Apr 20, 2021
By Jordan Chakravarty
Coming up this week on Finding Your Bliss, we’re going to talk all about surrogacy with our first guest Dr. Clifford Librach. Dr. Clifford Librach, is a Reproductive Endocrinologist who is the founder and director of the Create Fertility Centre in Toronto. He completed his Medical School and Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency training at the University of Toronto, followed by a fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at the University of California, San Francisco.
He is also a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Librach has made significant contributions to current fertility practice in Canada and Internationally. He has served on provincial and national committees for the development of standards for the practice of REI in Canada. Dr. Librach is the past president of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS).
And Dr. Librach is also a leader in the field of reproductive biology research. From a clinical research standpoint, Dr. Librach has been a pioneer in the study of medical and psychosocial aspects of third party reproduction, namely surrogacy, as well as egg and sperm donation.
He has been an invited speaker at more than 40 international and national scientific meetings, has published over 100 peer-reviewed original publications, 9 book chapters and over 500 abstracts.
Later on in the program we will meet founder and CEO of Canadian Fertility Consulting, Leia Swanberg, who is not only a surrogacy matchmaker, but she has actually been a surrogate two times, along with being an egg donor 6 times and she is the mother of five!
She began Canadian Fertility Consulting and Egg Helpers in 2007 after her second surrogacy, with the intention of creating a more rewarding experience for surrogates, egg donors and intended parents. With a background in business development and management, Leia turned her personal passion for alternative family building into a full-time business. Leia believes that surrogacy and egg donation is more than a medical transaction—bringing one’s child into the world through surrogacy and egg donation is a milestone that deserves to be honoured and celebrated.
We are also running a Giveaway, courtesy of Leia Swanberg and Canadian Fertility Consulting. @cfc.families. The winner of the contest will win a Surrogacy Subscription box valued at $250. For all the contest details, please go to @theblissminute on Instagram.
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