Meet Aiko Foster, a 39-year old Japanese woman, who gave up her fast-paced career and migrated to Melbourne with her Australian husband Rupert in order to make a happy family two years earlier. Factor in her husband turning into a mother’s boy, a mother-in-law meddling in Aiko’s pregnancy, and a young sister-in-law prattling about her four gorgeous baby girls. Meanwhile, Aiko keeps recording her basal body temperature charts every single day with a day trader’s passion.
Infertility is diagnosed, and they start a roller coaster emotional journey of in vitro fertilization while Aiko struggles with cultural differences, in-law stress and the threat of her biological clock. When she finally gets pregnant, she’s beyond thrilled. But her dream is quickly ransformed into a nightmare. Nevertheless, Aiko’s quest for a baby continues in unexpected and mystic ways.
Poignant, humorous and spiritual―
‘Someday, IVF at 39’ is a cross-cultural odyssey for motherhood.
The author, who has experienced both the nightmares and miracles of IVF, sends you this novel with all her heart.
This new edition of “Someday Baby: IVF at 40” is exclusively available as an e-book on Kindle.
Almost two years have passed since Aiko Foster resigned from her fast-paced career in Tokyo and migrated to Melbourne with her Australian
husband, Rupert, to start a family. When her thirty-ninth birthday comes and goes, Aiko obsesses about getting pregnant as she watches her temperature rise and fall like a day trader reading stock prices. While trying hard, Aiko fears her opportunities to have a baby may be running out.
After the couple is diagnosed with infertility, they start a roller coaster emotional journey through several in vitro fertilization treatments while Aiko struggles with her age, cultural differences, and in-law troubles. When Aiko finally becomes pregnant, she is beyond thrilled. But her dream quickly transforms into a nightmare. Nevertheless, Aiko’s journey to build a family continues in unexpected and mystic ways―
Humorous, Poignant, and Mysterious―
"Someday Baby: IVF at 40" by Ako Mak,the author who has experienced both the nightmares and miracles of IVF, sends you this novel with all her heart.
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Ako Mak is a Japanese writer who lives in Melbourne with her Australian husband, their two children and two small dogs. “Someday, IVF at 39” is her first English novel. She experienced both IVF and an adoption program, and during that journey she encountered mysterious, life-changing events - which inspired her to write this book.
Ako's Japanese Website