You've waited an eternity to see those two red lines. Or get that positive HcG result. You are pregnant! Anxiously, you get through the first trimester, unsure of where this part of the journey will lead you. You arrive at 12 weeks, and the first-trimester screen (known as the nuchal-fold translucency). Things seem good.
There's a sigh of relief, and you start to share your exciting news! Your pregnancy progresses. There's another screen around 16 weeks, a blood…Continue
Last week, CNN posted a very inflammatory article on its website: it's title: "Surrogate Offered $10,000 to Abort Baby." There are so many things that I want to clear up about this article, but I'll stick to one aspect that was lacking in it’s reporting: where was the mental health professional in this case?
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (…Continue
As if there isn’t enough difficulty when dealing with pregnancy loss, an added factor that can be surprising for a couple is how each processes the grief they experience. Please note that I will be speaking in generalizations in this entry, but just as the grief process isn’t linear for everyone, these generalizations also aren’t to speak for everyone.
For many years, Elisabeth Kubler Ross’s stages of grief have been considered a gold standard. We have all heard…Continue
In a utopian world, we wouldn't need egg donors, sperm donors, or surrogates because no one would have a use for them. But our reality is not utopia. Donation and surrogacy are methods that allow for family building no matter what your circumstances are. Through technology, same sex couples can have a biologically related offspring, rather than only have the sole choice of adoption. People who have found love later in life can have a family too. Or people who had the…Continue