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  • 00:33

    Coping With Infertility

    in Women

    The joy of being a parent is one of the greatest things one can experience in life. But for millions of couples, parenthood is just a dream because of infertility issues. Coping with these issues can be a daily struggle that sometimes leads to sadness, tension, frustration and depression.


    You don't have to struggle alone. If you are suffering with shame, guilt, depression, or anger because of an inability to get pregnant, we want you to call in today and chat with us.


    Our guest, Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP, is here to share the resources and options that are available to help ease the emotional burden for couples who are trying to cope with infertility. Call in, 646-716-6910 or join us in our LIVE chatroom during the show.


     

  • 01:02

    Grants for Infertility Treatment: Affording IVF

    in Health

    Are grants available to help pay for fertility treatment? How do you apply and what are the granting organizations looking for. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Lisa Duran, Director of Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation, a non profit organization that assists couples in paying for fertility treatments not covered by health insurance; and Dr. Camille Hammond, Director of the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, which provides grants to assist needy infertile families.


     


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on affording IVF can be found here.

  • 01:01

    Being Happy While Struggling with Infertility

    in Health

    Is it possible to be happy when you are suffering from infertility and going through fertility treatment? Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Ali Domar, international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health, founder of The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and author of numerous books including Conquering Infertility and Being Happy Without Being Perfect.


     


    Highlights of the show can be found here:

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    More Creating a Family resources on infertility can be found here.


     

  • 01:02

    Coping with Infertility as the Fertile Partner

    in Health

    Is infertility experienced differently by the fertile partner in a relationship? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Andrea Braverman, a Clinical Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of OB/Gyn and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.  Since 1985, Dr. Braverman has worked as a health psychologist with a specialty in infertility counseling, third party reproduction and medical health management issues. infertility, male infertility, egg donation, sperm donor, egg donor, adoption


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on donor coping with infertility can be found here.

  • 00:13

    Infertility It's Not Your Fault - The Book

    in Self Help

    Paula Tresintsis has written a candid, authentic book about her journey through infertility.  The book talk about topics like Family Dynamics, Relationships, Masculine and Feminine Energy.  The book has gone to number 1 status on Amazon. 


    Tune in to the show and here how the book came about. 

  • 00:27

    Ease the Pain of Infertility During National Infertility Awareness Week

    in Finance

    National Infertility Awareness Week runs April 19-25. The week is sponsored by RESOLVE, a reproductive health advocacy organization. Visit their website to find a list of events nationwide.


    Although 7.3 million women and couples experience some form of challenge conceiving in this country (or 1 in 8), infertility can leave one feeling extremely isolated


    I spoke with Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, founder of Fertility for Colored Girls, to talk more about resources available to all couples and some of the events her organization provides this week and beyond.


    For links to all details discussed today, visit www.debtfreedivas.org.

  • 01:02

    Dealing with Infertility and Miscarriage Grief

    in Parents

    The pain and losses of infertility and miscarriage are often not recognized by our society. It is hard to mourn a loss others do not see. This grief can hang around and impair our joy in our family through adoption, egg donation, sperm donation, or surrogacy. How do men and women process this grief in different ways. How can you resolve this grief.Our guests to talk about ambiguous or disenfranchised loss are Dr. Ken Doka, Professor at The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America.  He is the the author of Disenfranchised Grief. And Kris Faasse, Director of Adoption for Bethany Christian Services, who has many years of experience counseling pre and post adoptive parents dealing with the grief of infertility and miscarriage.


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on coping with infertility can be found here.

  • 00:59

    What Happens in an Infertility Lab

    in Health

    What happens inside an embryology lab at an infertility clinic? How important is the laboratory to the success of IVF. How do labs differ? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with embryologist Scott Kratka, senior embryologist at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey and Board Certified by the  American College of Embryology.


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on infertility treatments can be found here.

  • 01:00

    How Weight Affects Fertility and Infertility Treatment

    in Parents

    How does your weight or Body Mass Index (BMI) affect your fertility. Does it alter your chances of success with infertility treatment. How does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affect fertility and infertility treatment. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Allison Styne, a reproductive endocrinologist with RMA New York.


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on infertility and PCOS can be found here.

  • 00:31

    What's causing so much Infertility, low libido & erectile dysfunction?

    in Health

    Infertility, low libido, erectile dysfunction, PMS, hot flashes…sexually speaking, we’re a mess! Not only that, we’re seeing increases in miscarriages, stillborns, birth defects in children, increases in childhood cancers, mental disorders. What does all of this mean for the quality of our relationships and the future health of our families? 


    Join me as I chat with nutritional consultant Pam Killeen about these questions and more including..



    The most common reasons why we’re seeing so many problems with human sexuality today
    How our diets impact our sexual health (including how things like coffee, nutrient-deficient diets and even over-strenous exercise can cause problems in the bedroom)
    How the dangerous combination of fad diets and estrogen mimicking chemicals that we come into contact with everyday throws of our hormonal balance
    How our lifestyle behaviors are causing problems in our relationships and health, creating chronic fatigue, addiction and more


    Pam Killeen is a nutritional consultant who specializes in Nutritional Balancing, and is the author of "Survival of the Unfittest: How Wisdom Will Save Humans from Falling into Extinction."

  • 01:03

    Navigating Infertility with Amanda Hope Haley on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Moms and Family

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott chats with author and podcaster Amanda Hope Haley.


    Amanda Hope Haley has a bachelor of arts in religious studies from Rhodes College and a master of theological studies in Hebrew Scripture and Interpretation from Harvard University. She contributed to The Voice Bible translation as a writer and editor, and she has been an editor and curricula ghost writer for popular Christian authors. Amanda maintains a blog, Healthy and Hopeful, where she encourages women to live whole lives in community with God, family, and each other. Her first book, Barren among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility with Hope, Wisdom, and Patience was released by HarperCollins Christian Publishers on October 7, 2014, as part of the InScribed Collection. Amanda and her husband David recently moved to Denver, Colorado, and look forward to new friends and new adventures out West.


    Amanda enjoys hosting people in her home for small group studies and serving her church community however she can. She loves cooking, crafting, and party planning, but she’s happiest when exploring new places with her husband and spoiling her godchildren Elijah, Jack, and Lily.