Recently, British Columbia adopted a more simplified law. Parentage is passed to intended parents if there is a preconception written agreement between them and the surrogate mother, she consents post-birth to surrender, and they assume responsibility for the child. To see the article written by Karen Busby, a professor of law and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba; please visit the following link: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/manitoba-could-follow-bc-on-surrogacy-issue-206734861.html

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Canadian Fertility Consultants – Recently, British Columbia adopted a more simplified law. Parentage is passed to intended parents if there is a preconception written agreement between them and the surrogate mother, she consents post-birth to surrender, and they assume responsibility for the child. To see the article written by Karen Busby, a professor of law and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research, Robson Hall, University of Manitoba; please visit the following link: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/manitoba-could-follow-bc-on-surrogacy-issue-206734861.html

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In this day and age of message boards, Facebook, Twitter and text messages, support can be found just about everywhere! It helps to know what everyone is talking about and more importantly how to communicate. Tonya Wertman shares her list of the top sites to visit. To read her full article posted on SHE KNOWS PARENTING please visit the following link: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/988633/infertility-support-groups-and-acronyms

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It wasn’t until I was pregnant that I craved lying on my stomach more than anything. Lucky to be living in Venice, Calif., I was able to . . . 1. Go to the beach. 2. Dig a hole in the sand. 3. Put my belly in the hole, and . . . 4. Luxuriously stretch my back. Ah…. Whether it’s burying your belly at the beach or indulging in some strange snacks, every pregnant

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Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring motherhood but for one in six Canadian couples facing the emotional and financial burden of infertility, it can be an unbearable day. A new survey released today shows there is a great deal in common between today’s mothers and those who have struggled with infertility, including the age at which they wanted to have children and the age at which they actively began trying to conceive. Mothers also have similar

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According to the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada, 42 per cent of British Columbians surveyed said they are unable to proceed with treatment because of the cost. Infertility is on the rise, with 16 per cent of heterosexual couples (women aged 18-44) experiencing infertility in 2009/10,compared to just 8.5 per cent in 1992. Whether it’s fertility treatments (which include fees for things like blood tests, semen analysis, cycle monitoring and hormone injections) or adoption (which may involve

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Are you ready to become a Surrogate? We suggest that all potential surrogates consider the following before you commit yourself to any family. It is important that you and the Intended Parents have the same expectations surrounding the process. Clarification on the following is very important, and can often be a deal breaker, if not agreed upon prior to the contract process beginning. * How many embryos will be transferred? *Am I willing to carry

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A full medical and reproductive history, along with any surgeries you’ve had and medications you’re taking; Lifestyle questions, including your exercise, smoking, and drug use; A physical exam; A frank discussion about your sexual life, including any problems with sex or previous sexually transmitted diseases Semen Analysis– Sperm is collected into a specimen jar and presented to a lab technician who examines the sperm under a microscope in order to evaluate the count, shape, appearance,

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Canadian Fertility Consultants – A full medical and reproductive history, along with any surgeries you’ve had and medications you’re taking; Lifestyle questions, including your exercise, smoking, and drug use; A physical exam; A frank discussion about your sexual life, including any problems with sex or previous sexually transmitted diseases Semen Analysis– Sperm is collected into a specimen jar and presented to a lab technician who examines the sperm under a microscope in order to evaluate

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