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Why Donate Eggs?

Why Donate Eggs?

I remember learning about egg donation for the first time-- the curiosity and trepidation from wondering how someone could put their body through such an arduous process, the fascination with the science that lead medicine to this point, the awe at those brave enough...

Surrogacy Medications

Surrogacy Medications

When a pregnancy is conceived naturally, the body produces a variety of hormones to help prepare the uterus for conception, maintain the pregnancy, and help the embryo grow and develop. To achieve a successful surrogate pregnancy, this process needs to be recreated in...

Infertility Counseling

Infertility Counseling

If there’s anything this year has taught us, it’s that there are a million and one ways to be depressed-- stress, general anxiety, and depression, seasonal depression, quarantine depression… The list goes on and on. It’s easy to laugh this off; it does seem like the...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Your Questions Answered

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Your Questions Answered

For many who have begun searching for alternatives to start their family, they may already be aware of PCOS; it is one of the most common causes of infertility in women of childbearing age (15 to 44 years old). In fact, as many as 5% to 10% of women will be diagnosed...

Navigating Pregnancy and Birth Announcements

Navigating Pregnancy and Birth Announcements

It can happen anywhere, at any time. You’re minding your business and enjoying your day. Perhaps you’re answering the weekly call from your sister, or on a lunch date with your bestie. Maybe you’re scrolling through social media, scanning the statuses of...

Inherited Traits

Inherited Traits

If you are considering IVF with donor eggs, you may already have been on a long and complicated road to becoming a parent. You are not alone, as infertility affects millions of people, but the hurdles along the way can seem insurmountable. Compounding the obvious...

Compassion Fatigue: What It Is, And How to Fight It

Compassion Fatigue: What It Is, And How to Fight It

We all have difficult days–it’s a part of life. But what if the tough stuff starts to wear you down too thin? Perhaps you’ve had a friend going through a crisis who seems to only want to rely on you for comfort, causing you stress as you set your own obligations aside...