"In her book Just A Miracle - My tryst with infertility, Neena George takes us through her journey of discovering that there is a problem, labelling it, gradually accepting it, trying every solution offered to her, till she discovers what life’s real meaning is. Her navigation through this difficult path is the illuminating part of the book. While finally being able to become a mother seems like a happy ending, the journey is much more inspirational. While this wonderful book is an honest narrative discourse of Neena’s resilience, she is not scared of being vulnerable and describing her deepest fears. Like a phoenix, Neena rises several times during this journey and this is such a strong validation for others in similar circumstances."
"Neena George the author has described her personal journey in a most candid manner. Her indomitable spirit during her almost nine long year long struggle with the “good”, the “bad” and the “ugly” people in her quest to finding peace with herself and attaining what she had so much faith in, mirrors the society that we live in and what we need to change. The vivid recall of incidences and the ability to put pen to paper makes it easy for anyone to appreciate the long and difficult journey that she undertook. Her “Just A Miracle - My Tryst With Infertility” will definitely show the way to other people faced with the same predicament."
"The book describes the tumultuous journey of the author who faced difficulty in achieving parenthood. She narrates her journey right from the diagnosis of infertility, initial denial, prolonged treatment that followed, moments of self-doubts, phases of hope and disappointments and finally a ‘miracle’. In addition, the author summarises the “take away” for other couples facing similar fertility issues and gives them hope."
"In this well-crafted narration of her personal journey, Neena George touches upon a very sensitive issue that is generally discussed by the society in hushed voices and seldom articulated boldly and with conviction! I am certain that this autobiographical account of her tryst with infertility and the way she dealt with all its inherent challenges will benefit numerous couples who find themselves walking the road she has travelled; more importantly, it should open the eyes of the lucky ones who have not had to traverse that path, and make them more empathetic."
"This book is a candid expression of the arduous journey of an infertile couple. Neena George, well known for her expertise in handling differently abled children, boldly attempts to unmask the silent struggle of infertility through her first hand experience of almost nine years. A thought provoking book which aims to bridge the literary gap in this field."
Neena George’s “Just A Miracle – My Tryst With Infertility” highlights the distressing social impacts on infertile couples while facing the challenging journey to conquer infertility to have a miracle baby. This book is an invaluable treasure for all couples with similar problems and also helps the treating specialists to express genuine empathy to infertile couples.
It indeed takes a lot of courage to tell one’s story which deals with a sensitive and personal issue like infertility. The vivid description of certain incidents, people’s reactions, the pent-up emotional turmoil within and the challenges with treatment makes it relatable. A book well written, that is definitely going to help many couples deal with challenges of and beyond the medical treatment of infertility. It will also sensitise people around them, including care providers. A Valuable read...
Just A Miracle — My Tryst with Infertility by Neena George is a courageous and enlightening personal journey into infertility management. The book is a highly engaging and valuable read for all those affected by infertility including providers, family, friends, and intimate partners. Not only does it provide the "story" but also gives helpful suggestions for addressing the many challenges that present during treatment for the infertile couple.