Creating a Family: Talk about Adoption & Foster Care

Jan 15 2021 63 mins 114

Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child? Confused about all the options and wondering where to begin? Or are you an adoptive or foster parent trying to be the best parent possible to your precious child? This is the podcast for you! Every week we interview leading experts for an hour talking about the topics you really care about in deciding whether to adopt/foster or how to be a better parent. Creating a Family is THE adoption and foster care education and support nonprofit. We really know the questions you are asking and we search for the best person available to answer them. Give us a try! Also, be sure to check out the FREE expert-based resources on our website CreatingaFamily.org.



































































































































































































































































































































Premature Ovarian Failure-Causes and Treatment
Oct 07 2015 62 mins  
Premature Ovarian Failure is a leading cause of infertility. What causes this condition and what are the cutting edge treatments that will allow a woman to be able to conceive. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Timothy Hickman, Medical Director and Co-Founder of Houston IVF. He holds Clinical Associate Professor Appointments at both the University of Texas Medical School-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist by American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and served on the Executive Board of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology from 2001 – 2011. Additionally, Dr. Hickman has been named a “Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology” by U.S. News and World Report, a “Top Doctor” and “Top Doctor for Women” by H-Texas Magazine and a “Texas Super Doc” by Texas Monthly Magazine. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Click to tweet


















The PCOS Diet Plan
Jun 17 2015 60 mins  
Is it possible to control or improve Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) with diet and lifestyle changes? What is PCOS? How is PCOS related to diabetes? How to improve your fertility when you have PCOS. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Hillary Wright and Dr. Sunita Kulshrestha. Hillary Wright is a registered dietitian and Director of Nutrition Counseling for the Domar Center for Mind Body Health at Boston IVF in Boston, MA. She is also the author of The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and The Prediabetes Diet Plan: How to Reverse Prediabetes and Prevent Diabetes through Healthy Eating and Exercise. Dr. Dr. Sunita Kulshrestha is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Shady Grove Fertility in Pennsylvania. For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. Either go to this website (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id266386337) or if you have iTunes on your phone, tablet or computer, simply type in "Creating a Family", click on Ratings/Reviews, and click on the # of stars. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Show Highlights










What You Must Know about Embryology Labs Before Fertility Treatment
Apr 22 2015 64 mins  
What should every fertility patient know about embryology labs before going through treatment. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the leading embryologist to find out what patients should know and what advances are on the horizon to improve success rates. Dr. Marie D. Werner, a fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Rutgers, Reproductive Medicine Associates of NJ where she has completed an intensive 6 month embryology training program. Dr. Werner is one of the lead investigators of the SuMMIT study. Dr. Michael Tucker has worked in the field of reproductive medicine/embryology for over 26 years. Dr. Tucker has received world-wide recognition for his pioneering work in the IVF technologies that have helped to revolutionize the treatment of infertility. In 1992, he helped to advance the ICSI technique and was responsible for the first “ICSI baby” born in the US. In 1997, he led the team that was successful in achieving the first pregnancy and birth using cryopreserved eggs. He is the Director of Embryology at Shady Grove Fertility and at Georgia Reproductive Specialists. Creating a Family has thousands of free resources related to this topic on our website. If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks. Blog summary of the show Highlights




























































































































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