infertility Articles
Do mind/body programs significantly raise IVF success rates? A new study.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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I stumbled across this article the other day, which can be found here, describing a new research study by Alice Domar, Ph.D., et al. It will be published in the next issue of Fertility and Sterility. They authors found participation in a mindbody treatment program during IVF cycl... Read more
Threads of Feeling
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 by ddavanport
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While I welcome the discussion of adoption and adoption ethics taking place today, it is a sad fact that for as long as humans have been around, there have been parents who were not able or not willing to care for their children. Usually, someone in the extended family or the com... Read more
I Love My Parents, but…: Loyalty, Gratitude, & Adoption
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 by ddavanport
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I read an interesting post a while ago on The Adopted Ones blog that got me to thinking about the nature of loyalty and adoption, and how societal expectations of gratitude play out with adoptees. I think she raises some interesting points that all parents and adult children shou... Read more
I Love My Mom, But…: Loyalty, Gratitude & Adoption
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 by ddavanport
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I read an interesting post a while ago on The Adopted Ones blog that got me to thinking about the nature of loyalty and adoption, and how societal expectations of gratitude play out with adoptees. I think she raises some interesting points that all parents and adult children shou... Read more
Regrets and infertility
Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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One of the most difficult issues that individuals struggling with infertility face is that of regret. Whether it is about treatment decisions, or decisions about when or with whom to start trying to have a family, regret can be very difficult to tolerate. I think I have always be... Read more
Good News about Health of Kids Conceived through IVF
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 by ddavanport
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As most of you know, Im a bit of a research geek. I actually enjoy curling up with a good journal and cup of coffee whiling away a Saturday morning. Although I may be weird, you, my friends, are the beneficiaries of my quirkiness. Its time now for a summary of some of the latest ... Read more
Unexpected help, unlikely alliances, and other surprises along the journey of infertility
Friday, May 6th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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For me at least, experiencing infertility has been a life changing experience. Perhaps most profoundly, due to my infertility, I found myself traveling down paths in life I would have never predicted. In so doing, I met some amazing people, and developed a greater understanding o... Read more
Virtual Twins Through Adoption: An Adoptees Perspective
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 by ddavanport
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Creating artificial twins, also known as virtual twins, through adoption is a bit of a sticky wicket in adoption circles. Virtual twinning means having two children in the family that are closer than could occur through birth where at least one child is adopted. This can happen t... Read more
Does infertility treatment have to take over your life?
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 by Lisa Rouff
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It's National Infertility Awareness Week, which is a great thing. Despite much progress, there is still work to be done to help the general public understand that infertility is a medical illness and deserves to be treated as such. Like other illnesses, it should be covered by he... Read more
Infertility Myths (#itsadiseasedamnit)
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 by ddavanport
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For whatever reason, infertility is a much misunderstood disease. Ive often pondered why. Is it because it deals with procreation and therefore is hush hush Is it because it is invisibleno one knows whether your lack of children is by choice or illness Im not sure, but misunderst... Read more
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