top of page
  • Writer's pictureKirsten McLennan

This is Infertility - Pre-sales now open

I’m so excited to share that you can now pre-order my debut book ‘This is Infertility’.

You can order a copy here: C&R Press

This book was a labour of love for me. We had a long and difficult six-year infertility journey, filled with many high and lows, until our son Spencer was born through gestational surrogacy in the United States.

This is Infertility is 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.

Thank you to my publisher C&R Press @CR Press for publishing my book and helping to raise awareness of an issue that impacts millions. I’m also proud to have received @CR Press Non-Fiction award for 2021.

Thanks also to Dr Russell Foulk at Utah Fertility Center @UtahFertilityCentre for all your support and for writing the Introduction to This is Infertility.

If anyone has any questions or comments, please feel free to send me an email through Contact (in the menu) or DM me anytime through my Instagram @straight.up.infertility

Love Kirsten x

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


This is Infertility is a must read for anyone experiencing infertility, a world-wide issue affecting millions of people. An honest, compelling, and inspiring memoir, it follows the six-year journey of Kirsten and her husband Ryan as they navigate against tremendous odds to be parents. Moreover, this memoir offers sound advice on how to travel the infertility journey and avoid the pitfalls.

This is Infertility combines Kirsten and Ryan’s personal experiences with factual insights and research into fertility treatment and surrogacy and what people can expect. Ultimately, it’s a story of optimism, hope and perseverance. Kirsten doesn’t sugar coat the struggles involved but she hopes what she learned can inspire and help others. Despite endless adversity and heartbreak spanning three countries (Australia, the United States and Canada), Kirsten and Ryan welcomed their long-awaited son Spencer in 2019.


bottom of page