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Special Education: A twenty-four part series on advocacy

Equity Red Stop Sign with Wheel chair and two people

2015: A 24 part special education advocacy series designed to teach parents what they need to know to successfully advocate for their children. Articles are published twice a month. After each article, there is an online interactive meeting to discuss it and answer parent questions.If you have any questions about special needs, the ADA, IDEA etc., please feel free to visit the Ask an Advocate Forum where Brice Palmer will answer your questions.

The Miscarriage Manual: Coping with the Emotional Aspects of Pregnancy Loss by Elizabeth Carney

Miracles and Memories Family-Building Pins

A guide to help you cope with the emotional aspects of pregnancy loss. This was given to INCIID in 1995 by a nurse who experienced the loss of a full-term baby just after she was born. Although it is an older article, the sentiments are timeless and comforting in the knowledge you are not alone.Please give this to anyone you know who has lost a pregnancy. This article is also excellent information for friends, families and loved ones of close to anyone who has lost a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, or just after birth. The more people who understand what to say or more importantly what not to say, the better off those who have lost a child will be.

The Male Reproductive System: Sperm Analysis

Sperm Analysis

Take this mini course on the Male Reproductive System and test your anatomy knowledge at the same time.

The male reproductive system structures give men the ability to reproduce by fertilizing a woman’s egg. There are a number of organs that make up the male reproductive system.
Although infertility is commonly felt to be a female condition, a male factor often plays a significant role. Certain risk factors place a male at higher risk of having infertility including any abnormalities or issues with the testicles themselves, prior treatment for cancer, hormonal disorders, prior scrotal surgery, or even infections such a sexually transmitted disease.

 

Celebrities Who Used Surrogacy to Build a Family by Zoe Hemenway

Kim Kardashian West with husband Kanye West
Lucy Liu used a Surrogate to have a child
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban used a Surrogate to build their family
Model, Tyra Banks longed to be a mom for years. A surrogate helped her achieve motherhood.
Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy Juvonen used a surrogate to build their family
Elton John with Husband David Furnish used a surrogate
David Burtka and husband Neil Patrick Harris have twins via a surrogate.

Register for the Surrogacy Webinar: Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Noon (12:00pm) Anyone interested in surrogacy (intended parents or potential surrogate mothers) are welcome to participate.

Celebrities are people just like everyone else. Some want to get married and start a family, some do not. Some celebrities find starting and building their families easy but others like many dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss struggle with the physical and emotional side to fertility just like "regular" people.

How Separating Children Damages the Brain

Many parents coming to the US border with their children are seeking asylum and protection under international law. (See Refugee Act of 1980). Asylum is a humanitarian protection and part of the American value system particularly since the Holocaust of the mid-twentieth century. Those who seek asylum in the United States are afraid to return to their countries fleeing war, violence, and persecution in their native countries.

The Infertility Evaluation: Basic Testing with a Reproductive Endocrinologist By INCIID Advisors

African American husband and wife with doctor
Couple sitting with a reproductive endocrinologist
Ovary
Vaginal Ultrasound Probe in right hand
Sperm sample cup

An article about what to expect with your first visit to a reproductive endocrinologist (a true fertility specialist).

Support of IVF is Selfish: IVF is Murder

Scan of a hate note to INCIID on the Evils of IVF and referring to INCIID as murderers
Pregnant woman and ultrasound
IVF Babies

April 12, 2018, An open letter to the Anonymous person in Oklahoma City

Yesterday I received an anonymous hand-written letter postmarked from Oklahoma City, OK. The note was full of hateful rhetoric from someone describing all who are affiliated with INCIID working for INCIID, volunteering with or otherwise supporting the INCIID mission, 1.) selfish for not choosing to adopt, 2.) evil for supporting the right of men and women to pursue IVF because IVF is evil, and unnatural, and 3.) supporters and encouragers of murder.  (See note below)

Marla Neufeld, Esq.

As director of reproductive endocrinology, infertility and in vitro fertilization at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr.Perloe has above average success rates in achieving pregnancies through advanced reproductive technologies as well as expertise in treating recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, menstrual disorders, fibroids, and endocrine and other reproductive health problems.

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