Meet, marry and make a baby: That's how it's supposed to go, right? What happens when you start trying for a family ...and trying, and trying some more? How far do you go to achieve your dream of having children? So Close is the heart wrenching, exhilarating, devastatingly funny story of Tertia Albertyn's battle with infertility. Tertia wanted a baby so badly she went through nine IVFs. Most people give up after the third. I don't think I am being brave at all. I am just too terrified NOT to try again. In her worst nightmare she could never have imagined that making a baby would take her four years, each treatment bringing her and her husband Marko closer and closer to creating their family. During Tertia's journey everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Until, finally, everything goes just right. Tertia is as hilarious as she is irrepressible, as approachable as she is knowledgeable. If you are struggling with infertility, have triumphed over infertility or have felt empathy with someone who is going through this experience, you will find a friend in Tertia.
Tertia Albertyn is a recovering infertile and current mother of three. Her blog about her struggle to have a child is consistently rated No.1 by SA Topsites.co.za, boasting an average of 25 000 visitors a week.?She writes articles for magazines, including Shape, and specialist IT publications. Tertia has an MBA from the University of Cape Town, works full time in IT and lives in Cape Town with her husband and three children.