Pregnancy can be a crazy and beautiful journey for women. Your body will change no matter what, but one part of the change - the weight gain - can be controlled through a healthy, yet nutritious diet. Women should plan to eat an extra 350-500 extra calories a day in the second and especially third trimester.
It’s a really big deal to wrestle with the idea of starting a family. It’s a huge decision for anyone, but it becomes even bigger for same-sex couples due to the amount of options to look through. Exploring all the options can be a major task in itself.
Topics: Same Sex Parenting
The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on everyone and everything in 2020. From our work lives to our time with friends and family, each of us has had to make personal sacrifices that put our mental health, happiness and peace of mind at risk. Romantically, the harsh realities of this year are no different.
Using a known donor, sometimes referred to as an “open donor” has become increasingly popular in recent years for couples trying to start a family. When In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and artificial insemination were first being used, people didn’t want to use a known donor because of rare stories of children wanting to have a parental relationship with their donor and it going poorly, or other complications with the upbringing and relationships.
Topics: Sperm Donors
Finding that white picket fence traditional family can be extremely difficult in 2020. Societal norms have changed and the fairy tale of finding the perfect prince or princess, and having a family, is no longer realistic for many people
Starting a family can be a long, difficult endeavor--especially for those with fertility issues. Fortunately, modern technology has made it possible even for those with problems conceiving kids. You no longer even need to visit a sperm bank or fertility clinic, you can just order the donor sperm from the comfort of your own home!
For many couples, conceiving a child without the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART) simply isn’t possible. Fortunately, modern technology has made it possible for just about anyone to start a family, even if one of the partners is infertile or has problems conceiving. For women with fertility problems, one of the best options is seeking an egg donation process. Thousands of egg donor registries exist around the world that can provide you with a number of potential egg donors.
Topics: donor eggs
Finding the right sperm donor can be a long process. After all, the traits and characteristics of your children’s father will be reflected in them--so you want to pick a donor that will give your children the best chance at success. This can mean sifting through hundreds of possible donors until you find the right one.
If you and your partner are unable to conceive a child on your own, or you have fertility issues that prohibit you from carrying a child, finding a surrogate to carry your child for you is a great option. Despite a lack of federal regulation, the United States has by far the most robust and safe surrogacy system in the world. Unfortunately, it is also extraordinarily expensive.
Since the federal government has yet to enact any laws regarding surrogacy, it has been left up to the states to legislate surrogacy contracts. Many states have passed laws allowing for some form of surrogacy agreements, but others have either not passed laws or have passed laws expressly forbidding all or some forms of surrogacy. To avoid legal troubles, you should make sure to know the laws and guidelines surrounding the surrogacy process in your state.