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  • Kirsten McLennan

I loved speaking to Naomi @embracefertility for her latest podcast episode.


You can listen to the episode here or visit my Instagram bio @straight.up.infertility


In the episode, I talk openly about my IVF and gestational surrogacy journey and I share the good, the bad and the ugly and everything I learned along the way. It was also great to speak about my new book 'This is Infertility'.



  • Kirsten McLennan

A fantastic night last week (24 Nov) to celebrate the launch of my debut book 'This is Infertility' at Readings bookstore, St Kilda.


This is Infertility is about my 6 year IVF and surrogacy journey. I share our positives experiences but also our obstacles and challenges and everything I learned.


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Advance Praise “Kirsten’s journey is a remarkable book… It educates and entertains. It describes the natural reproductive process, the reasons why it failed, and the steps needed to overcome it. It entertains the reader with personal experiences that show the fear, sadness, frustration people go through on their journey to parenthood. I could not put it down until I had read every page.” – Russell A. Foulk, MD, Utah Fertility Center

  • Kirsten McLennan

Thanks to IVF babble for this wonderful article!




Author and IVF Babble Surrogacy Ambassador Kirsten McLennan is proud to share her debut book ‘This is Infertility’ and we couldn’t be more proud!!


Over the last few years, Kirsten has been a constant source of guidance and support, for men and women who have visited ivfbabble.com for guidance on surrogacy. So, it feels only right that she has written a book about everything she learnt on her own surrogacy journey.


The book is an honest, compelling and inspiring story about the six-year journey of Kirsten and her husband as they navigate against tremendous odds to be parents.


In Kirsten’s own words:


“Infertility can be brutal, raw and often lonely. It’s frequently misunderstood. But for anyone struggling with infertility, you are not alone. There are many of us out there. My story is but one of many.


“I wrote this book to share my personal experience of infertility. I give an honest account about the realities of fertility treatment, the IVF industry in Australia and the United States, and international surrogacy. I share our positive experiences but also our obstacles, disappointments and heartbreak. And ultimately what I learned from it all.”


We are so proud of Kirsten and everything she is doing to highlight the issues surrounding infertility and the options men and women have through surrogacy.


We want to send Kirsten huge congratulations on her debut book and for also winning the C&R Press Non-Fiction Award for 2021.


You can follow Kirsten on Instagram @straight.up.infertility.


Advance Praise


“Kirsten’s journey is a remarkable book… It educates and entertains. It describes the natural reproductive process, the reasons why it failed, and the steps needed to overcome it. It entertains the reader with personal experiences that show the fear, sadness, frustration people go through on their journey to parenthood. I could not put it down until I had read every page.” – Russell A. Foulk, MD, Utah Fertility Center


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