A Bloke's-eye View of IVF
By Jason Davis
A warm, funny and engaging account of one couple's struggle to conceive using IVF, told from the bloke's point of view.
Fronting up at a lab with a jar of your DNA under your arm is no one's idea of a good time. But getting intimate with a yellow-lidded plastic jar is just one of the things a man's gotta do when the doctor thinks his swimmers might be sluggish.
Jason Davis always thought that he and his wife, Liz, were going to have kids. All she had to do was go off the Pill and they'd be knee-deep in ankle-biters in no time, right? After all, they were fit and healthy, had a good marriage, good jobs, and lived in baby-stroller central. How hard could it be?
After trying fruitlessly for almost a year, countless visits to GPs and specialists, and a battery of tests revealed that kids were 'probably never going to happen'. IVF was the next step. But what perils lurk behind that innocent little acronym?
Baby Steps is a funny, heart-warming and unflinchingly honest story of expectations and frustrations, pain and joy, hopes and fears. And all the things two crazy kids will do to bring a third into the world.
Jason Davis was born in Adelaide in 1971 and has continued his good form ever since. A journalist, Jason has written for magazines such as the Qantas in-flight magazine, Ralph, and newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald and now works for The Courier-Mail. Jason lives in Brisbane with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Rose.
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01 Mar 2007
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