infertility Articles
Grandpa’s Reaction to the Name of His Soon-To-Be Grandson
Friday, March 10th, 2017 by ddavanport
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After struggling through four years of treatments for infertility and painful endometriosis, Kerstin Barnette and her husband joyfully discovered they were expecting a baby. Her father, Robert Paul, walked through many of the hard days right by his daughters side and was there on... Read more
Period Drama: Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast Severe menstrual pain is not normal. If you experience severe pain during your period it is possible you are suffering from an underdiagnosed disease called Endometriosis. Endometrial tissue lines the uterus. In response to Continue reading The post Perio... Read more
Using Lifebooks to Explain Complex Issues in Adoption to Kids
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Lifebooks are a great tool adoptive parents can use to explain adoption to children. They are particularly effective when you have hard and complicated information to explain to your child. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility and... Read more
IVF Onesies-Would You Advertise Your Baby’s IVF Conception?
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by ddavanport
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When I saw these onesies ordering info below, I thought they were beyond adorable I like both the design and the sentiment. I mentioned them in a conversation with some moms who had conceived with the help of IVF, and while most agreed with me, one mom said, I would never use my ... Read more
Finding Balance with “Cocooning” Newly Adopted Kids
Monday, March 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Cocooning or nesting with newly adopted children has become the holy grail of adoption. Some have cited my book The Complete Book of International Adoption as having perpetuated this idea. While I think settling in, simplifying, and focusing care with newly adopted kids is a grea... Read more
Finding Balance with “Cocooning” Newly Adopted Kids
Monday, March 6th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Cocooning or nesting with newly adopted children has become the holy grail of adoption. Some have cited my book The Complete Book of International Adoption as having perpetuated this idea. While I think settling in, simplifying, and focusing care with newly adopted kids is a grea... Read more
Practical Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by ddavanport
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Kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD can be a challenge to parent. Should you medicate Should you use behavior modification What works Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support no... Read more
Practical Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by ddavanport
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Kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD can be a challenge to parent. Should you medicate Should you use behavior modification What works Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support no... Read more
How to Decide Between Assisted Reproduction and Adoption
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by ddavanport
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Infertility treatment can sometimes feel like a ladder. You start of with smaller easier treatments oral medications like Clomid and Letrozole then move up the ladder to intrauterine insemination IUI, then on to in vitro fertilization IVF. Most infertility patients willingly take... Read more
Are Open Adoptions Worth the Hassle?
Monday, February 27th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Open adoptions are all about relationships, and like all relationships, they are often complicated, but lets be honest open adoptions can take complication to a whole new high or would that be low. Birth parents and adoptive parents often come from different backgrounds with diff... Read more
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