For some reason, momentum is growing around state legislation that could impact the ability of families to use third-party reproduction. Specifically there has been an effort to legislate the use of egg donation in Arizona. New York and D.C. currently outlaws the use of gestational carriers. There has been an effort to ban gestational carriers…
There is a new legislative movement afoot in my home state of Minnesota that would potentially create a committee to study the use of non-traditional conception options available today — in this case, starting with surrogacy, often used for women who have high rates of miscarriage or have had cancer issues that prevent them from…
Update: This legislation did not pass. A strong Catholic coalition worked against it. Local attorney Steven Snyder, who has been involved in these discussions, sent these two news articles. The first notes opponents’ stated intent to seek criminal prohibition of surrogacy and other laws to limit treatment of infertility in the future. The second is…
A will is a critical part of your estate plan, but it is only useful after your death. To protect yourself in the event that you are unable to speak for yourself, you must do more.
Michelle is a Choice Mom and midwife I personally know who has delivered many Choice Kids into the world — in one case, she delivered two Choice Kids within 24 hours. In a recent discussion board topic, a newly pregnant woman asked for information about the role of a midwife — and how to find one. Here is what Michelle says.
If you’re thinking of using a surrogate — and I know a few Choice Moms who have — there are important legal considerations. Here is advice from Choice Mom-friendly attorney Chris Tymchuck (Minnesota) about this method to motherhood.
Kristin Kali, our Choice Mom friend at Maia Midwifery, is not in the San Francisco area full-time anymore, but she is providing several unique fertility classes and consultations when she’s back in the area. Here are the details for January.
A Twin Cities woman recently wrote to me asking if I had feedback from others in the community about fertility doctors. She was working with one recommended doctor where treatment seemed impersonal, and wondered if she was getting the kind of attention she needed at her age level.
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Interestingly, the most popular conversation circle at my upcoming Choice Mom Expo in Minneapolis is "Taming tantrums: yours and child," with parenting educator Denise Konen. Even 11 years into parenting, I didn’t realize how important this topic is to our motherhood community. Here’s one of the suggestions Denise has.