a month before you get pregnant. 

So if that’s Type A, sign me up.

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About impatientwoman

I'm a psychology professor/researcher and mom of three. When I was trying to get pregnant, I read everything I could find -- and was surprised to find how much advice on fertility was wrong, according to the medical research. Or it was weird, like the statistics on over-35 fertility based on birth records from 17th century France (really!) Plus so many fertility books were boring, or written by men, or written by boring men. That's why I wrote The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant.
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