'Pregnancy Miracle' Book Preys On Women Desperate to Be Moms

Have you heard of the fertility e-book called Pregnancy Miracle? It’s been making waves recently as the be-all-and-end-all of infertility woes. Author Lisa Olson claims that by following her holistic program, infertile women can get pregnant within 60 days -- even if they’re in their late 30s or 40s.

There is no shortage of glowing reviews online for the immediately downloadable $39 e-book, but I’m not buying it. Most recently reviewed on HealthAvenger.com, Stan Stevenson claims that “based on scientific research,” the book addresses “up to 97 percent of infertility issues.”


No information available on what exactly that scientific research is.

Apparently Pregnancy Miracle can cure uterine fibroids, tubal obstruction, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, lazy ovaries, low sperm count, and sperm motility disorders, as well as give you shinier hair. No joke. Shiny hair is lauded as one of the positive side effects.

Anyway, like I said, I call BS. You know why? Because infertility treatment in the U.S. is a $5 billion a year industry. That’s a lot of money spent when couples only needed to purchase a $39 e-book and some Chinese herbal tea to get pregnant in less than two cycles.

When things sound too good to be true -- they likely are.

Programs like Pregnancy Miracle annoy me because I’ve witnessed so many of my friends struggle with years of infertility. Do you know what upset them the most? People suggesting that if they just gave up diet soda, or lost 10 pounds, or stopped using Windex, then they’d get pregnant as easily as the lucky fertile Myrtles.

Um, no. Just like our bodies are all different on the outside, we all have internal differences too. And the fact of the matter is that outside of a miracle, some women can’t get pregnant without medical intervention. Telling them that that’s only because they’re not as “healthy” as they could be is not only ignorant, it’s just plain rude.

Then again, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe this is the cure-all for infertile couples. But I doubt it.

Have you tried Pregnancy Miracle? Did it work?

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