Parent’s Pick: The Pregnant Pause

By Jane Doucet
All My Words Publishing

For some women, the choice of whether to have children or not is easy—for others, it’s riddled with indecision. As her 37th birthday approaches, Rose Ainsworth is suddenly struck with baby fever and forced to consider if she wants to have children. The fact her friends, family, and coworkers are either telling her she isn’t cut out to be a mother or are constantly asking when she will reproduce isn’t helpful. From the opening sentence of this self-published novel, Doucet manages to navigate this universal topic in an insightful, poignant and witty way. While The Pregnant Pause can come across as negative towards parenthood at times, it’s sure to have readers nodding their heads in agreement as they relate to the funny, awkward and insensitive experiences Rose faces along the way.