So Close – Infertile and Addicted to Hope

“So Close is a compelling and inspiring book for couples who are struggling with fertility difficulties. It is also an invaluable guide for those who care about them. With unflinching truthfulness, Tertia Albertyn describes the crushing cycles of hope and despair entailed in fertility treatment. At the same time, the book resonates with a wicked sense of humour and is extraordinary testament to the power of mother love.” – Sheila Faure, specialist in perinatal psychology


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Book Details

Weight 402 g
Dimensions 22.8 × 15 × 2.1 cm



About The Author

Tertia Albertyn

Meet, marry and make a baby: That’s how it’s supposed to go, right?
What happens when you start trying for a family … and trying, and trying some more? How far do you go to achieve your dream of having children?

‘So Close’ is the heart wrenching, exhilarating, devastatingly funny story of Tertia Albertyn’s battle with infertility. Tertia wanted a baby so badly she went through nine IVFs.

“I don’t think I am being brave at all. I am just too terrified NOT to try again.”

In her worst nightmare she could never have imagined that making a baby would take her four years, each treatment bringing her and her husband Marko closer and closer to creating their family. During Tertia’s journey everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Until, finally, everything goes just right.

Tertia is as hilarious as she is irrepressible, as approachable as she is knowledgeable. If you are struggling with infertility, have triumphed over infertility or have felt empathy with someone who is going through this experience, you will find a friend in Tertia.



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