infertility Articles
Getting Pregnant after a Tubal or Vasectomy Reversal
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, Dr. Sherman Silber of the Infertility Center of St. Louis, a pioneer in microsurgery vasectomy and tubal ligation reversals and infertility. Subs... Read more
When a Foster Child Leaves, a Scar Remains
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Beautiful reflection of a dear friend on the joys and sorrows of fostering. shared with his permission and the hopes that it fills you foster parents with encouragement and refreshment. The work you do to support and serve these kids is hard. I thought you could use some beauty t... Read more
Quick Diet Change To Help You Get Pregnant With or Without IVF
Monday, September 18th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Whether we are in infertility treatment or not, whether we have even been to the doctor because we arent getting pregnant or notmost of us want to know if there is something we can do on our own to help us get pregnant. Changes in diet are especially interesting because that is o... Read more
Importance of Epigenetics and Donor Eggs
Friday, September 15th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Q How important is epigenetics when a woman uses donor eggs A According to a statement by Dr. Alan Copperman, we are learning more and more about how maternal lifestyle, health, and wellness affects pregnancies. This field of epigenetics or gene expression is relevant to all preg... Read more
Haiti: Update to Strike Delays and Processing of Intercountry Adoption
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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From a memo issued by The Department of State, Office of Childrens Issues comes this update regarding various strikes within Haitis judicial system that impact international adoption processes. The Department of State, Office of Childrens Issues, wishes to advise U.S. prospective... Read more
When Parents Struggle to Attach to Their Adopted Child
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Abbie Smith, LCSW specializing in adoption and the Director of Clinical Services at Holt International. Subscribe to Creating a Family... Read more
Coping with Infertility: Letting Go of Your Ideal Life Timeline
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by ddavanport
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When I was younger, I had a definite timeline for how my life was going to go. I wasnt fanatically rigid on dates, but the general gist was laid out. I would be married by mid to late 20s. Have my first child before 30 and last child by my mid-thirties. Work part time when Read m... Read more
Is Our Family Right for an “Orphan” Hosting Program? 7 Questions to Ask
Monday, September 11th, 2017 by ddavanport
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If you are committed to the benefits of adoption and the importance of forever families for children around the world who wait in orphanages, then you might wonder about these international orphans hosting programs. You might even wonder if your family would be right for hosting.... Read more
School Issues for Kids Who Struggle
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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School is hard for some kids because of learning issues, behavioral issues, or physical issues. What can parents do to help the school help their child What to do when that does not work Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility and ad... Read more
5 Things You Need to Know About an Ectopic Pregnancy
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Ectopic pregnancies are scary and sad since they always result in the loss of the pregnancy. If you are trying to conceive, or if youve experienced an ectopic pregnancy in the past, there are some important things you ought to know. Weve collected these 5 Things You Need to Know ... Read more
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