Is insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization broken? Some experts say yes via CNBC: goo.gl/9gQDGm
"People do not choose to be infertile, any more than they choose to have lung disease or heart diease, or any of these other diseases. It's not really preventable..." Dr. Ricard Paulson, President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
My wife and I donate to the Baby Quest a non-profit foundation. Baby Quest covers the cost of IVFs and other expenses associated with IVF. The founder started Baby Quest when her own daughter had a very challenging time conceiving. As a Fertility Coach, I know of families who have benefitted from Baby Quest and hope to raise awareness so that others can too. Please share with those who could benefit!
Two recent Northwestern University studies shed new light on the mystery of the leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage, laying the foundation for further research in an understudied but crucially important field of genetic study. The studies look at what happens during the process that produ...
There is new data on the link between vitamin D and male fertility. The new results add to our understanding of the effects of low vitamin D levels on testosterone levels and whether vitamin D supplementation could help improve fertility in both sexes.
A book that fueled a revolution of adoptees using DNA to find their birth families is now an audiobook. Amazon now offers “Finding Family” in print, Kindle, and audiobook formats. amzn.to/2lSgZok If you like listening to audiobooks or just don't have time to read much, this is a great new option. Use the “Listen” link at Amazon to hear a brief sample ... See MoreSee Less
My book that fueled a revolution of adoptees using DNA to find their birth families is now an audiobook. Amazon now offers “Finding Family” in print, Kindle, and audiobook formats. amzn.to/2lSgZok If you like listening to audiobooks or just don't have time to read much, this is a great new option. Use the “Listen” link at Amazon to hear a brief sample.
Hi everyone, a researcher reached out to me at the University of California, San Francisco and is working on a study of how brain and behavioral traits are passed from parents to children in families who have used assisted reproductive technologies. They are particularly interested in recruiting families who have young children born through egg or sperm donation or gestational surrogacy.
Do you think this is something that any of you would be interested in?
While President Donald Trump has been busily signing Executive Orders, he's not the only lawmaker getting to work in Washington. Meet H.R. 586, the Sanctity of Human Life Act. Introduced by Republican Rep. Jody Hice from Georgia's 10th district, the
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Veterans with service-connected injuries are now eligible for IVF services starting TODAY! Thank you to all of our hundreds of dedicated advocates and to the generous people and companies who donated to RESOLVE to support our advocacy efforts. Your contributions have not been in vain. Thanks to you, RESOLVE has been on the frontlines fighting for Veterans who cannot have children without medical assistance as the result of their service-connected injuries. Our voices were heard. Thank you Senator Patty Murray, all of the Veteran Service Organizations and ASRM who have fought so hard alongside RESOLVE. We applaud the SART clinics offering discounted care to Veterans and hope many healthcare providers will join the VA to provide IVF under this new program. When we all come together for change, amazing things can happen. Share this post and let everyone who may need this benefit know! Read more from Senator Murray’s office. goo.gl/sxIeCJ
You are truly an amazing gift from God. I never thought it was possible to find my biological father. I started my search many years ago, with nothing but a first name. I took that DNA test on ancestry never expecting to resolve the void that has haunted me for so many years. The results came back with a match to you as a second cousin; I still had very little hope yet messaged you regardless. When you replied to that first message it gave me just a little hope, but as you continued to search and dedicate your time to helping me, I knew you were a blessing.
I never felt that anyone cared about me finding the missing pieces in my life, not even my own mother or siblings. Then came this complete stranger offering me help, showed me you cared, and gave me words of encouragement. You have the biggest heart of anyone I have met! I want to thank you again for finding my biological father and also for explaining anything I did not understand when it came to the DNA. I have learned so much from you! I will forever be grateful to you.
I hope my story inspires others to keep looking. Don’t ever give up. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s my complete pleasure to help you in any way I can. Thank you dearly for your kind message. So very happy you were able to connect with your biological father and finally know where you came from. Equally happy to hear he has welcomed you into his life. Wishing you many more blessings along your journey.
As part of a massive study that includes the contributions from scores of researchers across the globe, scientists have found a dozen genetic markers linked to fertility, offering hope to the more than 48 million couples worldwide who struggle to conceive.