What prompts a woman to become a surrogate or gestational carrier, carrying a child for people she may not know? The answers seem straightforward in some instances and more complex in others.
Women who are hoping to become pregnant want to do everything they can to ensure that their babies will be as healthy as possible, which means following recommendations to minimize the possibility of birth defects.
Parents of adult children who are struggling with infertility experience complicated feelings, both for what their child is going through and for themselves. Knowing how to deal with these feelings can make the situation easier for everyone involved.
Managing hope is a major challenge during fertility treatment. Sometimes people wonder whether being positive or hopeful affects outcomes. Yet balancing optimism and caution isn’t simple and is for each individual to decide.
DNA testing kits can upend identity and spark a multitude of questions for some children conceived with donor sperm and parents who hadn’t shared origin stories.
While Father’s Day gets less sentimental build up than Mother’s Day, it may still bring out intense emotions for many men even if they are not parents themselves.
Mother’s Day is meant to be a day of celebration. But for many women it can also be a day of discomfort. Tools for coping may make this easier to manage.
People attempting to conceive through in vitro fertilization may face the question of what to do with extra embryos, especially if they reach a point where they feel their family is complete.
One challenge for people with fertility issues is navigating other people’s pregnancies. Support and coping strategies can help maintain relationships.
Couples coping with infertility also have to decide what to tell family and friends about their situation. It’s possible to preserve privacy by offering a simple truth without unnecessary detail.