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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.

Dealing with the Stress of the Holidays

The stress of the holidays is a topic that has appeared with regularity in articles and newsletters since 1979 when I began working as a psychotherapist with infertility patients. Rightfully so. Infertility is demanding and stressful. The Holidays are demanding and stressful. And in this case, one plus one equals way more than 2.

Mental Health and Starting a Family: A Guide

Happy couple looking at a pregnancy test

Mental Health and Starting a Family: A Guide

Starting a family is a life-changing experience which many people aspire to at some point in their life. Having a child truly is a miraculous experience which has the power to change everything, both regarding your life and regarding you as a person.

Clomid Use and Abuse

Photo of the medication clomid

Some women can't get pregnant because they don't secrete enough LH and FSH at the right time during the cycle and, as a result, they don't ovulate.

Webinar: East Meets West (Reproductive Endocrinology and Acupuncture)

Dr. Mark Perloe and Acupuncturist, Mike Berkley, L.Ac. (Acupuncture & Board Certified Herbalist) both practice in "hot spots"around the country. Dr. Perloe is a reproductive endocrinologist in Atlanta and Mike Berkley is an acupuncturist practicing in Manhattan (NYC). The video is long approximately 40 minutes but you can skim through the topics; everything from practicing in a pandemic to donor eggs and epigenetics.

 

Immunology May Be Key To Pregnancy Loss by Carolyn Coulam and Nancy Hemenway

African American couple listening to news on the telephone

Until the last decade, there was little a couple could do if they suffered from recurrent pregnancy losses. Miscarriages that couldn't be attributed to chromosomal defects, hormonal problems or abnormalities of the uterus were labeled "unexplained," and couples would continue to get pregnant, only to suffer time and again as they lost their babies. New research, however, has provided information on the causes of the heretofore unexplained pregnancy losses allowing more effective treatment enabling women to carry their babies to term.

Fertility Treatment with Acupuncture

Acupuncture module

An E-Learning Module and educational project in conjunction with the Berkley Wellness Center.

Maryland: A Friendly State for Surrogacy

Maryland is a great state for surrogacy. In Maryland, both gestational (a surrogate who is not biologically related to the child) and traditional surrogacy (a surrogate who agrees to be artificially inseminated with the intended father’s sperm and to carry the pregnancy to term), is possible for married, unmarried, and gay individuals.

Legal Representation During Surrogacy Process: Don't Cut Corners

The cost for undergoing a surrogacy process is significant, between $35-$45,000 for traditional surrogacy (using the surrogate’s ovum) and between $70,000-$90,000 for gestational surrogacy (using the intended mother’s ovum or donor ovum). Often times, to try to reduce costs, parents will cut corners. One avenue where parents have tried to reduce their fees, is to try and do the legal aspects of the surrogacy process themselves. While this method might work for some, in general it’s a better idea to have legal representation throughout your surrogacy process, both for your own protection and the surrogate’s protection.

Biotin Interference

Biotin Interference E-Learning Module

If you take a B complex or multivitamin, or prenatal vitamin, or if you eat food hearty in B7, review this 15 minute mini-course in Biotin Interference. If you are a laboratory technician or a physician who orders diagnostic bloodwork, you may also be interested.

Biotin in the blood from supplements can cause some lab test results to be either falsely increased or falsely decreased, causing misdiagnosis or wrong treatment protocols

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