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Endometriosis: Signs & Fertility Implications

People generally recognize endometriosis as a painful and somewhat debilitating condition. Endometriosis often causes heavy bleeding and intense cramping in females of childbearing age. There are also other symptoms but it may surprise you that around 25% of those females who suffer the condition are asymptomatic, meaning they have no identifiable symptoms. Most couples receive […]

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Acupuncture & Fertility: 5 Things to Know

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine needles into the body at certain points. There are certain points located along the meridians, or energy channels, which when manipulated may correct imbalances within the body. Acupuncture is a key component in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and restores homeostasis, or optimal function, to the […]

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right IVF Clinic

Choosing the right IVF clinic involves doing some homework. It certainly isn’t a choice you make without some research. Dealing with infertility is a multifaceted undertaking. There are so many factors you and your partner must consider. And while your physical health is a major part of your journey through infertility, you should consider your […]

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4 Topics to Discuss As a Couple Before Moving Forward with IVF

When you undergo treatment for infertility in order to conceive there are so many decisions and factors along the way. And it can be taxing even if the journey is a relatively smooth one. Going through the experience with a partner may take a toll on your relationship. That’s why it’s best you discuss things […]

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Understanding Fallopian Tube Factors Impacting Fertility

Fallopian tubal factor infertility occurs when there is a blockage in the fallopian tubes preventing the egg from meeting the sperm. Blockage of the fallopian tubes, accounts for 30% of infertility diagnoses. These cases range from complete blockages of the fallopian tubes to scar tissue that makes the tubes impassable. Depending on the cause, blockages […]

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Infertility and Intimacy: Tips to Prevent Sex from Becoming a Chore

Trying to conceive, in the beginning, carries its own kind of romance. The bond of intimacy and tenderness you feel while planning your future family is a loving and beautiful experience. But when month after month brings no pregnancy the luster of, well, lust, wears thin. Infertility takes a toll on intimacy, but it doesn’t […]

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How Fertility Treatments May Affect Your Job

Navigating infertility and treatment isn’t exactly all smooth sailing. Between medications, countless appointments and all else that pertains to your particular journey you likely feel completely overwhelmed. While both partners invest deeply in the outcome it’s primarily the female who carries the pregnancy and endures many of the hormonal and emotional ups and downs along […]

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8 Tips to Help Couples Cope with Infertility

Coping with infertility is a challenge for couples, to be sure. The diagnosis is a constant presence and just letting go feels impossible. Couples who suffer from infertility may find themselves growing apart, feeling blamed or many other not-so-good emotions that take a terrible toll on your relationship. But if you take the time to […]

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How PCOS Affects Fertility Treatment

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that impacts the lives of approximately 8%-13% of females of reproductive age. Many more females remain undiagnosed. Although much is unknown regarding PCOS there are certain symptoms those who suffer have in common.   What Causes PCOS? Doctors currently cannot identify an exact cause for PCOS. Because […]

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Will the Overturning of Roe Affect IVF?

In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn abortion rights law previously protected based on the Roe v Wade case of 1973 many concerns arise daily. For instance, how will the ruling impact treatment for infertility, especially IVF? Obviously, the overturning of Roe carries many implications that affect healthcare and reproductive […]

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