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2021 Spring Blossom Grant Recipients Announcement

Each quarter, the Gift of Parenthood opens the door to hope with fertility assistance grants presented to deserving individuals and couples across the country. On April 13th, 2021, Gift of Parenthood announced the 2021 Spring Blossom Grant Giveaway grant recipients. These applicants will receive financial assistance towards their fertility treatments as a result of another …

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Infertility Journey: Finding Light In The Darkness

Hopeful parents: Whether you are currently undergoing IVF, surrogacy, adoption, or simply contemplating your next step forward, you deserve a breather. Any infertility journey is rough, and it can feel like no one in your life really “gets it.” But trust us when we say it’s OK to feel all of the feelings; the happy, …

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What Is Endometriosis & How Is It Treated?

Endometriosis, or endo,  is a common health condition in women where certain tissues grow outside of the uterus, causing pain and, often, infertility. Endo affects more than 11% of American women between 15 and 44, though it is most common for women in their 30s and 40s. Though this health condition is debilitating, several treatment …

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Spotlight: Our Fertility Clinic Partners

Four times per year the Gift of Parenthood organization and its partners provide fertility grants to carefully selected hopeful parents across the US. The chosen applicants then receive financial assistance towards their fertility treatments of choice. As a non-profit organization, our grant cycles would not be possible without our valued partners, many of whom are …

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Celebs & Their Infertility Journeys

Infertility has historically been taboo, with women bearing the brunt of the blame for their perceived “shortcomings.” In the past, little was known about the causes of infertility, though the stigma and shame were rampant. In the Middle Ages, people believed that infertility was God’s punishment for sinful ways, with a slight improvement in knowledge …

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What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

During a normal menstrual cycle, eggs develop and are released into the fallopian tubes. In women with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the correct hormones are not present for ovulation, leading to cysts in the ovaries. PCOS affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS is also a common and treatable cause of infertility. What Is …

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What is Infertility & How Is It Treated?

Infertility is a common condition that affects a staggering number of men and women each year. Medicine has come a long way in diagnosing and treating infertility with IUI, IVF, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, and surrogacy, all providing viable paths to conception. Though medical treatments are available, they are not guaranteed to result …

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Healthy Diet For Healthy Egg Production?

There are a lot of myths floating around about how to increase fertility. There are fertility teas, exotic herbs, questionable supplements, and strict diets that supposedly boost fertility the “natural way.” Most of these solutions are bogus, but the good news is, there ARE many things you can do to increase fertility naturally. In addition …

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Air Pollution & Fertility: What’s The Link?

Environmental Impact On Fertility Though numerous health conditions contribute to infertility, such as PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and thyroid disease, the scientific community has become increasingly invested in research that uncovers the impact of environmental conditions on conception. It’s well accepted that certain hazardous chemicals, environmental pollutants, and radiation contribute to or cause infertility. These …

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Black History Month Spotlight: Race & Infertility

February Is Black History Month “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” —Langston Hughes February is Black History month and as a black woman-led non-profit organization, we felt the urge to speak about the role that race plays in infertility. Black women (and men) face unique hurdles to …

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