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  • 01:04

    Transitioning from Fertility Treatment to Adoption

    in Parents

    Many patients at some point decide that it is time to consider other options other than IVF, donor sperm or donor egg, or surrogacy. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Pat Irwin Johnson, speaker and author of Adopting: Sound Choices, Strong Families; and Stella Gilgur-Cook, LCSW and assistant director of outreach Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children. 


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


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  • 01:00

    Using Health Insurance to Pay for Fertility Treatment

    in Health

    Infertility treatment is expensive. How can an average person afford to pay? Health insurance can be used to pay for some parts of treatment and clinic affordability programs, such as shared cycles and multi-cylce plans, can bring down the cost of fertility treatment.


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Davina Fankhauser, Co-founder and President of Fertility Within Reach, and an expert on policy related to benefits for fertility treatment and preservation.


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


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  • 01:01

    How Does Fertility Treatment Affect the Babies

    in Health

    Research is beginning to come in on how infertility treatment affects the health of the children conceived. Does in vitro fertilization (IVF) or ICSI or artificial insemination cause birth defects, autism, nuero-developmental issues? Is freezing harmful to the children born from frozen embryos? Does Clomid cause harm to the babies? Our guest to help us sort out the often confusing results of this research is Dr.Thomas Molinaro, a reproductive endocrinologist with Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey and a researcher into the health effects of fertility treatment.
    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
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    More Creating a Family resources on infertility can be found here.

  • 01:04

    What You Must Know about Embryology Labs Before Fertility Treatment

    in Health

    What should every fertility patient know about embryology labs before going through treatment. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the leading embryologist to find out what patients should know and what advances are on the horizon to improve success rates. Dr. Marie D. Werner, a fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Rutgers, Reproductive Medicine Associates of NJ where she has completed an intensive 6 month embryology training program.  Dr. Werner is one of the lead investigators of the SuMMIT study. Dr. Michael Tucker has worked in the field of reproductive medicine/embryology for over 26 years.  Dr. Tucker has received world-wide recognition for his pioneering work in the IVF technologies that have helped to revolutionize the treatment of infertility. In 1992, he helped to advance the ICSI technique and was responsible for the first “ICSI baby” born in the US. In 1997, he led the team that was successful in achieving the first pregnancy and birth using cryopreserved eggs. He is the Director of Embryology at Shady Grove Fertility and at Georgia Reproductive Specialists.


    Creating a Family has thousands of free resources related to this topic on our website. 


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  • 01:03

    Getting Pregnant after 40 (With or Without Fertility Treatment)

    in Parents

    Fertility declines with age, but what can women do to increase the odds of getting pregnant over the age of 40 with or without using infertility treatment? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education organization, interviews Dr. Marcy Maquire, board certified reproductive endocrinologist with RMA of New Jersey, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on becoming an older parent can be found here.

  • 01:01

    Maximizing Chances of Pregnancy in Fertility Treatment

    in Health

    It is so hard to know how long to stay at each level of infertility treatment. How many months on Clomid, how many IUIs (artificial inseminations) and how many cycles of IVF is reasonable before moving to donor egg. What is the best way to manage your fertility dollars and still get pregnant? Our guests will be Dr. Alison Zimon, a reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF, and Dr. Samantha Pfeifer, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Pennsylvania Medical School. IVF, Clomid, IUI, donor egg
    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.

  • 00:59

    When Should You Move Up the Fertility Treatment Ladder

    in Health

    It's hard to know when to move up the infertility treatment ladder from Clomid, to IUI (artificial insemination), to IVF, to IVF/ICSI, to donor egg, to surrogacy. When should you move to more advanced forms of fertility treatment/assisted reproduction? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jaime Knopman, Reproductive Endocrinologist with RMA of New York and Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.    fertility treatments, infertility treatment, IVF treatment, in vitro fertilization, fertility clinics, IUI, artificial insemination,  vitro fertilization, invitro fertilization, egg donation, embryo donation, embryo adoption, trying to conceive, female infertility, male infertility, infertility clinic, causes of infertility, infertility causes, PCOS, endometriosis, donor egg, donor sperm, surrogacy, coping with infertility treatment, Clomid, What is IVF, IVF procedure, in vitro fertilisation, IVF cost, IVF success rate, secondary infertility,    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:   Blog summary of the show   Highlights   More Creating a Family resources on fertility treatment options can be found here.

  • 03:01

    Hodge Podge Friday

    in Current Events

    From Boehner verses Cruze to violence at Trump rallies!!! Can Satan himself rally the support of Republicans??? Will Trump melt the ice of his candidacy??? Obama economy expands at only 0.5% lowest GDP since 2008 or 2009!!!! Whose to blame. Has Obama Presidency caused the total moral breakdown of American society and culture or has the evils we ignored chickens come home to roost!!!! Is God blessing America or is it no, no, no God (beep) America!!!!   Did you watch the NFL draft???? Sticks says the 2nd round draft pick made less money as the tax rate in California is sky high. Who wants to play football in a state that is going to pay for fertility treatment for same sex couples????

  • 01:03

    Fertility Tourism-Options and Ethics

    in Health

    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Glen Cohen, Harvard professor and author of Patients With Passports: Medical Tourism, Law & Ethics.


    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 


    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 


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  • 00:30

    BISPHENOL A IN LOW DOSES CAN AFFECT FERTILITY

    in Nutrition

    HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE CHEMICAL BISPHENOL A THAT THE FDA HAS CLEARED AS "SAFE" FOR US, IS NOT COMING BACK AT US IN A BIG WAY. EXPOSURES MAY HAVE NOT EVEN BEEN KNOWN TO US..IT WAS PRESENT IN SOOOO MUCH OF WHAT WE USE IN EVERYDAY LIFE..EVEN WITH OUR BABIES...AND WE WONDER WHY WE HAVE SUCH A HIGH RATE OF INFERTILITY IN THIS COUNTRY..THANK YOU FDA!!


    Tune in every day to hear Dr. Len Brancewicz of The Nutrition Shoppe
    discuss today's hottest health topics and news from a complimentary
    perspective.  From colds to cancer and everything in between, Dr. Len
    can offer honest advice that makes sense.

    As a Registered Pharmacist (RPh), Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN),
    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD), and a homeopath, Dr. Len has over
    35 years experience in helping to keep you and your family healthy and
    happy.
    Call the show today to ask about your most pressing health concerns!

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    866-461-4536866-461-4536   to set up a personalized consultation, shop products, or
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  • 02:00

    Abuse in Prisons as Bad as You Think it is - Mental Health Professional Confirms

    in Current Events

    When person is arrested and put into prison, should all of their rights be terminated? What of people who are innocent until proven guilty?


    Walter Patrick Martin reveals to us that abuses of prisoners is bad and routine. He worked in the prison system and his first hand account should serve as a wake up call to us all and motivate us to say, WE ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW THIS.


    We are honored to have Mr. Martin who is an author of the book Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy Couples Guide sold on FamilyCounselingSanDiego.com and Amazon or Barns and Nobel Book Stores. He is the owner of Family Counseling San Diego and he has extensive training in advanced methods of treating PTS, depression and other conditions.


    In addition to the information on prison abuse, we will be discussing advanced treatment concepts including:



     How patients feeling better within days not months nor years utilizing unique treatment protocols
     How people suffering from PTSD being helped with EMDR and CES
     How autistic children and adults being helped with Neuro-feedback and CES in San Diego
     What it like working within the county jail with inmates
     What kind of results have been revealed when treating panic and anxiety disorders without medications
     What has it been like working with couples
     What is the benefit the new parenting / co-parenting program