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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 12:22

Rosanna Davison had no contact with her baby's surrogate during her pregnancy journey

Mum-to-be Rosanna Davison revealed she has had no contact with her baby’s surrogate throughout the pregnancy journey. The 35-year-old is due to welcome a baby girl next month through surrogacy. In a heartfelt admission, she admitted it has been weird for her knowing somebody else out there has been experiencing her baby’s kicks and growths. Lifting the lid on her journey to motherhood, the former Miss World beauty told Irish Mirror: “We have had no contact with the surrogate, they keep that totally separate. There is an agency who does all the co-ordination stuff. “We have kind of kept busy…
Thursday, 14 November 2019 09:33

We Blamed Women For Infertility For Actual Centuries, & Nothing Has Changed

As with the rest of her health picture, women bear the worry, emotional responsibility, and blame for their infertility — a lonely state even in 2019. A woman who struggles to conceive today will likely be bombarded with data about her body's malfunctions; sympathetic friends blaming tension and telling her to relax; wondering what she did to invite such misfortune. All of the blame heaped on an involuntarily childless woman is rooted in centuries of superstition and shame. Throughout recorded history, consensus has been that the inability to conceive is caused by a defect (physical, mental, or moral) in the…
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 11:36

NJ couple fought Horizon insurance denial to have a baby and won

After four miscarriages and denials from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to cover fertility treatments, Deanna and Jon Harkel braced themselves for more disappointment. But when they read through the letter from the doctor who reviewed their appeal of the insurance denial, they were heartened. The doctor agreed with them. The service should have been covered. Horizon's decision was overturned. "It's been so many years of such bad news continually, I was pretty shocked," Deanna Harkel said. The Harkels are among an increasing number of New Jerseyans who are appealing their insurance denials with the state Department…
Saturday, 09 November 2019 11:17

3 Things to Say (and Not to Say) to Friends Experiencing Infertility

As a marriage and family therapist, I regularly help people grieve “things” that they never actually had or experienced. Clients grieve the loss of hopes for a successful career that never came to fruition, dreams for a marriage that never came to be, or expectations for their own childhood that were never met. I’ve also witnessed a client grieve her birth experience—hopes she had for the birth of her child that went drastically, even traumatically, different than she had expected. Another common experience involving grief? Infertility. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 10 percent of women in…
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 06:01

Things you should never ask a woman dealing with infertility

5 ​things you should never ask a woman dealing with infertility 1. Sometimes despite the best intentions, we end up saying things that may sound hurtful. The situation becomes worse when we say such things to people who are already struggling emotionally. Talking about emotional struggle, if you have a family member or a friend trying to get pregnant, your instinct will be to comfort her by telling her that things will be fine, while adding a few tips and tricks that you feel work. While you may mean to comfort her, you will be surprised to know that this…
Monday, 04 November 2019 19:49

Nancy Linnerooth, Procrastination Coach and EFT Tapping Specialist

Overcoming Stress and Decision Making in the Surrogacy Journey and EFT/Tapping Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency Welcomes EFT/Tapping Expert Coach Nancy Linnerooth to a live interview broadcast Wednesday Nov. 6 at 10:00 AM EST. This premier live interview is free to all. To participate, join Delivering Dreams’ Facebook group for intended parents considering Ukrainian surrogacy :​Intended Parents FB Group​. Surrogacy is a major decision and can be a very stressful journey. “Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency strives to make your surrogacy journey in Ukraine as stress free as possible.” Says Delivering Dreams founder Susan Kibler. “One way we do this…
Friday, 01 November 2019 07:20

Bringing the Opportunity for Surrogacy in Ukraine to Irish Couples

Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency Brings the Opportunity of Affordable Surrogacy in Ukraine to Irish Couples At the Dublin Fertility Forum Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency is excited to announce it will be attending the Dublin Fertility Forum in Croke Park Saturday 16th November 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. “Our participation at this event underscores our commitment to helping Irish couples and couples around the world have children through our affordable and legally secure Ukrainian surrogacy programs.” Says founder Susan Kibler. Surrogacy in Ireland is very difficult. Ukrainian surrogacy offers the opportunity to create a family in a safe legal environment…
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 10:21

Why Are Women So Mean to Infertile Women?

WHEN I STARTED writing the weekly Fertility Diary column for The New York Times Motherlode blog about my IVF journey, I was shocked by the vitriolic comments. Sure, I was an older woman who, at 41, might have waited too long to get pregnant, but what was it to other people? What harm was I doing to anything other than my bank account? “Your [sic] old and dried up,” one commenter wrote. This was in 2013, before Trump’s polarized America; it was before commenters became the story, when they could still be dismissed as a few nutjobs. “Amy’s journey seems…
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 09:08

More is less, more is better: oocyte number and optimal IVF

Recent studies suggest that in fresh single IVF cycles optimum results can be achieved with as few as nine fertilised oocytes. This is in contrast to results in cumulative cycles, where the more oocytes, apparently, the better. Despite a shift in some regions to milder IVF protocols and single embryo transfer, today remains 'an era of aggressive stimulation', according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) in the USA. This trend, SART explains in reporting a new study on oocyte number and pregnancy outcomes, has depended largely on the simple historical fact that IVF success rates improved when stimulation…
Monday, 21 October 2019 10:25

FUN & GAMES Rosanna Davison says parenthood will be next ‘juggling trick’ as she wishes ‘best pal’ Wes Quirke happy birthday

ROSANNA Davison has wished her husband and "best pal" Wes Quirke a happy birthday as the couple prepare to welcome their baby girl in November. The former Miss World took to social media this morning, saying she can't wait for Wes to become a dad. She wrote on Instagram: "Happiest of birthdays to my husband, fave person, best pal, travel companion and partner in crime @wesquirke. "And now for our next juggling trick... parenthood! "You deserve all the happiness in the world and I can’t wait for you to become a dad #birthdayboy #parentstobe #30weekspregnant." 'OVERJOYED' The mum-to-be revealed in…
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