Fertility Resources


Fertility Resources

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Path2Parenthood is a national, non-profit organization serving the United States through its national office in New York City, and is a leader in providing men and women, health care professionals, public officials and the media, both nationally and internationally, with information about infertility treatments, reproductive and sexual health and family building options including adoption and third-party solutions.

Over 40,000 individuals are members of Path2Parenthood, and nearly 500 new members join each month, clear proof of the critical need for the education, support, advocacy and research that Path2Parenthood provides.

The Donor Source is dedicated to providing the most compassionate and professional assistance available for growing families considering egg donation. With over 1100 donors (and growing) and a wide variety of backgrounds and characteristics, The Donor Source’s goal is to make choosing a donor as stress-free as possible. Wherever you are in the donor selection process, they will work with you to find an appropriate donor.

Fertile Hope is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. Find educational information to help you make educated decisions before or after cancer treatments.

Fertility Cryobank is the first and only sperm bank in the world to provide current photos and video interviews with each donor profile. Founded by parents whose families were created through assisted reproductive technology, Fertility Cryobank’s recipient-centric approach provides the most comprehensive donor profiles available.

Fertility Within Reach is an educational resource that empowers infertility patients to effectively advocate for fertility treatment via legislators, insurance appeals, and employers. Click here to learn more about this great organization.

Since 1996 Growing Generations’ surrogacy and egg donor programs have been passionately dedicated to the vision of creating life and — in the process — changing the world. Ground-breaking from the start, Growing Generations was the the gay and lesbian community and the only egg donor agency to offer online donor video interviews. To learn more or to schedule a consultation please visit

RESOLVE is a non-profit organization mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders, and to provide support services and physician referral and education.


Seattle Sperm Bank (SSB) is one of nation’s leading sperm banks with a focus on providing the highest quality Sperm Donors. SSB utilizes industry leading donor screening and genetic testing procedures, and offers excellent vial quality and customer service.

Our donor catalog consists of a wide range of American Open ID and Anonymous donors.

SSB adheres strictly to the FDA guidelines and all state regulations for tissue banks.
We combine our dedication to quality and service, with simplified processes and lower prices.

SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of IVF, or assisted reproductive technology (ART). The organization represents the majority of the ART clinics in the country. The mission of SART is to establish and maintain standards for ART so that you receive the highest possible level of care.

Web page that can help with Prediction of your success with IVF


The following book recommendations have been compiled to help patients with many different issues.

For further information please refer to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine at and the National Infertility Association at

Recommended readings should not substitute for medical treatment or professional counseling. Please contact Pacific NW Fertility at 206-515-0000 for any additional questions, concerns, or feedback regarding these resources.

Aronson, D. (1999). Resolving infertility: Understanding the options and choosing solutions when you want to have a baby. Harper Collins.

Berger, G. S., Goldstein, M., Fuerst, M. (2001). The couples guide to fertility: Third edition. New York: Random House.

Domar, A. D., Dreher, H. (1996). Healing mind, healthy woman: Using the mind-body connection to manage stress and take control of your life. New York: Dell Publishing.

Domar, A. D., Kelly, A. L. (2002) Conquering infertility: Dr. Alice Domar’s mind/body guide to enhancing fertility and coping with infertility. New York: Viking.

Friedeman, J. S. (1995). How to become your own best infertility counselor: Helping you understand your struggle; deciding what’s best for you and educating others to accept your choice. Fort Thomas, KY: Jolance Press.

Jaffe, Janet, Diamond, Martha Ourieff, Diamond, David (2005) Unsung Lullabies. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Johnston, P. I. (1994). Taking charge of infertility. Indianapolis: Perspectives Press.

Peoples, D., Rovner Ferguson, H. (1998). What to expect when you’re experiencing infertility: How to cope with the emotional crisis and survive. New York: W. W. Norton

Schover, Leslie, Thomas, A. J. (2000) Overcoming Male Infertility: Understanding Its Causes and Treatments. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Swire-Falker, E. (2004). The infertility survival handbook: Everything you never thought you’d need to know. New York: Berkley Publishing Group.

Vargo, J. & Regan, M. (2005) A Few Good Eggs. New York: HarperCollins Books.

Davis, Deborah L. (1996) Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Revised Edition: Surviving the Death of Your Baby. USA: Fulcrum Publishing.

Douglas, Ann, Sussman, John R. (2000) Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy after Miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Trade Publishing.

Dubois, Ellen (2006) I never held you: A book about miscarriage, healing and recovery. DLSIJ Press.

Islee, Sherokee (2008) Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death. USA: Wintergreen Press.

Kluger-Bell, Kim (2000) Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion, and other Pregnancy Loss. USA: William Morrow Paperbacks.

Glazer, Ellen Sarasohn. (1998) The Long Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility. USA: Jossey-Bass.

London, Nancy (2001) Hot flashes, Warm bottles: First time mothers over 40. Berkely, Celestial Arts.

Ehrensaft, D (2005) Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates. Answering touch questions and building strong families. New York: Guilford Press.

Erickson, T. M. (2005). Assisted reproduction: The complete guide to having a baby with the help of a third party. New York: iUniverse.

Friedeman, J. S. (1996). Building your family through egg donation: What you will want to know about the emotional aspects, bonding and disclosure issues. Fort Thomas, KY: Jolance Press.

Glazer, E. S. & Sterling, E. W. (2005). Having your baby through egg donation. Indianapolis: Perspectives Press.

Mattes, Jane. (1994) Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Women Who are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood. Three Rivers Press.

Mattes, Jane. (1994) Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Women Who are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood. Three Rivers Press.

Bourne, K. (2002). Sometimes it takes three to make a baby: Explaining egg donor conception to young children. Victoria, Australia: Melbourne IVF.

Jover, Carmen Martinez (2005) The Tiny Itsy Bitsy Gift of Life, An Egg Donor Story.

Nadel, Carolina (2006). Mommy Was Your Tummy Big? USA: Lulu Press.

Pellet, S. (2006) The Kangaroo Pouch: A story about gestational surrogacy for young children. Victoria, BC Canada: Trafford Publishing.

Schnitter, J. T. (1995). Let me explain: A story about donor insemination.Indianapolis: Perspectives Press.

Stamm, L. (2003). Phoebe’s family: A story about egg donation. New Jersey: Tapestry Books.

Helpful Links

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

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 newsletter for 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