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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 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).

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.

IVF Scholarships from INCIID

Couples with financial and medical need may be eligible for participation in the program. Final committee selections and decisions take cost-of-living in different regions of the country into account Applicants will be required to provide copies of their most recent tax returns and paystubs and supply a letter from their doctor recommending IVF as medically necessary. Those selected will also partner with INCIID and have a small fund raising requirement. “Our goal,” says Hemenway, “is to give those without insurance coverage an opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming parents

Tips on Progesterone Use for IVF

IVF cycle

Learn about Progesterone in Oil shots including tips on making them less painful.

Welcome. The goal of this module is to provide information and tips for making progesterone in oil injections easier and less painful. This tutorial is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace treatment plans provided by your physician.  You should always consult your doctor with questions about your treatment.

Miracles and Memories (MAM) Pins

Miracles and Memories Family-Building Pins

 Established in August of 2002, MAM has the vision that is affected by infertility and/or pregnancy loss, or the heartbreak of a failed adoption should feel alone or loss of fertility should feel unsupported and no one, no matter how they elect to build their family, should be left out or belittled for their choices.

Miracles and Memories (MAM), is a worldwide, international movement designed to increase public awareness and support patient education and empowerment for infertility, pregnancy loss and adoption. By reaching out through the global community, sponsors, corporate partners and individuals, we hope to raise global awareness for those who continue to suffer predominately in silence, to a higher level of compassion and understanding by family, friends doctors, attorneys and anyone working inside or outside of the reproductive medicine field..

Exercise-Induced Male Factor Infertility

Male Cyclists racing

Exercise-Induced Male Factor Infertility
        Case Introduction
E.N. is a 32 year-old male who presents to his primary care provider with his wife with a complaint of infertility. He and his wife, a 30 year-old female, have been unsuccessful at conceiving for the past 15 months. His wife has been having normal monthly menstrual cycles, has been evaluated by her gynecologist and had normal fertility testing. Edward was instructed by his wife’s doctor to seek out fertility testing of his own. He and his wife are concerned about their ability to conceive.

An Open Letter to INCIID about the IVF Scholarship

Karmann and Karl at INCIID Fundraiser

A new and updated Scholarship Application packet is located here.

Thank you for your open letter to  INCIID about your IVF Journey of hope. We appreciate sharing one of life's most difficult undertakings with others in order that they too may see some light at the end of the fertility tunnel. If you know someone struggling or want to help INCIID reach more couples, please email us.

An Update from Kaitlin and Scott's IVF Scholarship Experience

Twins

In late 2013, after many months of treatments and medications, my husband and I were blessed with the gift of a positive pregnancy test.  The coming weeks, blessed us with news of a boy/girl twins pregnancy. This blessed event was a dream-come-true. 

Our pregnancy was smooth as we went through testing, ultrasounds, and OBGYN appointments.  However, at 23 weeks everything changed.  What was once our greatest gift turned into the most difficult event of our lives. The day after we became parents to Nora and Hendrik they passed quietly away in our arms.  They lived only 37 short hours. The heartbreak was unbearable.

The Zika Virus: What you need to know.

What you need to know about the Zika Virus when trying to get pregnant.
Example of a rash
Planet with mosquitoes surrounding it
Map of spreading Zika virus.

[Note: Update June 28, 2016, call your Senators to ask them to pass a "clean bill" for emergency funding. Some Senators are adding riders to the bill designed to make it harder to pass. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Zika is her in the US and is an International Crisis]

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