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Thursday, 07 February 2019 10:25

What Not to say to someone you know, or suspect is struggling with infertility #2 “This One Couple I Know…”

By Kelsey. T. Chun MFT Giving your friend examples of a couple you knew who tried for three years and then miraculously got pregnant naturally after adopting, or how your parents struggled to conceive and now have five kids, might instill hope in her—but it also might not. For one, these anecdotes imply—that it will happen eventually. (And, unfortunately you can’t assure that, even if it happened for your mom or best friend that way.) Also, such stories might actually feel like a reminder to your friend that seemingly everyone else is able to conceive except her (and every pregnancy…
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 11:17

How to Support a Friend Struggling With Infertility. What You SHOULD Do #3. Tell Her You’re Sorry

By Kelsey. T. Chun MFT After admitting honestly and with a heavy heart, “I hate seeing you in pain” (validating option #2), you can add, “I’m so sorry you’re going through this.” If that is all you can think to say without resorting to one of the three invalidating comments, that’s okay! You can simply admit that you don’t know what to say, but if she wants to talk, you’re here to listen (validating option #1) and if she needs anything, to let you know. (That way, if your friend wants to know what helped your sister overcome infertility or…
Sunday, 03 February 2019 12:35

Another First Lady Leads Campaign To Break Stigma Of Infertility

Recently Michelle Obama spoke about her struggles with infertility and desire to spread awareness and break the stigma of infertility. Now Ghana’s first lady does the same. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, in partnership with Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has launched a campaign to overcome the stigma associated with infertility among women. The "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign would leverage on the power of the mass media to educate and help everybody to have better understanding of fertility issues. It would also assist in identifying interventions to improve fertility care, access to information by…
Friday, 01 February 2019 11:12

What Not to say to someone you know, or suspect is struggling with infertility #1

“Don’t Worry. It’ll Happen Eventually!” By Kelsey. T. Chun MFT Earlier in our struggle to conceive, I ventured to share the pain of this experience with a friend. She smiled and reminded me of the afore mentioned statistic, that it takes most couples at least three months to conceive. Like many women attempting to get pregnant, I was already aware of this fact, but it didn’t lessen the emotional turmoil I experienced each cycle. While I know this friend only had the best of intentions, it made me feel like my pain wasn’t “enough”—like I shouldn’t be upset because we…
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 18:50

Through Surrogacy Ricky Martin welcomes ‘beautiful’ baby girl Lucia with husband Jwan Yosef

Congratulations are in order for Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef, who have expanded their family just in time for 2019. The married couple announced the arrival of a baby daughter, ‘beautiful’ Lucia Martin-Yosef, on Monday night, 10 years after the singer welcomed sons Matteo and Valentino by gestational surrogacy. Ricky, 48, posted a picture of both dads holding the newborn’s tiny hands with just a glimpse at her little lips. He wrote: ‘We are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Yosef. ‘It has been a special time for us…
Monday, 28 January 2019 15:02

IVF Sparked A New Debate About The Moral Status Of The Embryo

So long as the embryo stayed out of sight, all kinds of narratives could be spun about its moral status – traditionally, for the Catholic church, revolving around the issue of when it acquired a soul. But when the biology was laid bare, new stories were required. As the political scientist Rosalind Petchesky has pointed out, anti-abortionists have increasingly framed these in biological terms. Is personhood a matter of unique genetic identity? (Identical twins pose problems there.) Is it granted when the sperm and egg combine? When the embryo begins to acquire shape in the process called gastrulation? Implantation in…
Saturday, 26 January 2019 17:20

Kim Kardashian Loves Surrogacy: Plans for Baby #4

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are on the surrogacy journey once more — with a few tweaks. Namely, as a source tells PEOPLE, their gestational carrier for baby No. 4 on the way is not the same one they connected with for daughter Chicago, who turns 1 on Jan. 15. “Since they had another embryo, Kim and Kanye always knew they wanted to try and implant that embryo too,” the insider says. “They hoped to work with the same gestational carrier, but it didn’t work out this time. They are working with a second carrier now that is pregnant and…
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 14:39

How to Prevent Getting “Stuck” and Unable to Leave After Ukrainian Surrogacy

There was recently an article about an Australian couple that was stuck in Ukraine for over 6 months because they couldn’t get all their documents in order. The problem is NOT Ukraine or Ukrainian adoption. It has to do with preparation and the agency and/or clinic you use. No matter what country you live in, no matter what your nationality, it is essential that you understand if your agency will be assisting you with all the documentation for your newborn to exit the country. While you are doing this, make sure this service is not at an extra cost. We…
Monday, 21 January 2019 11:53

How We Keep Your Ukrainian Surrogate and Child Healthy

It is natural to wonder and worry about how your surrogate is taking care of herself and your child throughout the pregnancy. Could they be drinking? Taking drugs? Be in a stressful environment? We at Delivering Dreams make sure this does not happen. We screen our surrogates extremely carefully – psychologically and physically. After meeting strict government criteria, we only accept a small percentage into our program. Our surrogates live at home with their families through most of the pregnancy to ensure stability and support, and their home environment is inspected and approved before they are accepted. We visit our…
Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:22

From Sex Selection to Surrogacy, Delivering Dreams Provides Affordable Services In Legal and Regulated Ukraine

Many countries have outlawed surrogacy and gender selection. Both have been and remain legal in Ukraine. Why? The Ukrainian government regulates all clinics and the laws and regulations in place protect intended parents, surrogates, donor and the children involved. Laws echo some of the most recent passed in the US such as New Jersey. Contact us to learn more! Book a free confidential appointment above. Our IVF + ICSI with gender selection is €6400. We work with patients from around the world. Learn More About International Surrogacy In Ukraine: Delivering Dreams helps couples throughout the world struggling with infertility have…
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