Tag Archive for IVF

Choice Mom EGuide: About Embryos

One of the most exciting developments I see for Choice Moms in the coming years is the opening up of the relatively new embryo donation frontier for those women whose own eggs aren’t working. New players in the field are working with single women.

We Don’t Call Ourselves CHOICE Moms for Nothing

At 33, Merewyn had already been saving a “baby fund” for some time, as she contemplated becoming a Choice Mom. She had a master’s degree and related certificates in her field, a well-paying job that seemed stable enough, and was told that as a child she was the most stubborn of her mother’s six children.…

SART releases free IVF Success Predictor Tool

news released January 28, 2015, by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) last week released for the first time an ART Patient Predictor — a cutting edge tool designed to allow patients to obtain a preliminary assessment of their individual prospects for IVF success. The Predictor uses an…

The lovely story of a true Choice Mom kid

happy mother through gestational carrier

Hello World! It’s me, little Lillia, writing to tell you the story of how I came to be. Mommy had her cancer surgery four years ago. Part of her decision-making process at that time regarded whether or not to be a Choice Mom. She had already been working with two adoption agencies, so she updated…

Navigating the world of embryo donation

Embryo donation is the process of using embryos that have been created during an IVF treatment, but not selected for implantation — the couple or individual who has decided they are now done building their family has the choice to donate those remaining embryos for others to use. Originally, these embryos were largely stored by…

Creating a Family website and online show

Dawn Davenport

I haven’t written lately about the wonderful resources that Dawn Davenport provides at her Creating a Family website — but she is a good colleague. She is the only one who provides the quality level of educational resources to non-traditional family building that ChoiceMoms.org does. We usually catch up with each other at the ASRM…