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Surrogacy Questions

A blog by Emily Field, June 22, 2016
Surrogacy is an intense, expensive, emotional journey and we want all Intended Parents to feel as informed as possible about the process. We put together a questionnaire that we hope will be helpful to you.

Many people from Europe and beyond travel to the Czech Republic for IVF treatment. The question is why? Why do they make the huge effort when it would probably be easier to attend somewhere closer to home? If you are considering going abroad for IVF or donor egg treatment, here’s what you ought to know about treatment in the Czech Republic.

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a blog by Ellen Glazer, June 17, 2016

Just as we are all recovering from Mother’s Day, the other Hallmark Holiday is fast approaching, just about a month away. While I find Mother’s Day to be the single most difficult day of the year for anyone struggling with infertility, Father’s Day is not exactly a breeze.

Egg Donation

A blog by The Egg Asiancy, June 14, 2016
I’d always wanted a career in research. After getting a master’s degree in health, I landed my first job in a research lab – and was well on the way to achieving my dreams. Then one day, I happened to see an ad for a fertility clinic, looking specifically for Asian egg donors.

A blog by Amira Posner, Healing Infertility, June 9, 2016

A growing number of women are turning to mindfulness and meditation techniques to help them de-stress, relax and move through the infertility experience with more ease. I know from first hand experience the benefits of the mind body approach. I was blessed to have discovered this method and and have it work so successfully. I have seen this same result in other women and am confident in saying this can be a very useful tool for women who suffer from infertility, and the stress and anxiety that comes with it.

A blog by Sarah Clark, May 31, 2016
The statistics don’t lie; moderate weight loss does impact fertility. If you are struggling with ovulatory infertility, according to one study, losing 5% to 10% of your current weight is often enough to improve ovulation.1
This is especially helpful for women with PCOS, as weight loss can help to restore menstruation and ovulation.2

Excess weight can also affect men’s ability to conceive. One study suggested that overweight and obese men are more likely than their normal weight peers to produce lower numbers of sperm counts or no sperm at all.3

Military Family

As the country prepares to honor servicemen and women who have given their lives, military members and veterans this Memorial Day, a veteran spending bill confirms good news for wounded soldiers and their families. A recently approved Senate bill includes a provision to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cover the costs of assisted reproductive technology, including IVF.

Medical Tips

A blog by Emily Field, May 12, 2016

I was definitely not prepared for all of the medical appointments I would have to go to. I had no idea that I would be at the doctor up to three times per week. I had no idea how many shots I would need during my treatments. I like to keep it real and am hoping that these 8 tips will be helpful to you. I wish I had these!

A blog by Megan Swanek, May 6, 2016

Right after our little girl was born, my husband booked our flights to Vienna, Prague and Budapest. He is amazing at the mileage game, and scored our business class tickets, valued around $7,000 each, for just $150. It was a huge leap of faith for first-time parents with a newborn to take, and we wondered if we bit off more than we could chew. We didn't yet know what a trip to the grocery store with a little one would entail, let alone spending three weeks trekking around three different cities.

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