Infertility

Did you know 1 in 6 couples in the United States suffers from infertility? Did you know infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or carry a child to term after trying for 1 year in couples under 30 or 6 months in couples over 30? Did you know that infertility treatments are also the realm of lesbian and gay couples trying to have a child?

My husband and I suffered from infertility for 10 years before the magic of reproductive endocrinology and IVF gave us Aellyn.

Here are some of the posts dealing with Infertility:

Infertility

This category contains 48 posts

Bust An Infertility Myth: Infertility Is A Private Affair

POSTED BY  ⋅ APRIL 29, 2011 ⋅ 3 COMMENTS

I went to get a massage the other day.  I was looking forward to relaxing and easing some of the strain of carrying around two newborns that had settled in my shoulders.  I explained to the therapist that I had been on extended bedrest, then birthed twins, then went through a NICU journey.  I told …Continue reading »

Promoting Animal Rights On the Backs of the Infertile – Shame On PETA!

POSTED BY  ⋅ APRIL 6, 2011 ⋅ 6 COMMENTS

Shame on you PETA.  I have been a long time believer in your cause and think your ads with celebrities going naked instead of wearing fur is wonderful but this latest contest is tasteless, hateful, and illogical and undermines your cause by belittling another worthy cause. Ok, fuck it.  I’m not going to be diplomatic … Continue reading »

IVF, Octomom, and Irresponsible Medicine

POSTED BY  ⋅ OCTOBER 25, 2010 ⋅ 4 COMMENTS

You may have heard that Dr. Michael Kamrava transfered 12 embryos into Nadia Suleman (octomom) and was kicked out of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as a result.  This number is really beyond shocking.  For my age, 35, I would have had to beg my doctors to transfer 3 embryos and signed a waiver.  … Continue reading »

Tale of 2 Heartbeats

POSTED BY  ⋅ AUGUST 30, 2010 ⋅ 9 COMMENTS

That’s right, TWO heartbeats!  We are having twins!  I’m sooooo excited and am so blessed!  A decade of barrenness and now a bloom of family!  I’m reading and learning so much about twin pregnancy which is SO different from singleton pregnancy advice so I’ll post more soon.  I go back again on Friday for another … Continue reading »

Books for Children about Alternative Conception

Hope & Will Have a Baby: The Gift of Embryo Donation A Part Was Given and an Angel Was Born From Out of My Body Your Soul Did Grow
Hope Will Have a Baby: The Gift of Egg Donation
Also available in The Gift of Embryo Donation, The Gift of Sperm Donation, and The Gift of Surrogacy.
by Irene Celcer
A Part Was Given and an Angel Was Born
by Rozanne Nathalie
*From Out of My Body Your Soul Did Grow
by Rozanne Nathalie
Special Delivery Our Beautiful Work of A.R.T A tiny itsy bitsy gift of life, an egg donor story
Special Delivery
by Rozanne Nathalie
Our Beautiful Work of A.R.T
by Rozanne Nathalie
A tiny itsy bitsy gift of life, an egg dono…
by Carmen Martinez Jover
Recipes of How Babies are Made I want to have a child, whatever it takes! The Baby Kangaroo Treasure Hunt, a gay parenting story
Recipes of How Babies are Made
by Carmen Martinez Jover
I want to have a child, whatever it takes!
by Carmen Martinez Jover
The Baby Kangaroo Treasure Hunt, a gay pare…
by Carmen Martinez Jover
Mommy, Was Your Tummy Big? Before You Were Born...Our Wish For A Baby (The Story of A Gestational Carrier)
Mommy, Was Your Tummy Big?
by Carolina Nadel
Also availabe in Daddy, Was Mommy’s Tummy Big?
Before You Were Born…Our Wish For A Baby …
by Janice Grimes
Also available on the following topics:  IVF, Donor Insemination, IVF with Donor Sperm, Egg Donation, Frozen Embryo Transfer, Embryo Donation, Traditional Surrogate and Gestational Carrier.
There are also books for Female Partners using Donor Insemination, and Male Partners using a Surrogate Mother.

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