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In Search of Fertility – Victoria Hopewell
31 minutes | May 24, 2015
In Search of Fertility – Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression
Guest: Kelly K. Damron, mother of twin daughters born prematurely in 2004. She is Co-Chair of the 2008 Family Teams Committee for March for Babies (formerly known as WalkAmerica) and author of the book Tiny Toes: A Couple's Journey Through Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression (http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Toes-Infertility-Prematurity-Depression/dp/0979374308). Description: Infertility treatments can increase the risk of having a premature infant and are correlated with an increased risk of Depression. Join Victoria Hopewell, author of Grade A Baby Eggs an Infertility Memoir, as she talks with Kelly Damron author of "Tiny Toes: A Couple's Journey Through Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression". Kelly is the mother of premature twins conceived through IVF. She also suffered from Post Pardum Depression. Listen in as Victoria and Kelly discuss the issues related to both infertility treatments and overcoming the depression that can keep you from enjoying your new baby.
31 minutes | May 18, 2015
In Search of Fertility – From Russia with Love
This is National Adoption Awareness month. Today we will learn about adopting from Russia and international adoption in general. Russia is no longer open for adoption but that may change in the future. Sharon Simons shares her experiences of adopting her two boys from Russia. She is the author of the book Mom at Last: How I Never Gave Up on Becoming a Mother. You can learn more about Sharon and her book by visiting, www.momatlast.com
32 minutes | Mar 30, 2015
In Search of Fertility – A Personal Surrogacy Story
When you decide to use a surrogate you may wish you could have inside information about what it is like. Today you will have that opportunity. Jen Rachman will share her own personal journey by telling you her own experiences with using a surrogate. She was kind enough to come back for a follow-up surrogacy interview. You can learn more about surrogacy at the websitewww.circlesurrogacy.com (http://www.circlesurrogacy.com/) and through twitter at @circlesurrogacy.com (http://circlesurrogacy.com/)
27 minutes | Mar 15, 2015
In Search of Fertility – Domestic Surrogacy
It is a big decision to pursue surrogacy. However, once you are ready to move forward there are many factors to navigate. Today you will obtain important must have information as we speak with Jen Rachman from Circle Surrogacy. You can learn more about Circle Surrogacy at the website www.circlesurrogacy.com (http://www.circlesurrogacy.com/) and through twitter at @circlesurrogacy.com (http://circlesurrogacy.com/)
28 minutes | Feb 23, 2015
In Search Of Fertility – Undescended Testicle and Male Infertility
Thirty percent of the time infertility is because of the male and thirty percent of the time it is because of the female. Today we will speak with an infertile male to learn his perspective. Adam Glogau will share his infertility journey caused by an undescended testicle and other complications. He will help you learn how to cope and feel less alone. You can learn more about his infertility journey at his website theinfertilemale.com
23 minutes | Feb 16, 2015
In Search of Fertility – Cutting Edge Fertility Technology
Infertility treatment is a brave new world of constantly changing technologies. It is important to keep current with the latest procedures for fertility attainment. Today we will speak with Dr. Rafat Abbasi about recent fertility developments including preimplantation genetic screening and egg freezing Dr. Raft Abbasi may be contacted at Columbia Fertility (http://columbiafertility.com).
30 minutes | Jan 25, 2015
In Search of Fertility – Childless by Choice
When faced with infertility, you may have to decide at some point whether to pursue having a child. You may not want to undergo infertility treatments or you may want to stop trying after failed treatment attempts. It is important to know that life is still fulfilling without a child. Today we will speak with Jennifer Richardson. She decided not to have a child by choice. It was a journey to reach that decision, and Jennifer has reached resolution with her choice. Jennifer shares her insights on the show. You can learn more about her finding meaning in life without a child by reading her book Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage (http://americashire.com/).
30 minutes | Jan 20, 2015
In Search of Fertility – Advocacy Against Personhood Legislation
Personhood legislation states that a fertilized egg is a person and in effect makes infertility treatment illegal. If your fertilized egg did not successfully implant during IVF, both the doctor and the potential mother could be charged with murder. You can make a difference in advocating against personhood legislation. Today we are speaking with Atlee Breland. She is a mother who decided to stand up against personhood legislation so that other people like her could have their children via infertility treatment. You can get involved by contacting Atlee at her website parentsagainstpersonhood.com (http://parentsagainstpersonhood.com/)
28 minutes | Dec 28, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Telling Your Child
At long last you may finally have your baby from any number of possible paths. Your child may have been conceived via an egg or sperm donor or from a surrogate. Then one day you may want to tell your child how he or she was conceived. Today we will speak with Dr. Nancy Freeman-Carroll about how you might share that important information. Dr. Freeman-Carroll is a supervising analyst at the William Alanson White Institute and an active member of the Mental Health Professionals Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She is in private practice in Manhattan. She does infertility counseling. She also does egg and sperm donor evaluations, counseling for gestational surrogacy and consultations about how to talk with your child about his or her creation. You can contact Dr. Nancy Freeman-Carroll at 212 665 0442 (tel:212%20665%200442).
30 minutes | Dec 14, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Choosing An Egg Donor
It is a huge step to decide to use an egg donor. However, it is not always that simple to find a donor and there are many factors to consider in choosing one. Dr. Allison Rosen will share important information about finding the right donor for you. Dr. Rosen is a psychologist in private practice in New York City. She does therapy with individuals and couples dealing with infertility. She does recipient counseling, egg donor evaluations and counseling for gestational surrogacy. You can contact Dr. Allison Rosen at 201-248-4245.
31 minutes | Nov 23, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Infertility and Prematurity
In Vitro Fertilization increases the risk of multiple births which can result in prematurity. Today we have Kelly Damron telling us the story of her premature daughters who were IVF babies. One of her daughters developed the prematurity complication NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis). Kelly shares must know information about preterm infants, NEC and her emotional roller coaster including postpartum depression. Kelly has helped other infertile women by running support groups in Arizona for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association (http://www.resolve.org/). Kelly won the 2012 Night of Hope RESOLVE service award. She also is the author of Tiny Toes: A Couple's Journey Through Infertility, Prematurity and Depression. (http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Toes-Infertility-Prematurity-Depression/dp/0979374308)
32 minutes | Nov 16, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Donor Egg Legal Contracts
When using donor eggs, the donor egg recipient wants to be sure that the baby is legally hers. You don't want your donor coming to claim your baby. The donor wants to know that she is not responsible for raising and paying for the child. That is why a donor egg contract is essential to protect both the wishes of the egg recipient and the donor. Today we have New York attorney Amy Demma providing critical information about donor egg contracts. Amy was the president of the board of directors of RESOLVE: New England, and she will be joining the board of Parents Via Egg Donation. She founded the Law Offices of Amy Demma in East Hampton. She can be contacted at 516-662-7532, and you can read her blog at www.eggdonationtoday.com (http://www.eggdonationtoday.com/)
33 minutes | Oct 26, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Passion for Infertility
A diagnosis of infertility is devastating. But there is a silver lining. Many people give back and become involved in the cause of infertility after facing this illness. Even those who have not confronted infertility themselves have advocated for others. Today we will speak with Rachel Allison. She has a multifaceted, passionate involvement with infertility.
32 minutes | Oct 19, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
When you are dealing with infertility you face failed treatment cycles, miscarriages and babies that do not survive. These losses often go unacknowledged and they are traumatic. Today we will hear about October National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th. We will speak with Phoebe Kannisto who raises awareness of this memorial day as well as other infertility issues. Phoebe also leads an infertility RESOLVE group in Buffalo New York. You can learn more about infertility and her support group through the organization wnyinfertilityawareness and support. You also can email Phoebe at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
28 minutes | Sep 28, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Fertility Coaching
When you finally make the difficult decision to do infertility treatment it is stressful and isolating. You may be confused about what to do next and be emotionally overwhelmed. But you can use a life coach to help you through the fertility process. Today we will speak with Tracy Toon Spencer. She is a life coach who specializes in infertility. You can find out more about her and her services at her website (http://www.fertileguide.com/): www.fertileguide.com.
33 minutes | Sep 14, 2014
In Search Of Fertility – Infertility In Your 20’s
Starting a family at a young age instead of putting it off is no guarantee that you will become pregnant. Even if you are in your twenties you may discover that you are infertile. Today we will speak with Candace Wohl who faced infertility in her twenties. She will share her story with you. Candace has been on MTV on the True Life episode I'm Desperate to Have A Baby. You can learn more about Candace on her website www.ourmisconception.blogspot (http://ourmisconception.blogspot.com/)
29 minutes | Aug 24, 2014
In Search of Fertility – The Biological Clock
When you finally take the big step to have a baby you might find out you waited too long. You will learn more about the biological clock, what you can do about it and the need for being informed about it at an earlier age. Our guest is Tanya Selvaratnam (http://tanyaturnsup.com/). She is the author of The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock. You can learn more about Tanya and her book on her website tanyaturnsup.com
30 minutes | Aug 18, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Single Mother by Adoption
Listeners have requested to hear from a single parent and to learn about adoption. You will hear about both today when Erica talks about adopting a child as a single mother. She will share the positives and negatives about her experience and help you know what to expect if you choose to follow this path.
29 minutes | Jul 27, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Infertility Stigma
It is a devastating blow to discover that you are infertile. Then when you most need support you are unable to tell others about your condition. All too often the infertile feel stigmatized. You should not have to keep your infertility secret. Today we will speak with Fran Meadows. She has been an important voice in helping woman break the silence of infertility. She also is author of the book The Truth Behind The Secret Infertility.
31 minutes | Jul 21, 2014
In Search of Fertility – Postpartum Depression
It is exhilarating after suffering from infertility to finally become pregnant. However, once the baby comes your joy may turn to woe if you develop postpartum depression. Today we will speak with Valerie Lynn. She is a traditional postpartum practitioner, the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Country Coordinator for Malaysia, the creator of the New Mommy Wellness Kit and the author of the book The Mommy Plan. She will provide important information about how to help prevent postpartum depression. You can learn more about Valerie and her services at her website postpregnancywellness.com (http://postpregnancywellness.com)
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