March 30

12 Signs That a Surrogacy Match Might Fail

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.

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.

March 14

Myth or Fact: Surrogacy is Illegal in New Hampshire

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.

March 10

Ever Wonder What the Early Days of IVF Were Like?

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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