About Impatient Woman

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. 

In this blog I’ll write about some of the topics that came up when I was writing the book — I’d love to hear what you think about them, and about what your journey was like in trying to get pregnant. I’ll also use this as a place to make sure the book stays up to date with the most current research.

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5 Responses to About Impatient Woman

  1. Samanthag says:

    I’ve been told my egg reseve is too low and likely never have children. Furthermore multiple fibroids (although small) are not good

    • I’m sorry to hear that. I assume you’ve consulted a fertility specialist? My understanding of the research is that low egg reserve is OK as long as you’re still having regular cycles. My suggestion would be to research a supplement called DHEA (but only take it under a doctor’s supervision).

  2. Sarah says:

    Your book sounds really brilliant. Just wondering whether your book touches on PCOS and whether the charting can work for irregular or long cycles? If so, I look forward to reading it!

    • Thanks! I address PCOS briefly but charting more in-depth. Yes, charting can work for long cycles — it’s actually the best method under those conditions because you don’t have the expense of any test strips.

  3. Wanna-Be-Mummy says:

    Ahhh! I think you are perfect for me. My husband and I have just decided to start TTC and I was surprised at how much of a hurry I was in, INSTANTLY! I’m young, and have always been exceptionally laid back… but suddenly I’m researching everything, desperate to get up-duffed! Thanks for the info! x

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