infertility Articles
A Real Story of a Real Mom Through Donor Egg and Surrogacy
Thursday, December 30th, 2010 by ddavanport
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I saw the article on the front page of the New York Times and sighed. The title, Meet the Twiblings, promised, in my mind ,another one of those articles focusing on the new fangledness of third party reproduction Gosh darn, look what theyve done now. I was sure it would start ton... Read more
A Much Needed Pause
Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 by ddavanport
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Were now on our third day of being snowed in. This is not a regular occurrence where we live. It happens seldom enough that we dont have all the equipment necessary to go on with life when you get dumped on with snow. I am not oblivious to the fact that for those without enough .... Read more
Reflections of a Miraculous Birth
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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When I think about Christmas, I instinctively think about the miracle of birth. Four million miracles aka births happen in our country each year and many more occur globally. On a hot summer night in the urban community of Harlem almost 30 years ago, I witnessed my first miracle ... Read more
The Feelings of the Season
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by ddavanport
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This is the season for children. I dont mean all the hoopla of presents and Santa, although there is that, of course. I am thinking on a deeper level. Christmas is about hope and love in the form of a baby. Although the Chanukah story is less overtly child focused, it is also a s... Read more
The Feelings of the Season!
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by ddavanport
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This is the season for children. I dont mean all the hoopla of presents and Santa, although there is that, of course. I am thinking on a deeper level. Christmas is about hope and love in the form of a baby. Although the Chanukah story is less overtly child focused, it is also a s... Read more
Infertility and the holidays: Misery loves company?
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by Lisa Rouff
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Although it differs from person to person, I think it's safe to say that experiencing infertility generally does not make the holiday season easier. This year, I've read many excellent blog entries and articles that discuss this issue and offer suggestions for how to handle the h... Read more
Shame, infertility, and why we shouldn't feel that way anymore
Thursday, December 16th, 2010 by Lisa Rouff
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Well, it's been quite a week around here in my practice. I don't know if it is the stress of the holidays, the subzero temperatures, or perhaps the near lack of sunlight, but I've been hearing a lot this week about shame. Shame is a common emotion that occurs when someone is unde... Read more
The Christmas Cookie Nazi
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by ddavanport
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A December Saturday with my family of three teens, one early 20s, and an ever-so-helpful husband. Daughter 2 L Mom, when we make our Christmas gifts for friends this year, lets make sugar cookies. You know, the ones you decorate with icing. Me Honey, rolled out cookies with icing... Read more
Resilience is the real fertility
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 by Lisa Rouff
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So many times, I am asked by clients, "How will I get through and survive insert tragedysetbackloss here My answer to them, although perhaps not comforting, is always the same--that you will get through and survive the bad things that happen to you because. well, you really don't... Read more
Gratitude
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 by ddavanport
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How many of you adoptive parents have heard comments that imply that your child should be grateful to have been adopted by you It might be a variation of the Hes so lucky comment. Or it might be like one of our Creating a Family community heard, when her 11 year old adopted daugh... Read more
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