Meet the Author
DORETTE NOORHASAN, MD is board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, as well as in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Noorhasan has been published in numerous journals, including Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Women's Health Issues, the Journal of Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology International. The author is part of an immigrant family who came to the US from the Caribbean to live the American dream. Through perseverance and hard work, she became a successful fertility physician who has helped thousands of women achieve pregnancy and parenthood. Dr. Noorhasan obtained her doctorate in medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, going on to complete an obstetrics and gynecology residency through the University of Texas at Houston's Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital program and a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at New Jersey Medical School. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the Texas Medical Association.
ASK THE AUTHOR
How did your own complications with fertility affect your daily and professional life?
"Because I am a fertility specialist, I have seen countless patients lose hope. Infertility can affect your personal and professional life. As you read the book, you will notice many moments when I lost hope and was left with despair. Being a fertility specialist, I was quick to identify these moments and turn things around. I was lucky to have a strong support system of caring family and friends."
In what ways do you hope your book will change the lives of families from different backgrounds?
"My book is a book of hope. In the book, I describe my struggles with fertility and ultimately a final positive outcome of a child. But, this book is also my life story. It describes my humble upbringing as part of an immigrant family that moved to America to pursue the American Dream. In the book, I describe a happy childhood despite many tragedies. The parallel final outcome was achieving a medical degree that I can now use to help others."