Archive for the ‘Fertility News’ Category

Friday Round Up

Friday, November 7th, 2014

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories:

From USA Today: Vague surrogacy laws can lead to heartache

From Yahoo News: Fertility Math: It’s 10 times harder to get pregnant at 43 than at 37

From Huffington Post: Infertility 101: What NOT to Say When Your Friends Are Trying

From The Edge Boston: A Guide to Starting Your Family via Surrogate

From WOSU Public Media: Ohio State Cuts Infertility Treatment Benefits

And in ConceiveAbilities news? It’s a very special day for our case manager extraordinaire, Kristin Catral – her wedding day! Wishing the new Mr. & Mrs. Ames a lifetime of love, laughter and adventure. Congratulations!

Friday Round Up

Friday, October 17th, 2014

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories:

From Huffington Post: Would You Donate Your Eggs to a Couple Who Couldn’t Conceive? 

From The Independent: Women who want children in their 50s should be allowed to freeze their eggs, say experts 

From NPR: A First: Uterus Transplant Gives Parents A Healthy Baby

From Epoch Times: French Gov’t Affirms Its Prohibition of Gestational Surrogacy 

From NBC News: Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Their Eggs

From The Week: Inside the rise of embryo donation

And in ConceiveAbilities news? We’re Hawaii-bound to exhibit at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Annual Meeting! We look forward to connecting with friends and colleagues in a true meeting of the fertility minds. 

Friday Round Up

Friday, September 26th, 2014

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories:

From the Huffington Post: Infertility Etiquette 101

From New York Magazine: Why Do We Treat Infertility Like It’s Just Rich Women’s Problems?

From the LA Times: Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

From Forbes: How $30K of Fertility Debt Helped Me Reinvent My Finances 

From the Tallahassee Democrat: The man’s perspective on the madness of infertility 

From the Huffington Post: 6 Ways Infertility Prepared Me for Parenthood

And in ConceiveAbilities news? We had a grand time at last weekend’s Alternative Parenting Show in London. Many thanks to all who came out to learn more about their family building options with ConceiveAbilities. 

Friday Round Up

Friday, September 19th, 2014

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories:

From the New York Times: Surrogates and Couples Face a Maze of Laws, State by State

From the Huffington Post: Looking Back on Two Decades of Helping Gay Men Have Kids 

From the Herald Sun: Hot Topic: Surrogacy as a solution for infertility

From Medical Daily: IVF Has Led to Unprecedented Number Of Multiple Infant Births 

From LGBTQ Nation: Target snubs boycott by featuring same-sex couples in latest campaign

And in ConceiveAbilities news? We’re across the pond for tomorrow’s Alternative Parenting Show in London! 

Surrogates and Couples Face a Maze of Laws, State by State

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A new article published in The New York Times sheds light on a topic that is very familiar to anyone who has entered the realm of surrogacy. The first questions people ask are “is it legal?” and “what if the surrogate wants to keep the baby?”

As a reputable agency that is well-versed in the laws from state-to-state, we take special care to abide by these rules for everyone’s protection. Several recent stories have made headlines depicting surrogate matches gone awry, and it’s essential that states recognize and have appropriate legislation in place for surrogacy.

Joanna L. Grossman, a family law professor at the Hofstra University law school, was quoted in the article: “My sense of the big picture is that we’re moving toward laws like the one in Illinois, which accepts that the demand for surrogacy isn’t going away but recognizes the hazards and adds regulations and protections.”

Illinois law required medical and psychological screenings for all parties, among other things, and allows only gestational surrogacy – where the surrogate is not biologically related to the child. Not all states have come to an agreement – or even recognize – what will provide the best protection, but we’re hopeful that the influence of legislation and the continuing demand for surrogacy will develop more solid laws across the country. Until then, we’ll continue to practice as we have been – providing careful, dedicated service to protect everyone involved in this very special process.

Day of Hope: All Babies Are Miracles

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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In the field of reproductive technology, it’s easy to get caught up in tests, exams, injections, and medical jargon. But a world that could easily be cold and sterile, the ultimate goal is a healthy baby and complete family. In spite of all the heartbreak, hope is kept alive. Infertility is often marked by loss, and it takes great strength to keep hope alive in moving forward.

August 19th is Day of Hope, which keeps the babies who are lost during this journey alive in the hearts of the people who loved them. It encourages us to celebrate the tiny lives who were so desperately wanted, and encourages hopeful parents to persevere.

It’s about coming together as a whole community to speak openly about these children and honor their short lives. Each year, thousands of people around the globe take part in Day of Hope by hanging prayer flags and sharing images on their blogs and social media to remind their friends and family about the babies they lost but deeply love.

Friday Round Up

Friday, August 15th, 2014

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories:

From The Des Moines Register: Iowa Climate on Surrogacy Favorable

From ASRM.org: Egg-Freezing Allows Women to Buy Time for Motherhood 

From Digital Journal: Las Vegas Fertility Center Backs Surrogacy For Single & Gay Men In USA

From The New Zealand Herald: Fertility breakthrough offers new hope 

From The Des Moines Register: Years ago, ‘People didn’t talk about’ infertility

And in ConceiveAbilities news? We’re preparing to cross the pond for next month’s Alternative Parenting Show in London!

Friday Round Up

Friday, August 8th, 2014

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories:

From Live 5 News: Couple starts nonprofit to help others get through infertility

From Gaystar News: The surrogate mom who decided to only carry children for gay men

From Huffington Post: A Guy’s Survival Guide to Infertility 

From Irish Examiner: Single women seeking fertility treatment rises

From The Daily Beast: Exercise & Fertility: Are You Too Fit to Get Pregnant?

From Prevention: How To Make It Through Infertility Without Destroying Your Relationship

Friday Round Up

Friday, July 18th, 2014

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories:

From Time.com: Three Ways to Cut the High Costs of Infertility 

From Fox News: Is pre-implantation genetic screening right for you? 

From Today.com: No more whispers, I’m doing IVF and proud of it

From India Today: Health trend: Celebrities use acupuncture for infertility 

From The Columbia Daily Tribune: Missouri surrogate supports New Jersey family

And in ConceiveAbilities news? We had a blast at our 5th annual Denver Surrogate Family Picnic! 

Friday Round Up

Friday, June 20th, 2014

ConceiveAbilities is keeping you up-to-date on the latest news in the busy, burgeoning world of infertility. Below, a round up of this week’s need to know stories:

From Chicago Sun-Times: Father Figure

From The Examiner: The Handsome Father: Nonprofit organization designed to support gay dads

From CNN: Time-lapse video reveals secret life of an embryo, helps women conceive

From LGBTQ NationFor gay dads, two new websites help navigate joys, struggles of fatherhood

From Medical Daily: IVF Time-Lapse Technology Helps Doctors Pick The Best Implantable Embryo

From Huffington Post: Coping With the Anguish of Fertility Treatment

 

And in ConceiveAbilities news?

Our CEO, Nazca Fontes, is featured in the current issue of Worth Magazine!

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