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Getting Through Family Functions While Undergoing Treatment for Infertility

When you’re going through treatment for infertility it seems as though every encounter is fraught with emotion. Feelings of vulnerability and a looming sense of “what if?” make even a trip to the grocery store feel like you’re navigating a minefield of feelings. Family gatherings are nearly impossible to endure without needing a moment to […]

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Should We Take a Break From Trying To Conceive

When you’re actively trying to conceive, whether you’ve been diagnosed with infertility and are going through treatment, or you’re months into trying to conceive naturally, lack of success can take a serious toll. Each negative pregnancy test, each time your period begins, every time you open social media to see a pregnancy announcement, you dissolve […]

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Just What Is Secondary Infertility?

For couples who have had no trouble conceiving and have experienced a successful pregnancy, secondary infertility can come as somewhat of a shock. Having conceived one or more times before you may anticipate the next time will follow suit. When conception fails to occur naturally, you grow concerned. Many women feel a sense of confusion […]

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Could This Be Menopause? Knowing the Signs of Premature Menopause

When you think of menopause, you probably conjure up the image of a 50-something woman dealing with mood swings and fanning herself while those round her shiver. Although hot flashes and hormone-fueled moodiness are hallmarks of menopause, it sometimes strikes way before you expect it to affect you. Premature menopause is defined as menopause which […]

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What You Can Do to Minimize Ovulation Dysfunction

The term “Ovulatory Dysfunction” covers many different conditions which cause abnormal ovulation. Women who are diagnosed with ovulation dysfunction experience irregular ovulation, or ovulation that occurs rarely, or no ovulation at all. Although this diagnosis can be extremely frustrating when you’re trying to conceive, more often than not there is an easy fix. For any […]

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Tubal Reversal – Are You a Candidate?

Tubal ligation, or “having your tubes tied”, is one of the most popular forms of sterilization in the United States. Slightly greater than 25 percent of women who are of childbearing age opt for this method to prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation is a relatively simple procedure in which a small incision is made into the […]

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What Foods Help in Your IVF Treatment

For those couples embarking on the journey through IVF, diet is as important as ever. The foods you eat create a nutritional foundation upon which all your bodily functions are built. Your diet factors in hormone production, semen production, your egg count, egg quality, the quality of your uterine lining, and a whole slew of […]

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9 Things You Need to Do Before Starting IVF

A diagnosis of infertility can easily make you feel powerless. As your body is manipulated and probed, through tests and treatment, your focus becomes the end result; a healthy and successful pregnancy. The power is suddenly, seemingly, in the hands of advanced reproductive science. The truth is, even though fertility treatment is dependent, partially, on […]

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Does Endometriosis Mean You’re Infertile

Roughly 5 million women in the United States suffer from a condition known as endometriosis. For some the symptoms are severe, causing crushing pain during your period, making intercourse very uncomfortable, and making you feel wiped out for most of the month. In other cases, about 20 percent, women present with no discernible, or uncomfortable, […]

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7 Facts My Husband Needs to Know About Fertility Testing

If you suspect you are experiencing infertility in your quest to have a child, the best way to get the answers you need is through fertility testing. Infertility is identified as the inability to become pregnant after one year of carefully timed, unprotected intercourse. The duration of attempting to conceive for women over the age […]

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