After many requests, Iréné Celcer has started this new page to feature helpful resources in her areas of expertise. For more information, click on a link below.
www.theafa.org/ The American Fertility Association is an inclusive, non profit organization which provides reproductive information, a national newsletter, support groups, advocacy support, and research support.
www.americanpregnancy.org/ American Pregnancy Association is a health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through research, education and community awareness; offers a toll-free education line, discussion forum, and interactive tools.
www.surrogacy.org.uk/ CO.T.S (Childlessness Overcome Through Surrogacy) – Surrogacy information
www.endometriosisassn.org/ Endometriosis Association – Non-profit, self-help organization dedicated to providing information and support, educating the public and medical community, and conducting/promoting research.
www.growthhouse.org/ Growth House, Inc. – End of life support, including support with grief related to pregnancy and infant death.
www.infertilitynetwork.org/ Infertility Network – registered Canadian charity providing information and support to those who have difficulty conceiving, or carrying a pregnancy to term, to help them make informed choices about their options.
www.malereproductivehealthalliance.org/ Male Health Alliance is a national group of societies with the mission of promoting public health and public awareness of male reproductive issues.
www.nine-infertility.org/Infertility Network Exchange (NINE) – a national not for profit organization for persons and couples with impaired fertility, and the professionals that serve them.
www.opts.com/ Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy (OPTS) – mutual support and surrogate parenting information.
www.pcosupport.org/– The Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association – Voluntary organization dedicated to promoting research and understanding of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
www.resolve.org RESOLVE – Nonprofit organization that assists people to resolve their infertility by providing information and support. Includes a list of local chapters.
SANDS – Support group for parents who experience miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.
www.smru.org/ Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) – contains information about male reproduction and urology physicians.
www.socrei.org/ Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) – professional Web site, however, contains a search function for finding Reproductive Endocrinologists.
www.socrei.org/ Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS) – contains information about reproductive surgeons.
www.steppingstones-ministries.com/ Stepping Stones Ministry– Bethany Christian Services- a Christ centered ministry for couples facing fertility challenges or pregnancy loss.
www.surromomsonline.com/ Surrogate Mothers Online – Provides information, support, and friendship to surrogate mothers and potential surrogate mothers as well as parents and prospective parents via surrogacy.
www.volunteer.truist.com/uwa08bf/org/10529050616.html The American Surrogacy Center, Inc. (TASC) – Promotes the exchange of information on medical infertility treatments, surrogacy alternatives, current legal status, and practitioners.
These ‘classic’, older books on parenting might be useful to you, just as they have been useful to the people I work with, in my office. You may find them in http://www.amazon.com
What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 4th Edition by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel.
Child Behavior: The Classic Child Care Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development by Frances L. Ilg, Louise Bates Ames and Sidney M. Baker (Feb 26, 1992)
Your Three-Year-Old: Friend or Enemy by Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg(Aug 15, 1980)
Your One-Year-Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-To 24-Month-Old by Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg (May 1, 1983)
Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender by Louise Bates Ames (Jul 15, 1980)
Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful by Louise Bates Ames
Your Five-Year-Old: Sunny and Serene by Louise Bates Ames and Frances L. Ilg(Feb 15, 1981)
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack (Author), Mary Pipher (Foreword), (Apr 1999)
Hope and Will Have a Baby by Iréné Celcer and illustrated by Horacio Gatto (Graphite Press, 2007, 2010)