infertility Articles
Does Age of Sperm Increase Genetic Defects in Embryos?
Monday, July 25th, 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
Does Age of Sperm Increase Genetic Defects in Embryos?
Monday, July 25th, 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
Making Sure Your Third Party Reproduction is Legal
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Third party reproduction sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation, and surrogacy is becoming increasingly more popular with people struggling with infertility, but intended parents must carefully consider these very important legal issues. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Dire... Read more
Fertility rate higher among over-40s than under-20s for first time since 1947
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by ddavanport
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The Guardian of Britain is reporting that the fertility rate of women aged 40 and above is higher now than that of women under that age of 20 for the first time since 1947. Data from the UKs Office for National Statistics ONS shows that women over 40 years old had the largest per... Read more
Best Advice Ever: Raising a Proud Emotionally Healthy Black Child
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Recently in the Creating a Family Facebook Support Groupsomeone posted a fairly standard article on transracial adoptive parenting covering the typical topics of discussing race, creating diversity in your life, and preparing our kids for discrimination. The focus, as it usually ... Read more
Is Adoption Morally Superior to 3rd Party Reproduction?
Monday, July 18th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Every so often, we get a whiffof superiority coming from a few folks in the adoption worldespecially in relations to those who chose to create their family through third party reproduction donor sperm, egg, embryo or surrogacy. I received the following email from a mom of two by ... Read more
Panel of Parents Adopting Older Kids: Surviving that 1st Year
Friday, July 15th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Adopting and fostering older kids is hard for both the child and the parent, especially the first year. A panel of moms who have adopted older kids share their tips for surviving the first year home. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infer... Read more
Getting Pregnant-Position? Frequency? Orgasm? 4 Facts To Know
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by ddavanport
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When it comes to getting pregnant, misunderstanding and myths abound. How many times have you heard some variation of the following to boost your chances of getting pregnant Put a pillow under your hips during sex. Cycle your legs in the air after sex. Have the man in the back to... Read more
ET’s Kevin Frazier Opens Up About the Son Put Up for Adoption
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by ddavanport
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ET anchor Kevin Frazier shared the story of the son he and his then-high-school girlfriend put up for adoption in Maryland with CBS. He and the childs mother were young and felt they were not ready to raise a child. Several years later, he was in a local McDonalds restaurant and ... Read more
Benefits from freeze-all embryo strategy in older IVF patients
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by ddavanport
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A study finds strong evidence that freeze-all protocols are indeed associated with significantly improved IVF outcomesespecially in women over 35, a patient group rapidly becoming the largest and most challenging category of infertility patient. Conventional IVF protocols involve... Read more
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