Featured infertility Articles
"Just relax"...again? Does a reduction in anxiety levels increase pregnancy rates? Summary of a new meta-analysis
Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Lisa Rouff
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As a former infertility patient, and as now as a psychologist working in the area of reproductive mental health, the oft-repeated statement, "Just relax, and it will happen referring to pregnancy" has always made me cringe. It has always seemed overly simplistic and som... Read more
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Parenting the Argumentative, Irritable, Angry Child
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Parenting a child that constantly argues, is often moody, and is generally disagreeable is difficult and often feels impossible. Some of these children will be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and some will never be diagnosed. What causes children to be this way, and ... Read more
Coming out of the Infertility Closet
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Why dont more women talk about their infertility Is it shame Embarrassment Or simply that its no one elses business Whatever the reason, it is their life, their disease, and they can talk about it or not. But by staying silent do they do a disservice to others Where are the Stori... Read more
Are Friendships Between Adoptive & Expectant Moms Coercive
Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by ddavanport
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It is common practice in domestic infant adoption for expectant parents to meet with prospective adoptive families, choose the family they want to parent their child, and very often continue a relationship both pre and post adoption. Many adoption agencies and adoption attorneys ... Read more
When it Comes to IVF Who Should Call the Shots?
Saturday, February 28th, 2015 by ddavanport
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What do you think Doctors say one thing, patients want another, and insurance dictates yet another. In the Feb. 2015 article by Pacific Standard titled When it Comes to IVF Who Should Call the Shots they state, The problem is that in the field of assisted reproduction, its not ju... Read more
Ethical Issues with Sperm Donation
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by ddavanport
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What are some of the ethical issues to think about before using donor sperm to create your family How many times should a man be allowed to donate How much screening should be done on donors Host Dawn Davenport interviewed Ole Schou, founder and CEO of Cryos International the lar... Read more
Please Keep Your God out of My Infertility
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by ddavanport
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I am not easily offended. I hear a lot of stupid and hurtful things that are said to those with infertilityand to adoptive families, but most times I see these comments as ignorant or the result of people not understanding infertility or the sensitivities of people who want despe... Read more
Anonymous egg donor selection: a few tips
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Lisa Rouff
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Choosing an anonymous egg donor can seem like a very daunting task. Usually, people don't arrive at choosing an egg donor without having experienced some emotional turmoil already, so they are already likely be stressed and upset. Thus, when faced with the job of selecting matern... Read more
Things to Consider Before Adopting Two Kids at Once
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by ddavanport
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Q What should you think about before you consider adopting two children at once A According to Marissa Leuallen, LMSW and Social Work Manager at Holt International Childrens Services, the first consideration is to understand your own motivation for adopting two at once. If your m... Read more
8 Things I Wished I Had Known Before I Adopted
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by ddavanport
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What advice do you wish you had listened to before you adopted We asked our audience and support group members this question and distilled their answer into the top eight things that surprised them the most about adoption. As the national adoption and infertility education and su... Read more
Best Diet for IVF and Increasing Fertility
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by ddavanport
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Research has found arelatively quick dietary change thatcan significantlyincrease your odds of success with all types of fertility treatment, including IVFand it doesnt necessarily involve losing weight. What more can you ask for I absolutely LOVED the Creating a Family show that... Read more
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