Being 1 in 8: A type A’s guide to surviving fertility challenges, IVF and loss

Being 1 in 8: A type A’s guide to surviving fertility challenges, IVF and loss

By Kristina Jenica Miles

(3 customer reviews)

Publication Date: 28 Aug 2022


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Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Self-Help, Autobiography

ISBN: 9781915122544


Kristina Jenica Miles is 1 in 8. She unexpectedly joined the club of millions of women warriors who are silently battling the lonely and terrifying journey of infertility. Kristina, like her fellow warriors, has tried just about everything she can to get pregnant… including eating a pigeon.

Join Kristina as she takes you through her long, unfinished journey with a dash of humour, including Western and Eastern medicine, several rounds of IVF in multiple countries, and coping with devastating loss. Her memoir is built as a guide for women dealing with their own fertility challenges, but also includes guidance for those looking to learn to support someone else dealing with infertility.

She outlines helpful tips, best books, and everything she wished she had known before walking into each step of her journey. Kristina’s unique perspective from a woman in the trenches of infertility, beautifully describes the true fear and hope that exists in life put on hold due to fertility challenges.


Kristina Jenica Miles is an expat, marketing director, wife, dog mom and long-term infertility warrior. Originally from Washington D.C. she now resides in her mother’s home country of Sweden. Her determination to solve her fertility challenges has taken her through Western and Eastern medicine and across country boarders. Her first book, Being 1 in 8, was written as a survival guide from the perspective of a women in the trenches of infertility.


Sarah K (Guest Review) - 07 Mar, 2022

Such an inspiring and well written story! The author’s voice jumps out at you on every page as she navigates difficult topics with grace and humor. Everyone can learn from this book whether you’re experiencing infertility, know someone who is, or just want to better educate yourself about this heart wrenching process.

Jill G (Guest Review) - 27 Mar, 2022

This book provides an honest view at the emotional journey of infertility, IVF and loss. It is raw and so real. Reading this made me shake my head at the unfairness, it made me laugh but I also made me feel this heavy lump in my throat when you get sad. IVF is so much more than injecting big ass needles and taking lots of medicine and Tina's story tells you what it is really like. Worth reading!

Jay B (Guest Review) - 23 Jan, 2023

I couldn’t recommend this book any better, if you are undergoing a fertility journey or if you have close family/friends who have had it or going through. I relate so much to it and I learned a lot too… I am so thankful for the opportunity to read this book. Thank you Kristina for sharing your life with this community.

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