There are 35 U.S. states, representing eight regions of the world, in this “Choice Moms Global Guide: Fertility Clinics & Doctors.” If you want candid opinions of single women who used a fertility clinic to help them build a family, this is the 36-page guide for you. The responses came in anonymously as part of…
I met Vanessa at the Choice Mom networking event in London (July 2010). She is developing community connections for Choice Moms in her area, and had these tips to share about the pros and cons of Belgium as a fertility treatment option for single women.
I have met many women who have coped with failed IVF cycles. Even with the amazing science and technology now at their disposal, fertility doctors are still limited by the biology of having sperm, eggs and embryos balance perfectly to miraculously create a healthy child (science can’t do everything!). But there is new technology on the horizon that may help.
Thanks to the woman on the Choice-Mom-Over-40 discussion board who gave me permission to reprint her advice to a 39-year-old woman whose ob/gyn didn’t think testing was needed and that she should "simply try" to conceive.
A newcomer on our Choice Moms Over 40 discussion board did 12 cycles of IUI before her clinic noticed that she had "fallen through the cracks" and suggested she try IVF instead. Unfortunately, this does happen. When women find their ChoiceMoms.org peers, it becomes easier to learn what to ask doctors in order to achieve motherhood.
We have a new fertility team in the Choice Mom network. I’m happy to introduce Dr. Rudy Quintero, who runs his own clinic in the Los Angeles area. His team is starting us off with some tools about ovulation detection.
Given the large number of questions on the Choice Mom discussion boards about fertility, and the fact that many of us don’t realize until late in the game how fragile our fertility is, I couldn’t do this topic justice on the website and in our networking events without our Choice Mom fertility experts.
A woman asked on the discussion board: “Does anyone know how important it is that you have a doctor who is experienced in handling frozen sperm and the cryopack, and warming the little guys up? My first two attempts were the first two times my clinic has ever handled frozen sperm, in our little town…