Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies

Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies Miriam Zoll
  • Title: Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies
  • Author: Miriam Zoll
  • ISBN: 9781566569231
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies Miriam Zoll Cracked Open Liberty Fertility and the Pursuit of High Tech Babies A WOMANS BATTLE WITH THE BILLION DOLLAR BABY BUSINESS Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll s eye opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered by the U S women s movemen
    A WOMANS BATTLE WITH THE BILLION DOLLAR BABY BUSINESS Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll s eye opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered by the U.S women s movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies Influenced by the pervasive media and cultural messages suggesting that science had finally eclipsed Mother Nature, Zoll pA WOMANS BATTLE WITH THE BILLION DOLLAR BABY BUSINESS Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll s eye opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered by the U.S women s movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies Influenced by the pervasive media and cultural messages suggesting that science had finally eclipsed Mother Nature, Zoll postponed motherhood until the age of 40 When things don t progress as she had hoped, she enters a world of medical seduction and bioethical quagmires Desperate to conceive, she surrenders to unproven treatments and procedures only to learn that the odds of becoming a mother through reproductive technologies are far less than she and her generation had been led to believe.
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    1. this was a strange book it was a mix of memoir journalistic reporting on the unregulated nature of assisted reproductive technology in the united states, but the author was much better at the journalism aspect there s a lot of memoir in this, pretty much all of it is unbearable she starts with a long, detailed explanation of how she met her husband, all the times they broke up, what happened when he married someone else, all the time she spent drinking herself into a stupor dating scrubse you ge [...]

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    2. This is not my normal sort of book In fact, I kind of disliked it It s in the genre of self discovery memoir, in this case centered around the author and her husband s quest to have a child.What I disliked about it is that while emotions are important in a book exploring the emotional roller coaster of excessive promises and failed expectations that are so common and so rarely talked about in the fertility industry, Zoll rather overdoes it Do we really need the long diversions into the author s [...]

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    3. I wish I d had this book 15 years ago Miriam Zoll shines a much needed light on the opaque, unregulated and increasingly profit driven fertility industry it is 4B and growing Through her beautiful, poignant language and insights readers experience the torment that couples face when moving down the path of treatment and the heaviness of weighing options that even in our most rational states are difficult to navigate In a powerful narrative, Zoll challenges conventional wisdom about what fertility [...]

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    4. I ve barely put this down Anyone who is going through IVF, or who knows anyone who is, will really gain from reading it It is a real eye opener into this growing industry too.

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    5. I really wanted to like this book The foreword is extremely thoughtful and gives the impression that Cracked Open will be a feminist, political, theoretical memoir about the fertility industry The reviewers in the front matter suggest the same It s a topic I m interested in and an industry I have problems with ButI did not like this book I understand that memoirs are the story of human lives, but it is important that they also consist of a thread of common experience in the life of the author Cr [...]

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    6. Ms Zoll s book was excellent extremely well written and engaging I had a hard time putting it down The book shines a necessary light on the realities of reproductive medicine that you won t get from the medical providers My son was born as a result of IVF, and my treatment was rushed and impersonal there was not much time for hello , let alone a realistic discussion of my chances of conceiving and alternative options such as fostering or adoption I was fortunate enough to conceive on the first t [...]

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    7. After two years living in this same haze as the author speaks of, the librarian offered me this book I read it in three days, sneaking moments away from my teenagers to be affirmed in my silent secondary infertility diagnosis The book has opened my eyes to the business of IVF and other aspects of an expanding family It helped me understand what exactly my best friend went through when she would call about a failed IVF cycle I had no idea of the hell she endured over her decades of appointments a [...]

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    8. As a woman in my twenties, I found this book eyeopening because my generation is told that we don t have to worry about our biological clocks We re told that reproductive technology is on our side and we can wait The truth is that delaying pregnancy can cause involuntary infertility, as the likelihood of pregnancy is seriously diminished beyond the age of 35, even with the use of technology Cracked Open is a refreshingly candid and unflinching account of the heartache of pursuing assisted reprod [...]

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    9. Like many modern women, Miriam Zoll wanted to get her career well established before she had children She thought she had plenty of time Finally married and pushing 40, she was ready When the natural way didn t work, she went to a fertility specialist She soon learned that Fertility Assistance Treatments such as in vitro fertilization and using donor eggs were not the guaranteed route to parenthood most people believed This memoir takes us on her harrowing journey to become a mother, trying ever [...]

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    10. If you re looking for a detailed explanation of what it s like to go through years of fertility treatments hoping for a baby, some data on the likelihood of success, and a blunt assessment of whether most clinics will be forthright about it, this book certainly has it.But Miriam has done so much than that This is a brutally honest first hand account of how to make a family when your own body for whatever reason just isn t able to do it Through it, Miriam courageously takes you directly into her [...]

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    11. Zoll honestly recalls her own obsessions, mistakes, and periods of depression during her struggle to conceive The book s greatest flaw is that it spends less space on her eventual path away from the depression and the struggle than it does on describing them.Even so Miriam Zoll has succeeded in calling attention to an increasingly common yet under discussed segment of American life Her dramatic story should be read by anyone considering a journey into the strange, unnatural land of fertility tec [...]

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    12. Sheds so much light on the industry and the tragedy that so many women, couples, and families experience A good reality to be exposed to as a young woman without any experience in how it all works, providing a better chance to prepare for these reproductive realities.

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    13. Listen to my interview with Miriam Zoll on The Halli Casser Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, August 7, 3 pm ET online at bit U4EEMd You will be inspired.

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    14. Moving book about one woman s personal struggle with assisted reproductive technologies A cautionary tale for anyone considering this method of conception.

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    15. A mix of personal account and research, this book questions the myth that women can get pregnant in their late thirties and early forties with ease It does not offer much else though.

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