kathryn-kefauver-goldbergMacDowell Fellow and MFA graduate K.K. Goldberg’s writing has appeared in the New York Times and in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including the Sun, the Gettysburg Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Chicago Quarterly Review and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009.

She’s also contributed stories to the Huffington Post, TWINS, Women’s World, and Babycenter.comHer first book, The Doctor and the Stork: A Memoir of Modern Medical Babymaking is now available in bookstores and on Amazon.com.

More than 150,000 twin births occur in the United States every year, and over five million IVF babies have been born worldwide since the technology’s inception. Nevertheless, little is written for women carrying twins, after fertility treatments or otherwise. In The Doctor and the Stork, K.K. Goldberg offers a firsthand, week-by-week reflection upon the unique fears and joys surrounding a high-tech conception and high-risk multiple pregnancy. With the author’s eccentric family and wry humor in the mix, this is a highly relatable story—and a must-read for anyone pregnant with twins.

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“Not just a smart and funny book about twins—a smart and funny book.” —Pamela Druckerman, best-selling author of Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.


“If you’re very, very pregnant—if you’re cooking up two brand new humans, not just one—K.K. Goldberg has written the book for you. Filled with humor and reassurance, The Doctor and the Stork will walk beside you through each week of weirdness, discomfort and generalized anxiety. If you’re tired of reading and rereading the one page about twins in all the other pregnancy books, this is a required text—the What to Expect When You’re Expecting for the rest of us.” —Caitlin Flanagan, author of To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewives 

“If this book had been available to me as I started the IVF journey to twin parenting, it would have been so much more bearable: I would have been easier on myself, felt less alone, and been reassured that while the experience is extreme others have passed through it unscathed, or at least with only a few stretch marks.”
—Becky Worley, technology contributor ABC News/Good Morning America

“Her stories have heart, humor, and a keen eye for human foibles.”
—Sy Safransky, editor and publisher of the Sun 

“Very, very funny—and very true—K.K. Goldberg tells it like it is, with humor, insight, and the wisdom of having survived the marathon journey of a high-tech twin pregnancy—bravo!”—Dr. Barbara Luke, coauthor of When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets, or Quads


An IVF Doctor’s Perspective on The Doctor and the Stork

"I love the way she describes the IVF process and think it could be a real help to patients as they navigate the choices. Reading the story serves to make me a better doctor by understanding how what I say is perceived." —Dr. Mary Ramie Hinckley, of Reproductive Science Center

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