Abortion: the medical term for miscarriage. The various types include: Complete abortion: A miscarriage in which all of the products of conception have been expelled and the cervix is closed. Habitual abortion: A miscarriage occurring on two or more separate occasions. Incomplete abortion: A... Alternatives to adoption
Since there is no such thing as an accidental adoption, it’s a given that by the time the process is started there’s been a lot of thinking about the ins and outs and whos and whats and wherefores. Other options for families should all be considered during the course of the... Ectopic Pregnancy - The Time Bomb in the Tube
An ectopic pregnancy is one that develops outside the uterus. Most ectopics are found in the fallopian tube and these are called tubal pregnancies. However, they can also occur at other pelvic sites which include the ovary the abdomen and the cervix. Fertilization normally occurs in the outer... Endometriosis -- The Silent Invader
Endometriosis is a common disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It occurs when normal endometrial tissue (the lining of the uterus) grows outside the uterus. This misplaced tissue may implant itself and grow anywhere within the abdominal cavity. Many specialists feel that severe...
What Other People Think About Adoption
October 19, 2009, 5:30 am
Lots of people have been writing about the online article about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the accompanying blog post about the issues surrounding multiple births from IVF in the online edition of Sunday's New York Times. The comments were astounding, especially reading them as an... Reproductive Choice: Whose Business Is It Anyway?
February 26, 2009, 7:45 am
I learned the very (very) hard way that each family has the unquestionable right to form their family in whatever way they so desire. When it comes to birth and adoptive families brought together by a shared child via open adoption, that unquestionable part becomes so important. I will first... Is Your Adopted Child Predisposed to Cancer? Genetic Testing May Tell
March 23, 2008, 4:35 pm
There are certain gene mutations that predispose a person to cancer. Through the miracle of modern medicine, genetic testing is available to identify gene mutations that may lead to cancer. A person armed with information about being predisposed to developing cancer can take preventative measures...
In His Time
"We have a baby for you and Jamie." Those were the words that came across the phone line Friday, April 22, 2005 around 2:00 p.m. There I sat planning with a teammate on upcoming projects...