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Chasing Fatherhood: What Infertility Feels Like to Me

Seleni Institute | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

I remind myself that my job is to protect our love. I must steady her drop into hopelessness. I hold her as she sobs, saving the pep talk for another day. I tell her that we can remain in the ache of this disaster for however long it takes.

The Decision We Agonized Over, But Do Not Regret

The Next Family | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

At conception and in the months before birth, we make parental choices before we meet our child or children. The best we can do is to make educated decisions based on science, faith and what we feel is right.

How Breastfeeding Gave Me My Power Back

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

It took me three years and several rounds of IVF to get pregnant and I was acutely aware that this would most likely be the only time I would ever be able to experience it. In my mind, I worked hard and paid a lot of money to get knocked up, so I wanted to enjoy all of the bells and whistles.

Last To Have A Baby

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

I watched my entire book group and two sets of friends get pregnant before I ever watched my belly swell.

Don't Get Angry. Get Involved.

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

If someone on Twitter thinks gays should not have the right to marry, my 140 retort back isn't going to change their minds. I've never heard anyone ever say, "Someone posted a .jpeg on Facebook and now I'm a liberal!"

Making Sense of Mitochondrial Disease Prevention by 'Three Parent IVF'

Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D.

The British approach to the novel implementation of mitochondrial replacement therapy, with extensive public involvement and careful, measured scientific review, may serve as an example for the United States and rest of the world.

Types Of Hormone Treatments May Not Differ During IVF

Posted 06.06.2014 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman and Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnancy outcomes don’t differ among women who use a vaginal hormone gel du...

"Three-Person IVF" Update Reveals How Little We Know

Jessica Cussins | Posted 08.05.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

Three-person IVF is a critical departure from the traditional kind. This new and biologically extreme technique, which has generated scientific and bioethical controversy on both sides of the Atlantic, would combine genetic material from one man and two women in a single embryo.

The Cost Of Being A First-Time Egg Donor

Justine Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Justine Griffin

The eggs in my ovaries made me valuable. Without them, there is no in vitro fertilization, no surrogate mothers, no baby-making business. As it unfolded, I began to feel like a commodity rather than a human being, a means to an end on the infant assembly line.

Regulator Weighs In On Safety Of Three-Parent Embryos

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe...

Surrogacy Between Close Friends: Think Twice

Suzette Standring | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Suzette Standring

Laurie Miller offers a cautionary tale about gestational surrogacy between close friends. Expectations and disappointment ended their friendship, and the two women never saw it coming.

If You're Not a Mom Are You Still a Woman? Fertility Treatments in Israel and in the U.S. in 2014

Justine Borer | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Justine Borer

American women of childbearing age face less negative scrutiny when they don't have children. But infertility is a secret shame, and they often keep their longings and the details of their efforts to conceive under wraps.

One Good Egg: Hatching a Plan

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

As crazy as it may sound, I actually want to be pregnant. If the only thing I was missing was one good egg... then I needed to start looking outside the box (pun intended). And as I was about to discover, good eggs are actually not that hard to find... if you know where to look.

What Happens After Fertility Treatments Don't Work

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Risa Sugarman

This is what it has felt like since I received the phone call, "I am so sorry but your embryo did not survive the thaw."

What a Man Remembers

Evan F. Moore | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Evan F. Moore

Pregnancy is a polarizing topic in my estimation. I say that because I'm one of the folks out there who would love to be a father. My firstborn child would've been due this month.

25 Ways You Can Raise Awareness

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Barbara Collura

One in 8 couples struggle to have children and build their families due to the disease of infertility. This statistic represents a colleague, a friend in your book club, a couple at your Thanksgiving dinner table.

25 Things to Say (and Not to Say) to Someone Living With Infertility

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Barbara Collura

Did you know that 1 in 8 couples struggle to have children and build their families due to the disease of infertility? This statistic represents a colleague, a friend in your book club, a couple at your Thanksgiving dinner table.

What's Changed (and What Hasn't Changed) for People with Infertility in the Past 25 Years (Part 3)

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Barbara Collura

In the 25 years since then, technology has evolved and the Internet has emerged. Medical advances have been made and there is now a wealth of information about infertility, medical treatments, alternative treatments, support groups, blogs about fertility, social media, you name it, all available online.

What's Changed (and What Hasn't Changed) for People with Infertility in the Past 25 Years (Part 2)

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Barbara Collura

"In general, infertility is now a subject that can be talked about. But when I came into the field there was lots of secrecy around the subject of infertility. People would even keep their infertility from their relatives."

IVF Loss

Pamela Brill | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Pamela Brill

or some reason, there are no tears. Just anger. White hot anger. And if anyone near you is pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant or even just talking about children, you're not responsible for your actions.

What's Changed (and What Hasn't Changed) for People With Infertility in the Past 25 Years (Part 1)

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Barbara Collura

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), RESOLVE reached out to experts in the field to get their opinions about what has, and hasn't, changed for people with infertility in the past 25 years.

16 Ways My Dog Has Made Me A Better Parent

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

People roll their eyes at comparisons of dogs to children, and I support this exasperation -- in theory. At the same time, in my heart of hearts, I know that our dog has profoundly influenced my experience as a mother.

The Harsh Reality About Fertility And Age

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Knowledge, as they say, is power, and even if you're not seeing anyone special, staying on top of your fertility can only serve you in the long run.

How My Fifth-Grade Self Helped Me on My Fertility Quest

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

I've always imagined having kids. And I always thought that when I was ready to be a mother, it would happen in a snap. A decade into our marriage, we felt ready. We excitedly began trying and nothing happened. Well, something happened: I couldn't get pregnant.

Mom Confidential: Elisabeth Rohm on Kid Negotiations, Fertility Truths and the Power of High Heels

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Parenting is complicated; we all know how painful and difficult it can be at times. We all measure ourselves by comparing our situation with what others are doing -- we might tell ourselves, "I'm choosing this job, so it's OK, I am a good mom."