infertility Articles
Adoption—It’s Not all Hearts and Smiley Faces
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 by ddavanport
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The following was written by a 15 year old adopted as a baby from China. I always knew my background. The story that had been told to me over and over again all through my childhood Once upon a time in a beautiful land called China there was a mommy and a daddy who ... Read more
Can psychological support groups really double your chance of conception during infertiity treatment?
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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My father was in town last weekend, and was very excited about a clip he had recently seen on the Today show about infertility, which can be found here. He was very impressed to learn that if a woman participates in an infertility-related social support group, it doubles her chan... Read more
Crossing the Great Divide
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 by ddavanport
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I want all of you who have children to come with me on a little journey across the Great Divide. It doesnt matter if your children are yours through successful fertility treatment, donor egg, adoption, or surrogacy. If you were one of the lucky one who popped the cork, lit the ca... Read more
Crossing the Great Divide: Addressing the Threats to IVF
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 by ddavanport
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I want all of you who have children to come with me on a little journey across the Great Divide. It doesnt matter if your children are yours through successful fertility treatment, donor egg, adoption, or surrogacy. If you were one of the lucky one who popped the cork, lit the ca... Read more
The role of anxiety in infertility treatment
Thursday, February 24th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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Anxiety is an unavoidable part of infertility treatment, and it is probably one of the main reasons that the process often is so traumatizing. After all, there are so many opportunities for worry during every treatment cycle, from successfully being cleared to begin treatment, re... Read more
What Infertility Patients Should Know About Gestational Carrier (or Surrogate) Pregnancy
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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On any given day, 15 percent of U.S. couples will discover that they are not able to conceive. As a former infertility patient, I can personally attest to the earth-shattering emotions that many patients experience. But all is not lost. Motherhood can be attained through the gift... Read more
Disclosure and secrets in infertility treatment: or how I became a sneaky liar
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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Some weeks ago, a few readers asked me to discuss the topic of disclosure in infertility treatment. This is an extremely important topic, and yet I have found myself procrastinating in terms of writing about it. I think this is because I myself have struggled with the decision of... Read more
“You’re Not My Real Mother”
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 by ddavanport
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My then sixth grade daughter was invited to a sleep-over party at a hotel with an indoor pool. The divorced dad who was flying in for the occasion was giving the party. My daughter and I were both new to middle school. I didnt know the child or the parents; I couldnt get good inf... Read more
Adopted vs. Abducted: What’s the Difference?
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 by ddavanport
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The Huffington Post headline last week was certainly catching, to say the least Abducted Versus Adopted For 1.5 Million of U.S. Adoptees, Whats the Difference The article by adult adoptee Jennifer Lauck, author of the adoption memoir Found, likened US domestic adoptions to the ca... Read more
To "POAS" or not to "POAS": psychological implications of home pregnancy tests in infertility treatment
Thursday, February 10th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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As every person whose ever done an infertility treatment cycle knows, the two weeks spent waiting to see if it worked or not are often excruciating. For the woman involved, the constant self-monitoring of her physical sensations can be overwhelming. Was that a cramp If so, was it... Read more
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