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What’s the Process for Same-Sex Male Couples Who Want to Have a Child?

As a same-sex male couple, you know your path to parenthood looks different than it does for heterosexual couples. Biology alone makes that obvious! But that doesn’t mean you and your partner can’t become parents. Through advanced reproductive medicine you do have options. Here’s a peek inside the process for same-sex male couples who want […]

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What is the Process of Becoming a Surrogate?

Becoming a surrogate is a gift that has no equal. You’re bringing a biological child into the world for parents who otherwise would have no option. This life-altering decision affects you and the parents you are helping. Your role in creating family requires selflessness, strength and a commitment that is sometimes challenging but always rewarding. […]

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Should I Consider Freezing my Eggs?

Having a child is a highly personal decision. Planning when you have that child is equally personal. You and your partner, or you on your own, know timing is everything. As life and its demands intervene, you hit the pause button on starting a family. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate and as your biological […]

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Who Carries the Child in a Same-Sex Female Couple?

Every prospective parent faces a barrage of questions and concerns. When do we start trying? What will we name the baby? How do we make sure we’re ready? Can we afford a child? It’s only natural to experience concerns such as these and more. However, a same-sex female couple faces a unique question; who carries […]

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Does My Weight Effect My Fertility?

 fertility diet The journey to starting or growing a family looks different for every couple. Some couples conceive easily, and others try for months to years with no success. Infertility is an equally unique road to travel. Some diagnoses are easier to resolve than others. Body weight is a definite factor in a woman’s fertility. […]

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What is the Process of Donating my Eggs

Women who are unable to produce their own eggs, due to a variety of conditions, including disease, treatment for cancer or ovarian failure, have the option of choosing donor eggs. If you’re a healthy, fertile woman interested in donating your eggs there are a few factors you must first consider. Additionally, the process isn’t as […]

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Undergoing Fertility Preservation Before Your Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis is devastating and very scary no matter what the circumstances. As you prepare for treatment and give your all to battling this disease your future fertility is likely low-priority. But, depending on where you at in your life, considerations for your fertility and goals for having children in the future are part […]

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What Is a Stillbirth? Could It Happen to Me?

Stillbirth, by definition, occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy. At that point chances are the mother has felt tiny flutters, kicks and movements indicating life. By 20 weeks and beyond most couples have seen the ultrasound images of their baby and often the images are much more vivid than earlier in pregnancy. They see […]

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Does IVF Increase the Risk for Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian stimulation is an important aspect of the overall treatment for infertility. The goal of ovarian stimulation is to harvest as many viable eggs as possible from a woman’s ovaries. By stimulating the ovaries to produce and mature a greater number of follicles/eggs, the odds of developing a healthy embryo for implantation, and thus a […]

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Should I Consider Genetic Testing Even Without Fertility Issues?

When you dream of your future family you don’t necessarily envision any problems. Pregnancy comes easily, labor is a breeze and you deliver a healthy beautiful baby. For many couples that’s true. But, in the United States, one out of every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects remain the leading cause […]

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