Category Archives: In Vitro/Natural Childbirth

Repercussions of a Greeting Card Holiday

Valentine’s Day falls in the dead of winter, and this has been one of the coldest, snowiest and wettest. Romantically, I can imagine a roaring fireplace in an isolated cabin, some brandy, no children, reading Marguerite Duras’ The Lover to … Continue reading



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Question: At 42 and still childless, is it time to have a baby with a sperm donor – instead of my long-term boyfriend?

I was a month shy of my 38th birthday when I filed for divorce. I knew my biological clock was fast ticking down, and if I wanted a child I’d need to do it soon. But I was in the … Continue reading



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Myths About Donor Egg and Donor Sperm

Myth: It isn’t your baby.  Busted!: I hear this worry from more prospective recipients of donor gametes (and donor embryo) than just about any other concern. I first address this matter in a legal context and discuss with clients that … Continue reading



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Facts and Myths About Infertility (from RESOLVE – the National Infertility Association)

  Myth: Infertility is a women’s problem. Fact: This is untrue. It surprises most people to learn that infertility is a female problem in 35% of the cases, a male problem in 35% of the cases, a combined problem of … Continue reading



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The Tao of Motherhood – An Interview with Vimala McClure

With all of the demands on their time, how can Moms make time for their spiritual life?  I believe that caring for children is spiritual practice. Many people think that prayer and meditation constitute spirituality, but when you have a … Continue reading



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IVF, The Spaniard and Me

The solemnity with which the two medical assistants entered the room, carrying the strange long floppy syringe as if it was the Holy Grail was almost laughable … apart from the fact that for me it was the Holy Grail. … Continue reading



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The Midlife Biological Clock

Dear Reader: Please meet our newest regular contributor, Jenilyn Gilbert – a fertility coach, certified yoga instructor, and adoption counselor. As a fertility coach and someone personally trying to conceive in her 40’s, I have found that keeping an open … Continue reading



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Boost Fertility with Good Nutrition!

Dear Reader: This is a reprint of Cindy’s original blog post for us. A followup will be posted later this month. Cindy is truly a pioneer and dedicated to providing information for those trying to conceive, at any age. Diet … Continue reading



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Mother’s Day Blessings, and Regrets

My Mother’s Day this year was a wonderful one. I had a dinner party playdate – three of my Single Mothers by Choice friends and their three children joined my girls and I for dinner and play, under the blue … Continue reading



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Give Up the Blame Game and Try Forgiving for Conception

Seldom does a month go by that I don’t talk to a woman who hasn’t tormented herself for not being able to get pregnant over 35 or 40.  The reasons vary, but the popular ones are not marrying the right … Continue reading



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