April 29, 2015: INCIID INsights Newsletter: Mothers Day-Fathers Day: Helluv Day, Male Infertility and Advocacy Talk Yadda Yadda Yadda

Mother’s Day-Father’s Day: A Helluv Day
and Another Infertility Stressor

[NOTE: Come meet Helen, a mind-body expert, at her Webinar on Thursday April 30 at 7:30 PM EST]
The range of feelings that get evoked on the Parenting Holidays is wide and deep, indeed.  Whether you’re a woman or a man, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or both can be fraught with emotion.
Aside from the fact that this is a holiday manufactured by Hallmark, in a perfect world, parents deserved to be honored.  But when society conspires that a day in May and June are when families are required to gather-lovely as it may be-there are a whole swirl of reasons why this gathering can be torturous for you.   Learn More

 

Advocacy; “What You Need to Know about What You Need to Know”
by Brice Palmer   
[NOTE: Register for the Webinar with Brice May 6 at 7:30 PM] The meeting is about to end and you are sitting there steaming about what did not get done. You know the meeting is coming to an end because you aren’t the only one in the room who is getting fidgety.
Some are even packing up their stuff.  You know what’s coming next is a lot of yada, yada yada and chair shuffling.

You, on the other hand, are not finished. You paid attention during the meeting. You had your copy of the IEP or proposed IEP and used it for your checklist during the meeting.   Learn More 

 

Webinars and Online Meetings 
April 30, 2015:  REGISTER — Meet Mind-Body Therapist: Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD
May 6, 2015: Brice Palmer, national special education advocate presents  More about what you need to know to advocate in meetings
May 7, 2015:  Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Trost: Infertility is not just for women.
REGISTER 
May 20, 2015:  How do you know your uterus can support a pregnancy.

Reproductive endocrinologist Mark Perloe will be presenting.
More coming in May and June – Check the INCIID Community Calendar
If you are an INCIID supporter we will gladly include your event on our calendar.
Contact INCIID for more information or if there is a topic you want us to present
Infertility: Not Just Female

Although infertility is commonly felt to be a female condition, a male factor often plays a significant role. Overall it is estimated that infertility affects 8 to 14% of couples. Among these couples Male infertility contributes in 36 to 75% of cases. 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 diseases. Learn More

ANNOUNCEMENTS

INCIID has moved from Arlington to Burke Virginia.

In discussions with the US Postal Service about our mail, we discovered forwarding mail has been sporadic.  If you sent us an IVF application, a donation, a letter or anything after July 1, 2014, please re-send it and email us to let us know. We are sorry for the inconvenience our move caused.

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