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Dare to Dream Audiobook

Dare to Dream: My Struggle to Become a Mum - a Story of Heartache and Hope

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Publisher's Summary

Izzy Judd shares the story of her and her husband Harry's fertility journey in this honest and heartfelt memoir.

'All I ever wanted was to be a mum - I couldn't wait, and it felt as though my time was so close. But the months started to tick by, with each one ending in disappointment and frustration. And then the inevitable panic started to set in....'

Having been told by doctors that due to Izzy's polycystic ovarian syndrome they would have difficulty conceiving - and after two years of trying - Izzy and Harry turned to IVF. Izzy's aim drawing on her own experience is to break through some of the taboos surrounding miscarriage, IVF and fertility issues.

This brutally honest and deeply personal account will acknowledge the struggles that so many couples go through but will ultimately focus on the positive life-changing and remarkable results that IVF can yield.

One in seven couples in the UK has difficulty conceiving, and although many babies are now born through IVF, there is still a sense of awkwardness around the subject. Izzy hopes that this book will be a companion to those going through similar challenges to those she has experienced. As she herself says, 'No couple should have to go through it alone and in silence.'

©2017 Izzy Judd (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    Lindseylou 05/07/2017
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    "A very honest account of fertility struggles"

    This book was an excellent listen. Anyone going through or has gone through fertility struggles would be interested in this book. Knowing someone has gone through what your going/gone through is comforting. To hear a happy ending should hopefully motivate most

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    Kellyal56 Ayrshire 30/06/2017
    Kellyal56 Ayrshire 30/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful"

    A beautifully honest account of the Judd's journey to becoming parents together. Overcoming all the tragedy along the way to achieve the dream they dared to hope for!! Good luck to your growing family may you always bring comfort and strength to one another xxx

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    Unique 30/11/2017
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    "Just Lovely"

    I truly enjoyed this book. The story gave me hope, companionship and useful information for the future. The writer writes honestly about her struggles and shares what worked for her so she can help others. I think is a lovely book to read if you are going through similar circumstances.

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    Anna 14/10/2017
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    "Such an honest and heartfelt story. "

    It was especially lovely to listen to this book as it was read nby Izzy and Harry themselves. It gives an insight onto the mental struggle of not just infertility but also anxiety.

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    Ms. S. L. Wilson Surrey, UK 06/10/2017
    Ms. S. L. Wilson Surrey, UK 06/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A read for all trying for a family"

    A beautiful, honest account of their fertility battle. It gives hope and comfort. Recommended for those with anxiety, pcos or even breastfeeding!

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    Mrs N Elsmere 02/08/2017
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    "A Must read for couples going through infertility"

    Well written book. A must read for couples going through ivf. Couldn't put it down. Have the tissues handy!

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    KRV 18/07/2017
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    "Loved it"

    There were parts in this book that could have been me! A really good book. Made me cry and smile. Would definitely recommend.

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    c johnston 04/07/2017
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    "inspiring"

    loved this book.izzybis so warm I telling her story. makes u feel not alone. thank you izzy and Harry for being brave and daring to dream

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    Lisa 03/07/2017
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    "Great read"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. Well written. I am sure it will help many people and give hope to those struggling to conceive. Well don't Izzy Judd.

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