Talking to your Kids About Sex
Talking to your children about love, intimacy, and sex is an important part of parenting. Parents can be very helpful by creating a comfortable atmosphere in which to talk to their children about these issues. However, many parents avoid or postpone the discussion. Each year about one million...
Your pregnancy is a time of change. You’ll experience new moments in life as you prepare yourself and your body for the new addition. Along with this, you’ll also experience hormonal changes of varying degrees. All of these things are normal, natural, expected, and healthy as you... HHS Blueprint to Boost Breast-Feeding
Two decades of scientific research, and years of proactive measures by health experts and others, are beginning to pay off. Attitudes and behaviors toward breast-feeding in the United States are changing. During the last 15 years, the importance of breast-feeding has been recognized as one of the... Microinjection: The Latest Advance in Treating the Infertile Man
The introduction of Microinjection Technology into the in vitro fertilization laboratory has revolutionized our treatment of the infertile man. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, is a new infertility treatment that uses micromanipulation technology for treating male infertility. What ICSI...
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... 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...
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...