infertility Articles
Is Infertility a Lifestyle Choice?
Monday, June 5th, 2017 by ddavanport
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I went to dinner with a group of friends a while backsome I knew well and some only in passing. I intentionally sat next to a woman I didnt know so we could get to know each other better. We chit chatted the usual getting to know you talk and got around to what each Read more... Read more
Increasing Pregnancy Rates When Going Through IVF
Wednesday, May 31st, 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 Dr. Brian Kaplan, a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Subscribe to Creating a Family Radi... Read more
5 Tips for Parenting Harder to Parent Adopted Kids
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by ddavanport
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Sometimes parenting feels like we are soaring. Everything is clickingwe get the kids out the door in the morning without a major tantrum and were no more than 10 minutes late, we are eating semi-nutritious meals most days, and the little darlings are in bed with a minimum of fuss... Read more
8 Ways to Tell if Your IVF Lab is Good Enough to Get You Pregnant
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by ddavanport
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When choosing an infertilityclinic, we tend to focus on the infertility doctors, the ancillary services the clinic offers, such as counseling or acupuncture, and even the ease of parking. While these are all important, perhaps the most important thing you should consider is the I... Read more
Acupuncture and Alternative Treatment for Infertility
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility and adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Mark Perloe, a Reproductive Endocrinologist with Georgia Reproductive Specialists, and Mark Schwartz, a Fellow of the American Board... Read more
5 Tips for Surviving Summer with Adopted Kids from Hard Places
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Summer vacation is right around the corner for most of us. Plans for family vacations, lounging pool side, and hitting the amusement parks are fun to anticipate together as a family, but the change from a regimented school-year routine to the less-structured schedule of summer br... Read more
2 Common Surgeries Improve Fertility
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by ddavanport
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File this under just plain weird, but recent researchhas found that pregnancy rates were significantly higher among women who had had an appendectomy 54.4 percent, tonsillectomy 53.4 percent or both 59.7 percent than among women who had had neither surgery 43.7 percent. Furthermo... Read more
The Adoption Tax Credit is in Jeopardy!
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 by ddavanport
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Congress is considering massive tax reform measures and as many of you already know, the Adoption Tax Credit ATC is vulnerable and may be eliminated as part of those reforms. We need your help to save it Join us as we work to keep pressure on Congress to save the credit that make... Read more
Panel of Moms Raising Kids with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure/FASD
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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Whats it really like to raise a child with fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders What are the long term and short term impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on children Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility &... Read more
Update on Suspension of Adoptions from Ethiopia
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by ddavanport
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On May 16, 2017, the State Department issued the following update on the status of international adoptions from Ethiopia. You might remember our report in Aprilthat all international adoptions from Ethiopia were suspended. Heres a portion of the statement, taken from the U.S. Sta... Read more
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