Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beach Reads

Summertime! Our thoughts turn to barbecues, reunions and good times near water. Still, those of us confronting infertility may find our minds drifting back to thoughts of donors, surrogates, injections and ultrasounds. We have listed a few good reads on the subject while we relax by the pool- a few new treats and some old standbys.
  • In Her Own Sweet Time- Rachel Lehmann-Haupt
  • Confessions of a Serial Egg Donor-Julia Derek
  • Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation- Elen Sarasohn Glazer and Evelina Weidman Sterling
  • Mommies, Daddies, Donors and Surrogates- Diane Ehrensaft

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Loving the V List

Everyone facing infertility has their own approach to coping with the stress, uncertainty and anticipation, but we found two extraordinary women who have chosen to view this period of their lives through the very unique lens of adventure, not usually associated with preparing for motherhood. We find ourselves eagerly following this blog, LiVing the V list: Adventures for the Reproductively Challenged, to learn what sort of excitement they have cooked up each week. The overall premise according to creators Stephanie and Alisa is, “The V-list is an ever-evolving list of places we want to go and things we want to do. Some of which cannot be done while pregnant” To name a few: skydiving, sushi, parasailing, dying their hair, riding a mechanical bull...
Follow their adventures, let them inspire your own or just LOVE the attitude.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Don't Forget! Tasty TaTa's Tomorrow Night in LA!

Tomorrow Night!~Don't Miss This!

Food, Cocktails and Comedy, 100% of proceeds go to MyVision.Org, whose mission is to educate, protect, support, advocate and inspire every woman's vision of her future as a mother.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tasty TaTa’s! –Los Angeles June 16th

We love this! In collaboration with Jersey Girl Productions, MyVision.Org presents...Tasty Ta-Ta’s Los Angeles. Show your support for this fantastic fertility preservation cause and enjoy the show known as “the Vagina Monologues of Breast Cancer”.

Tasty Ta Ta's is an extension of veteran stand-up comic Wendy Hammer’s successful monthly spoken word salon Tasty Words. The show will be “breast-themed” with storytellers sharing personal tales of all things boobs, knockers or ta-ta’s. The event will be held at the luxurious Philippe Stark-designed SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sharing the Gift of Life

Sharing the Gift of Life

In the field of assisted reproduction, most often, the news stories and articles we encounter are centrally themed around the controversies and challenges surrounding the process. We hear a lot about legal battles, ethical quandaries and scientific breakthroughs, but it seems infrequent that we actually hear the invaluable stories and lessons from the happy families that at the end of the day, are the objective of all of this activity and important dialogue. Here is one such story, which catches up with a family and the gestational carrier who helped them, 14 years later.