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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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The Law is the Law, Whether We Like It or Not! Sperm, Eggs and A Womb Cannot be Bought in Canada!!!!

Tom Blackwell at the National Post Reports “Illegal purchase of sperm, eggs and surrogacy services leads to 27 charges against Canadian fertility company and CEO”.   Well, Well, Well seems like Canada’s legal system is finally enforcing a law that has been

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C is for Conceive

conceive – to become pregnant with offspring. C is for Conceive and when most of us are thinking about this concept we are thinking down the road, about 9 months down that road, we see ourselves holding a happy, bouncing baby

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Being a Sperm Donor Mom is Taboo, or so I have been told!

“Why are some people so baffled these days about what some of us have to do in order to have children.  It seems just fine if we are in a relationship with someone who already has children and we raise them

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A Journey of Loss and Life!

Blog posts are usually very organic for me, they pop into my head and I write them rather quickly with spelling mistakes and bad grammar all included. I then go back and fix my mistakes hoping that the post looks

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A Note To Myself

The following is a note I wrote to myself on October 5th, 2007, 5 months after we lost our little girl Tobee at 5 months into the pregnancy.  I re-read this today while going over some of my notes in

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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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