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Archive for November 2013

I just found out that I’m pregnant. I want to share the good news with my family and friends but I’m not sure how to tell my twin sister because she and her husband are desperate to have a baby, but haven’t been successful in getting pregnant after three IVF cycles. My sister and I had always dreamed that we’d have our children at the same time. How do I tell her that I’m pregnant?

Written by our mental health expert, Emily Koert, Ph.D. Candidate and Registered Clinical Counsellor.  Congratulations on your pregnancy! I can imagine that you want to celebrate this exciting news. But it sounds like that your joy is a little bittersweet, given your twin sister’s fertility struggles and your sadness that you won’t be able to […]

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New film documents the issues faced by kids conceived using donated sperm

The newly released documentary “Generation Cryo” explores the issues that are faced by the current generation of adolescent children who were conceived 15 to 20 years ago with the assistance of anonymous sperm donors. This film highlights how, in their efforts to trace their genetic roots, these kids are redefining what “family” means. “Generation Cryo” […]

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Short “darkly funny” film looks at the anxieties of impending new motherhood

Darkly funny, Happy and You Know It is a short film by writer/ director Deepti Gupta about the anxieties of pregnancy and impending first time parenthood. In this autobiographical film, Devika and Kevin are pregnant. Devika’s response to her planned pregnancy isn’t what she expected. Her husband, their mothers, and their friends are happy to […]

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Are we meant to become parents? Accepting our fertility destiny

My name is Patrice. I met my husband Alex during the first week of classes in university. I thought he was cute, but he didn’t even notice me! It took a while to get his attention, but when I did, I knew it was something special. We dated all through university and got married right […]

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