Conception 101

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Other Parental Recognition Laws

October 10, 2019

If you are planning to use a sperm donor, it’s good to know the laws in your state. Here’s an awesome article organized by the Movement Advancement Project and found on the Family Equality resources page that can help answer some...

Secondary Infertility, Dana's Story

Secondary Infertility, Dana's Story

September 24, 2019

When my son turned two years old, we’d been trying to conceive another child for nearly a year. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t already pregnant, since it was so easy the first time. Every...

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Timing It Right

August 28, 2019
Unless you have a friend or family member who has been open about their fertility struggles, here’s what’s likely NOT on your mind during this exciting time: having to time intercourse, checking your cervical mucus, charting your ovulation, using an ovulation predictor kit. You might be thinking of baby names, or who your child might look like – not the real possibility of seeing a negative pregnancy test each month.

Can I Get My Woman Pregnant if I Have Erectile Dysfunction?

August 6, 2019

There’s a problem that many couples deal with and it's called impotence, the inability to “get it up”, or Erectile Dysfunction (ED). No matter how you refer to it, these terms are used to describe when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection long enough to complete sexual intercourse through orgasm. For many men, the pressures of trying to conceive can actually cause them to experience Erectile Dysfunction. This is commonly referred to as "performance anxiety". And guess what fellas? It happens to a lot of men! 

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How to Choose a Sperm Donor

July 31, 2019
Choosing a sperm donor can be one of the most challenging decisions that will need to be made on the path to parenthood. This article by Family Equality will attempt to help you work through that process in as pain-free a way as possible. Asking questions like is a familial connection important and are you concerned about the cost of sperm from cyrobanks will help guide your decision. Regardless of the path you choose, known or unknown donor, there will be questions along the way!