infertility Articles
Does it Help to Be Prepared for the Worst in Fertility Treatment
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Who doesnt love a happy ending I do. I have been known to ask about how books and movies end before I agree to read or see them. But unfortunately not all journeys end happilyand this, sadly, includes fertility treatment. Would you rather know, or live with the hope Whenever a gr... Read more
Should Adoptive Parents Be in the Delivery Room
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by ddavanport
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I interviewed Dr. Marcy Axness, an adoption therapist and adult adoptee, several years ago and blogged about it atWhat Adoptive Parents Needed to Know about the Primal Wound. She had a knack for explaining this complex topic in a way that I, as a non-adopted person, could underst... Read more
Should You Go Organic If You’re Trying to Get Pregnant
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Our guest on the Creating a Family show yesterday did a great job of highlighting what we know and dont know about how pesticides and everyday environmental toxins affect on fertility. What we dont know is what scares me. Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Director of the Program on Reproducti... Read more
Should You Be an ‘Open Book’ in Adoption
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by ddavanport
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When we are first matched with our child or are in the midst of the early stages of adoption, it is tempting to want to share with the world all about our practically perfect child that joined our family in the practically perfect way of adoption. We had placement 3 weeks ago of ... Read more
Are Parents Who Are Infertile More Overprotective
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by ddavanport
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Over on the Creating a Family Facebook page and Twitter page we have a question of the day. A couple of weeks ago, we asked the following question As a parent afterfertility treatment or adoption, do you think you are more over-protective than other parents I thought for sure tha... Read more
How Much Do We Really Need to Know about Sperm & Egg Donors
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by ddavanport
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One of the questions we received for yesterdays Creating a Family show on Genetics 101 for Sperm and Egg Donation basically asked why not map the genome of any potential donor to rule out any possible problems. It kind of made my chuckle. Im definitely a more is better kind of ga... Read more
“I Feel Like a Beast, but I Don’t Love My Adopted Child”
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Please share your thoughts and advice for this new adoptive mom. If you have experienced anything similar, please lether know. Dear Dawn, I am a mother of nine children born to me ages 20 months to 18 years, all homeschooled, and have adopted my husbands cousin as of 2 months ago... Read more
Surrogate Parents are Real Parents, So Act Like It!
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by ddavanport
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When you transfer an embryo into a surrogate and it implants and starts to grow into a baby, you are a parent, damn it It doesnt matter whether the egg came from your body or the sperm from your spouses body. You are a parentmaybe not legally depending on your state, but certainl... Read more
Preparing Children in Orphanages for Adoption
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Adoptive parents anticipate the adoption of a child with joy and a great deal of planning. By the time they travel to pick up their child, they have been reading about, dreaming about, and talking about this event for at least a year and sometimes much longer. Unfortunately, chan... Read more
Is the Term “Infertiles” Offensive When Talking about a Group
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by ddavanport
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Im trying to work through this in my mind and I could really use some help, especially from the infertility patient community. Do you find it offensive for the group of those suffering from infertility to be called the infertile or infertiles As in, Infertiles often feel alone wh... Read more
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