I have to admit this made me laugh…..all I could think of was the post-transfer mad dash to the restroom. What sign would you like to see at your RE’s office?
Dawn Davenport over at Creating a Family wrote an excellent blog post on the Twelve Signs That An Adoption Match May Fail which has inspired me to think about the similar red flags applicable to surrogacy matches. The intended parents and the surrogate don’t share the same views about abortion. This is a deal-breaker because it makes it.
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.
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.
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.
One question I get asked a lot is what paperwork is needed in New Hampshire so that a husband/boyfriend can agree to give up his rights to a child that hasn’t yet been born (or, sometimes, even conceived). The short answer is that there’s no such paperwork. Public policy prohibits a man from simply.
Myth! A lot of people I talk to are under the impression that surrogacy is illegal in New Hampshire. Actually, both gestational carrier and traditional surrogacy arrangements are permitted in New Hampshire. Traditional surrogacy occurs when the surrogate provides the ovum (egg); in a gestational carrier arrangement, the ovum is provided by either the intended mother.
If you are in the beginning stages of learning about donor egg and/or surrogacy, this seminar is a fantastic resource. They also have an adoption track. RESOLVE New England Seminar Info
Long Island IVF has a great post over at their blog describing IVF in the early 1990s. Every single injection was a huge needle in the buttocks. Transfers were done without the benefit of ultrasound guidance. All transfers were done on day 3, and the success rates were under 20%. How things have changed! Check.
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