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Community Organizations

Below you will find a list of community organizations aimed at helping patients navigate their fertility journey.

Facebook Support Group

Inspired by the online support and seeing how many women shared their stories during National Infertility Awareness Week, RADfertility patient, Sondra, wanted to continue the momentum. That is how the Fearless Femmes Facing Fertility Facebook community came about! This online group strives to be a safe place where you can share your struggles, questions, hopeful humor, and enjoy each other’s company. It is a special place for those on the road to motherhood.Baby Quest Foundation provides financial assistance through fertility grants to those who cannot afford the costs of procedures such as IVF (in vitro fertilization), gestational surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, artificial insemination, and embryo donation.

Read the story behind Fearless Femmes Facing Fertility and meet their founder, Sondra Wyckoff.

In 2019, RADfertility patient, Sondra, created the Fearless Femmes Facing Fertility Facebook community where women on the road to motherhood could connect through their struggles, questions and hopeful humor. Inspired by all the wonderful friendships that have formed through this resource, RADfertility patients Caitlin and Sondra launched Fearless Mamas and Mamas-To-Be in 2020 for members of the Fearless Femmes who have achieved pregnancy or motherhood following infertility.

Read the story behind Fearless Mamas and Mamas-To-Be and meet their co-founder, Caitlin Cahayla.

Support for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Hank’s Hope Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comfort, resources, and hope to families in the greater Delaware area who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss. Their monthly peer to peer moderated support groups are the second Monday of every month from 7-8:30 pm at the Brandywine Town Center (near Target) in Wilmington. To learn more and RSVP, email hankshope@gmail.com.

Read the story behind Hank’s Hope and meet their founder, Anne Mathay.

Because our patient community is filled with extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, members of a local pregnancy loss support group joined together with the mission of helping others going through similar tragedies while also honoring the life of their child. The Delaware Chapter of The TEARS Foundation was born. The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to lift the financial and emotional burden of bereaved families and is committed to helping them honor the life of their child.

Read the story behind bringing The Delaware Chapter of The TEARS Foundation to our home state.

ChristianaCare’s Loving Arms Parent Support Group is for families who have experienced a pregnancy loss. The group is facilitated by trained bereavement staff that provide a confidential and safe place for members to ask questions, share thoughts, or just listen. Support group meetings are typically held the third Monday of every month at Christiana Hospital from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the support groups are virtual at this time.

Call (302) 733-4367 to RSVP for the support group and learn more about their annual memorial service and the Tree of Remembrance.

Footsteps for Maddie is a local nonprofit organization raising money and awareness for pregnancy and infant loss resources. They currently support Bayhealth Foundation’s bereavement program that provides training to hospital staff, a rainbow baby program, and the purchase of products for families who lose a child.

Read the story behind Footsteps for Maddie, and meet their Co-Founder, Christie Bonniwell.

Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) strives to support women pregnant after a loss and encourage them to choose hope over fear while nurturing grief during a subsequent pregnancy. Pregnancy After Loss Support accomplishes this goal through services for both the mom (and her partner) pregnant again after a loss and the providers who treat her. PALS services include an online magazine, online peer-moderated support groups, local meet-ups, outreach and education through speaking and tabling at professional conferences, resource listings for families and healthcare providers, and a newsletter.

Birth Center mama, Shannon Keegan, has partnered with The Birth Center to form a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group for families that have experienced a loss at any stage. The group will meet for the first time on Friday, October 16th via Zoom from 6 PM to 7 PM. This will be a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings. The group will continue to meet on Zoom once per month.

Endometriosis Support

Founded in 2017, The Yellow Cape is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide information, resources, mentors and advocacy to those battling and/or affected by endometriosis. They believe that no one should have to fight endometriosis alone.

For more information, email Tara at theyellowcape@gmail.com and read her story here.

Morgan’s Mission is an endometriosis support group for girls under 21. Morgan is 17 years old and was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 13. She created this group so younger girls could talk about their life following their endometriosis diagnosis and support one another.

PCOS Support

This organization and its volunteers are dedicated to raising awareness of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that occurs in over 10,000,000 women worldwide. They provide educational and support services to help women understand what the disorder is and how it can be treated. The Association also provides support for women diagnosed with PCOS to help them overcome the syndrome and decrease the impact of its associated health problems.

Growing Your Family Through Egg Donation

Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) is a global organization and a wonderful resource reaching all the way to Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and more. The PVED community touches the lives of over 10,000 intended parents every year and they have a strong future ahead.

The Men Having Babies organization recognizes that gay men face significant obstacles in their quest for parenting. RADfertility is part of their Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP). GPAP annually provides prospective fathers who cannot afford the expenses involved with parenting through surrogacy with over a million dollars’ worth of cash grants, discounts and free services from more than fifty leading service providers.

Financial Assistance

The Evan David Foundation helps individuals and couples afford fertility treatments that can help them. The foundation was established in 2011 to provide financial assistance to those who live or work in Delaware, have had difficulty conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy, and cannot afford the reproductive medical treatments that could help them.

Baby Quest Foundation provides financial assistance through fertility grants to those who cannot afford the costs of procedures such as IVF (in vitro fertilization), gestational surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, artificial insemination, and embryo donation.

FreeLee Life Services is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote awareness, unity and stability for minorities, women, and LGBTQ+. FreeLee Life Services was founded in Delaware and assists with funding for women who face infertility challenges and same sex & transgender couples who need financial assistance toward artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) or adoption fees.

Learn how FreeLee Life Services is making a difference.

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Making a Difference

The Making a Difference series highlights the dedicated organizations and individuals in the community available to help you on your journey.

Peggy Sue O.

★★★★★

"I feel so lucky to have found RADfertility. I tried two other clinics before I expanded my search and found RADfertility. I drive an hour each way to go to them but I don’t regret a thing. They are so caring and so professional. Every time I message them they respond quickly. Every time I see them they have a friendly smile and warm welcome. They explain everything so well and I never feel lost in the process as I did elsewhere. They also took the time to figure out what was wrong. Other clinics threw up their hands, said 'I don’t know' and pushed me to try IVF."

TJ P.

★★★★★

"Dr. Feinberg and the entire staff at RADfertility are absolutely amazing. The receptionists, coordinators, nurses, and lab staff are compassionate, caring, and straight forward. I’ve had a 12-year infertility journey and I’ve tried other clinics but RADfertility was the only one I felt at ease with. They answered any questions that I had and were there any time I needed them. My coordinator, Amy, was the absolute best and always had my back. Dr. Feinberg’s dedication to his patients is incredible. You are not just a number there, you are a person with individualized needs and care."

Anupama P.

★★★★★

"The RADfertility team gives you so much emotional support and positivity that it adds to your strength and keeps you focused on the end goal - a healthy and happy baby."

Samantha G.

★★★★★

"My journey with RADfertility and Dr. McGuirk started when my husband and I were trying to conceive and were having difficulty. We went to RADfertility, where we met Dr. McGuirk. I always say she changed my life and 'fixed' me. Dr. McGuirk is always learning more about endometriosis and how to help her patients. She’s brilliant and truly cares for you! I’m eternally grateful to her and everyone at RADfertility for their unwavering support, love, and care."

Annette D.

★★★★★

"Every step of our journey was tailored to us. We were treated so respectfully. Every detail was clearly explained and we felt so comfortable. Rhonda Wright was a Godsend and inspiring. I highly recommend this place! I cried when my weekly appointments were done and I 'graduated.'"

Amy W.

★★★★★

"The day I met Dr. Neithardt I knew she was the perfect doctor for me. Dr. Neithardt was so compassionate every step of the way. She held my hand, she hugged away tears, and continued to give me hope. There are not enough 'thank you's' in the world for Dr. Neithardt and the whole RADfertility team who will forever have a special place in my heart."

Shannon M.

★★★★★

"RADfertility's staff has heart and provided me with exceptional health care. I knew I was in good hands and felt like we were in this together. The doctors and nursing staff always answered all of my questions and provided thorough information about all of my options. I am so fortunate and appreciative of the care that I received at RADfertility. They go above and beyond."

Megan L.

★★★★★

"I cannot begin to explain how wonderful RADfertility is. We were frustrated with trying to start a family and it not working for us. The entire team of doctors and nurses made us feel comfortable and hopeful that we would be parents. We experienced so many ups and downs but we never felt like we were on our IVF journey alone, we had our RADfertility team every step of the way. If you're looking for a supportive team on the IVF journey, look no further. RADfertility is the absolute best."

Anonymous on FertilityIQ

★★★★★

"Dr. Schillings always kept us informed and never gave up on us. She always explained our options and risks with each procedure. She called us personally when there were any issues or sensitive subjects to cover. Dr. Schillings was the first doctor that had answers for us and wanted to help us have our miracle baby!"

Anonymous on Vitals

★★★★★

"Dr. Mitchell is the best physician I have ever had. She is incredibly caring and spends as much time as I need to have all of my questions answered. She goes above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and informed."

Newark Office

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Medical Arts Pavilion 2
Suite 3217
Newark, DE 19713

Wilmington Office

Silverside Medical Center
2700 Silverside Road, Suite 2A
Wilmington, DE 19810

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Eden Hill Medical Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 240
Dover, DE 19904

 

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