Overcoming Infertility: Baby Quest Foundation

by fertility options on May 22, 2012

By Kim Whittemore

Also on Overcoming Infertility, Dr. Veronica Anderson, @DrVeronicaEyeMD chatted with Pamela Hirsch, Co-founder, Baby Quest Foundation aka @BabyQuestGrants.

Pam’s story and the genesis of the 501c(3) foundation serving infertile women trying to conceive is in part:

For nearly three years, I watched my daughter endure countless procedures – successful IVF’s ending in miscarriage, uterine surgeries, and hormone injections. Each attempt ended in heartbreak. Our story has a happy ending, however, because we were able to help with the cost of hiring a surrogate. I think of how fortunate we are each time I set my eyes on our adorable granddaughter. 

Then one morning late in 2011, I woke up suddenly and had a troubled thought. Suppose we couldn’t have helped Nicole and Josh financially? How would I have dealt with the inability of my daughter to have her own child simply because the procedures were too costly and not covered by insurance? This would not be acceptable. And…..therefore, Baby Quest was born. 

It is not easy to battle the demon of infertility. We are up against insurance companies who refuse to cover procedures and drug companies whose prices are astronomical. Whereas there are private groups and governmental agencies that deal with adoption and foster children, there are few companies, if any, that fund procedures for physical intervention in pregnancy. 

 

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Overcoming Infertility: Dr. Shamus Husheer

by fertility options on May 22, 2012

By Kim Whittemore

On Wellness for the Real World, Dr. Veronica Anderson aka @DrVeronicaEyeMD hosted a 90 minute session on “Overcoming Infertility” where she interviewed a range of expert opinion from belly dancing to alternative medicine, including the more popular assisted reproductive technologies of  IVF (in vitro fertilization), IUI, GIFT, etc. This segment features co-founder of DuoFertility, Dr. Shamus Husheer, who discusses the non-invasive, passive bio-sensor based advanced fertility monitoring system.

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Meet Shamus Husheer, PhD & Oriane Chausiaux, PhD Co-founders of DuoFertility

May 14, 2012

By Kim Whittemore We had a rocky start (bear with us during the opening) in our first broadcast previewing the activities of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), but this segment highlights some of the week’s events, including an introduction to Shamus Husheer, Ph.D, and Oriane Chausiaux, Ph.D., co-founders of Cambridge, UK based Temperature Concepts, the [...]

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Overcoming Infertility

May 14, 2012

By Kim Whittemore This is an interview faciliated by Dr. Veronica Anderson aka @DrVeronicaEyeMD host of the radio show ‘Wellness for the Real World‘ on the BlogTalk Radio network during RESOLVE’s, aka @ResolveOrg, ’National Infertility Awareness Week’. I found the program to include both eclectic and very informative content. Who would have thought we’d connect the dots of [...]

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Putting a soft ‘face’ on ‘big data’?

May 10, 2012

By Kim Whittemore This so resonates for me on many levels. Unfortunately it’s way past useful for me, but if any of this can serve those suitable women facing the prospects of infertility or simply challenges along the path of trying to conceive then so be it. In the words of a 39 year old [...]

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Incredibly Informative Infographic on Infertility

May 9, 2012

By Kim Whittemore Cool infographic! I LOVE infographics…doesn’t everyone?! And this one is especially useful, an ‘IIII’- incredibly informative infertility infographic – say THAT 3 times fast! Tweet

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ACOG’s 60th Annual Clinical Meeting

May 9, 2012

By Kim Whittemore Life never seems to slow down! From National Infertility Awareness Week to ACOG’s (the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) annual clinical meeting there’s rarely been a moment to catch my breath. Yet, here we are. It’s the final day in San Diego for an estimated 6,000 members, affiliates, vendors and suppliers [...]

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NIAW ‘TweetChat’ Recap

April 29, 2012

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH [<a href="http://storify.com/FertilityOps/niaw-tweetchat-recap" target="_blank">View the story "NIAW 'TweetChat' Recap" on Storify</a>] Tweet

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First NIAW TweetChat: Topics

April 27, 2012

By Kim Whittemore As we reflect on National Infertility Awareness Week, I for one feel like I have been drinking from a fire hose (read: I am drenched…..in new information……new organizations…..new friends). We at Fertility Options, thought the idea of a tweetchat might be a good one – we “put it out there” and you [...]

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NIAW TweetChat Today!

April 27, 2012

By Kim Whittemore We’ve been broadcasting daily featuring select women’s voices sourced from the rich and informative social media tweetstream found via several hashtags including: #fertility, #infertility, and #niaw (the acronym for the National Infertility Awareness Week) sponsored by RESOLVE aka @ResolveOrg. As Twitter has grown and spawned the power of real time social media [...]

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