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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.

Surrogacy & 3RD Party Reproduction Webinar

Meet Marla Neufeld, Esq. Marla will answer your questions on April 5, 2018, at noon (12-1PM)  The topic is Third-Party Reproduction including donor egg, donor sperm and surrogacy.

Baby Steps to Surrogacy: An Interview with Attorney Marla Neufeld, Esq.

Marla with her husband and twins
Photo of Marla Neufeld, Esq.

"I was under the impression that once you decide to start a family, you toss the birth control and give it the 'old college try'. BAM! There you are in your cute maternity jeans, booking your family trip to Disney World. I was surely mistaken. The reality my husband and I suffered through years of failed infertility treatments, disappointment, and expense. 

Meet Jamel and LaWanda Urban Farmers from Ohio

Jamel and LaWanda are Urban Farmers in Cleveland Ohio

 LaWanda often refers to him as “the hardest working Man in Cleveland.” Farming is strenuous with long hours. “Urban farming” brings new challenges but untold rewards.  

Jamel and LaWanda always on the go with their family while providing fresh fruits and vegetables year-round to their community.
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2018 Full Speed Ahead

Not many outside of our community understand the losses we share or great joy when success comes. And by success that includes a live birth, an adoption or the resolution to live childfree.

Sensory Friendly Events in the DC Metro Area 2017- 2018

These events run from October through the end of 2017 plus a calendar of events through 2018. If your child with special needs or has sensory processing disorder or is affected by sensory input, check out these events in the Washington DC Metro area. Sensory processing disorder is a condition where the brain is conflicted on how to process information that comes in through the different senses. This condition is sometimes referred to as sensory integration dysfunction or disorder.Humans have a multitude of sensors. Sight (vision), hearing (audition), taste (gustation), smell (olfaction), and touch (somatosensation) are the five traditionally recognized senses. Some children (and adults) have processing difficulties. These events are designed in a way as not to exacerbate these issues.

Healthcare: Essential Components

Demonstration of People with Disabilities

There are 10 essential components mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Review them here. The Senate and House Bill could cut those benefits as well as Medicaid funding. Medicaid funders may step out early if this bill passes. If they do leave early, the repercussions of the cuts will be felt immediately. Learn about how this will affect your personal situation. here. This mini-course explains the philosophies of healthcare and teaches about the four models used globally in other countries.

 

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.

 

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.

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