The Long and Winding Road to Parenthood: Reflections on National Infertility Awareness Week
I have a clear memory from when I was about 12-years-old. I was lying in the grass with some friends when things suddenly became a
Guide to In Vitro Fertilization for People Working with an Egg Donor and Surrogate
If you are planning on working with an egg donor and a gestational carrier as a means to have a baby, in vitro fertilization (IVF)
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
One of the most heartbreaking experiences that someone can experience is recurrent pregnancy loss or miscarriage. Unfortunately, recurrent pregnancy loss is common. As many as
What is In Vitro Fertilization?
In vitro fertilization (IVF)is a form of assisted reproductive technology. In IVF, sperm are combined with an egg or eggs in a Petri dish in
What is Intrauterine Insemination?
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a low tech form of assisted reproductive technology, which is typically performed in a doctor’s office. When individuals or couples begin
How to Give and Receive an Injection: A Guide For Fertility Treatment Patients and their Partners
Oftentimes, these medications are given by injection into the fat just under the skin (subcutaneous) or in the muscle (intramuscular). You may choose to do
Questions to Ask at your First Fertility Clinic Visit
Your first fertility clinic visit can be overwhelming. You’re bound to have many questions that you inevitably forget when you’re face-to-face with your doctor. Review
Paige and Linda’s Story
Having a baby was always part of the plan for Long Island couple Paige and Linda. Linda, a magazine editor, had always wanted to be
Once Upon a Time, There Was a Much-Wanted Baby (Guess what! That Baby was You!)
By Corey Whelan For many of us, the story of how we came to be is a much-loved tale, told often by those who tuck
Affording Surrogacy Guide
For those who are considering surrogacy to form their families, there is one question that typically rises to the top: how are we going to pay for it? Due to the number of individuals, procedures, and service providers involved in a surrogacy, the process is expensive, often in the six-figure range. While most families do not have that kind of money readily available, there are many options that exist to help make this path to parenthood more financially attainable. In this guide we highlight options for financing your surrogacy from personal loans, to grants and fundraising, and more. Surrogacy is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be inaccessible.
LGBTQ Family Building Survey
Executive Summary The LGBTQ Family Building Survey provides new insight into how many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are interested in becoming
2019 LGBTQ Family Building Guide
Our 2019 LGBTQ Family Building Guide is designed to help hopeful parents learn more about all approaches to family building and reproductive health for the LGBTQ community. All articles are written by experts in their fields, and the Guide is available to download or read online.