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Based on her own experiences with infertility and two attempts at IVF, Sibel Hodge’s latest novel The Baby Trap will have you laughing and crying at the ups and downs of modern baby-making…
When Gina turns thirty-three her body clock unexpectedly begins clanging in her ear with annoying persistence. The only problem is, having a baby isn’t as easy as she thought. Whether she’s feng shui-ing the house to death with fertility symbols, throwing out her husband’s tight boxers in favour of baggies, swapping wine and chocolate for green tea and yams, popping fertility drugs like M&M’s, or having sex so precision-timed it makes international warfare manoeuvres look unorganized, her life is turned upside down. And when nothing seems to be working, her quest for the B-word turns into an obsession.
Can Gina stay sane, get pregnant, and keep her marriage together? Or will her baby trail become a baby trap?
Very classy cover, definitely eye catching with the pink and all the baby items. I love that font too. :)
The story is funny and gripping. I really couldn't put it down once I started. You know it's bad when you are laying in bed thinking, "I could get up and finish that book right now."
I never had an issue with infertility, although we were expecting me to. Hodge does such a great job with her descriptive writing that you really felt what Gina felt all through the tracking of her temperature, the planning of sex, ovulation, doctors, hormone shots and finally the IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) treatment. I stopped reading last night before the treatment and I was dying to know what happened. I really didn't know what I would do if it didn't work. Well you'll have to read for yourself to find out.
The character Gina really does have a great husband and father...however she has a super-rude step-mother and step-sister. I love it when she goes off on people who mistreat their kids. Even just complaining about their existence is enough to set her off, and I'm fully in her corner. If you hate kids so much, then why have them at all? Is adoption not an option when you are a professional?
Get yourself a copy today. This is comedic chick-lit gold! :)