Back in the day, my college roommate Cathy and I were best of friends. Like so many good friends during our late teens and 20s, we shared our thoughts and emotions over relationships, career choices, and our own self-worth. We both married, and I was able to get pregnant easily. But Cathy and her husband really struggled and endured much turmoil surrounding their diagnosis of infertility. Thankfully, she and her husband eventually became parents to a beautiful baby girl. Now, some 18 years later as I write this book, thoughts of my old friend Cathy are once again in the forefront of my mind. Cathy, I want to acknowledge to you that I finally understand the difficulties that you endured during your fertility treatments. I'm so happy that you were able to realize your dreams of becoming a wonderful and loving mother.

I want to also thank my wonderful husband, Larry. Thank you so much for proofreading this book to make sure it is easy to understand and makes common sense. You continue to amaze me as you do things for me that are far above and beyond my expectations. What a gift it is to have you as my life partner.

Thanks also to those responsible for helping me write this book. Dr. Nathaniel Zoneraich is an outstanding reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist. Dr. Nate, I so appreciate your expertise in the writing of this book to ensure its accuracy and relevance. Also, thank you to my editor at McGraw-Hill, Johanna Bowman. You have done a terrific job of putting everything together and making this book come to life!

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