infertility Articles
10 Tips for Using Health Insurance to Cover Fertility Treatment
Monday, February 8th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Understand your insurance coverage BEFORE you see a specialist or at the same time you have your first appointment. Most fertility clinics have someone on staff that can help you review and understand your insurance policy. Make sure you have the latest copy of the Evidence of Co... Read more
Does Age Affect Male Fertility Too?
Monday, February 8th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes researching fertility issues knows that the mothers age is a major factor. The older a woman is, the more likely she is to have problems conceiving. Women over 35 years old have a much lower IVF success rate and their embryos have a hi... Read more
Soy Rich Diet Helpful for IVF Success
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Bisphenol A BPA, a common chemical found in plastic water bottles and can linings can mimic estrogen, one of the two main sex hormones found in women. Not surprisingly, it is suspected in causing reproductive disorders. A recent study found that a soy-rich diet may protect women ... Read more
Using the Adoption Tax Credit with the Kids Stuck in Congo
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Q We adopted our daughter from the Congo this year. The adoption is finalized in Congo, but she has not been allowed to leave the country. Can we claim the Adoption Tax Credit and if so when A According to the IRS, this is a tricky question and one without a clear-cut answer. Rev... Read more
8 Crucial Tips For Kinship Adoption
Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Here are our top eight tips for smoothly integrating children adopted through kinship adoption into your family. Get Educated. Adoptive parenting is different from parenting kids from birth. Not worse, not better, but different. Parents who adopt a niece, nephew, or grandchild ne... Read more
Special Challenges of Kinship Adoption
Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Adopting a relative can its own special considerations. What are these challenges, and do you overcome them Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Robin Sizemore, Exec. Dire... Read more
Pregnancy after Infertility – When Will I Be Less Afraid?
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by ddavanport
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Pregnancy after infertility is the answer to a prayer. You are living your dream, and its time now to sit back and enjoy the fruit of all your hard work. Right Oh, if only wishing made it so. OK, lets be honest. When you finally got a positive pregnancy test after all the inferti... Read more
How Smart Do You Have To Be To Raise a Child?
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by ddavanport
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Fantastic and thought provoking article in New York Magazine Who Knows Best. What happens when people with mental disabilities have children and the hospital calls in the Department of Childrens Services This article follows the case of Sarah Gordon, a single poor white woman who... Read more
Second Best or Second Choice: Adoption After Infertility
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by ddavanport
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In the midst of the really great discussion we had on my Friday blog, which took issues with Dear Abbys response to a letterquestioning an adoption fundraiser, we received the following comment that wondered how an adopted child would feel about their adoptive parents so wanting ... Read more
5 Natural Treatments for PCOS
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by ddavanport
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This weeks show was on Living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS. Our guest, Dr. Alan Martinez, a reproductive endocrinologist atReproductive Science Center of New Jerseywas clear that there was no firm scientific evidence that alternative or natural treatments for PCOS would im... Read more
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