They’re very helpful and give hope to a lot of people facing fertility problems. Dreams do come true; Don’t give up hope!
Limited nationwide searchable database of resources, agencies and clinics.
A listing of fertility specialists and related resources.
Interesting WebMD article on fertility clinics.
A touching children’s egg donor story about a happy couple of rabbits, Pally and Comet who have everything in life except a baby bunny, you accompany them in their longing for this child, the waiting and the moment the mother is informed she has no eggs to conceive. One day a good lady rabbit brings her a tiny itsy bitsy gift of life, which is the egg, the half, she needs to conceive. The rabbit s tummy then begins to grow and finally her baby bunny is born and the happiness of how this family is formed is shared. The book is very colorful and ideal for children even before they can read, because the pictures are so full of details it easily captures the child s attention. It is my intention that the book should be easy for parents to read to their child so that gradually, as the child grows they will begin to understand their origins, in an easy and amusing manner.
Ready Me Baby is a Los Angeles based baby consulting service that helps expectant parents make sense of this new world. We are here to help you understand exactly what you need – and what you don’t – to make your new life as a parent as joyful as possible.
Emotional and Psychological Support for you and your Donor.
Your donor’s health and psychological well being is important to you and therefore to us. Inquire with Golden Egg Donation as to the availability for psychological support for your donor. This may be in the format of attending a weekly support group, or one on one individual support that can be arranged weekly or bi-weekly throughout the treatment process. If you have questions or other needs, please do not hesitate to contact Alexis at Golden Egg Donation.
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Lead Therapist: S. Fenella Das Gupta PhD Neuroscience, LMFT#47275.
Karen Hall, Ph.D.
Clinical and Consulting Psychologist
12625 High Bluff Drive, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92130
Dr. Karen Hall is a California licensed psychologist with a specialty in third party family-building and infertility counseling. She completed her undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles. She continued on to earn her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hall completed a highly competitive American Psychological Association internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. After completing six years as an Officer and Psychologist in the Navy with specialties in addictions, PTSD, anxiety disorders and Women’s Issues, she went on to work for the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration. Dr. Hall became interested in infertility issues when she experienced her own unexpected difficulties starting a family; giving her a deep personal understanding of fertility struggles.
As a clinical consultant and founder of The Infertility Counseling and Support Center, Dr. Hall meets with individuals and couples who would like help coping with the many stressors associated with infertility. Dr. Hall has been completing psychological screenings of Egg Donor and Surrogate candidates for almost 10 years. Dr. Hall trained with the groundbreaking Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University. She incorporates mind/body interventions into her work with women & couples struggling with all aspects of infertility. Her professional associations include the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, RESOLVE, the American Psychological Association and the San Diego Psychological Association.
Marriage and Family Therapist
3201 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 201
Santa Monica, Ca. 90403
“Remember, first you’re people; then you’re partners; then you’re parents.”
Day and evening hours available weekdays for office visits.
Only phone sessions can be scheduled on weekends.
“When it comes to egg donation, all parties concerned have given the process a great deal of thought.
From wanting a baby to having a baby can be a long hard road. And for egg donation, the road has often been longer and harder than most.
And that’s just the beginning.
I have treated couples for over twenty-five years.
The amount of stress; fear, excitement, and disappointment along that road can take a heavy toll;
on each partner and certainly on the relationship.
When the two of you finally get to have your healthy baby, you must be healthy yourselves!
Individually and as a couple; physically and emotionally.
so you can be the parents you have been yearning to be.
That’s where I can help.”- Arva Rose