• 00:40

    So you want a baby? The road to parenthood & unexpected roadblocks

    in Blogs

    At some point a lot of people decide they want a child. I want to explore all the avenues to parenthood, including all the unexpected roadblocks that can pop up along the way. 


    Making a baby or getting a baby via other method can be hard work. I would like to talk about the different birthing methods, surrogacy methods, and adoption methods; really any alternative methods there are to becoming a parent.



     


     


     

  • 00:31

    "Our 'Journey': One Couple's Guide to U.S. Surrogacy" - Author Richard Westoby

    in Health

    Richard Westoby and his partner, Steven, chose to build their family using surrogacy in the United States. That entire journey forms the basis for his book, "Our Journey: One Couple's Guide to U.S. Surrogacy", which chronicles their quest to parenthood via gestational surrogacy from the recipient parent perspective. They had a twin birth via surrogacy here in the United States. The book focuses on the multiple components of surrogacy, and provides an in-depth look at the behind the scenes aspects such as IVF, escrow accounts, choosing an agency, and how to plan for each stage of the surrogacy. Although written for an international recipeint parent, each chapter ends with a list of appropriate and timely questions a recipient parent should ask during each phase of the surrogacy. On this episode of "The ABCs of Surrogacy," Richard will be discussing his book, and his journey to parenthood as an international recipient who chose to build his family using surrogacy in the United States. Don't miss what is sure to be a very enlightening episode!

  • 00:31

    Interview with Dr. Mark Perloe by Host Mark Wilhelmsson

    in Health

    Dr. Mark Perloe earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, and served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Perloe completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Minnesota and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

    As Medical Director of GRS, Dr. Perloe has expertise in treating conditions related to infertility including polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, fibroids, male fertility problems and endocrine and other reproductive health problems. He also has extensive experience in in vitro fertilization, the use of donor eggs, donor sperm, and gestational surrogacy. 

    Dr. Perloe has served as principal investigator in numerous reproductive health research studies including innovative IVF treatments, ovulation induction, polycystic ovary syndrome as well as investigational medications for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction.  In 1986, he co-authored Miracle Babies and Other Happy Endings for Couples with Fertility Problems. 

    He has served as consultant and a task force member to the Women's Initiative of the American International Health Association and was active in establishing the first approved endoscopy-training center in the former Soviet Union at the Russian National Institute of Women's Health. Dr. Perloe is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and serves on their Electronic Communication Committee. He also serves on the board of the Georgia GYN/OB Society and has served as an advisory board member for INCIID, OBGYN.net and the Endometriosis Association. 

    He is married, has two children and serves on the board of two local theatre companies. He also enjoys playing with computers, sailing and traveling.


    To learn more, visit: http://ivf.com

  • 01:29

    The Steven Knight Show | Author Interviews, Movie Reviews & Entertainment News

    in Pop Culture

    Monday on The Steven Knight Show they revisit their conversation with relationship expert Dr. Jeanette Raymond, author of the book “Now You Want Me, Now You Don't: Fear of Intimacy: Ten ways to recognize it and ten ways to manage it in your relationship”.  Plus the team will also revisit their conversation with John Buzzanca who co-wrote the book “Not My Daughter: The true story of a former drug trafficker and a landmark surrogacy case” which is a biography about his life in the drug world involvement in a precedent setting surrogacy case. 


    Catch The Steven Knight Show Monday nights at 10pm only on EOTMRadio.com.


    Follow @StevenKnightSho on Twitter @ Facebook.com/TheStevenKnightShow

  • 02:00

    I was just thinking...Women 2500 years of disrespect! Part 2

    in Education

    We suffer as a people when we don't understand the true role and function of the black female. If you have a navel then you need to listen. So many men believe women are slaves and bound to them because of a biblical fall.


    Let's find out what our Creator had in mind when we were put on this earth.


    The first or primary and inital over-standing of God was woman.


    What happened? How did it all change? What do we now under-stand about life?


    Since the system of white supremacy the image of the black woman has been reduced to one of witch, bitch and scratch my itch!


    This idea that many [not all] blackmen carry is the lie in the surrogacy of the slavemaster!


    This is a live show so come with respect!


    661-467-2407 and press 1 to be heard.



     

  • 01:03

    How to Adopt a Child in Another State

    in Parents

    What is the best way to find and adopt a child born in another state? Is this possible? What is the process for adopting across state lines. How to find a child to adopt? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Suzanne B. Nichols, an adoption attorney with over 25 years’ experience in private domestic adoptions and now reproductive law in the areas of surrogacy and donor eggs. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey.

  • 01:57

    TRU-Life Fridays: Got Ebola? and Other Crises in the Pro-Life Direction

    in Politics Conservative

    Ebola is now a "humanitarian crisis."  Yes, it can be seen that way, but how?  We will be talking in depth about how the value of life seems to change when Ebola is thrown into the discussion, including whether or not the disease is racist.


    Return with us to the surrogacy issue involving Sherri Shepard's baby not-my-baby.  Now that the child has been born, whose responsibility is it to care for him?


    And the Fat Lady is far from even getting onto the stage to sing, so the drama surrounding the Ferguson, Etc. protests keeps making news in St. Louis.  The latest details DO have a very pro-life profile as black protesters accuse white people of blanket racism all over town.  #MikeBrown who?


    Finally, did "Bush Lied, People Died?"  We will examine the bombshell (pun intended) news report from none other than The New York Times that says WMDs were indeed found in the second Gulf War, but it was still all Bush's fault.


     

  • 01:01

    Secret Loss, Secret Love with Marika Baris

    in Spirituality

    Our broadcast honors, October 15, as “Worldwide Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day”. Marika Baris is the Founder and Executive Director of My Baby Angel Foundation, which was created out of the pain, shock, and grief she and her husband, Dr. Frederic Wiedemann, experienced in the pregnancy losses of TWO of their grandchildren. Their granddaughter was born on June 18, 2008 at 22 weeks gestational age. She lived 20 minutes and was too young to survive. Their grandson, born on March 14, 2009 was stillborn at 24 weeks. The loss was devastating to them and their family.


    The My Baby Angel Foundation was born out of Marika and her husband’s desire to help others suffering a loss, as well as to create a legacy of love for their deceased grandchildren. To learn more please visit MyBabyAngel.org and Pregnancy Infant Loss and Remembrance Day. You can also visit them on Facebook.


    Marika is a Mother of two, Grandmother of seven, Psychotherapist, Mediator, Corporate and Diversity Trainer, Humanitarian Consultant, Social activist, and passionate being. Her work over the last 5 years has been voluntary, “helping transform society’s response to pregnancy and infant loss.”

  • 00:53

    Adult CHD Survivors on Pregnancy and Motherhood

    in Health

    Since more babies born with congenital heart defects are surviving to adulthood than ever before, more families are affected by the possibility of getting pregnant or having a family. What options are available to women born with congenital heart defects? with critical congenital heart defects? Are there absolutely certain congenital heart defects which are too risky for women to chance getting pregnant? Do adults with congenital heart defects have the stamina to raise a family? These are some of the issues we will address in this show.

  • 00:31

    30-minutes discussing 'Deep Down Things' with author Tamara Linse

    in Books

    Author Tamara Linse & the Cabin Goddess are buckling down and having a radio interview! 


    Like the characters in Deep Down Things, the author Tamara Linse and her husband have lost babies. They had five miscarriages before their twins were born through the help of a wonderful woman who acted as a gestational carrier. Tamara is also the author of the short story collection How to Be a Man and earned her master’s in English from the University of Wyoming, where she taught writing. Her work appears in the Georgetown Review, South Dakota Review, and Talking River, among others, and she was a finalist for Arts & Letters and Glimmer Train contests, as well as the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize for a book of short stories. She works as an editor for a foundation and a freelancer. Find her online at tamaralinse.com and on her blog Writer, Cogitator, Recovering Ranch Girl at www.tamara-linse.blogspot.com



    Website http://www.tamaralinse.com   
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tlinse  
    Twitter https://twitter.com/TamaraLinse


    Deep Down Things, Tamara Linse’s debut novel, is the emotionally riveting story of three siblings torn apart by a charismatic bullrider-turned-writer and the love that triumphs despite tragedy... -- read more


     

  • 01:03

    How are Kids Conceived via Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation Doing?

    in Parents

    Concern has been expressed on how children conceived via third party reproduction, including sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation are faring. Is attachment as strong in these families. What is the nature of the parent child relationships? Host Dawn Davenport interviews renowned researcher Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge and Dr. Martha Rueter, Associate Professor of Family Social Science at University of Minnesota. 


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on third party reproduction can be found here.

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