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The Fight For Motherhood

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, June 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Krissi Marie McVicker always dreamed of being a mother. Her conviction so strong that she willingly endured six rounds of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) before her dream finally came true.

In her inspiring new memoir Ordinary Miracles, McVicker chronicles her dramatic journey through primary and secondary IVF, which started at the age of 29, and her tireless determination to become a mother despite all odds.

The book reveals McVicker’s in-fertility experiences firsthand - offering other struggling mothers a unique perspective on IVF. Within the pages of her memoir, McVicker eagerly squashes some of the assumptions and myths regarding in-fertility.

“IVF isn’t only for women in their 40’s,” says McVicker. “Women of all ages experience in-fertility for various reasons.”

With touching honesty and candid storytelling, McVicker weaves together a heartfelt story of hope, perseverance, and of course, miracles.

Whether or not you've struggled with in-fertility, Krissi's journey will touch your heart with its honesty and devotion. From the bittersweet news that her twin sister conceived in her first month of trying, and her own mother's death, to the joy of hearing her daughter's heartbeat for the first time and the sweetness of a 2:00 a.m. feeding after her twins were born, this is a story of acceptance, perseverance, and love.

“This book is a true testament to the perseverance of women trying to become mothers, and their fight to live the lives they’ve always dreamed of,” says McVicker.

About the author:
Krissi Marie McVicker is a schoolteacher with a master of fine arts degree in writing for children. Desperate to become parents, her husband and her endured six IVF cycles over the course of five years. An avid blogger, McVicker is dedicated to aiding others in their fertility journey and shares insight and tips on her blog, Stress Free Fertility. She resides with her husband, Rob, and three children on Long Island.

Ordinary Miracles: A Journey through Primary and Secondary In-fertility, by Krissi Marie McVicker. Publisher: (March 27, 2012)Ordinary Miracles: A Journey through Primary and Secondary In-fertility
by Krissi Marie McVicker
-- We had trouble conceiving and it was shocking news. When we found out that in-vitro fertilization would most likely be our only chance for success, our anxiety grew. But, with the help of my husband's amazing insurance, after three cycles, we were able to have our daughter, Ella.

And after three more cycles, our twins Logan and Mia graced us with their presence and we were truly blessed. I know that we were one of the lucky couples. Many people can't afford one IVF cycle, let alone six. And, I've never taken that for granted.

After my daughter was born, I started writing Ordinary Miracles. I wanted to share my story with others because I remember hearing success stories when I was in the midst of my struggle and it inspired me to believe that if it could happen to them, maybe, it would happen for me too.

After my twins were born, I started my blog: Stress Free In-fertility. I wanted a place on the Internet where couples could go to and read about others, get solicited advice, and be inspired by other success stories; a place to ease the stress of in-fertility, at least a little bit.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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