When You Can't Have Kids
Kate never doubted that she would be a mother one day. That was until two years of trying to conceive naturally and three rounds of IVF did not bring a child into her life. The reality of infertility brought with it the challenges of adapting to a new life - a life without kids. In 2009 Kate began looking for a book that would provide her with guidance and comfort, but she could only find books on infertility where in the end a child was born and books on life without children that were written by people who had never wanted a child. When You Can't Have Kids is different. It faces the reality of being unable to have children and the emotions, thoughts, and experiences Kate has faced. These include grief, being with children, anger, health, and finding joy in life. The issues are persona to Kate, but many people who are unable to have children will relate to some if not all of them. When You Can't Have Kids is the book Kate wanted to read when she first knew she would never be a mother.
- Paperback | 132 pages
- 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
- 09 Oct 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Kate Bettison
I live in South Australia with my husband, Kirby, and our four crazy fur-kids, Frankie, Felix, Ari, and Odi. Kirby and I have been married for eight years and those eight years have been a series of adventures, with the most profound being meeting the challenges of infertility. I had every belief that I would one day become a busy Mum to one or two children, but instead I have taken the opportunity to pursue different passions. These include writing, indigenous gardening, protecting the environment, cycling, working toward the welfare of Asian elephants, and travelling. My dreams now include becoming a science fiction writer, travelling more of the world, and going to my beloved Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand at least every two years. My life is different to what I expected, but I have much to be thankful for.