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Reproductive Assistance Inc. News and Bulletins

In this section of our website, we will continually post news bulletins and items that we feel will be of interest to customers of Reproductive Assistance Inc. Please check back often!

A letter from a Recipient Mother to her Egg Donor

Dear Donor,

I wanted to send you a little note to say that we are thinking about you and pray that the retrieval goes smoothly for you tomorrow.

I am sure that the decision to become a donor is not an easy one, but we are grateful that it was the right decision for you.  We tried unsuccessfully for five years to have a second child and we could not be more thrilled by the prospect of growing our family with the help of your donation.  Rest assured that any child born as a result of your donation will be extremely well loved and taken care of.  He or she will also have a very caring big sister who tells me regularly that she would love to have a sibling.

We feel very fortunate and blessed to have found such an intelligent and beautiful young woman for our donor, and we appreciate the trips you made to Dallas for this donation.  You will always have a special place in our hearts.

We wish you all the best and good luck tomorrow!

With love and gratitude,

Recipient Mother

 

Feedback

We love to hear your thoughts and feedback.  Here is what some folks have to say about their experience with RAI.

"It has been a pleasure to work with Bethany.  I really appreciate her responsiveness, above and beyond helpfulness, and friendliness.  I could go on and on.  She has definitely made the process smooth and comfortable for us.  Also, she has been very patient with the several questions we have had."  MS, a Recipient Mother

"As it is Thanksgiving weekend, I want to take this opportunity to first say thank you for your services.  We are so grateful for your work and we could not have been happier with our experience."  MD, an Intended Father

"You have been such a blessing to me and my husband.  There are no words to express just how thankful we both are for this special gift.  God brought me to Nickie and your agency for a reason.  My husband and I are beyond thankful for what you have done for us."  MF, a Recipient Mother

 

One amazing carrier and her two surrogacy experiences

Amy, one of our amazing carriers, has helped two different families by carrying their twins.

 

Amy documented her journeys and created these two videos.

 

The first family she helped have twins boys, and the second family had boy/girl twins.

 

All four babies are in this world because of Amy's desire to help others.

 

http://youtu.be/pL67yGn1lVY

 

 

I know Amy's experiences will touch your heart.

9 Tips for Surviving the 2 Week Wait

9 Tips for Surviving the 2 Week Wait
 
Whether you have tried to get pregnant without treatment or with drugs, IUI or IVF, the part of the cycle that involves waiting to hear the "news" may be is exhausting. Each day you may be monitoring your body for signs of early pregnancy or for signs that you feel may mean your period will soon begin. It is like being on a roller coaster of hope and fear.


Consider the following 9 survival tips:

  • Keep quiet. Limit the number of people you tell about your cycle and let them know how you will share the outcome of the cycle. Some couples tell their family and friends, "No news is bad news," to eliminate the need to call them with bad news. Unless, of course, you're a blogger. Too late. The whole world will be watching and waiting.
  • Treat yo-self. Spend time doing the things you enjoy the most: cooking a wonderful meal, watching your favorite movie, cuddling with your pet or reading a good book.
  • Exercise. Take daily walks. While walking, meditate or pray. But get your body moving. 
  • Talk it out. Set time aside to talk with your partner about your feelings. Or talk with a friend who has experienced infertility and understands how you might be feeling. 
  • Set expectations. Tell your partner what you will need if the news is not positive. Do you want to be distracted and go out to eat or to a movie, or do you want to be left alone? Do you want to talk about the next steps in treatment or options, or wait a few days? Give your partner specifics on this- he can't read your mind.
  • Protect yourself. For example, don't plan on going to a dinner party given by a pregnant friend the day you expect to get your pregnancy test results.
  • Breath. Take slow, deep breaths when you are feeling anxious. This basic technique can assist you physiologically, as well as being mentally calming.
  • Reframe your thoughts. This is very helpful when you are experiencing negative thoughts or if your thoughts are driving you crazy by alternating between thinking you are or aren't pregnant. For example, the thought "The test will be negative and I'll never be pregnant," may end up as "I am open to the possibility of being pregnant and I'm doing everything I can to make that happen."
  • Journal. If writing is your thing, write letters to your future child. Or write about how you feel and ask the universe for what you want. Sometimes just the act of writing eases anxiety. 
Some of these tips were inspired by a RESOLVE article but have been modified based on my own experience. 
How do you survive the two week wait?
by Jessah, Dreaming of Dimples, Thursday, July 31, 2014

R.A.I. Seeking Egg Donors and Carriers

Reproductive Assistance Inc. is continually seeking qualified EGG DONORS and CARRIERS.
If interested, please apply on our website!

Another Baby Born!

Since the first boy was born via gestational carrier in May, 2006, RAI is pleased to announce that
128 babies have been born thanks to RAI's amazing carriers!