infertility Articles
Genetic Testing and Genealogy for Adoptees
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Richard Hill, genealogist and author of Finding Family My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA; Bethany Waterbury, geneologist w... Read more
My Wife Wants to Adopt. When Do I Tell Her I Won’t?
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by ddavanport
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There was a very interesting question posed to The Ethicists column in The New York Times Magazine. Its not an uncommon scenario in a marriage. In fact, Creating a Family quite often hears some variation of this conversation from our followers or from our Facebook discussion grou... Read more
Will You Tell Anyone You Used Egg, Sperm, or Embryo Donation
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Telling your family and friends that you are infertile and going through the roller coaster of IVF may not be a walk in the park,but most people are fairly open with their infertility struggles. When they move to egg donation, sperm donation, or embryo donation, however, many peo... Read more
“PGS for recurrent pregnancy loss: forget it!”
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by ddavanport
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JLH Hans Evers, the Editor-in-Chief of the publication Human Reproduction shared this summary of a recent study called Intent to treat analysis of in vitro fertilization and preimplantation genetic screening versus expectant management in patients with recurrent pregnancy loss. I... Read more
Kids with Learning Disabilities: When School Is Not “Working”
Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by ddavanport
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School is supposed to be a healthy enriching environment for our kids. They are supposed to learn, be challenged, grow, and have fun. This is not always the case with children with learning disabilities or children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma earlier in life. W... Read more
Helping Our Kids Cope with Bullies at School
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Most children will experience bullying at some point. What can parents do to help protect their children and to help their children cope if they are bullied Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support... Read more
How the Microbiome Affects Our Fertility
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by ddavanport
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If it ispossible to have a fad medical trend, the human microbiome would be it. Everywhere you look in the popular media you see people discussing the beneficial microbes bacteria, yeast, etc. that flourish in and on our body. In truth, this line of research is far from a flash i... Read more
What Would You Do: School Asks for Adoption Decree at Registration
Monday, August 15th, 2016 by ddavanport
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What would you do if you received a form from the school informing you that you will need to provide your childs adoption decree in order to register her for school Here is the situation presented on the Creating a Family Facebook Support Group Parents were going to register thei... Read more
Simone Biles Addresses Trautwig’s Comment on Her Parents
Sunday, August 14th, 2016 by ddavanport
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Simone Biles shut down the controversy created by NBC gymnastics commentatorAl Trautwig whenhe said on-air that Biles was raised by her grandfather and his wife and she calls them mom and dad. In fact, Ron and Nellie Biles, adopted her and her younger sistersister 15 years ago. S... Read more
Are Infertility Treatments Safe for Former Cancer Patients?
Sunday, August 14th, 2016 by ddavanport
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QWhat is the research showing about the increased risk of cancer reoccurrence if a woman uses infertility treatment to get pregnant after being treated for cancer AAccording to Humberto Scoccia, MD. A womans risk for breast cancer recurrence varies according to the stage of her c... Read more
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