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CureTalks: Legal Aspects of ART

“A modern couple has various options to build their family at their choice of time with the advent of ground breaking reproductive technologies made available by our scientific fraternity. For either medical or non-medical reasons, more and more couples are choosing assisted family building using assisted reproductive techniques (ART) like the use of donor eggs, donor embryos, donor sperms, or surrogacy. However, this assistance comes with its own share of legal issues, which everyone involved should be aware of.” – Family Building Using Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART): Legal Aspects, presented by CureTalks.
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Health and Safety of Egg Donation

Many women have concerns about the health and safety of egg donation and I am here to clear up some of the untruths you may come across on the internet.  Egg donation has both known and potential risks – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is the only known risk and is reported to be approximately 1% to 2% per retrieval cycle.  Egg donors may, in fact, see a lower occurrence because this group of women is not conceiving after taking the stimulation hormones1.  OHSS has been shown to decrease further with the use of GnRH agonist medication for the final stage of egg maturation rather than administering the traditional hCG medication1.  OHSS is a risk inherent to egg donation and the frequent monitoring appointments during the stimulation phase are imperative to reduce the risk of occurrence.  Following the doctor’s orders and showing up to appointments as scheduled are important parts in your journey as an egg donor.
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Pray For Orlando

Pray For Orlando

The LGBT community has made massive strides in the past several years, with love winning above all in countless efforts for equality. The tragic events at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida remind us that we need to put love above all else and be there in support for humans on a human level, not just when tragic events occur but each and every day. #PrayForOrlando
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Surrogacy and Beyond Birth

Most of the questions we respond to from gestational surrogates and their intended parents (IP) have to do with their relationship before and during the pregnancy. One step at a time is how most try to get through their surrogacy journey as many IP’s have gone through unsuccessful attempts at IVF or pregnancy themselves, with or without the help of an egg donor. We advise surrogates and their intended parents not to involve children and other family and friends in the beginning of their journeys as it’s best to make these introductions after a pregnancy is achieved and medically stable. There are considerations at The Surrogacy SOURCE that we remind our clients of as we see how their relationships evolve.
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The Many Moving Parts of Assisted Reproductive Technology: What Does This Mean?

The question I am asked most often by intended parents (IP’s) is “why does this have to take so long?”. The process of becoming a parent with the assistance of an egg donor, gestational carrier, or both, involves many professionals all coordinating their services. The psychologists, attorneys, genetic counselors, insurance agents, doctors, nurses, embryologists, match makers, case managers, escrow companies and all of the additional professionals involved with this miraculous specialty, choreograph a dance for the benefit of the IP’s ultimate goal: to have a baby or two.
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What to Expect During the Surrogate Screening Process

So, you’ve made the selfless decision to become a surrogate and help Intended Parents build their family. Congratulations! You are about to embark on an amazing journey that will not only change your life, but that of the grateful people you will be helping and, of course, the child you will bring into this world for them. It’s a priceless gift, but what should you expect from now until you meet the lucky family? Here is an overview of the common screening process and what’s required to get you from here to matched!
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