infertility Articles
Review of PBS Documentary Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 by ddavanport
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The PBS show Point of View aired the documentary Wo Ai Ni I Love You Mommy by Stephanie Wang-Breal about a New Jersey family adopting an eight year old from China. I thought the documentary was fascinating and provocative. I thought the comments and internet chatter about this fi... Read more
Playing the “What If” Game
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 by ddavanport
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Surely Im not the only one who occasionally awakes at night to play a round of the What If Game. This infuriating game is infinitely versatile and can fit any middle of the night musings or obsessions. Take your pick What if she never outgrows this problem and is still acting thi... Read more
Relationship issues with your reproductive endocrinologist; the other kind of "transfer"
Thursday, August 26th, 2010 by Lisa Rouff
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One of the most important facets of infertility treatment is managing your relationship with your reproductive endocrinologist and fertility clinic. If you do not have open lines of communication and a certain level of trust in your doctor, your ability to make treatment decision... Read more
Christopher’s Mom
Monday, August 23rd, 2010 by ddavanport
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After our show last week on Knowing When It is Time to Move from Infertility Treatment to Adoption, I received an email from Nancy Ferrari-Gallagher saying that so many of the questions sent by listeners struggling with the decision of when and if to call it quits on fertility tr... Read more
Nasty little suprises--infertility and the iphone commerical
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 by Lisa Rouff
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Perhaps youve recently seen the commercial for the new iphone in which a woman tells her husband via the videoconferencing feature that shes pregnant I did, and I was surprised by the intensity of my own personal emotional reaction to it. I dont think the commercial was even over... Read more
Does infertility change you as a person?
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 by Lisa Rouff
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Many times, my clients ask me if their experiences with infertility will change them forever. Usually, this change isnt regarded in a positive light. I feel that change is inevitable. Over time, I feel that I myself changed on multiple levels as a result of my experiences with in... Read more
Common emotional pitfalls when choosing an infertility clinic or doctor
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 by Lisa Rouff
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Making good decisions about infertility treatment is crucial because the stakes involved are incredibly high. Having, or not having, a child is arguably one of the most life-changing decisions a person can make. In addition, infertility treatment is incredibly expensivenot just f... Read more
Infertility, self blame, and the fiction of doom; why it is probably not your fault
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 by Lisa Rouff
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As a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with infertility issues, one of the things Ive learned is that every persons story and situation is truly unique. Infertility is one of those life experiences that usually pushes a lot of emotional buttons. Everyone has differ... Read more
Photolisting
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 by ddavanport
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Few words in adoption elicit such strong emotions as the word photolist. Some view this as marketing children as commodities, while others view it as a legitimate technique for finding families for kids. At Creating a Family, weve been struggling with these conflicting views as w... Read more
Homeland Visit to Korea
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 by ddavanport
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Hi all, I know I promised to post during our homeland visitvacation to Korea and China, but this is honestly the first time Ive had a chance. This is our second visit to Korea in three years, so it felt very different for DD1 and DD2 and for me. First, it is only the girls ... Read more
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