Mission to Motherhood: A Powerful Story of Infertility, Surrogacy and the Journey to Becoming a Parent

Author(s): Amira Mikhail

NZ - Biography

Imagine if you were told that you may never have children, that you'd never hold your own baby in your arms. And yet, what if you could find a way? Mission to Motherhood will inspire anyone facing the possibility of a childless future. Author Amira Mikhail shares her powerful story of how she tackled and overcame obstacle after obstacle on her journey to motherhood - from fibroids, endometriosis, infertility and miscarriage, through IVF and surrogacy, to finally bringing her baby into the world.
`When I felt alone, stressed and afraid, hearing other women's stories pulled me through.' The power of shared experiences propelled her to write this book for those who are still suffering alone, who are victims of the `silent epidemic' of infertility.
This is a story of hope, courage and determination, and a refusal to give up the dream of motherhood.


Product Information

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 A Secret Club
2 Hello Fibroids
3 Endometriosis - Scars for Life
4 A Life-changing Decision
5 Then Comes the Paperwork
6 Start `Trying'
7 That Time I Had a Urine Bag
8 The Power of Apology - or Lack Thereof
9 The Dawning of a New Era
10 The Two-Week Wait
11 An Unexpected Encounter
12 The Adoption Option
13 I'm Pregnant!
14 My World, Shattered
15 Dark Days and Snowy Hills
16 Accepting the `Whys' and `What Ifs'
17 In the Likeness of a Human
18 Jumping through the Surrogacy Hoops
19 Walk One Step in My Shoes
20 Eggshells and Hope
21 Mounties, Maple Syrup and the Perfect Surrogate
22 Lost in Transit
23 Goodbye to My Uterus
24 A Freezer Full of Breastmilk
25 Sliding into Home Base
26 And Then There Were Three
Epilogue

General Fields

  • : 9781877429200
  • : Calico Publishing
  • : Calico Publishing
  • : September 2017
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 16mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 216
  • : 16 pp 4-colour photographs
  • : Amira Mikhail
  • : Paperback