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Story of an Egg Donor-Part Two

DATE : November 29, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“You’re not really donating though, because you’re getting paid, right?” This is a really tough question because the lawyer in me jumps out and immediately says “No one is getting paid for their eggs, it’s illegal to sell human tissue, organs, or cells in the United States. The compensation that I and other donors receive […]

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Story of an Egg Donor-Part One

DATE : November 27, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Why did you decide to become an Egg Donor?” My sophomore year of college I was still living in the dorms, I loved them and was super involved in the community. So as a sophomore I got to pick a room. My roommate and I chose the big corner room with four windows (seriously it […]

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November’s President Letter

DATE : November 3, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost at a close. We’ve endured more this year than we ever have on top of the trials of trying to conceive. That is why it is so important that we take some time to practice gratitude. Join me during the month of November in making time each […]

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From Barista to Baby~Leah O

DATE : October 22, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

            One of the largest hurdles for many people facing the decision about whether to go forward with infertility treatment is finances. When including the cost of medications, the average price tag associated with a single round of IVF in the United States is $16,000. Most clinics do not offer in-house financing and require payment […]

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A Little Thought…

DATE : October 10, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

It’s weird. Being pregnant. Being on the ” other side of infertility,” but still not being normal. I struggle with the same feelings I did before. I hate what my body has put me though. I hate that I still feel sad when someone else got pregnant so easily. I still cry at gender reveals […]

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October President’s Letter

DATE : October 3, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

The air turns crisp, leaves begin to change color, and people everywhere are obsessed with pumpkin spice. While we throw on our flannel and knee high boots, look for fun Halloween activities that are worthy of our adulting status, 1 in 4 women are secretly hurting….secretly remembering their pregnancy loss. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness […]

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Male Factor Infertility: One Man’s Perspective~By Leah and Stephen

DATE : September 28, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In the United States, 1 in 8 people will experience infertility. Within this group approximately 1/3 of cases are male factor infertility. There are numerous kinds of male factor infertility with different causes and treatment options. One patient, Stephen R. has come to Conceive Nebraska to provide some personal insight. In 2016 Stephen was diagnosed […]

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Fall Fiesta Update

DATE : September 18, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

It has been quite the year for fundraising as a non-profit. We’ve had to reimagine our Walk of Hope and Fall Fundraiser and boy, did our board volunteers rise to the occasion! We cannot thank our community enough for showing up-virtually of course-for our Fiesta Fundraiser earlier this month. We had a fun night playing […]

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September’s President’s Letter~Kassandra Mayo

DATE : September 9, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Imagine this, another visibly pregnant woman with a young girl holding her hand. They are laughing and enjoying their time walking along the park path. The woman stops, puts her hand on her belly and smiles a wistful smile. Your eyes connect and immediately you are filled with anger, a deep sadness, and a twinge […]

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Infertility….the Second Time Around~by CN Board Member Julie Richt

DATE : August 27, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

If you have dealt with infertility or going through it now, you understand the fear, pain, and distress that comes during that uncertain time.  I want to be upfront with all of the readers when writing about secondary or second time infertility struggles.  I have been torn in how I should write about this topic […]

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