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Three Person IVF – And Why Canadians Need To Start Hearing About This!

And I breath a heavy sigh, I have been so silent, so afraid to speak my mind, so worried that I would offend people who I deeply respect, but after much thought and a lot of kicking myself for not

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The One Off Club Sucks

Azoospermia (Male Infertility) “Rare”,  Anencephaly “One-Off”, Vitiligo “Uncommon”, Von Willebrand Disease “Underdiagnosed and rare”. These were just a few of the fun new words and terms that were thrown at me as we struggled through infertility, having kids and now

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“Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization”

On seeing the headline “Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization” in the National Post, it first seems like a triumph for IVF patients, and possibly once the formal announcement is made this will be a very positive thing for many heterosexual couples

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“Delivery Man”

I’m not really sure how I feel about sperm donation being made into comedic movies, and to be honest I stay away from them, but I like Vince Vaughan so maybe????? What about everyone else, how do you feel about

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UPDATE: DNA, Genetics and Half-Siblings are all we have to put the Puzzle Pieces together!

UPDATE:  Even though I wrote this post sometime ago, it still rings significant in my mind today, as I look at my kids, more then a year older then when I first posted it. It is a post that reminds

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“What to Say When Your Child Asks Where Babies Come From” Especially when those babies are Donor Conceived

I was interviewed for an article in the Canadian Family magazine and although it did not end up being exactly what I thought it would be I hope it is a start for people finding me, those who want to

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Grandparents of Donor Conceived Children

I recently read a blog post over at Oliviasview Blog titled “Relative Strangers: what grandparents think about donor conception” and it prompted me to finally write a post myself about the role of Grandparents in the life of Donor Conceived Children.  I

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Allison Rouble

Allison Rouble

Freelance Writer, PR Friendly, Mommy Blogger

I am a 42 year old Wife and DI Mom to 4 year old B/G Twins and a 6 year old daughter all born using anonymous donor sperm #BGM 9581 from xytex. I live with my wonderful Husband in Ontario, Canada. I am many things other then a Mom. I am a wicked dreamer, a mild mannered skunk hunter, a no nonsense chef, a lover of a glass of wine, a participating wife and a best friend. I started blogging about my crazy life as a mom to donor conceived kids back in 2009 when my first daughter was just 1 and I was trying for baby #2 (which ended up being twins). Now I write at GENdMOM.com about my life and issues having to do with the world of Donor Gametes, infertility, and the mess it can all sometimes be.

However, I discovered I had more to write about then just being a mom of donor conceived kids, I also found that I got great joy from interacting with others about being a Mom, A Wife, A Women, etc. Therefore I started another blog PandeMommium.com check me out there as well.

PandeMommium (my other blog) where I talk all things ‘Kids and Crazy’

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