Category: Parenting After Infertility
Once upon a time there was an egg donor...What will your personal family story include when it's time to talk to your very own egg donor child? The first mom to ever receive a donor egg in New Jersey and her lovely daughter share their personal story with you in this moving video.
By Melissa B. Brisman, Esq. and Nancy M. Hartzband, Esq.
While it's a safe bet that it won't be the most romantic activity pursued on Valentine's Day, couples may want to think about their cyropreserved (frozen) embryos, to be sure that they are on "the same page" and that their intentions for future use and disposition have been addressed...
How to Keep Your Relationship From Derailing
It should be wonderful, shouldn't it? You've worked incredibly hard to become pregnant and become parents.
Maybe you've had one year or ten years of treatments at the doctor's. Maybe you've lost precious pregnancies and then had to summon the courage to begin again. Maybe you had to choose new plans that...
DURING INFERTILITY TREATMENT THE PURSUIT OF PARENTHOOD FAR TOO OFTEN GETS LOST IN THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TREATMENT. THE DREAM OF HAVING A CHILD IS OFTEN CLOUDED BY THE NEED TO ACHIEVE A PREGNANCY. Fortunately, many women and men do emerge from fertility treatment into the world of parenthood. For some, this uncharted world is a challenge to navigate...
The anticipated joy of parenthood when so long awaited, can create expectations that can be rather unrealistic, both of ourselves and our children. Following are twelve common myths of parenting after experiencing a fertility challenge:
1. Once I have a child I won't even remember our infertility.
The pain of experiencing infertility runs very deep. Although never forgotten,...
Caught up in the considerable effort it takes to find a child to adopt, many adoptive parents who choose to adopt toddlers and older children forget that one day a child will actually come to live in their home. It's not surprising then that the unmitigated joy they expect to feel can give rise to panic. Whether the new addition...