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The Baby Trap [Kindle Edition]

Sibel Hodge
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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"I loved the snappy writing style of THE BABY TRAP. The story frequently had me laughing out loud. Anyone who has dealt with fertility issues will tell you it's about disappointment and loss, the death of a dream. But there is plenty of living left to be done and that's what Sibel Hodge does best in THE BABY TRAP" -- Chick Lit Central

"This is comedic chick-lit gold!" -- Lilac Wolf and Stuff

Based on her own experiences with infertility and two attempts at IVF, Sibel Hodge's latest novel The Baby Trap will have you laughing and crying at the ups and downs of modern baby-making...

When Gina turns thirty-three her body clock unexpectedly begins clanging in her ear with annoying persistence. The only problem is, having a baby isn't as easy as she thought. Whether she's feng shui-ing the house to death with fertility symbols, throwing out her husband's tight boxers in favour of baggies, swapping wine and chocolate for green tea and yams, popping fertility drugs like M&M's, or having sex so precision-timed it makes international warfare manoeuvres look unorganized, her life is turned upside down. And when nothing seems to be working, her quest for the B-word turns into an obsession.

Can Gina stay sane, get pregnant, and keep her marriage together? Or will her baby trail become a baby trap?

"One of my top reads of the year so far" -- Chick Lit Reviews and News


"Yet another winner by Sibel who is fast becoming my favourite 'chick-lit' author" -- Wistful Kimmie's Book Reviews

"Sibel Hodge has perfect comedic timing" -- Lisa Lim, author of Confessions of a Call Centre Gal

"Ms. Hodge is rapidly becoming a favorite of mine." --Coffee Time Romance & More

"Sibel Hodge does it again! -- Geeky Girl Reviews

"Sibel Hodge has a way of writing that really makes the characters come to life" -- Can't Put It Down Review Blog

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Sibel Hodge is the author of No. 1 Bestseller Look Behind You. Her books are International Bestsellers in UK, USA, Australia, and Germany. She writes an eclectic mix of genres, and she's a passionate human and animal rights advocate.

Her work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner Up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews, Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains, Winner of Best Children's Book by eFestival of Words 2013, Winner of Crime, Thrillers & Mystery | Book from a series in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013, and Nominated for the 2015 BigAl's Books and Pals Young Adult Readers' Choice Award. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, touching and uplifting 16 Dec. 2011
By Kew
Format:Kindle Edition
I've just finished reading this and I loved it. There's a lot more to this than chicklit - it tells of the trauma of trying to conceive a baby but in a way that can be hilariously funny whilst still portraying the anguish that the couple are going through. It's touching, funny and uplifting - and reading it has helped me cope through a difficult time, even though some parts of the story are sad. I've read and enjoyed Sibel's Amber Fox mysteries, but The Baby Trap (which is NOT amber fox, in case I've confused everyone) is my favourite read of hers. I can really recommend this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, funny and touching 14 Dec. 2011
By F Dyas
Format:Kindle Edition
A wonderful book, which made me laugh and cry in equal measures. Gina discovers one day that she actually DOES want to have a baby, despite always saying she never felt maternal. But what seems like fun soon turns into an enormous obsession for Gina, who never realised how hard it could be to get pregnant.
I really empathised with Gina, and it brought back the almost physical pain you get when wanting a baby so much. However it's not all doom and gloom, and the hilarious stories of legs in the air (for various purposes!) and fertility drug induced mood swings had me snorting coffee onto my kindle!
A fabulous, funny, touching, incredibly readable book. Another triumph for Sibel Hodge!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing emotional journey :) 24 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Fantastic !!!!! I laughed cried and could relate to most things in this book. Trouble conceiving can be a hard thing.... just nice to read about it :)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Til Boy
Format:Kindle Edition
A chick lit book with lots of laugh out loud moments¡K Sibel manages to make me see the funny side of a difficult journey¡K a book that I would recommend to someone who is just about to go through treatment, during treatment or for someone that has completed their journey, with our without success¡K. As well as hilarious, and sad at times, it is also educational in a very informal way!!! Thumbs up all round!!!

Reading the Baby Trap for someone that has gone through fertility treatment is very therapeutic. It made me look back, reflect and recall the things that we went through as a couple. It also reminded me of what hard times we went through, what pressures infertility puts on all aspects of your life. But it also made me recall of the funny bits that we went through¡K So many things that Gina and Karl go through during their journey to achieve their dream is so similar to a couple going through fertility treatment. The thoughts, the obsessions, the emotions ¡K I was able to relate to every single bit of the book.

The best bit about reading The Baby Trap is how it makes you laugh at it all when in actual fact, most of Fertility treatments is rather torturous.

As an person who would not normally read a book about infertility, due to the fact that it is a bit depressing and very sad, I would definitely recommend this book as it is mostly, the total opposite. Ok it does have sad parts to it (how could it not), but most of this book focuses on the funny bits and actually takes you through the journey of a couple which comes out the other end, intact! Having read this book, I have been able to reflect¡K and I am taking a few things away with me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read 28 Dec. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I really did enjoy this book. It tells of the problems a young couple encounter trying to have a baby. It is very funny in places but sad in others as their dreams are dashed time and again. I did like Gina, the wife, and the things she gets up to. While the way this book is written, these things seem very funny, but this is a serious subject and other people must go through these problems. I can only feel very sad for them as I am sure it can be heartbreaking at times.
I do like Sibel Hodge's books and have read several now. I think they just get better and better. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Baby Trap 10 Jan. 2012
By Joanne
Format:Kindle Edition
Warning: don't drink while reading; thank goodness eReaders have glass screens so are easy to clean after spitting coffee on them. 'The Baby Trap' is an emotional rollercoaster: one minute I was laughing out loud, and the next I had tears rolling down my face. Sibel Hodge handles the difficult subject of infertility with the humour that I associate with her, but also a great deal of sensitivity. I read into the early hours as I couldn't put it down until the very end. I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is the second book by Sibel Hodge I have read, although the first in this genre. I've read a few fiction books in the past about couples having difficulty conceiving, but this was by far the best. Although it was a very touching read, and as we find out, the author has personal experience of fertility issues, it was very very funny. It showed how women who would previously never have dabbled in various types of mumbo-jumbo become open to trying absolutely anything in order to get pregnant - at the same time both heart-warming and amusing. There's also an excellent moral in the story and a rather lovely twist at the end too. Visiting a psychic, re-arranging furniture, buying certain items, as well as crazy diets, not to mention the usual abstaining from alcohol and constantly checking ovulation times all make for a fantastic read. Definitely recommend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny but realistic
Fun read about a couple trying for a baby and the trauma of infertility. Told in an amusing way without being depressing.
Published 14 days ago by Mrs. H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and very informative
As a guide for any couple contemplating fertility treatment this book is better, I think than any medical advice. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SP C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Emotional, heart wrenching and completely normal!
Read from beginning to end in one night! Hope and a good partner is all you need for any waiting to be mama's.
Published 4 months ago by NB
4.0 out of 5 stars Phew
At least it's not just me!
A frank account of what to expect during the ivf process. Worth a read whether going through it or supporting something experiencing it.
Published 5 months ago by Shaz
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Good read, funny at times and sad at others. I would recommend this book to anyone struggling to get pregnant and want a lighter read other than how to get pregnant quickly books.
Published 5 months ago by mindy
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, I want to say that Sibel certainly made ...
Brilliant, I want to say that Sibel certainly made me laugh at the things me and hubby tried to get pregnant, its very true how the book is written without giving to much away. Read more
Published 8 months ago by sheils
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered
Well bought this book because we are going through a similar experience as Gina and Karl. Spoiler alert so please stop reading this review if you don't want to know... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read
Fabulous read, had me engrossed from page one , I was laughing and crying at the same time , so many couples are going through the same experience that you can always imagine it... Read more
Published 14 months ago by julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Read
Really good read. Sometimes with laugh out moments and others which really do bring a lump to your throat but it is beautifully written. Highly recommended.
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. Pamela S. Palmer
4.0 out of 5 stars essential reading for anyone who knows (or wants to know) what...
I hesitated before trying this; I had enjoyed Hodge's Fourteen Days Later but had been disappointed by the sequel My Perfect Wedding, which i felt had an incoherent plot and... Read more
Published 17 months ago by tangerina
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