Life Foundation Offers Grants to Assist Those With Infertility

The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation, a Chicago non-profit founded to help those with infertility, has announced their 2016 Life Grants program. The Life Foundation offers Life Grants to eligible individuals and couples to help defray the financial challenges of infertility treatment, adoption or third party reproduction....more

A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women's Travel

The recipe is simple — take 22 adventurous women, drop them into fascinating destinations around the globe and add exceptional storytelling....more

7 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

For any woman eagerly awaiting the results of a pregnancy test, those grueling three minutes can be the longest of her life. Some will embrace motherhood as they notice a small plus sign coming into focus, but for countless others that celebrated symbol will fail to appear....more

12 Tips and Strategies to Cope with Infertility over the Holidays

The holidays can be a wonderful time with family and friends, but the season can also be difficult for those struggling with infertility. Regardless of culture, religious affiliation, or socioeconomics, most holidays conjure up media-fed images of happy families gathering together. For anyone who is having trouble conceiving or maintaining a successful pregnancy, these images can dredge up emotional pain....more
I think #1 is so crucial.  It's tempting to try to grin and bear it during the holidays, but I ...more

6 Ways to Find Gratitude During the Holidays on Your Infertility Journey

Thanksgiving is the holiday of food, family, and giving thanks.  Is it possible to find thankfulness in the midst of an infertility journey?    Though it isn’t always easy, the answer is yes. ...more

7 Lessons I Learned about Infertility after Donor Egg, Adoption and IVF

I know what it’s like to long for a child and to wait month after month for the baby that never comes. And I know firsthand the pain of infertility and the difficulties that can come with adoption. ...more
mayr Wrong. You said, "They have to agree to abandon their offspring at birth..." Nope, this ...more

Look How Far We’ve Come: Infertility Treatment Then and Now

 As someone who has been through infertility, I know how hard it can be. My family of five came to be after many IVF cycles, an egg donor, and one successful adoption (as well as an unsuccessful adoption)....more

Fertility Centers of Illinois and Donor Egg Bank USA Hit 1,000 Embryo Transfer Milestone

Fertility Centers of Illinois and Donor Egg Bank USA Hit 1,000 Embryo Transfer Milestone Fertility Centers of Illinois, the premiere fertility center in the Chicagoland area and Donor Egg Bank USA, the largest frozen donor egg bank in the United States, have reached the milestone of more than 1,000 embryo transfers completed. ...more

9 Little-Known Facts About Using Frozen Donor Egg to Have a Child

For one in eight couples in the U.S., infertility is a challenge standing in the way of having a family. Women who pursue motherhood later in life or who have undergone cancer treatment may discover that they do not have healthy, viable eggs with which to have a family. For these women, donor egg is the only option for fertility treatment....more

Midwest Reproductive Symposium Presents Landmark Research in Fertility Treatment

Global thought leaders in the scientific and clinical infertility arena will present their latest landmark research and discuss advancements, techniques, and treatment modalities in the field of reproductive medicine....more
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