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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During your Fertility Coaching sessions, you will receive 3 hours of consultation services, along with a referral to a minimum of two clinics (telephone or in person meeting w/ top fertility Drs). This will include 2 hours with Leia Picard, an Industry professional who has several years of experience working within North American clinics, as well as those abroad. You will also receive a 1 hour consultation with CFC’s lawyer Sean Zaboroski to discuss the

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How does Barbara F. Meltz, parenting consultant, and author of “Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Understanding How Your Children See the World.”,  answer the following question: Due to cancer, my cousin can no longer carry a baby. I would love to be able to do this for her, but I don’t know how to explain it to my children. My daughter is 3.5 and the last time I was pregnant, she got a baby brother (who is

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“A problem exists with the way medicine is currently practiced. One issue is that things really aren’t set up so doctors can get to know their patients well, thoroughly answer all questions and concerns, and also adequately inform their patients of all options and the ramifications of each one…. I passionately believe that women deserve to know how their bodies naturally work and how each form of contraception interferes with their natural functioning. How can

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Growing numbers of children are being born in Canada as a result of in-vitro fertilization and other forms of “assisted” reproduction. When donations are obtained anonymously from sperm banks, and in the few provinces with laws that directly address the issue, parenthood is generally uncontested. To read the full National Post article, please visit their site at National Post Paternity 

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