The Time It Takes To Make a Family

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By Alex Temblador Unlike the story of the stork that arrives with a baby seemingly upon demand, for most parents, it takes a significant amount of time to create a family. For many women, it takes time to get pregnant due to a variety of reasons such as infertility, miscarriages, endometriosis, ovulatory disorders, weight, age, […]

Spotlight Series: Kristen and Krista

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TNF: Tell me about your family.  KRISTEN: My wife and I got married on August 20, 2011 in a ceremony and celebration with 100 of our closest friends & family, though same sex marriage was not legal at that time. When same sex did become legal once again in California in 2013, since 8/20 was […]

In Response To Dolce and Gabbana: All Families Have The Right To BE

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By Stephanie Warren/ Fertility SOURCE Companies Controversy has erupted over comments made in an interview by openly-gay fashion moguls Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana regarding the “classical” family. At this year’s Milan Fashion Week, the Italian designers revealed a celebration of motherhood featuring visibly pregnant or child-laden models. In the interview, Dolce and Gabbana stated […]

Plan, Hope, and Wait: Fertility Advice for a Friend

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By: Amber Leventry A friend recently asked my partner, Amy, and I for fertility advice. I was prepared to spew the abundant amount of information in my head about ovulation, basal body temperatures, and cervical mucus. Information I never thought I would know, but information I now know so well from our own attempts at […]

The Road to Parenthood is Not Always Straight: Part One

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By Amber Leventry Every mom has a unique and memorable birth story for each of their children. But before every birth story is a conception story. Some women and couples are able to conceive a child with ease. Others need time and patience. Some face the heartbreak of a miscarriage. We needed fertility help. Having […]

Putting Fertility Into Perspective

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By Lex Jacobson I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fertility. Since I’ve become pregnant, two of my good friends have also shared pregnancy news, as well as three colleagues in my relatively small office. So far, I’ll be the first to give birth, if everyone goes full-term. I honestly don’t know what I’d do […]

Infertility Video Series: What Are Some Of The Basic Treatment Options For Infertile Couples?

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  Note from the Editor- This is a continuation of the infertility series that our readers have requested. Dr. Tourgeman will be doing a video series in which he will answer your questions in detail before you even step into a clinic.  He will address single parents and couples, whether same sex or heterosexual.  Please […]

Infertility Video Series: What Are The Treatment Options For A Lesbian Couple?

  Note from the Editor- This is a continuation of the infertility series that our readers have requested. Dr. Tourgeman will be doing a video series in which he will answer your questions in detail before you even step into a clinic.  He will address single parents and couples, whether same sex or heterosexual.  Please […]

Infertility Video Series: What Is The Work Up And Treatment Like For A Male/Male Couple Trying To Conceive?

Note from the Editor- This is a continuation of the infertility series that our readers have requested. Dr. Tourgeman will be doing a video series in which he will answer your questions in detail before you even step into a clinic.  He will address single parents and couples, whether same sex or heterosexual.  Please get […]

Video-Infertility Series: Females Conceiving Without A Partner

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Note from the Editor- This is a continuation of the infertility series that our readers have requested. Dr. Tourgeman will be doing a video series in which he will answer your questions in detail before you even step into a clinic.  He will address single parents and couples, whether same sex or heterosexual.  Please get […]