Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care

Jun 15, 2015 | Fertility Care
This is a beautiful blog about a couple who is fostering to adopt a sibling group of 4 children. The younger 3 have been with them for a year and their older brother should be home next week. They think they have finally convinced him that 17 isn't "too old" to get adopted. Their kids sound amazing, awesome and fun. There have been issues along the way but bringing the siblings back together (they were placed in separate foster homes) seems to have been magical for them. Visit their blog. Names have been changed to protect their privacy.  

Preparing for the emotional roller coaster of IVF

Jun 11, 2015 | Fertility Care
IVF can be an emotional rollercoaster.  Join psychologist Dr. Ellie Schwartzman and acupuncturist Leslie Oldershaw for an evening to discuss effective coping strategies. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Piedmont, CA 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. RSVP today They will talk about the different stages of IVF, how to manage your expectations, how to deal with family and friends, and the impact this journey can have on individuals and couples. Ellie Schwartzman, Ph.D., has over 25 years of success providing psychotherapy to those struggling with infertility. Her therapeutic approach is warm, compassionate and specific to the needs of individuals and couples in all phases of the fertility journey.  Dr. Schwartzman offers both understanding and insight into problems as well as information and tools to overcome the barriers to achieve personal goals.  

Tough decisions in Fertility Medicine

May 19, 2015 | Fertility Care
This is a great read for anyone considering IVF. As a fertility doctor, I do my very best as a fertility guide. We talk to patients  prior to their IVF cycle about how they will handle frozen embryos after they've achieved their family building goals. We also guide patients through the process of genetically testing their frozen embryos prior to transfer. I think this article is a must-see for anyone going through IVF.      

Should you be “afraid” of talking about your decision to do IVF?

May 19, 2015 | Fertility Care
This is a very well-written article that I'm sure most IVF patients will be able to relate to: 3 Reasons I haven't told people I'm doing IVF  

The pain of Secondary Infertility is Real

May 12, 2015 | Fertility Care
Click here  to read a nice article on Secondary Infertility.    

Story of a Mom who made the Ultimate Sacrifice

May 11, 2015 | Fertility Care
This is a beautiful and touching story about a mom who made the ultimate sacrifice. Click here to read it but warning, be prepared to cry.

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