If you are expecting a child through a surrogate birth, it’s important to think about how you plan to talk to your child about surrogacy. This topic can seem daunting, but it may be easier than you think! Here are reasons we recommend talking to your child about surrogacy, and tips for telling them in age-appropriate, affirming ways.
Infertility Insurance Coverage in Washington State
How to support an infertility insurance mandate We have an update on important legislation regarding infertility insurance coverage in Washington. PNWF’s co-founder and medical director, Dr. Lorna Marshall, has been working with a local coalition to present an...
Fertility 101: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) Podcast Episode
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss and Awareness Month, and we want to shed light on the painful reality that is Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. On today’s episode, Dr. Lora Shahine of Pacific Northwest Fertility answers those common questions associated with RPL, the different treatment options, and reminds us that no matter what, we’re not broken.
Understanding IVF Genetic Testing at Pacific NW Fertility
When considering fertility treatments like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), genetic testing can play an important role in diagnosing causes of infertility and maximizing the chances of a successful IVF pregnancy. Our licensed genetic counselor at Pacific NW Fertility, Lauren Garrett, MS, CGC, has written this guide to the many types of genetic testing and screening options.
Nature vs. Nurture: The Modern Age of Ancestry Testing
Author: Pacific NW Fertility Team Nature vs. Nurture: Reflecting on Genetics in the Modern Age of Ancestry Testing The documentary ‘Three Identical Strangers’ sheds light on an incredible story: identical triplets separated at birth in 1961 for adoption into...