Blog: All Things Conceivable

Finding hope to be a parent at all times, especially now
Finding hope to be a parent at all times, especially now
2020-04-03

Perhaps you have been striving for years now to become a parent. You’re eyeing another Mother’s Day and Father’s Day on the horizon. You’ve gone through all the steps on the fertility journey and have determined that surrogacy is the right answer for you to have a biological child of your own. And, …

FAQs: The Surrogacy Journey in the Time of Covid-19
FAQs: The Surrogacy Journey in the Time of Covid-19
2020-03-27

We are living in a new world, one where every day brings new challenges as we all grapple with the global pandemic of COVID-19. And yet, the desire to build a family is as strong and enduring as ever. That's why we at ConceiveAbilities want to give you straight talk on some of your most commonly …

Surrogacy Terminology 101
Surrogacy Terminology 101
2020-03-09

The world we live in is full of abbreviations- everything from “LOL” to “EVOO” has its own special acronym. While many of these phrases have become familiar in everyday life, surrogacy has its own unique dictionary of common terms used throughout the journey. The list below is some of the most …

The Impact Endometriosis Can Have on Fertility
The Impact Endometriosis Can Have on Fertility
2020-03-06

Endometriosis can often be a very misunderstood and often misdiagnosed medical condition even though it affects one in ten women and 30% to 50% of women who deal specially with an infertility diagnosis. In recent years, many female celebrities such as Lena Dunham, Julianne Hough, Jillian Michaels, …

How Intended Parents Can Best Support Their Surrogates
How Intended Parents Can Best Support Their Surrogates
2020-02-24

The journey of surrogacy is long and unpredictable. We all know that even the “easiest” of pregnancies are accompanied by physical, emotional and logistical challenges. That's why you want your surrogate to receive support throughout the process to ensure that her stress is minimized; she continues …

Clomid for Infertility: Pros  and Cons
Clomid for Infertility: Pros and Cons
2020-02-23

While in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fertility treatment, there are several less invasive, less expensive options your doctor may want to explore. Clomid pills have been a popular choice amongst intended parents for more than 50 years. While …

Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation
Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation
2020-02-23

If you’ve finished building your family, it’s common to take more permanent measures to prevent pregnancy. From having an IUD inserted to surgical procedures like a tubal ligation or male vasectomy, there are plenty of options. But what if your situation changes? If you decide that you’d like to …

Two Journeys from a GC and IP Perspective: An Interview with Jolynda and Amanda
Two Journeys from a GC and IP Perspective: An Interview with Jolynda and Amanda
2020-01-20

One of our favorite parts of working with gestational carriers (GC) and intended parents (IP) is hearing their different perspectives - what led them to begin their journey and their experiences throughout surrogacy. We are grateful for the unique opportunity to catch up with Jolynda and Amanda, …

Ten Witty Responses to Well-Intentioned (but Frustrating) Questions About Surrogacy
Ten Witty Responses to Well-Intentioned (but Frustrating) Questions About Surrogacy
2020-01-16

The surrogacy process is often misunderstood. Not helping matters is the common (and inaccurate) depiction in movies and television (think Friends, Superstore, The Connors or My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ). Often, the person playing the role of the surrogate would not even meet the qualifications for …

ConceiveAbilities Speaks to Dr. Dorette Noorhasan About “Miracle Baby: A Fertility Doctor's Fight for Motherhood”
ConceiveAbilities Speaks to Dr. Dorette Noorhasan About “Miracle Baby: A Fertility Doctor's Fight for Motherhood”
2020-01-09

After some devastating family losses and personal health issues, Dr. Dorette Noorhasan , an esteemed OB/GYN and fertility specialist, wanted to have a child of her own. In her new book, <em>Miracle Baby: A Fertility Doctor's Fight for Motherhood</em> , she details her personal journey …

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