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Abundantly Empty: book description:
“Becoming a mother has been my deepest desire. But it’s not happening. Now what?”
With remarkable candour, Cathy Raubenheimer opens up about her real-life, seven-year struggle to have a baby.
She traces the highs and lows, the elation and the unbearable grief of the infertility rollercoaster. In clear, direct ‘journal’ language she shares the daunting challenge of balancing her marriage, her friendships and her career with countless hospital visits, 14 IVFs, three different egg donors and two surrogates.
Although one out of every six couples experiences infertility issues, few talk about it. Cathy has written this book firstly to send a “You are not alone’ message to those couples and secondly, to break the silence and increase understanding of what it takes to survive infertility and retain hope and meaning.
Included are up-to-date medical facts and multiple perspectives in the form of contributions from leading fertility specialists and a clinical psychologist, as well as Cathy’s husband, family and friends, egg donors and surrogates.
“Cathy’s detailed account of infertility’s complex journey will be both fascinating and insightful to many people struggling with infertility.”
Dr Paul le Roux, CEO, Cape Fertility Clinic
“Cathy’s story is frank, honest, insightful.”
Women & Home
“Infertility affects 1 in 6 couples worldwide and it is associated with catastrophic psychological and economic consequences”
Foreword by Professor Thabo Matsaseng
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
To discuss speaking opportunities, contact Cathy directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.