Karen Propp | The Sun Magazine

Karen Propp

Karen Propp’s work has appeared in the Antioch Review, Lilith, and Ploughshares. Her essay in this issue is part of her forthcoming memoir The Pregnancy Project. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

— From July 1998
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Where Life Begins

This spring I am almost thirty-nine, the cut-off age for success with most infertility treatments. Under thirty, thirty to thirty-four, thirty-nine and under, forty and up — these age categories used to seem so arbitrary, but now the startling difference in success rates between the last two is a measure of how much hope I have left.

July 1998
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