Pacific NW Fertility has compiled the following web links to help provide more information surrounding fertility, and allow you to identify the best course of treatment specific to your individual needs.
- American Fertility Association – The American Fertility Association is a national non-profit organization providing reproductive information, a national newsletter, support groups, advocacy support, and research support
- American Pregnancy Association – A national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through research, education and community awareness
- The American Society of Reproductive Medicine – ASRM is a voluntary, non-profit organization devoted to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine, including infertility, menopause, contraception and sexuality. See also: ASRM's ReproductiveFacts.org
- The American Surrogacy Center, Inc. (TASC) – Promotes the exchange of information on medical infertility treatments, surrogacy alternatives, current legal status and practitioners
- Endometriosis Association – Non-profit, self-help organization dedicated to providing information and support, educating the public and medical community, and conducting and promoting research
- Fertility Journey – Sponsored by Shering-Plough which has fertility information, in a variety of languages.
- Hannah's Prayer – Christian infertility and pregnancy loss support network
- National Infertility Network Exchange (NINE) – A national non-profit organization for persons and couples with impaired fertility, and the professionals that serve them.
- Pacific Coast Reproductive Society – A multidisciplinary medical specialty society providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) to physicians and allied healthcare professionals, operating only for medical, educational and charitable purposes
- PCOSupport - The Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association – Voluntary organization dedicated to promoting research and understanding of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Parent Support of Puget Sound – Facilitated by parents, this support organization offers a lending library, special events, outreach to the medical community and aquarterly newsletterfor parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss
- RESOLVE – A nonprofit community for women and men with infertility and provides information, support and opportunities to take action; includes local chapters
- Single Mothers by Choice- Online information and support group for women considering the possibility of becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already a single mother by choice
- Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU)– Provides visitors information surrounding male reproduction and urology physicians
- Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)– Professional web site for Reproductive Endocrinologists
- Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS)– Professional web site with information for and about reproductive surgeons
- Stepping Stones– A Christ-centered resource for couples facing fertility challenges or pregnancy loss
- Surrogate Mothers Online– Provides information, support and friendship to surrogate mothers and potential surrogate mothers
- The Tears Foundation - Non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with financial expenses
My partner and I went to PNWF because of the positive stance they take on assisting the LGBT community build families. Our primary provider is wonderful. From the get-go, the doctor made us feel comfortable, she took the time to answer all of our questions, and it felt like we were friends talking about fertility treatment, not numbers on a chart. Our doctor, over the course of our treatment, really got to know our personalities too, which was great. I prefer scientific explanations and my partner prefers brief, "give me the short version" explanations. I mention this because the fact that she got to know us in that way really made us feel like she cared about us personally as well as the outcome of our treatment and our family.
I also appreciated the extremely efficient way that this clinic functions. I'm sure we've all experienced the long process of seeing a provider and then being told to get blood drawn and having to walk to a lab, draw a number and wait. What seems relatively simple can take over an hour. But, at PNWF, everything is in-house, and the communication between staff is excellent. I never waited long. If a nurse or doctor was a bit behind, my blood was drawn first. If blood-draw had a few patients ahead of me, I saw the nurse or doctor first. Or, at times, the financial coordinator. Everything at this clinic ran like a well-oiled machine.
I loved the model of direct communication into our nurse as well. Our nurse was with us every step of the way and even followed up with us during our pregnancy. She was extremely responsive and caring, another great aspect of our overall care.
We're the proud parents of a wonderful, perfect little boy now and we could not have done this without PNWF. I would highly recommend the clinic to anybody looking for a professional, caring place to build their family.