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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.

Reader BFPs! and stress is OK

Earlier this week I opened my e-mail to the usual work business and ads. But amid the banality were two wonderful letters from readers of The Impatient Woman’s Guide. Best of all, both had gotten pregnant in just three months! … Continue reading

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Thank you, Bumpies!

Just wanted to say thanks to the Bump Trying to Get Pregnant community boards for the SO for the book. So glad you liked it! Calming down TTC women since 2005 … (I started with myself. I needed it!) The … Continue reading

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Joel Stein’s awesome Babble article on the book

… can be found here. If you’ve ever seen Joel’s column in Time magazine you know how hilarious he is, so it’s great to see him train his humor on the topic of trying to conceive. Because as stressful as … Continue reading

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Thanks to the mommy bloggers — you rock!

Just wanted to send out an SO and a big thank you to the bloggers who have featured The Impatient Woman’s Guide recently! Sunshine and Sippy Cups Maria’s Space Babble Celebrity Parents Magazine And here are 10 little known fertility … Continue reading

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The day of ovulation myth

Fertility monitors, OPK instructions, and most books & websites say that the day of ovulation is the most fertile day. I was reminded of this today when, just for fun, I took this quiz on Baby Center. If you answer … Continue reading

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The Impatient Woman’s shopping list

One of the appendices in The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a shopping guide. But you might want to buy the book and everything else you need for trying to conceive in one order (maybe to get the … Continue reading

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TV coverage

It’s been fun talking about the book on TV the last few days. NBC 7 San Diego aired a story last night at 11pm (Monday) and it’s also online. Yesterday I did KPBS local NPR radio and public TV. This morning … Continue reading

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