Everything Infertility: Infertility 101 for the People of Boston

September 7, 2010

BOSTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ — It’s simple: you want to have a baby. And it’s not so simple: you want to have a baby. As with every monumental endeavor, the path to parenthood is uniquely unpredictable, but navigating through the obstacles is easier when you have the facts, and know your options.

The American Fertility Association (The AFA) and Fertility SOURCE Companies will host a complimentary dinner and casual conversation about everything you need to know on starting a family. The discussion will touch on how to prevent infertility, information about all aspects of infertility treatment including: Intra Uterine Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization and ICSI, pursuing egg and sperm donors, and information on surrogacy.

Merle Berger, MD, and Susan Pinnell, RN, BSN, of Boston IVF, will lead the discussion about infertility treatments, and Susan Crockin, Esq., of Crockin Law and Policy Group, will be on hand to discuss the legalities around third party options.

“An informal small setting provides a wonderful and unique opportunity to comfortably ask questions and find answers to both specific and sensitive concerns,” says Susan Crockin, Esq.

This FREE event, along with complimentary buffet dinner, is open to anyone who’d like to attend, and will be held Tuesday, September 14th, 6:00 PM at MJ O’Connor’s Irish Pub, 27 Columbus Ave. at Park Plaza in Boston.

“A pub. A beauty salon. A restaurant. These are just some of the ‘non-traditional’ places The AFA has held educational events,” says Executive Director Ken Mosesian. “The reason is simple: when people relax, they’re able to open up and to learn more easily.”

Infertility impacts about 7.3 million Americans, and equally affects both men and women. Many emotional aspects accompany this disease state, but it’s important for all hopeful parents to know they’re not alone.

“It has been a fulfilling 15 years being able to help patients through their very personal journey to expand their family,” says Susan Pinnell, RN, BSN. “My role consists of setting realistic expectations through education, offering compassion and support as difficult decisions are made, and sometimes just being a good listener.”

The event is free, but reservations are required; contact Corey Whelan at corey@theafa.org or 718.853.1411.

    Media inquiries, contact:

    Merry Armentrout, Director of Communications
    The American Fertility Association

About The AFA:

The American Fertility Association, a 501 (c)(3) national non-profit organization, is a resource for infertility prevention, reproductive health and family building. The AFA’s services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and available to everyone without reservation.

Contact us at info@theafa.org, visit http://www.theafa.org or call 888.917.3777

    Media inquiries regarding Fertility SOURCE Companies, contact:

    Susan Bloom, Director of Donor Recruitment

About Fertility SOURCE Companies

Fertility SOURCE Companies has one of the largest and most comprehensive egg donor and surrogacy programs in the country … creating pathways to parenthood. The agency’s commitment is to provide the most compassionate and skilled care to couples seeking third-party assisted reproduction services.

Contact us at 877.375.8888; visit http://www.fertilitysourcecompanies.com

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SOURCE The American Fertility Association

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