April 5

5 Things You May Not Know About Anonymous Egg Donation

Here are some things you might want to be thinking about as you make the decision to pursue anonymous egg donation to build your family: “Anonymous” does not mean you cannot have any contact with the donor.  In fact, many intended parents and donors have contact using a third-party intermediary such as the matching agency,.

April 4

The Unthinkable

Today people nationwide are remembering the lives of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and Kaufman County Assistant CDA Mark Hasse.  This black ribbon is posted in their honor. Please click here for more information about them.  As a former prosecutor for many years, I just cannot put into words how terrible these.

April 4

7 Red Flags to Watch for When Selecting an Egg Donor

There’s so much for prospective parents to think about when selecting an egg donor. One thing that is on the minds of many is whether their chosen egg donor will truly commit to the time-consuming process. In order to donate eggs, a donor must commit to undergoing a series of screening tests followed by ovarian stimulation and egg.

April 2

A Request for Assistance from a Sexual Health Educator

Kimberly from http://nogoodeggs.wordpress.com/ is seeking input from people who are parenting after infertility. In addition to being an infertility blogger, Kimberly is a sexual health educator and is currently preparing a training on incorporating assisted reproductive technology into sex ed lessons. Please email her at nogoodeggs@gmail.com if you are interested in answering some questions and sharing your advice as.

April 2

Should Infertile People Be Permitted to Marry?

Same-sex marriage opponents have relied primarily on the argument that only marriage between a man and a woman are justified because one of the core purposes of marriage is having children. Here’s the problem with that argument–when you start tying marriage to procreation, you run into the issue of people who are unable to reproduce, whether.

April 1

Infertility & The Panda

Mei Xiang is a giant panda at the National Zoo and she’s been having difficulty conceiving.  According to Zoo officials, her hormone levels rose and she was prepared for breeding with Tian Tian.  But it didn’t happen, so zoo officials ended up artificially inseminating her over the weekend.  What’s next for Mei Xiang is blood.

March 29

Miss Manners Weighs In on Sperm Donation

A reader inquires of Miss Manners how he should react when his niece rebuffed his offer to donate sperm.  The uncle reports that his feelings were hurt when the niece ended up having a baby using another sperm donor.   Miss Manners rebukes him because he does not “seem to appreciate that this was not comparable.

March 22

A Lifestyle Choice?

Many of us have heard the refrain that having kids is a lifestyle choice.  For childfree couples who got to make that choice, this can be true. For those of us who didn’t have a choice due to infertility, it’s a very hurtful thing to hear. And it’s not any less hurtful when it’s said.

March 21

Words Matter

No, an egg donor is not the “biological mother” of the resulting child.  Nor is she the “real mother.” No, it’s not known as “three parent IVF” when a generous young woman donates her eggs for a new procedure where portions of two different human eggs can be combined.  Read more here about this medical.