A MacDowell Fellow and MFA graduate, my writing has been published in the New York Times and in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Sun, The Gettysburg Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009.
The Doctor and The Stork: A Memoir of Modern Medical Babymaking, is the story of my year of waiting without pants — first in doctors’ offices through IVF, then as a “high-risk” mom-to-be of multiples, and finally, in the hugeness of the last trimester.
There are more than 150,000 twin births every year, and more than five million IVF babies have been born since the technology’s inception. I wrote my book with the hope of offering a truthful but also humorous reflection upon the emotional journey between a high-tech conception and high-risk birth. I’m delighted to share the following advanced praise for The Doctor and the Stork:
“If you’re very, very pregnant—if you’re cooking up two brand new humans, not just one—K.K. Goldberg has written the book for you. Filled with humor and reassurance, The Doctor and the Stork will walk beside you through each week of weirdness, discomfort and generalized anxiety. If you’re tired of reading and rereading the one page about twins in all the other pregnancy books, this is a required text—the What to Expect When You’re Expecting for the rest of us.”
Author of To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewives
“If this book had been available to me as I started the IVF journey to twin parenting, it would have been so much more bearable: I would have been easier on myself, felt less alone, and been reassured that while the experience is extreme others have passed through it unscathed, or at least with only a few stretch marks.”
Technology Contributor ABC News/Good Morning America
“Her stories have heart, humor, and a keen eye for human foibles.”
Editor and Publisher of The Sun
“A rare writer who can give us a particular story of a very particular family that ends up speaking volumes about the state of the family, our lives, and our culture.”
—Theo Pauline Nestor
Author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Sized Bed and Writing is My Drink
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On Huffpo Today: What My Post-Twin-Pregnancy Body Teaches Me
Six months after my C-section, my ob-gyn marveled at the tidiness of my surgical scar. "Look at that! Who was your surgeon?" she crowed. I smiled. I hadn't peeked at the scar, which barely registered in my consciousness. The first months with infant twins, I cared only about survival and sleep. Besides, the skin above that faint gray C-section line was so incredibly strange, it wouldn't have mattered if my doctor had installed an actual metal zipper at the point of the incision...Read more »