Understanding Your Medicines
You must be aware of what medicines you are taking and why. It's easy for doctors to prescribe medicines, but it's your responsibility to be well-informed about them, so that you know exactly what to expect. Medicines used in infertility treatments include: Bromocriptine (Proctinal, B-crip,... Menopause
What is menopause? Menopause, a normal and natural event, is the end of menstruation. It is usually confirmed when you have not had a period for 12 months in a row (with other causes for this change ruled out). Menopause starts when your body's level of the hormone estrogen falls permanently to... Becoming a Woman - Getting Your Period
Probably the most talked about event of puberty for a girl is her period. Getting your period is another way of talking about menstruation. Within about a year after beginning her growth spurt, most girls will have their first period. This marks the beginning of a girl's life as a young woman. In... Baby Tips from “Aunty Carol”
When you have a baby, unfortunately the new "little one" does not come with an instruction manual. To assist you in a successful transition into parenthood, we have developed a list of items you will need for your baby and some tips that we hope you will find helpful. Century Car Seat Infant...
Adoptive Child in the Womb
April 29, 2013, 2:47 pm
What exactly does it mean when we say that we adopted embryos? We “adopted” one batch of embryos directly from the genetic parents back in 2011. We transferred two of them into my uterus at a time, but both attempts failed. I mourned the loss of those little ones as though they had lived in... Embryo Adoption
February 6, 2013, 1:46 pm
Until quite recently, a couple turning to adoption because they are unable or unwilling to utilize fertility treatments to conceive a mutually biological child also had to make peace with not experiencing pregnancy and childbirth. Today, it is possible to give birth to one’s adopted child. For... Cold and Rainy is My Favorite
October 13, 2011, 11:56 am
The sunshine has left the Midwest and in its place is a muted, hazy feel with rain on the horizon. For many this shift in weather brings gloomy feelings. The children are in the house more, the mess seems to pile up and the fighting increases. Yet, I have to admit this is my favorite time of the...
It's my son's birthday today, 9th December. It's something that I should be celebrating. I should be happy in the knowledge that he has reached this wonderful age, but I'm a long way from feeling... Adoption is Sharing for More Than One Family
Doug and I know first hand the heartaches of infertility, miscarriages, and premature births. We also know the complete joy and fulfillment that adoption brings. The following is a summary of the...