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Eight babies are born in the U.S. every single minute. Conception, gestation and birth would seem the most natural things in the world, but not for the 7.3 million infertile Americans. Infertility is an existential slap in the face. In Search of Fertility covers all aspects of infertility and the attendant highs and lows. You’ll hear from infertile men and women and their doctors and counselors, donors and surrogates. In Search of Fertility gives a voice to the all too often silent, hidden world of infertility.

In Search of Fertility – Victoria Hopewell Web Talk Radio

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Eight babies are born in the U.S. every single minute. Conception, gestation and birth would seem the most natural things in the world, but not for the 7.3 million infertile Americans. Infertility is an existential slap in the face. In Search of Fertility covers all aspects of infertility and the attendant highs and lows. You’ll hear from infertile men and women and their doctors and counselors, donors and surrogates. In Search of Fertility gives a voice to the all too often silent, hidden world of infertility.

    In Search of Fertility – Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression

    In Search of Fertility – Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression

    Guest: Kelly K. Damron, mother of twin daughters born prematurely in 2004. She is Co-Chair of the 2008 Family Teams Committee for March for Babies (formerly known as WalkAmerica) and author of the book Tiny Toes: A Couple's Journey Through Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression (http://www.amazon.com/Tiny-Toes-Infertility-Prematurity-Depression/dp/0979374308).

    Description: Infertility treatments can increase the risk of having a premature infant and are correlated with an increased risk of Depression. Join Victoria Hopewell, author of Grade A Baby Eggs an Infertility Memoir, as she talks with Kelly Damron author of "Tiny Toes: A Couple's Journey Through Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression". Kelly is the mother of premature twins conceived through IVF. She also suffered from Post Pardum Depression. Listen in as Victoria and Kelly discuss the issues related to both infertility treatments and overcoming the depression that can keep you from enjoying your new baby.

    • 31 min
    In Search of Fertility – From Russia with Love

    In Search of Fertility – From Russia with Love

    This is National Adoption Awareness month. Today we will learn about adopting from Russia and international adoption in general. Russia is no longer open for adoption but that may change in the future. Sharon Simons shares her experiences of adopting her two boys from Russia. She is the author of the book Mom at Last: How I Never Gave Up on Becoming a Mother. You can learn more about Sharon and her book by visiting, www.momatlast.com

    • 30 min
    In Search of Fertility – A Personal Surrogacy Story

    In Search of Fertility – A Personal Surrogacy Story

    When you decide to use a surrogate you may wish you could have inside information about what it is like. Today you will have that opportunity. Jen Rachman will share her own personal journey by telling you her own experiences with using a surrogate. She was kind enough to come back for a follow-up surrogacy interview. You can learn more about surrogacy at the websitewww.circlesurrogacy.com (http://www.circlesurrogacy.com/) and through twitter at @circlesurrogacy.com (http://circlesurrogacy.com/)





     

    • 32 min
    In Search of Fertility – Domestic Surrogacy

    In Search of Fertility – Domestic Surrogacy

    It is a big decision to pursue surrogacy. However, once you are ready to move forward there are many factors to navigate. Today you will obtain important must have information as we speak with Jen Rachman from Circle Surrogacy. You can learn more about Circle Surrogacy at the website www.circlesurrogacy.com (http://www.circlesurrogacy.com/) and through twitter at @circlesurrogacy.com (http://circlesurrogacy.com/)
     

    • 27 min
    In Search Of Fertility – Undescended Testicle and Male Infertility

    In Search Of Fertility – Undescended Testicle and Male Infertility

    Thirty percent of the time infertility is because of the male and thirty percent of the time it is because of the female. Today we will speak with an infertile male to learn his perspective. Adam Glogau will share his infertility journey caused by an undescended testicle and other complications. He will help you learn how to cope and feel less alone. You can learn more about his infertility journey at his website theinfertilemale.com

    • 28 min
    In Search of Fertility – Cutting Edge Fertility Technology

    In Search of Fertility – Cutting Edge Fertility Technology

    Infertility treatment is a brave new world of constantly changing technologies. It is important to keep current with the latest procedures for fertility attainment. Today we will speak with Dr. Rafat Abbasi about recent fertility developments including preimplantation genetic screening and egg freezing Dr. Raft Abbasi may be contacted at Columbia Fertility (http://columbiafertility.com).

    • 22 min

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