Alcea Events – April 2024

Check out this months events! Click each image to register. Perinatal Mental Health Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm-7:30 pm EST CNY Fertility Syracuse Anxiety and depression may occur in expectant and new parents. Adjusting to these new changes can be challenging. Join us as we welcome Tracy Torelli, LCSW-R, CASAC, as we talk about mental […]

Virtual: Male Peer-to-Peer Support Group

An informal opportunity for women and men experiencing pregnancy and parenting after infertility to connect with one another. Infertility Peer-led Support Group

A Gift of Hope for Intended Parents

Let’s talk about our intended parent advocate! We’d like to introduce you to Mira, Alcea’s Intended Parent Advocate! Mira understands what our clients have been through because she’s been through it too. After years of trying to conceive, Mira had an unexpected turn of events that led to a successful surrogacy journey with two babies […]

It’s Women’s History Month

So let’s celebrate! March is Women’s History Month! Who knows what reproductive medicine would look like if it weren’t for women? Women have been the force behind the advancement in reproductive medicine as researchers, scientists, physicians, business owners, surrogates and more in the fertility industry. It took 6 years from 1988 to 1994 for Congress […]

Things to know before starting a surrogacy journey

It may seem intimidating, but with so many resources, you just need to know where to start! What is surrogacy? In a surrogacy arrangement, the woman acting as the surrogate will carry a baby for another person or couple, referred to as Intended Parents. There are two types of surrogacy arrangements, the first and most […]

Why Should Trans Mutual Aid and Abortion Funds Work Together?

Everything is connected, even when we can’t see the strings; they are there, and we have all seen the domino effect that occurred when Roe v. Wade was overturned back in June of 2022. Of course, we saw state after state put bans or restrictions in place, but we also witnessed other massive social changes—affirmative […]

What is “Social Surrogacy?”

Surrogacy has the ability to make many dreams come true when it comes to family planning, especially for families of different backgrounds, genders, and sexualities who are unable to have children on their own. We have seen numerous stories across all forms of media about the medical struggles that many families have faced but kept […]

The World of AI and Reproductive Health

If you consume any media that leans toward sci-fi or fantasy, you will encounter a world that employs technology bordering on magic. For many of us, the notion of using devices capable of instantly changing our lives might seem distant. Yet, upon examining the smartphone you use daily, you begin to grasp that the future […]

Being a Trans Woman in 2023

There has been a lot going on for the past three years: a pandemic, an insurrection, and Twitter changing its symbol to an “X.” Unfortunately, what hasn’t changed is that a large number of the population have to fight for their basic rights because many older white men in power believe they know best when […]