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CBD and Fertility

Published on October 23, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

The legal status of marijuana is complex and varies by state. Federally, it’s still illegal but in 2015 the FDA approved research on CBD. Currently, CBD is regulated as a supplement which makes it relatively easy to obtain (easier than Marijuana) but makes it medically more ambiguous as supplements don’t have strict regulations about concentration, dosage, etc. As CBD becomes more widely acceptable and researched, more and more are looking to it as a viable fertility supplement. 

So much is still unknown at this point. More research needs to be done. But here’s what we’ve learned so far about how CBD impacts fertility.

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LGBTQ+ Fertility FAQ

Published on October 9, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

LGBTQ+ families have extra hurdles to face in their fertility journey. Beyond the usual stress, cost and planning, LGBTQ+ couples looking to be parents have to also consider their state laws, special insurance coverage clauses, donors and surrogates. It can feel hard to know where to begin. We’ve put together these FAQ and packed it full of resources to help you on your journey.

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Surrogacy Laws in the US

Published on September 25, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

Surrogacy, also known as a gestational carrier arrangement, is a great option for many parents in search of a good assistive reproductive option. It allows genetic parenthood, but also allows for egg and/or sperm donation, making it easy for parents from virtually any circumstance to benefit from it. However, surrogacy laws in the US are not regulated at the federal level. Each state has its own laws and they vary widely.

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IVF Truths: What to Know When Considering In Vitro Fertilization

Published on September 11, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

Looking into whether IVF is the right choice for your family? Then no doubt you’ve been flooded with information on the process. Success stories, horror stories, scientific articles, opinion pieces--and much of it conflicting with one another. It can be confusing and frustrating to sort through all the information.

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Why IVF May Not Work and Why to Continue Trying

Published on September 3, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

For all the energy and cost it takes to do, a failed IVF can feel devastating. And when you’ve got to try several times and still it doesn’t seem to work, is there a reason to keep trying? 

The short answer is: yes. 

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The Do's and Don'ts of IVF Treatment

Published on June 29, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

IVF treatment articles focus on what women must do (and not do) to up their chances of successful IVF. The fact is that IVF requires an investment of time, money and energy and both partners play an important role in preparation and success. We’ve written this for couples starting their IVF journey so they can better prepare for conception and pregnancy.

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Fertility Treatments for Transgender Couples

Published on June 17, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

We’re proud to support transgender individuals and couples with fertility services to help start your family. You have numerous options, enabling you to choose what’s best for yourself and your family. Our team of fertility specialists will help by providing information and answers to your questions.

Some of the most common questions we get are: What are my options? Does hormone therapy decrease fertility? Do I have to stop taking your hormones? For how long?

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Navigating MidSummer Baby Fever

Published on May 31, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

It’s called a “fever” because it can come on suddenly and powerfully. Men and women both experience it, though women talk about it more openly. You don’t need a doctor to diagnose it.

You know from the swooning in your stomach, an almost visceral ache that you’ve got a bad case of baby fever. All you can think about in that moment is having a baby in your arms.

It can be painful, and though there’s no easy remedy for it, we have some tips to help you cope so you can still enjoy your summer.

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How to Find a Surrogate

Published on May 12, 2019 by SCRC Contributor

It’s estimated that more than 8 million babies have been born via IVF since 1978. Statistics for surrogacy are harder to nail down, but between 1978 and 2008, approximately 28,000 babies were born to surrogate carriers. That’s roughly 1,000 babies per year, or fewer than a hundred babies per month (though that number seems to be increasing in recent years). If it seems like surrogacy information is hard to come by, it’s probably because it’s still relatively uncommon.

Here we’ve put together a helpful guide for finding a surrogate.

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Why California is a Great Place for Surrogacy

Published on April 10, 2019 by SCRC Contributor


IVF surrogacy, also known as gestational surrogacy, is an important topic that we think deserves a lot more openness and discussion. We’ve been privileged to witness firsthand how lives can be changed and hearts can be filled by the courage of intended parents and the generosity of a gestational surrogate/gestational carrier. Through this incredible process, patients who have often suffered years of disappointment and heartbreak can finally have the change to bring home the baby they have always wanted. We’ve also been able to help members of the LGBTQ community start a family through this process. There are many reasons why you might decide that surrogacy is right for you and your family, and all of them are equally valid.

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