Infertility makes Father's Day forever bittersweet by Jeffrey Collins

Like a lot of men, I'm sure, Father's Day never meant a whole lot to me. For most of my life Father's Day was only about my dad, and whether or not I'd remember to call him on "his day" or whether I'd just mow the lawn in homage to him instead. In my lifetime I've had only one friend who'd said that he'd always dreamed of being a dad. But he seems to be the exception in our crowd, not the rule. I know Father's Day certainly never meant as much to me as Mother's Day meant to my wife.

INCIID Insights November 2006: INCIID the Holidays

Holidays are normally fun but for those who struggle with infertility, they can be hard. We think we can help by providing some tips, suggestions and coping strategies while at the same

The INCIID Story: Listeria, Pregnancy and One Couple's Fight to Build their Family Against ALL Odds

After a year of marriage, Scott and Lisa wanted a family. There was no reason to suspect the tragedy and harship ahead.

The INCIID Story: A Friendship Like No Other

Ever heard of a friendship so special it seems like it was out of a movie? Kris and Lisa had this kind of a relationship. [Caution: Death of a Mother and Child mentioned.]

From Heartbreak to Hope: Mark and Michelle's Story

An INCIID Heart Program story of hope. Meghan Grace has arrived! Michelle and Mark are INCIID IVF Scholarship recipients who have been waiting for over six years for their little miracle. Read their story.

A December 2008 Message - the Story of Jayson and Heather

INCIID is helping many couples who are struggling to create a family on personal level through the first and only national scholarship program providing free IVF scholarships. Each family has their own unique story. This holiday season we thought a personal look inside one of many stories might be in order

Preparing for IVF: Emotional Considerations by Sharon N. Covington, MSW, LCSW-C

Infertility is an experience that strikes at the very core of one’s life. When the ability to reproduce is thwarted, a crisis ensues and a host of emotions emerge. Feelings of disbelief, anger, sadness, guilt, blame, anxiety and depression can be overwhelming and finding appropriate avenues to express these emotions is important.

Experiencing, Really Experiencing, In Vitro Fertilization by Helen Adrienne, MSW, ACSW, BCD

In Vitro Fertilization is normal these days, but it's not really natural. IVF overview by therapist Helen Adrienne

Conceiving with Egg Donation: Is it right for you? by Andrew J. Levi, M.D.

Oocyte (egg) donation has become an exciting option for women who otherwise would not be able to conceive. Because the eggs used in oocyte donation are usually from young, healthy donors, pregnancy rates are extremely high, exceeding those of all other fertility therapies available. But is it right for you?

Understanding and Managing Endometriosis by W. Paul Dmowski, M.D., Ph.D.

Endometriosis is a disease affecting women and is characterized by the growth of the uterine lining (endometrium) outside of the uterus.


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